Stephanie’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, government and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. She has represented numerous clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office with respect to automotive and environmental fraud, securities fraud, OFAC sanctions violations, microcap stock manipulation, criminal antitrust, and obstruction of justice matters.
Stephanie’s work also extends to arenas such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and other regulatory bodies in connection with violations of the securities laws and assorted financial rules and regulations.
Stephanie has represented individuals and corporations in high-stakes international disputes, including civil litigation in the areas of tort, employment, securities, and contract law. Her recent clients includes two international financial institutions in cross-border litigation involving the enforcement of loan guarantees, resulting in the full recovery of unpaid principal, interest, and associated fees.
Stephanie also maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing clients in federal sentencing, post-conviction criminal appeals, clemency petitions, matrimonial and custody disputes, and immigration matters. Recently, she assisted local counsel in a federal sentencing that ultimately resulted in a 20-plus-year reduction in her client’s sentence for drug trafficking. During law school, Stephanie worked with the Stanford Three Strikes Project, where she secured the early release of a client who had been sentenced to 25 years to life for a non-violent third strike in California.
Prior to joining WMH, Stephanie practiced law in the award-winning litigation department of a large global law firm as well as a nationally ranked, New York-based white collar criminal defense and litigation boutique.
Represented international financial institutions in cross-border litigation involving the enforcement of loan guarantees, resulting in full recovery of unpaid principal, interest, and associated fees.
Represented multiple senior-level individuals in connection with criminal investigations by the DOJ into environmental fraud.
Represented a former trader in extradition and defense strategy related to microcap stock manipulation prosecution.
Represented a foreign executive and company in an enforcement action brought by the SEC.
Represented a head trader in connection with Treasury investigations by the DOJ, SEC, and Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
Represented the audit committee of a public company in internal and SEC investigations into alleged accounting fraud.
Represented a former trader in DOJ and SEC investigations and prosecutions of alleged false statements in RMBS trading (so-called “Litvak” investigations).
Represented a hedge fund client in successfully opposing a motion for preliminary injunction and dissolved temporary restraining order after full evidentiary hearing in connection with data theft and harassment litigation.
- Federal Bar Council. American Inn of Court