Perrie M. Weiner is the Partner in Charge of Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office. He is also the Chair of the Firm's North America Securities Litigation Group. With over 30 years of experience, Perrie's practice focuses on securities litigation and enforcement matters and complex business litigation. Perrie has been approved by American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and XL Group PLC, as one of the few lawyers in California to represent directors and officers in securities and other complex (class action) litigation matters. Perrie is also recognized as a leading individual in Litigation: Securities in California by Chambers USA (2021), and extolled by his clients as "an exceptional attorney, problem solver and team leader." With Perrie's support building the practice, the North America Securities Litigation Group has grown immensely and was ranked in the 2021 US Legal 500.
Perrie represents a wide array of clients in securities litigation and enforcement matters, and in complex business litigation. He represents private equity funds, including hedge funds, broker-dealers, underwriters, placement agents and issuers (including their officers and directors) in SEC and FINRA enforcement proceedings, and in white collar criminal proceedings. In addition, Perrie defends both underwriters and issuers (and their officers and directors) in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions and takeover defense litigation.
Beyond securities matters, Perrie also has an active complex business litigation practice, including representing parties in California consumer class actions involving claimed violations of the Right to Privacy (including TCPA, "call recording," data breach, cybersecurity and the like), Automatic Renewal Law, Section 17200 and RICO.