Stephen D. Hibbard

Steve 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.

Steve's decades of experience representing investment banks and companies in securities class actions includes matters arising from the S&L crisis, the collapse of Enron, the bust, and the mortgage crisis. His experience before joining Jones Day includes serving as lead trial counsel for Countrywide Financial Corporation in connection with nearly $10 billion in RMBS claims filed in Superior Court in San Francisco and representing companies such as Celera Corporation and Elan plc in securities class actions. Steve also has represented buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in M&A litigation, and in particular has represented Qatalyst Partners in M&A litigation involving more than two dozen technology companies. [1]