Ms. Stowe's primary practice is defending federal and state securities fraud claims related to stock, debt, and mortgage-backed securities. She also has experience in related insurance and indemnification matters.
Her recent engagements include the following:
- Representing a bank in actions by monoline insurers seeking to deny coverage under financial guarantees covering residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
- Representing the former president of the nation’s largest mortgage lender in litigation with the SEC in the Central District of California, multiple suits by equity and debt holders, and litigation brought by RMBS investors and insurers in jurisdictions across the country.
- Representing corporations and executives in internal investigations and criminal investigations, investigating allegations related to compliance, fiduciary duty, and securities laws issues.
Ms. Stowe is the co-editor of the RMBS Litigation section of Orrick’s Financial Industry blog. She devotes a portion of her practice to pro bono activities, including the Volunteer Legal Services Program and the Michigan Innocence Clinic.
Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Stowe clerked for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.