Stephen R. Basser, a partner in Barrack Rodos & Bacine’s San Diego office, leads the Firm’s consumer litigation practice group and focuses his practice on the prosecution of complex civil litigation matters. Steve has served as the Firm’s principal attorney in leadership positions in a variety of consumer class actions throughout the United States, including recent cases advancing consumers’ rights and remedies versus major companies such as Nissan Motor Company, Transamerica Insurance Company, Toyota Motors of North America, and Google, Inc. He is also a member of the Firm’s insurance litigation practice group, having prosecuted a series of “senior” annuity cases from 2004 through 2015 pursuing the rights of the elderly in actions against insurance companies that targeted senior citizens in the sale of deferred equity-indexed annuities.
Steve also maintains an active securities litigation practice, representing institutional investors in courts across the country. Notably, he served as the lead trial attorney in In re Apollo Group Inc. Securities Litigation, in which he and his litigation team secured a unanimous verdict for investors in January 2008 after two months of trial, resulting in a recovery of $145 million after a prolonged appellate process.