Stacey Slaughter

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Experience

Few lawyers have done more to champion the rights of consumers, businesses, and investors who have been harmed by anticompetitive conduct, fraud, and negligence than high-stakes litigator Stacey Slaughter. 

Ms. Slaughter is a partner and member of the executive board at Robins Kaplan LLP with decades-long experience in consumer class action litigation, complex commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, and securities and financial markets litigation. The cases Ms. Slaughter has litigated have recovered more than $1 billion for victims of deceptive or unlawful conduct, and have included some of the largest, most high profile, and most innovative cases affecting financial markets and arising under federal securities laws and antitrust laws. At home in the courtroom, Ms. Slaughter has litigated numerous cases to trial, arbitration, and resolution, with experience in courts and arbitration forums around the United States.


A Fierce Champion for Consumers

For over 20 years, Ms. Slaughter has regularly served in court-appointed leadership roles representing consumers whose rights and wellbeing have been compromised. She is currently co-counsel for consumer plaintiffs in an action against HelloFresh for alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Ms. Slaughter serves on the plaintiffs’ steering committee representing a class of consumers in a lawsuit against an airbag manufacturer and auto manufacturers involving allegedly defective airbag safety systems. Ms. Slaughter also served in a court-appointed leadership role representing a class of consumers and reseller car dealers against Fiat Chrysler and Bosch alleging RICO claims for diesel emissions violations, which recently settled for $546 million in cash and repairs.

A Trusted Advocate for Businesses and Investors in Commercial and Financial Markets Litigation

Ms. Slaughter represents businesses, organizations, institutional investors, shareholders, and brokers that face significant commercial disputes, complex business problems, and novel legal issues. She currently represents direct action plaintiffs alleging manipulation of the LIBOR benchmark in the billion-dollar multi-district litigation in the Southern District of New York against numerous bank defendants surrounding the BBA LIBOR-rigging scandal. 

Among the noteworthy results she has obtained on behalf of organizations and investors, Ms. Slaughter represented financial institutions in a class action lawsuit against Equifax regarding its unprecedented security failure, one of the largest data breaches in history that impacted an estimated 143 million Americans. She represented investors in an antitrust class action lawsuit against the largest private equity firms for a conspiracy to suppress the buyout price for public companies, which settled for $590.5 million. Ms. Slaughter also represented a class of over 10 million U.S. merchants who accepted Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards for the purchase of goods and services, resulting in a $5.54 billion settlement, the largest known in a private antitrust case in the 120-year history of the Sherman Act.

Ms. Slaughter represented an institutional investor to recover a confidential amount for toxic, residential mortgage-backed securities. She represented three institutional investors in a closely-held company to recover $40 million arising from a failed tax shelter instituted as part of a stock sale. Ms. Slaughter also recovered millions in a FINRA arbitration for a sovereign nation whose financial broker recommended investments in unsuitable, non-traded real estate investment trusts. 

A Respected Leader in the Firm and Plaintiff Bar Community 

In addition to serving on the firm’s executive board, Ms. Slaughter serves as deputy office managing partner for associate development in the Robins Kaplan Business Litigation Department. She also serves on the firm’s advancement, hiring, and pro bono committees. She is active in a number of high-profile legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association. 

Ms. Slaughter’s recent recognition includes Twin Cities Business "Notable Women in Law" (2020), Benchmark Litigation "Litigation Star" (2020-2021), National Law Journal "Elite Women of the Plaintiff's Bar" (2020), and Super Lawyers "New York Super Lawyer" (2015-2020). Ms. Slaughter was also named to the Law360 Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board (2021). 

Ms. Slaughter is a frequent author and lecturer on topics related to class action, antitrust, securities, and financial markets litigation, including:
  • Securities Fraud and Manipulation
  • Asset-Backed Securities and Other Structured Financial Products
  • Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs)
  • LIBOR Interest Rate and Other Benchmark Manipulation
  • Unsuitable Investments and Failure to Supervise
  • FINRA Arbitrations
  • FTC Actions

In addition to her professional practice, Ms. Slaughter runs a pro bono legal clinic for the Jeremiah Program, a nonprofit organization that supports single mothers who are earning a college degree and provides early childhood development opportunities.

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Serving as co-counsel, represents consumer plaintiffs in an action against HelloFresh for alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Murray v. Grocery Delivery E-Servs. USA Inc.

Serving on the plaintiffs’ steering committee, represents a class of consumers in a lawsuit against an airbag manufacturer and auto manufacturers involving allegedly defective airbag safety systems. ZF-TRW Airbag Component Claims

Represents a class of consumers and reseller car dealers against Fiat Chrysler and Bosch alleging RICO claims for diesel emissions violations, which settled for $546 million in cash and repairs. In re: Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, 3:17-md-02777

Represents direct action plaintiffs alleging manipulation of the LIBOR benchmark in the billion-dollar multi-district litigation in the Southern District of New York against numerous bank defendants surrounding the BBA LIBOR-rigging scandal. In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2262 (S.D.N.Y.)

Represents investors in complex tax shelter and accounting malpractice case. 

Represented financial institutions in a class action lawsuit against Equifax over its unprecedented security failure, one of the largest data breaches in history that impacted an estimated 143 million Americans. In re Equifax, MDL No. 2800 (N.D. Ga.)

Represented a class of over 10 million U.S. merchants who accepted Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards for the purchase of goods and services, resulting in a $5.54 billion settlement, the largest known in a private antitrust case in the 120-year history of the Sherman Act. In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1720 (E.D.N.Y.)

Represented investors in a class action suit against the largest private equity firms over alleged conspiracy to suppress prices in large, leveraged buyouts. Defendants Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, KKR, Blackstone, Silver Lake, Carlyle, and TPG agreed to settle the claims for $590.5 million. Kirk Dahl, et al. v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC et al., Court Case No. 07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.)

Represented three institutional investors in a closely-held company to recover $40 million arising from a failed tax shelter instituted as part of a stock sale. 

Represented plaintiff Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh to recover a confidential amount for toxic, residential mortgage-backed securities. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh v. JP Morgan Chase & Co, et al., No. GD-09-016892 (Allegheny Ct., Penn.)

Recovered millions in a FINRA arbitration for a sovereign nation whose financial broker recommended investments in unsuitable, non-traded real estate investment trusts. 

Represented investors in claim against broker and broker-dealer for theft and failure to supervise in FINRA arbitration.

Represented company in the financial services industry in a patent infringement suit over a method and system for transferring money. 

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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
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland
  • 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 Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Education
  • 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; Minnesota Chapter; Class Action, Mass Tort, and MDL Subcommittee
  • International Financial Litigation Network, Executive Director
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL), Equity Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice; Member Engagement & Innovation, Committee Member
 

    Quoted in:

    • How Affirmative Recovery Can Make Legal a Valued Business Partner
      Moderator, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minnesota In-House Counsel Conference, Webinar (June 17, 2021)
    • Practice Pointers for Virtual Hearings
      Moderator, Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter Class Action and Mass Tort Practice Groups, Webinar (May 17, 2021)
    • 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
      American Association for Justice, Webinar (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
      Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (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
      Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (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
      InsideCounsel and Bloomberg Law, Webinar (October 16, 2013)
    • Class Action Litigation Developments in 2013
      Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (October 2, 2013)
    • 2012 Developments in Class Action Litigation
      Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (November 29, 2012)
    • Coordination in Class Action Cases
      WAPA Antitrust Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 11, 2012)
    June 17, 2021
    WEBINAR | ACC MN In-House Counsel Conference
    Stacey Slaughter, Ryan Schultz, Jamie Kurtz, Geoff Kozen, Rajin Olson - Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minnesota
    Remote
    May 24, 2021
    WEBINAR | Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age
    Eric Barstad, Brendan Johnson, Steve Safranski, Stacey Slaughter, Samia Young
    Remote
    May 17, 2021
    WEBINAR | Practice Pointers for Virtual Hearings
    Stacey Slaughter - Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter Class Action and Mass Tort Practice Groups
    Remote
    November 14, 2020
    WEBINAR | Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul Bullfrog Bash
    Stacey Slaughter - Jeremiah Program
    Remote

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