Sam Ward, a partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine’s San Diego office, focuses his practice on class action securities fraud and consumer actions. Sam has twenty years of experience in every stage of litigation, from investigating and initiating actions, through every stage of discovery, class certification, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. He was a key member of the litigation team in In re Apollo Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, one of just a handful of cases to be tried to a favorable plaintiff’s verdict since the passage of the PSLRA.
Sam is a key member of the Firm’s case evaluation and client services group, analyzing the markets for emerging frauds and other corporate misbehavior on behalf of the firm’s clients and advising those clients on the merits of potential causes of action available to them. Before joining BR&B in 2003, he worked as a political consultant in San Diego, managing and advising several candidates for City Council, State Assembly, and United States Congress.
Sam is active in his community, having served on the Independent Oversight Committee of the Carlsbad Unified School District where he oversees expenditures made pursuant to public bond offerings. Mr. Ward is the former Chair of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and the former Vice-Chair of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.