A partner at Robins Kaplan LLP, Stacey Slaughter represents businesses, organizations, institutional investors, shareholders, and brokers, that face significant commercial disputes, complex business problems, and novel legal issues. In an area where money, business, and law meet, Ms. Slaughter brings exceptional financial markets knowledge and legal experience to a practice that focuses on complex commercial litigation, antitrust and trade regulation, and securities and financial litigation.
Ms. Slaughter has been involved in several high-profile financial litigation cases. Most recently, she represented investors in a class action suit against private equity firms over an alleged conspiracy to suppress prices in large, leverage buyouts. Defendants Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, KKR, Blackstone, Silver Lake, Carlyle, and TPG have agreed to settle the claims for nearly $600 million. Ms. Slaughter also represents the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh in a suit against J.P. Morgan, Countrywide, Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P over mortgage-backed securities investments. She also has experience in commercial breach of contract, employment matters, estate and trust litigation, FINRA, franchise disputes, insurance, intellectual property and trade secret concerns. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries including banking, commodities, consumer goods and products, financial, food, insurance, logistics, securities, technology, and travel in a variety of legal matters.
Ms. Slaughter is most at home in the courtroom. She has tried cases in court and arbitration forums and argued numerous motions in state and federal court. While Ms. Slaughter frequently finds herself in the courtroom, she is equally adept at positioning her clients’ cases for settlement. Ms. Slaughter is passionate about each client’s cause. Above all, Ms. Slaughter knows that any legal strategy must serve the client’s ultimate goal.
Ms. Slaughter earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Note and Comment Editor of the Minnesota Law Review; a Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota; and B.A., magna cum laude, with honors, from Florida State University. Before joining the firm, Ms. Slaughter clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for Judge Michael J. Davis and Judge Paul A. Magnuson. Ms. Slaughter is recognized as an authority on emerging financial and antitrust litigation issues, and is quoted in major legal and business periodicals. She provides analysis of financial issues in The Brief, a roundup of each weekday’s top business news published daily on Robins Kaplan LLP’s Financial Industry Blog.