Lynn Sarko, Gretchen Cappio, and Derek Loeser selected to the 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

February 22, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Keller Rohrback managing partner Lynn Sarko and partners Gretchen Cappio and Derek Loeser on their selection to the 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. 

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America is an annual distinction that honors the top attorneys, according to Lawdragon, “[t]hese 500 stars represent the judiciary, public interest, dealmakers, plaintiff advocates, commercial litigators, disability lawyers and more.”  

Keller Rohrback is honored to have three attorneys selected to this mark of high distinction. View the legal magazines annual listing here.

About Lynn Sarko
Managing Partner Lynn Sarko uses thoughtful innovation to solve complex issues. Having led Keller Rohrback L.L.P.’s Complex Litigation Group since its inception over 30 years ago, Lynn’s work has led to new developments in case law and significant, impactful settlements for his clients. 

A dynamic leader with a tenacious dedication to justice, Lynn has been selected by courts across the nation to serve in key leadership roles in a wide variety of cutting-edge cases. Namely, he was appointed Co-Lead counsel for In re EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Mktg., Sales Practices & Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2785 (D. Kan.), the nationwide class action against pharmaceutical company Mylan and others for anticompetitive and unfair business practices in its sale and marketing of the EpiPen Auto-Injector device. He was also selected to serve in a leadership position on behalf of governmental entities and other plaintiffs in the vast litigation regarding the nationwide prescription opioid epidemic, In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 2804 (N.D. Ohio). The National Law Journal referred to this leadership team as a “‘Who’s Who’ in mass torts.” 

Learn more about Lynn.

About Gretchen Cappio
With a passion for strategic advocacy that achieves meaningful change, Gretchen represents clients in many well-known consumer protection, public health, environmental, and data privacy cases. Remaining true to her southern roots, she brings civility and a sense of humor to her practice. Gretchen’s colleagues at Keller Rohrback recognize her skill and natural ability to lead, electing her to the firm’s six-member Executive Committee—the third woman elected in the firm’s 100-plus-year history.

Gretchen has played a key role in many of Keller Rohrback’s consumer protection and automotive cases, among others. In the multibillion-dollar Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” case, Gretchen served on the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Team. During the rapid-fire negotiations, she drafted settlement documents and supervised notice in three separate, complex settlements. She also served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Team for In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel, MDL 2777 (N.D. Cal.). In Jabbari v. Wells Fargo & Co., No. 15-2159 (N.D. Cal.), where employees unlawfully took customers’ data to set up unauthorized accounts, Keller Rohrback served as sole plaintiffs’ counsel. Gretchen helped negotiate an innovative $142 million settlement.

Learn more about Gretchen.


About Derek Loeser 
Derek is a senior partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Derek's passion for holding large corporations accountable for wrongdoing has helped recover billions of dollars for consumers, retirees, governments and institutions. He has served in leadership roles in major complex cases across the country. Currently, he is co-lead counsel in In re Facebook, Inc. Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation, the MDL litigation against Facebook stemming from the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Derek also serves as lead counsel for the Wells Fargo unauthorized account consumer class action. In this case, Derek and the Keller Rohrback team achieved a $142 million settlement requiring the bank to refund all improper fees and provide first-of-its kind credit damage reimbursement, among other relief, to Wells Fargo customers.

Learn more about Derek.