Ms. Stacey F. Gottlieb

Ms. Stacey F. Gottlieb: Attorney with Cohen Dowd Quigley P.C.
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Stacey F. Gottlieb focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. Stacey's white collar practice includes defense of corporations and individuals against state and federal indictments, as well as in pre-indictment investigations and negotiations. She has wide-ranging experience in cases alleging fraud, Ponzi schemes, securities violations, environmental crimes, conspiracy, money laundering, racketeering and obstruction of justice. Her diverse complex commercial litigation experience includes cases alleging corporate and individual liability arising from the business affairs of corporate officers and directors, brokers/dealers, accountants, and other financial professionals, as well as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, insurance bad faith, theft of trade secrets, and various other business torts.

Stacey has served on a team of national coordinating counsel for a major insurance industry client and has coordinated multi-jurisdictional litigation in several civil and while collar criminal cases. She has represented a major wireless carrier in commercial and security breach matters and also served as lead counsel for one of the nation's largest retail chains in connection with development of its security, external investigations and privacy policies.

Stacey also has broad experience in complex declaratory judgment actions seeking temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions, including on behalf of the world's largest money transmitter and its affiliates, other public and private companies, and a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, among others. Some of these matters have involved Constitutional Commerce Clause, Due Process Clause, and Fourth Amendment challenges, as well as statutory and other jurisdictional challenges to state agencies' and directors' improper assertion of regulatory authority over financial services clients.

Stacey has first-chaired numerous jury trials and has argued cases before the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals. As a result of her jury trial and courtroom experience, Stacey has served as a panelist or speaker at various seminars for professional organizations, the judiciary, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and the Arizona State University College of Law. She has also moderated, organized or served on several distinguished national panels regarding electronic discovery, including the ABA's First Annual Symposium on e-Discovery in 2007.

Areas of Concentration

•Anti-money laundering
•Commercial litigation, insolvency and creditors' rights
•eDiscovery and document retention
•Securities litigation and enforcement
•Subprime and credit crisis
•Troubled asset investigations, enforcement and litigation
•White collar criminal defense and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2009-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
• Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona, 2015
• Top 25 Female Attorneys in Arizona, 2013-2015
•Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011
•Recipient, American Bar Association Outstanding Committee Website Award, Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee, 2005-2006
•Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2003-2004
•Recipient, CLE Program Development Excellence Award, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.19.15 23 Greenberg Traurig Arizona Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America
08.19.13 26 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List
09.27.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
04.13.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers
09.29.11 Twenty-Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
10.26.10 23 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Office Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
05.05.10 17 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2010 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers
03.15.10 Greenberg Traurig Expands its Phoenix Office with the Addition of Stacey F. Gottlieb

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Adjunct Faculty, The Litigation Experience, Deposition Skills Lecture and Workshops, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013 and Spring 2015
•Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Arizona Deposition Program, October 2004, October 2005, November 2006, October 2007, October 2008, November 2011, November 2013 and November 2014
•Hot Topics in Insider Trading-Civil, Criminal & Insurance Perspectives, American Bar Association, The Women of the Section of Litigation, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2014
•Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy and ABA Critical Trial Skills Training for Legal Services Attorneys, Phoenix, AZ, May 31 - June 1, 2014
Arizona & Federal Computer Crime Update, State Bar of Arizona White Collar Crime Conference, February 26, 2014
•Faculty, Hot Topics in Securities Liability for Corporate Officers & Directors, ABA Corporate Counsel Seminar, February 17, 2012
•Faculty, The Do's & Don'ts of Criminal Complaints in Civil Proceedings, State Bar of Arizona White Collar Crime Conference, September 8, 2011
•Faculty, Understanding the Criminal Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April 15, 2011
•Faculty, Ethical Pitfalls - What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Criminal Issues in Civil Litigation, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual Conference, New York, NY, April 22, 2010
•Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Las Vegas Deposition Program, March 2008 and February 2010
•Speaker, Mortgage Fraud, State Bar of Arizona White Collar Crime Update and Trends, January 2010
•Speaker, The Fifth Amendment in Parallel Proceedings, State Bar of Arizona Annual White Collar Crime Conference: 2009 Annual Update and Trends - Directions for the Future, January 2009
•Faculty, Trial Advocacy Training Program (NITA Model), Louisiana State University, August 2008
•Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Gulf Coast Deposition Program, May 2006, May 2007 and April 2008
•Speaker, Document Retention, Protection and Destruction in Arizona, Lorman Education Services, February 2008
•Speaker, The Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations - Evolution of the Attorney Client Privilege, The State Bar of Arizona Annual White Collar Crime Conference: Government Investigation of Corporate Entities: What is Happening Right Now, October 2007
•Speaker, The Nuts & Bolts of e-Discovery, American Bar Association's First National Symposium on Electronic Discovery, Chicago, March 2007
•Speaker, e-Discovery in Practice: Mock Deposition of 30(b)(6) Electronic Custodians, American Bar Association Annual Conference, Hawaii, August 2006
•Speaker, Document Retention and Destruction, Lorman Education Services, June 2005
•Speaker, Parallel Proceedings in Civil and Criminal Environmental Cases, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2003
•Speaker, Computer Crime, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, 2000
•Speaker, Computer Fraud and Abuse, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000
•Speaker, Contract Concepts for the Business World, Phoenix Rotary Club, 2000
•Moderator, Civil Commitment of Violent Sex Offenders, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000
•Speaker, The Corporate Criminal Defendant, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999
•Speaker, Ethical Defense in DUI Cases, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1999
•Moderator, Grand Jury Practice & Pre-Indictment Investigations, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999
•Moderator, Health Care Fraud, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999
•Speaker, Presenting & Defending DNA Cases, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1997
•Speaker, The ABC's of DNA, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1997
•Speaker, DNA Evidence, Maricopa County Judges' Conference, 1995


•Co-Author, eDiscovery: A Practical Guide to Disclosure and Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, SN063 ALI-ABA 375, 2008
•Author, The Nuts & Bolts of eDiscovery: Checklist of ESI Topics for the Initial Meet and Confer, 2007
•Author, The Nuts & Bolts of eDiscovery: Top 10 Goals and Expectations for the rule 26(f) Meet and Confer, 2007
•Author, Sarbanes-Oxley: Effective Compliance Programs Under The Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 2005.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • eDiscovery & eRetention

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-252-8400  Phone
602-252-5339  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with high honors and Special Honors in Liberal Arts, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
Colorado; 1993, Arizona; District of Columbia

Professional & Community Involvement

Member, American Bar Association, 1999-Present; Division Director, Section of Litigation, 2012-Present; Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Southwest Region Subcommittee, 2008-Present; Co-Chair, Section of Litigation, Criminal Litigation Committee, 2009-2012; Editor in Chief and Sub-Committee Chair, Section of Litigation, Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee Website, 2003-2010; Board Member, Arizona Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 1997-2002; Board Member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Board of Governors, 1999-2000; Member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice; Member, Maricopa County Bar Association; Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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