Rob Stern is the Chair of the Firm’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance practice group and a nationally recognized securities litigator by both Chambers USA (Band 1) and Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer).
For the past 20 years, Rob has handled many of the most complex financial services and civil and governmental securities matters with clients lauding Rob's outstanding work telling Chambers 2021 "[h]e has my interests at the forefront, he's a great advocate who gives strategic, candid advice and direction." "I find him great to deal with, he's a godsend." That praise is echoed by Legal 500 2021 " Rob is an excellent attorney and strategist as well as a superb client attorney. He is a guy you want in your corner.’
Rob has a demonstrated track record of success, achieving outstanding results for financial services institutions, Fortune 100 companies, officers and directors of public companies and accounting firms. Rob has litigated dozens of securities, commodities and M&A class actions as well as the parallel SEC, CFTC, PCAOB and/or criminal enforcement matters that accompany them. Rob's mastery of the field enables him to develop creative litigation strategies and business solutions for his clients in a broad array of situations.
In addition to being a recognized practitioner, Rob is also a recognized thought leader -- lecturing and publishing widely. Rob is a faculty member of Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Litigation program and Chairs PLI's Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk program. Rob has also spoken on Bond Buyer webinars, NERA's Securities and Finance Seminar, the Advanced Litigation Strategy Summit and Strafford Seminars.
Civil Securities and Financial Services Litigation Experience
SEC Enforcement Experience