Baker & McKenzie has hired two new securities litigators in Los Angeles.

Perrie Weiner and Edward Totino both join the firm from DLA Piper, Weiner will serve as partner in charge and chair of the North America Litigation group, having previously been the co-chair of securities litigation at DLA.

The pair both act on securities litigation mtters. Weiner represents a wide array of clients in securities litigation and enforcement matters, and in complex business litigation. He advises private equity funds, including hedge funds, broker-dealers, underwriters, placement agents and issuers in SEC and FINRA enforcement proceedings, and in white collar criminal proceedings. In addition, he defends both underwriters and issuers in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and takeover defense litigation. 

He also has an active complex business litigation practice, including representing a broad spectrum of clients in consumer class actions involving claimed violations of the Right to Privacy (including TCPA and CIPA), Automatic Renewal Law, false and deceptive advertising, Section 17200 and RICO.

Totino focuses his practice on consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation. He represents a broad spectrum of clients including financial institutions, outsourcing companies, retailers and hotels. In recent years, he has defended numerous class actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the California Invasion of Privacy Act.