August 12, 2013 Articles

Just the Facts on Securities Litigation

Our interview with a securities lawyer details one of the more cutting-edge areas of law.

By Young Advocates Committee

An Interview with Peter Stone


How did you choose to practice in securities litigation? Is there anything that or anyone who drew you into this area? I always wanted to be a trial attorney, and I long had an interest in securities litigation. That interest blossomed in law school in a securities class taught by Larry Sonsini. He was an excellent teacher and made securities litigation sound very cutting-edge, which it is. As an associate, I was proactive in letting senior lawyers know that I wanted to work on securities cases. Since becoming a partner, I have been fortunate to work with a number of my terrific partners at Paul Hastings. I still learn a lot from them.

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