Richard M. Heimann

Top rated Securities Litigation attorney in San Francisco, California

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Richard M. Heimann
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Practice Areas: Securities Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Class Action & Mass Torts

Licensed in California since: 1975

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

275 Battery Street
29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: 415-956-1000 Email: Richard M. Heimann Visit website


Richard M. Heimann is one of the nation’s foremost trial attorneys and skilled negotiators, with unparalleled experience in complex securities and investor fraud, antitrust and intellectual property, consumer protection, and personal injury and mass tort cases. Richard led Lieff Cabraser’s work in the Wells Fargo Shareholder Derivative Litigation and was appointed Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in the case. In April 2020, the Court granted final approval to a settlement including a $240 million cash payment, the largest insurer-funded derivative settlement in history, and corporate governance reforms.

Richard also supervised Lieff Cabraser’s landmark litigation against the tobacco industry on behalf of Massachusetts, California, and several other states. The litigation was resolved in 1998 as part of a record $206 billion master settlement agreement with the state Attorneys General. Richard has also successfully tried over 30 civil jury cases, highlighted by the FPI/Agretech and Edsaco securities class action trials, the Wells Fargo Bank overdraft fees consumer protection class action trial, and the LCDs antitrust class action.

First Admitted: 1972, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in fields of “Bet the Company Litigation,” “Litigation – Antitrust,” “Litigation – Securities,” and “Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs”, 2007-2023; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019, 2022, 2023; “Top 100 Attorneys in California,” Daily Journal, 2010-2011, 2018, 2022; “Top Plaintiff Lawyers,” California Daily Journal, 2021, 2022; “Product Liability MVP of the Year,” Law360, 2022; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019-2022; “Litigation Trailblazer,” The National Law Journal, 2018, 2020, 2022; “Super Lawyer for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2004-2022; “Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019; “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America,” Benchmark Litigation, 2017, 2018; “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers, recognized in the category of Litigation – Securities for San Francisco, 2016-2017; “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017; “California Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2016; California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award, California Lawyer, 2011 & 2013; Legal 500 recommended lawyer, LeagalEase, 2013; “Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers,” Super Lawyers, 2013; “Top Attorneys In Securities Law,” Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010, 2012; “Consumer Attorney of the Year Finalist,” Consumer Attorneys of California, 2011; “Lawdragon Finalist,” Lawdragon, 2009-2011, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Securities Law Roundtable, California Lawyer (September 2010); Securities Law Roundtable, California Lawyer (March 2009); Securities Law Roundtable, California Lawyer (April 2008); Securities Law Roundtable, California Lawyer (April 2007); Co-Author, "Preliminary Issues Regarding Forum Selection, Jurisdiction, and Choice of Law in Class Actions" (December 1999).
Educational Background:
  • University of Florida (B.S.B.A., with honors, 1969)

Office location for Richard M. Heimann

275 Battery Street
29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers: 2013

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