PLI's Securities Litigation 2019: From Investigation to Trial

Speaking Engagement | April.01.2019 | 9am - 5pm (Eastern Standard Time)

PLI New York Center (Webcast available)
Please join Orrick partner Robert Stern and a faculty of leading practitioners, government officials and judges at PLI’s Securities Litigation 2019: From Investigation to Trial program. This program will take participants through issues that can arise in the most complex securities matters — from the initial government investigation to the filing of the civil cases to either settlement or trial.

Rob will be speaking on the panel, “Ethical Issues in Complex Securities Litigation,” which will explore:

  • Drafting the complaint and the use of confidential witnesses
  • Crafting a motion to dismiss limited by the allegations in the complaint
  • Ethical Issues when selecting the forum and interactions between plaintiff and defendant groups
  • Professional obligations regarding the retention of discovery materials
Please see here for a 20% discount off your registration: Securities Litigation 2019.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Finance Sector
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Trials
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Fintech

Robert Stern Partner Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, Financial Services Litigation

Washington, D.C.; New York

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.