Samuel M. Ward, Partner
San Diego, CA

e: sward@barrack.com
p: (619) 230-0800
f: (619) 230-1874

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Samuel M. Ward

Samuel M. Ward, Partner
San Diego, CA

e: sward@barrack.com
p: (619) 230-0800
f: (619) 230-1874

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Samuel M. Ward, a partner in BR&B’s San Diego office, joined the firm in 2003. At the firm, Mr. Ward has litigated numerous securities cases in federal district courts throughout the country. Mr. Ward was a member of the trial team in In re Apollo Group Inc. Securities Litigation, before the Honorable James A. Teilborg in the District of Arizona. The 2 month federal jury trial of the Apollo case, the first time the issue of loss causation was tried to a jury, ended in a unanimous verdict for investors in January 2008 (the verdict is now on appeal). Mr. Ward played a critical role in mastering the deposition and documentary proof that was used at trial to secure the jury’s unanimous verdict. He represented the plaintiff class in In re Applied Micro Circuits Corp. Securities Litigation, achieving a $60 million settlement for class members, one of the largest recoveries in a securities class action in the Southern District of California since passage of the PSLRA.

Before joining Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, Mr. Ward worked as a political consultant in San Diego, managing and advising several candidates for City Council, State Assembly, and United States Congress. He remains an active supporter of local Democratic candidates. Sam is Chair of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

Education:
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 2001)
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A. 1995)
Admissions:
  • California, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
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