John P. Stigi III: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

John P. Stigi III

Phone310.228.3717

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Digital Business
  • Education
  • Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Private Equity
 
University Columbia University, B.A., cum laude, 1984
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1987
 
Admitted1988, 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
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•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

 
Biography

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.

Honors

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

•Northern California Super Lawyer, 2005 (Also at Palo Alto Office)

 
ISLN903402697
 

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California Court of Appeal Applies Delaware Law to Deny Discovery in Shareholder Derivative Action
Madalyn Macarr,John P. Stigi, January 16, 2015
In Jones v. Martinez, 230 Cal. App. 4th 1248 (2014), the California Court of Appeal, Second Division, held that a plaintiff asserting a shareholder derivative action against directors of a Delaware corporation in a California state court may not obtain discovery before the plaintiff establishes...

Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Contemporaneous Ownership Requirement for Creditors Asserting Derivative Claims
Andrea N. Feathers,John P. Stigi, November 12, 2014
In Quadrant Structured Products Co. v. Vertin, C.A. No. 6990-VCL, 2014 Del. Ch. LEXIS 193 (Del. Ch. Oct. 1, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that when creditors of insolvent firms assert derivative claims, they need not meet the contemporaneous ownership requirement applied to...

Sixth Circuit Narrows Scope of Liability Under ICA Sections 36(a) and (b)
Robin A. Achen,John P. Stigi, November 12, 2014
In Laborers’ Local 265 Pension Fund v. iShares Trust, No. 13-6486, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 18627 (6th Cir. Sept. 30, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims alleging violations of the fiduciary duties imposed by Sections 36(a) and 36(b) of...

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John P. Stigi III

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600
Los AngelesCA 90067




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