Richard H. Weiss received an A.B. degree summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1979. In 1980, he received an M.Phil. degree in international relations from Cambridge University, England. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1983. His practice focuses primarily on class actions on behalf of defrauded investors, as well as other complex civil litigation. Among his accomplishments during more than 30 years of practice, Mr. Weiss was one of plaintiffs' lead counsel in Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd. v. Tellabs, Inc. (N.D. Ill.), in which the United States Supreme Court established the pleading standard for all federal securities fraud cases. Currently, Mr. Weiss is one of the attorneys leading the prosecution of the Merck/Vioxx securities litigation. Mr. Weiss served for two years on the Securities Editorial Advisory Board of Law360.
Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and various other federal appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court.