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David J. Stagman

Chicago Office

David J. Stagman concentrates his practice in complex civil, white collar and financial services litigation at the trial and appellate court levels. He has an extensive and successful record representing corporate and individual clients in many industries in complex litigation, enforcement and white collar criminal matters, including governmental investigations involving the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and multiple state Departments of Insurance. David also has extensive experience in internal investigations and ancillary litigation.

David represents and counsels international financial institutions, national banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants and hedge funds in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters. He has handled nationwide class actions relating to subprime mortgages and advises on all aspects of mortgage-related litigation. He also handles class action litigation brought under securities laws or relating to the financial services industry and has represented officers, directors and issuers in shareholder class actions, derivative suits and SEC investigations.

David’s commercial litigation experience includes representing clients in other complex litigation, including fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suits, contract disputes, employment matters, disputes within partnerships and closely held corporations and insurance cases.

Shown below is a selection of David’s engagements.


Super Lawyers, Illinois, 2014–2016
David J. Stagman


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
  • MA, The University of Chicago
  • BA, Princeton University

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  • Illinois


Super Lawyers
Illinois, 2014–2016
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