Lucas E. Gilmore

Senior Counsel
San Diego

Tel: +1 (858) 720–3185
Fax: +1 (858) 793–0323Download vCard

Mr. Gilmore practices out of the firm’s San Diego office and focuses on securities class actions and individual investor actions. 

Mr. Gilmore currently represents BlackRock, PIMCO, and nine other prominent institutional investors in six representative actions pending in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York against the principal financial crisis-era RMBS trustee banks: U.S. Bank National Association; Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas; The Bank of New York Mellon; Wells Fargo; HSBC Bank USA, National Association; and Citibank N.A.  The actions are brought by the plaintiffs in their representative capacity on behalf of over 2,200 RMBS trusts issued between 2004 and 2008.  The suits allege that the trustees breached contractual, statutory and common law duties owed to the trusts and certificate-holders. The suits are brought as derivative actions, or in the alternative, as class actions on behalf of all current owners of certificates in the trusts.

In addition, Mr. Gilmore is currently litigating securities fraud class action lawsuits, including In re Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Class Action Litigations pending in the District of Columbia, Government of Guam Retirement Fund v. Invacare Corporation pending in the Northeastern District of Ohio, Deerfield Beach Police Pension Fund v. Quality Systems, Inc. pending in the Central District of California, and Anderson v. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. pending in the District of Kansas, as well as representing class plaintiffs in antitrust litigation arising from the manipulation of LIBOR.

Mr. Gilmore is also currently representing prominent U.S. and international institutional investors in numerous direct action matters, including opt-out actions against BP plc in Texas federal court arising out of the catastrophic 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, against AIG in California state court arising out of AIG’s massive accumulated exposure to the housing and subprime mortgage markets in the years leading up to the financial crisis, and against Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in Manhattan federal court arising out of the long-running bribery and kickback scheme at the Brazilian oil giant.  

Mr. Gilmore was recently selected as a member of the Leadership Development Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.  For his outstanding work, Mr. Gilmore was also recognized as one of San Diego’s “Rising Stars” in 2014 by Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining BLB&G, Mr. Gilmore was an associate at a law firm in San Francisco, where he successfully prosecuted and defended a variety of civil actions, including commercial, consumer and antitrust cases from the discovery stage through trial.  He also gained significant experience as a judicial extern for the Honorable Vaughn R. Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2007, J.D., Computer Assisted Learning Institute Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy I and II
  • Vanderbilt University, 2002, B.A., Political Science

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California