Stephen D. Hibbard is a senior litigation partner with Jones Day, a global law firm.
Hibbard represents U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions, companies, directors, and officers in complex financial disputes, with a particular focus on shareholder litigation, including securities class actions, derivative actions, and M&A litigation. He also advises clients in connection with internal investigations and SEC investigations.
His nearly 30 years of experience representing clients in courts throughout the U.S. and before the DOJ, SEC, FINRA, and the FTC includes handling complex commercial cases, corporate governance disputes, corporate finance and accounting disputes, antitrust and unfair competition claims, defamation, copyright, tax, and unfair business practices claims. He has represented banks and companies in securities class actions arising from all the major financial crises of the past 30 years, including the S&L crisis, the collapse of Enron, the dot.com bust, and the mortgage and financial crisis of 2008.
He recently served as lead trial counsel for Countrywide Financial Corporation in connection with nearly $10 billion in mortgage bond claims filed in Superior Court in San Francisco. He has also represented buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in M&A litigation, and in particular has represented Silicon Valley’s boutique investment bank, Qatalyst Partners, in M&A litigation involving more than two dozen technology mergers.
Hibbard is a frequent speaker on securities and M&A litigation topics and is the author of various securities litigation articles or book chapters.
A graduate of Yale Law School, he is a past president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California, and he currently serves on the advisory boards of Lawyers Without Borders and of the South Carolina Honors College.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017