Solomon B. Cera

Solomon B. Cera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Cera LLP
 | 595 Market Street, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-777-2230
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (40%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Cera joined the Firm in 1983, became a partner in 1994, and managing partner in 2009.  Over the course of his more than thirty (30) year career at the Firm, Mr. Cera has litigated a wide variety of securities, antitrust, and consumer fraud class actions in federal and state courts throughout the country that have resulted in significant recoveries for the Firm’s clients.  In overseeing the Firm’s nationwide practice, Mr. Cera brings to bear his vast experience in litigating cases in numerous diverse industries.  These include high tech, software, oil and gas, executive compensation, commodity chemicals, accounting, tax advantaged investments, hedge funds, agriculture, insurance, and workers compensation, among others.

Among the more significant cases in which Mr. Cera has played a leading role include the Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, No. 10-318 RDB (D. Md.).  In 2014, the proceeds from a recovery of $163.5 million in this antitrust price fixing class action were distributed to hundreds of small, medium, and large businesses throughout the nation.  The case was developed by the Firm and litigated intensively for three years, leading to the substantial cash recovery.

An early noteworthy success involved Mr. Cera leading the litigation of a highly complex securities fraud class action concerning an allegedly fraudulent oil and gas limited partnership scheme.  Persevering in litigation for almost ten years, in Roberts v. Heim, No. 84-8069 TEH (N.D. Cal.), Mr. Cera recovered $33 million in cash for a class of 3,000 individual investors and obtained injunctions barring collection on $500 million of promissory notes, while also obtaining 10 judgments on behalf of his clients against various defendants in excess of $100 million each.

Mr. Cera graduated from Pomona College, Claremont, California, and received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in corporations law and winner of the best oral advocate award.  He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as a multitude of federal courts throughout the county, and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Mr. Cera is a member of the American Bar Association, including its Litigation Section, and has been designated with an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

About Solomon Cera

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.cerallp.com/solomon-cera/

Honors and Awards:

  • Winner Best Oral Advocate - Moot Court Competition, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations, University of San Francisco School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys
  • State Bar of California

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Roberts v. Heim Partnership Litigation ($33 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Walmart Stores Colorado Workers Compensation Litigation ($8 million) (Denver, Colorado)
  • Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation ($320 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Textainer Securities Litigation ($10 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • MCAA Antitrust Litigation ($15.6 million recovered) (Washington, D.C.)
  • Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation ($20 million recovered) (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Diasonics Securities Litigation ($25 million recovered) (San Jose, California)
  • HPL Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation ($25.5 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Consolidated Capital Securities Litigation ($29.5 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Sun Microsystems Securities Litigation ($30 million recovered) (San Jose, California)
  • Rent-Way Securities Litigation ($30 million recovered) (Erie, Pennsylvania)
  • CBT Group PLC Securities Litigation ($32 million recovered) (San Jose, California)
  • NBR Antitrust Litigation ($35 million recovered) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Tronox, Inc. Securities Litigation ($37 million) (New York)
  • Organic Peroxide Antitrust Litigation ($37 million recovered) (Washington, D.C.)
  • High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation ($40.5 million recovered) (New York, New York)
  • Sonus Securities Litigation ($40 million recovered) (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Plastic Additives Antitrust Litigation ($46.8 million recovered) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • First Capital Holdings Securities Litigation ($47.5 million recovered) (Los Angeles, California)
  • Hedged Investment Assoc. Securities Litigation ($50 million recovered) (Denver, Colorado)
  • Nucorp Energy Securities Litigation ($54 million recovered) (San Diego, California)
  • CR Antitrust Litigation ($62 million recovered) (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  • Polyester Staple Antitrust Litigation ($63.5 million recovered) (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • EPDM Antitrust Litigation ($99.3 million recovered) (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  • Methionine Antitrust Litigation ($107 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Peregrine Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation ($117 million) (San Diego, California)
  • Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Litigation ($163.5 million) (Baltimore, Maryland)

Educational Background:

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1981
  • Pomona College, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Office Location for Solomon B. Cera

595 Market Street
Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105

 

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Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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