Michael Stocker
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Michael Stocker

I represent institutional investors in securities litigation, corporate governance, and regulatory matters.

Personal blog: http://www.labaton.com/en/ourpeople/Michael-Stocker.cfm
New York, New York, United States
Member since June 25, 2012
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 Michael W. Stocker represents institutional investors in commercial litigation, shareholder advocacy, and corporate governance matters. His work has won repeated accolades in The National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot List.

 Earlier in his career, Mr. Stocker worked as a senior staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and completed a legal externship with United States Magistrate Judge (now District Judge) Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California.

Mr. Stocker's recent publications include: "The JOBS Act Creates Opportunities and Risks," Financial Executive, June 2012; "Financial Institutions Assume the Role of Plaintiffs in Securities Litigation," New York Law Journal, April 16, 2012; "How JOBS Act Masks Pitfalls," PE HUB, April 9, 2012; "What is the Most Important Volcker Rule Issue that Regulators Must Address Next Year?," Bloomberg Law, January 3, 2012; "A scandal like Olympus can happen in the U.S.," Institutional Investor, December 17, 2011; "Proposals to reform credit-rating firms falling short," Pensions & Investments, October 31, 2011; "The Benefits of Investor Protection," Law360, October 11, 2011; "U.S. Changing to Looser Accounting Standards," Executive Counsel, August/September 2011; "Government Reliance on Private Litigants Diverges With Court Trends," New York Law Journal, September 9, 2011; "Handle with Care," Corporate Counsel, July 2011; "Shell Game," The Deal, June 10, 2011; "Are Regulators Retreating From Dodd-Frank?," Institutional Investor, May 24, 2011; "Resolving the deadlock over credit ratings," Pensions & Investments, April 4, 2011; "M&A on the rise - and litigation may well follow," The National Law Journal, April 4, 2011; "Running on Empty," The Deal Magazine, February 18, 2011; "SEC Contemplating Governance Reforms," Executive Counsel, December 2010; "SEC paper focuses on proxy voting shortcomings," The National Law Journal, November 15, 2010; "Is the Shield Beginning to Crack?," New York Law Journal, November 15, 2010; "What Wall Street Can Learn From the BP Spill," Institutional Investor; November 1, 2010; "Automated Trading Leaving Retail Investors In The Dust," (Opinion), Forbes.com, October 15, 2010; "Toyota Debacle Spurs Reform Questions," Directorship, August 9, 2010; "Say What? Pay What? Real World Approaches to Executive Compensation Reform," Corporate Counsel, August 5, 2010; "SEC Measures To Prevent Flash Crashes Are Sensible, But Are They Enough?" (Opinion), Forbes.com, May 20, 2010; "A Recall for Toyota's Corporate Governance?" (Opinion), Pensions & Investments, April 5, 2010,"Reining in the Credit Ratings Industry," New York Law Journal, January 11, 2010; and "It's Time to Resuscitate the Shareholder Derivative Action," The Panic of 2008: Causes, Consequences, and Implications for Reform, Lawrence Mitchell and Arthur Wilmarth, Jr., eds, (Edward Elgar, 2010).

Mr. Stocker has offered financial commentary and analysis to Fox Business, BBC4 Radio, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics relating to financial reform.