International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced that Robert Stern has joined the Firm as a partner in the Securities Litigation practice, based in Weil’s Washington, D.C. office.
“Rob is a distinguished SEC enforcement and securities litigator and has deep relationships with major banks, financial institutions and accounting firms,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “He is a strong cultural fit for Weil and will play a key role in growing our securities enforcement platform in Washington, D.C. We are very happy to welcome Rob to the Firm.”
Jonathan Polkes, Co-Chair of Weil’s global Litigation Department, commented: “Rob is a first-chair trial lawyer who has an excellent reputation in the securities and enforcement bar. He immediately adds new depth to our SEC enforcement and securities litigation capabilities in Washington, D.C. and will be an asset to our sophisticated global clients when navigating SEC-related issues. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Rob joins Weil from the Washington, D.C. office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he was a partner and previously served as Chair of the nationwide White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Practice Group. In his practice, Rob represents financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, officers and directors of public companies and accounting firms in defending major state and federal actions. He represents companies and individuals before the SEC and in FINRA arbitrations, and 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 commented: “I am thrilled to be a part of Weil’s premier securities and enforcement team and look forward to working with the outstanding lawyers across the global platform to advise clients on their most challenging matters.”
About Weil’s Litigation Department
Weil’s more than 350-lawyer global Litigation Department provides clients with integrated and innovative legal advice in all major substantive areas of the law. Our multidisciplinary, trial-ready approach helps clients manage risk across jurisdictions and geographies, at every stage of the dispute resolution process. One of our biggest strengths is our ability to assemble the cross-practice teams necessary to tackle everything from pre-dispute counseling to multi-faceted crisis situations, whether they involve bankruptcies, product recalls, or government investigations, among other bet-the company scenarios.