Ms. Stowe represents corporations, executives, and directors in a range of complex civil cases. She has experience in both state and federal court in cases alleging fraud and breach of contract related to stock, debt and mortgage-backed securities. Her expertise includes the federal securities laws, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. She also has performed internal investigations and counseled clients in criminal investigations related to compliance, fiduciary duty, insider trading and investor disclosures.
Her recent matters include the following:
- Representing a financial institution in actions initiated by certificateholders in mortgage-backed securities claiming breaches of representations and warranties related to mortgage loans.
- Representing a financial institution in actions by monoline insurers seeking to deny coverage under financial guarantees covering residential mortgage-backed securitizations.
- Defending companies in TCPA class actions.
- 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.
- Conducting an internal investigation into allegations about compliance and insider trading at a Fortune 100 company.
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 representing individuals in collateral attacks on criminal convictions.
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.