Nate passionately represents those who are impacted by the financial misdeeds of others.
DiCello Levitt Partner Nathan Bear has played an integral role in securities fraud class action litigations resulting in over $1 billion in recoveries for investors globally. Nate passionately represents clients who have been impacted by the financial misdeeds of others, from successful stockholder actions against large pharmaceutical companies to landmark settlements against the chief credit rating agencies following the 2008 financial crisis.
Nate opened the firm’s San Diego office, bringing an impressive level of knowledge and helping to build our robust Securities Litigation practice. His experience in litigating high-profile securities fraud cases includes:
- In re Cardinal Health, Inc. Sec. Litig.; resulting in a $600 million for settlement for shareholders following the misclassification of revenue.
- Jones v. Pfizer Inc.; ending with a $400 million settlement against the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer over illegal off-label marketing.
- Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank v. Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.; resulting in the first major ruling upholding fraud allegations against the chief credit rating agencies and leading to additional cases and landmark settlements.
Outside of the United States, Nate’s experience includes Australian class actions, potential group actions in the United Kingdom, settlements in the European Union under the Wet Collectieve Afwikkeling Massaschade (WCAM), the Dutch Collective Mass Claims Settlement Act, as well as representative actions in Germany utilizing the Kapitalanlegermusterverfahrensgesetz (KapMuG), the Capital Market Investors’ Model Proceeding Act, and the Wet Afwikkeling Massaschade in Collectieve Actie (WAMCA), the Dutch Act on redress of mass damages in a collective action.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, Nate gained valuable business finance experience working as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) advising Fortune 500 companies and counseling venture-backed software companies acquired by publicly traded corporations. He then earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and served as judicial extern to the Hon. Richard D. Huffman of the California Court of Appeal.
Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2016)
Outstanding Young Attorneys, San Diego Daily Transcript (2011)
- Nathan Bear, “De opkomst van wereldwijde procesvoering over effecten [The Rise of Global Securities Litigation],” in Goud Geld: De staat van de financiële sector 275-81 (2016) (Dutch)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California