ABOUT THE FIRM
Stone & Magnanini LLP is one of the country’s premiere complex litigation firms for high stakes cases including financial loss, fraud, infringement and/or breach of contract.
Stone and Magnanini (“SM”) is a firm of experienced and skilled trial lawyers who have demonstrated results in fighting fraud and handling complex litigations for corporations and high net worth individuals. Our firm is composed of former law clerks and prosecutors trained at the best law schools and law firms in the country. David Stone was formerly the head of the New Jersey Office of powerhouse law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner where he was involved in some of the largest fraud and complex litigation cases in history. Bob Magnanini, also a former BSF partner, joined David from Latham & Watkins where he worked closely on high stakes billion dollar civil and criminal matters with Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey who later became Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. David Stone and Bob Magnanini formed SM to specialize in high stakes litigation matters. The SM team of lawyers have taken on and successfully bested some of the largest law firms and fortune 500 companies in the world. SM attorneys are consummate storytellers who construct and present compelling cases on behalf of their clients. Unlike large cumbersome corporate law firms, SM partners collaborate with our clients to master facts and law to educate the Court. SM employs surgical strike litigation aimed at generating a successful result at the earliest possible time.
Our Firm’s experienced and trial-tested attorneys have taken on and defeated the largest companies and law firms in the world all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Our experience in high profile/high stakes litigation in the finance, health care, insurance, entertainment and technology sectors’ makes our Firm valued counselors in the Boardroom and fearsome adversaries in the Courtroom. Our Partners’ experience working as General Counsel and seamlessly partnering with the world’s best law firms gives us the knowledge and flexibility to achieve desired results for our clients. We only select a limited number of high stakes matters to allow us to zealously represent our clients with laser focus and without fear of actual or business conflicts. Unlike larger corporate law firms with large overhead and staff, we structure our teams to win as quickly and efficiently as possible.
As a result of our experience representing major clients on both sides of the V., our Firm brings value to corporate and high net worth clients looking for innovative litigation and business solutions. We recognize that litigation is but one of many tools that clients use to obtain business results and we structure client relationships with this in mind, often sharing both risk and rewards. While many of our clients prefer strict billable arrangements, we are innovators in the use of alternative fee arrangements, including reverse contingency fee arrangements, flat fees and hybrid fee arrangements in appropriate cases.