Lee A. Weiss
Lee A. Weiss is based in the firm’s New York office and is head of the firm’s litigation practice. For nearly 20 years he has focused on representing aggrieved consumers, investors, and employees in class action, ERISA and other complex litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. His efforts have led to billions of dollars in settlements with the country’s largest financial institutions and insurance companies, as well as other Fortune 500 companies.
As a co-founder of the firm’s virtual currency practice group, Lee has extensive knowledge and experience concerning virtual currency and blockchain issues. He currently serves as general counsel to a software company that is developing multiple Dapps for the Ethereum blockchains. He also represents the leading Ethereum news site, ethnews.com. He is a member of the Federal Reserve System's Faster Payments Task Force. He currently owns ETH and has previously owned Bitcoin.
Lee has served on the faculty of the Trial Techniques program at Emory University Law School and has been a panelist at various programs discussing class action and securities issues. He is co-author of Be Careful What You Wish For: The Unintended Effects of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Int’l Journal of Disclosure and Governance, Vol. 3, No. 2 (June 2006) and The Fiduciary Duties of a Public Pension Plan Trustee: From Monitoring Investments to Recovering Class Action Settlement Proceeds, Information Management Network’s 2006 Indexing Almanac (2006). His recent accomplishments include being named a New York Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Lee earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1988 and his J.D. degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in 1991. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and California, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the Central and Northern Districts of California, the District of Colorado and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.