- Class Action Defense
- Financial Institutions Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
- Aerospace and Defense
- Digital Business
- Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
- Financial Services
- Private Equity
|University ||Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 1984|
|Law School||University of Virginia, J.D., 1987|
|Admitted||1988, New York; 2000, California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California, District of Colorado, Eastern District of New York and Southern District of New York|
•AIG Securities Litigation Panel Counsel, 2012-present
•American Bar Association, 1989-present
•International Bar Association, 2004-2006
•New York State Bar Association, Civil Practice Law and Rules Committee, 1996-1999
•Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 2006-2009
•University of Virginia School of Law National Litigation Panel, 1996-2000
•Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee, Regional Co-Chair, 2007-present
John Stigi is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Century City and Palo Alto offices, and co-leader of the firm's Corporate/Securities Litigation Team.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Stigi's practice focuses on securities class action and shareholder derivative action defense, SEC investigation defense, internal corporate investigations, complex contract and commercial litigation, and M&A and corporate governance litigation. He has extensive experience representing issuers, officers, directors and auditors in all areas of securities, corporate and complex commercial litigation, from the early stages before a complaint is filed through pleading motions, discovery, mediation, trial and appeal. Mr. Stigi also advises companies on disclosure and corporate governance issues, as well as directors and officers insurance matters.
Mr. Stigi's practice is national in scope. He appears in federal and state courts throughout California, New York and Delaware, and also has appeared in courts in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas and Washington. Mr. Stigi is a member of the Chartis/AIG securities Litigation Panel (class action approved).
Mr. Stigi previously was a partner in the securities litigation group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, resident in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices. Prior to that he practiced for 12 years in New York City where he represented issuers, accountants, banks, brokerage firms, and hedge fund managers in securities, commercial, bankruptcy, employment, and real estate litigation. Mr. Stigi clerked at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was an executive editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.
•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
•Northern California Super Lawyer, 2005 (Also at Palo Alto Office)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Gives More Latitude to Defeat Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuits Prior to Class Certification
Steven O. Kramer,Jonathan D. Moss,John P. Stigi, July 10, 2014
In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317, -- S Ct. --, 2014 WL 2807181 (U.S. June 23, 2014), the United States Supreme Court refused to overturn the landmark decision Basic v. Levinson, but ruled that securities class action defendants may rebut the fraud-on-the-market presumption...
Delaware Court of Chancery Underscores Heightened Pleading Standard Necessary to Support a Claim for Breach of Fiduciary Duty In Connection With a Merger
Alejandro E. Moreno,John P. Stigi, May 23, 2014
In Houseman v. Sagerman, C.A. No. 8898-VCG, 2014 WL 1478511 (Del. Ch. Apr. 16, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Glasscock, V.C.) granted, in part, a motion to dismiss filed by certain directors and the financial advisor of Universata, Inc. (“Universata” or the...
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