Laura R. Gerber is a strong advocate for her clients. From her early years in a whistleblower protection organization, to her current practice litigating against some of America’s largest corporations, Laura has built her career as an advocate on behalf of both employees and customers of large corporations. Laura represents her clients with skill, tact and diplomacy. As a result, Laura’s clients trust her to listen carefully, keep them informed, provide excellent legal advice, and to diligently pursue their interests in litigation against powerful defendants.
For over a decade, Laura has practiced in Keller Rohrback’s Complex Litigation Group where she has developed a diverse practice with a focus on holding banks and other institutions accountable to their customers and employees. She has experience litigating mutual fund excessive fee cases, Ponzi scheme cases, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty cases, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) cases, and consumer protection class actions. Laura’s strategic persistence in complex cases has led to impressive results with certain of her clients receiving substantial individual recoveries.
While in law school, Laura concurrently received a Master’s degree in Public Administration and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board.
Bar and Court Admissions
2006, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
2006, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
2010, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
2013, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
2016, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
2016, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
2016, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
2016, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
2016, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
2016, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
2006, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court
2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court
2015, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Court
2017, Supreme Court of the United States
Goshen College – B.A., 1994, B.A., 1994, History, Economics
University of Washington School of Law – J.D., 2003
University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs – M.P.A., 2003
Professional and Civic Involvement
King County Bar Association, Member
Washington State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Mother Attorney Mentoring Association (MAMAS), Member
Washington Appleseed, Board of Directors, 2012-present
Honors & Awards
Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2009, 2013.
Articles & Presentations
Speaker, American Conference Institute’s 8th National Forum on ERISA Litigation, October 2014, (New Trends in Church Plan Litigation).
Gerber and R. Giovarelli, Land Reform and Land Markets in Eastern Europe, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2005).
David Weissbrodt, Penny Parker, Laura Gerber, Muria Kruger, Joe W. (Chip) Pitts III, A Review of the Fifty-Fourth Session of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 21 neth q. hum. rts. 291 (2003), available at http://scholarship.law.umn/edu/faculty_articles/370.