Robert P. Varian, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Securities Litigation Group. He was previously a partner in the Securities Litigation Groups of Clifford Chance US LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP.
Mr. Varian is one of the few attorneys in the United States who has successfully tried securities class actions to verdict, and won one of the National Law Journal's top ten defense verdicts in the United States in a major securities class action.
He represents issuers, officers, directors, underwriters, accountants, audit committees and special committees in securities class actions, merger litigation, derivative cases and accounting malpractice actions throughout the United States. He also represents companies, individuals and audit committees in connection with internal investigations, and SEC and regulatory proceedings.
Mr. Varian has lectured extensively on securities litigation topics throughout the United States and in Europe, at programs sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute, the American and California Bar Associations, NASDAQ, the University of Maryland School of Law and various other entities, and was an instructor of Corporate Trust Litigation for the Cannon Financial Institute from 1988 to 1996.
His clients include: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nike, eBay, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, FormFactor, Inc., SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., Needham & Co., Silicon Storage Technology, Sina Corporation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, nVidia Corporation, TXU Corporation, UTStarcom, Pre-Paid Legal Services, WellPoint Health Networks, Filenet Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and The Securities Industry Association.