Steven W. Pepich


I love providing legal representation to investors whose rights have been violated, and holding corporate defendants accountable for their actions.


Steven Pepich is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office. His practice has focused primarily on securities class action litigation, but has also included a wide variety of complex civil cases, including representing plaintiffs in mass tort, royalty, civil rights, human rights, ERISA, and employment law actions.

Steve has participated in the successful prosecution of numerous securities class actions, including: Carpenters Health & Welfare Fund v. Coca-Cola Co., No. 1:00-CV-2838 ($137.5 million recovery); In re Fleming Cos. Inc. Sec. & Derivative Litig., No. 5-03-MD-1530 ($95 million recovered); In re Boeing Sec. Litig., No. C-97-1715Z ($92 million recovery); In re Louisiana-Pacific Corp. Sec. Litig., No. C-95-707 ($65 million recovery); Haw. Structural Ironworkers Pension Trust Fund v. Calpine Corp., No. 1-04-CV-021465 ($43 million recovery); In re Advanced Micro Devices Sec. Litig., No. C-93-20662 ($34 million recovery); and Gohler v. Wood, No. 92-C-181 ($17.2 million recovery).

Steve was a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team in Mynaf v. Taco Bell Corp., which settled after two months of trial on terms favorable to two plaintiff classes of restaurant workers for recovery of unpaid wages. He was also a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team in Newman v. Stringfellow where, after a nine-month trial in Riverside, California, all claims for exposure to toxic chemicals were ultimately resolved for $109 million.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Utah State University and his Juris Doctor degree from De Paul University.

Practice Areas


  • De Paul University, J.D., 1983
  • Utah State University, B.S., 1980


  • California
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California

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