Stacey Slaughter



Stacey Slaughter is a partner at the Firm with 20 years of experience in complex antitrust, commercial, and financial litigation cases.  The cases Ms. Slaughter has litigated have recovered more than $1 billion for victims of anticompetitive conduct, fraud, and negligence. 

Among her noteworthy cases, she played a key leadership role in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC, No. 07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.), representing investors in a class action, antitrust suit against private equity firms for a conspiracy to suppress the buyout price for public companies, which settled for $590.5 million.  Ms. Slaughter litigated on behalf of class plaintiffs in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1720 (E.D.N.Y.) and currently represents direct action plaintiffs in In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2262 (S.D.N.Y.).  She represented an institutional investor in The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh v. JP Morgan Chase & Co, et al., No. GD-09-016892 (Allegheny Ct., Penn.), to recover approximately $30 million for toxic, residential mortgage-backed securities.

She also represented three institutional investors in a closely-held company to recover $40 million arising from a stock sale.  She recovered millions for a sovereign nation whose financial broker recommended investments in unsuitable, non-traded real estate investment trusts.  She served in a court-appointed leadership role in In re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, MDL No. 2777 (N.D. Ca.), alleging RICO claims for diesel emissions violations, which recently settled for $546 million in cash and repairs.  Ms. Slaughter also serves in a court-appointed leadership role in the In re Equifax, MDL No. 2800 (N.D. Ga.) data breach litigation.

At home in the courtroom, Ms. Slaughter has tried cases in court and arbitration forums around the country.  Last year, The National Law Journal recognized Ms. Slaughter as a Litigation Trailblazer.  She has earned recognition as a SuperLawyer, and also as Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.  

Ms. Slaughter runs a pro bono legal clinic for the Jeremiah Program, whose mission is to transform families from poverty to prosperity by supporting single mothers who are earning a college degree and providing early childhood development. 


Throughout her career, Ms. Slaughter has litigated numerous cases to trial, arbitration, and resolution. Recent plaintiff representations include the following:

  • Represented Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh in dispute over its purchase of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented plaintiff investors in a class action suit against private equity firms over alleged conspiracy to suppress prices in large leveraged buyouts. Kirk Dahl, et al. v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC et al., Court Case No. 07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.).
  • Represented investors in claim against broker and broker-dealer for theft and failure to supervise.
  • Represents plaintiff Fortune 500 company in financial industry over purchase of products tied to LIBOR. In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litig., 11 MD 2262 (NRB).
  • Represents plaintiff car dealer class in suit against Fiat Chrysler and Bosch over emissions. In re: Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, 3:17-md-02777
  • Represents investors in complex tax and accounting malpractice case.
  • Represented company in the financial services industry in a patent infringement suit over a method and system for transferring money.

American Bar Foundation
Super Lawyers 2020
  • Named to Twin Cities Business’ "Notable Women in Law List" (2020)
  • Named a "Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation (2020-2021 editions)
  • Named as one of the "Elite Women of the Plaintiff's Bar," National Law Journal (2020)
  • Named to the 2019 "Attorneys of the Year" List by Minnesota Lawyer (2019)
  • Named a "Litigation Trailblazer," The National Law Journal (2018)
  • Named a "New York Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2015-2020)
  • Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s list of "Women Worth Watching" (2017)
  • Named one of Law360's "Women in Securities Law" (2016)
  • Named a "North Star Lawyer" by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2013-2017)
  • Named an "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer (2014)
  • Named "40 Under Forty," by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (2009)
  • Member of the firm's pro bono team to receive the "2008 Volunteer Award" from The Advocates for Human Rights for work involving state and social services programs for trafficking victims in Minnesota.
  • Member, Robins Kaplan LLP, Pro Bono Committee (2014)
  • Jeremiah Program Board of Trustees
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL), Equity Committee
  • Robins Kaplan LLP Pro Bono Steering Committee
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Montana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (1999); Note and Comment Editor, Minnesota Law Review University of Minnesota, Master's Degree (1996) 
  • Florida State University, B.A., magna cum laude, with honors (1994)
Professional Associations
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Financial Litigation Network, Executive Director
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association

    Quoted in:

    • Avoiding Fiduciary Litigation in the Age of Technological and Digital Transformation 
      Robins Kaplan LLP Wealth Planning, Administration, and Disputes Annual CLE: The Future of the Fiduciary, Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 12, 2019)
    • Legal Lessons Advice to My Younger Self
      2019 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 26, 2019)
    • Litigation Perspectives from the United States
      World Law Congress, Madrid, Spain (February 19, 2019)
    • The Equifax Data Breach Litigation Basics
      Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 19, 2018)
    • Rapid Response: Equifax® Data Breach Webinar
      Webinar, American Association for Justice (November 14, 2017)
    • Class Action Litigation Developments 2016 2017
      Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (November 2, 2017)
    • VW Litigation in Europe and the US
      International Financial Litigation Network, Madrid, Spain (November 17, 2016)
    • Forex Manipulation Litigation in Europe
      International Financial Litigation Network and World Federation of Investors, Madrid, Spain (November 17, 2016)
    • Developments in the LIBOR Antitrust MDL Case
      Robins Kaplan LLP, Webinar (August 23, 2016)
    • Fantasy Football A Case Study of Insider Trading as a Cause of Action
      Law Seminars International, Seattle, Washington (May 5, 2016)
    • A Look Back at Recent Class Action Litigation Developments
      Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 5, 2016)
    • Class Action Developments Year in Review
      Webinar, Bloomberg BNA (January 12, 2016)
    • International Approach to Foreign Exchange Litigation
      International Financial Litigation Network, London (November 18, 2015)
    • Building Credibility Within Your Business Network
      Panel, Executive Leadership Forum: By Invitation Only (B.I.O.), Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2015)
    • Balancing on the Tightrope of Today's Legal Profession
      Law Seminars International: The Eleventh Comprehensive Conference on Class Actions, Seattle, Washington (June 4, 2015)
    • Balancing on the Tightrope of Today's Legal Profession
      Panel, 2015 International Financial Litigation Congress, Madrid, Spain (May 18, 2015)
    • Keeping A Whistleblower Internal
      Commercial Law Web Advisor (January 20, 2015)
    • Class Action Litigation Developments in 2014
      Webinar, Bloomberg BNA (December 2, 2014)
    • Taking Down the Take Private Giants: Kirk Dahl, et al. v. Bain Capital, et al.
      New York State Bar Association Antitrust Executive Committee, New York, NY (November 19, 2014)
    • Private Equity “Club Deals”: An Antitrust Problem?
      Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 21, 2014)
    • Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Securities Class Actions; SCOTUS Cases, and the Impact on CII Members
      Panel, The Council of Institutional Investors Annual Fall Meeting, Los Angeles, CA (September 29, 2014)
    • Navigating Through The Supreme Court Decisions On Class Action
      Webinar, InsideCounsel and Bloomberg Law (October 16, 2013)
    • Class Action Litigation Developments in 2013
      Webinar, BNA Bloomberg (October 2, 2013)
    • 2012 Developments in Class Action Litigation
      Webinar, Bloomberg BNA (November 29, 2012)
    • Coordination in Class Action Cases
      WAPA Antitrust Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 11, 2012)


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