Laura S. Stein

Laura S. Stein

Of Counsel


Laura Stein is Of Counsel in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Philadelphia office. Since 1995, she has practiced in the areas of securities class action litigation, complex litigation and legislative law.

Laura has served for over 20 years as Special Counsel to the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP), a think tank which develops policy positions on selected issues involving the administration of justice within the American legal system. Each year ILEP publishes the papers presented at its annual symposia in prominent law reviews such as the Columbia Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal and Vanderbilt Law Review. ILEP studies have been used to refine and reform complex litigation and have been cited in numerous precedent-setting decisions. Laura has also served as Counsel to the Annenberg Institute of Public Service at the University of Pennsylvania.

In a unique partnership with her mother, attorney Sandra Stein, Of Counsel to Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, the Steins have served as the Firm’s and the nation’s top asset recovery experts. The Steins focus on minimizing losses suffered by shareholders due to corporate fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty. The Steins also seek to deter future violations of federal and state securities laws by reinforcing the standards of good corporate governance. The Steins work with over 500 institutional investors across the nation and abroad, and their clients have served as lead plaintiff in successful cases where billions of dollars were recovered for defrauded investors against such companies as: AOL Time Warner, TYCO, Cardinal Health, AT&T, Hanover Compressor, 1st Bancorp, Enron, Dynegy, Inc., Honeywell International and Bridgestone, to name a few. Many of the cases led by the Steins’ clients have accomplished groundbreaking corporate governance achievements, including obtaining shareholder-nominated directors.

Laura has been active in a number of organizations, including the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the National Coordinating Committee for Multi-Employer Plans (NCCMP) and the International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), among others. She regularly provides educational presentations at investors conferences nationwide, including the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association, the Third District Regional Meeting of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Ohio Building Trades, the New York Pipetrades and the Pennsylvania Treasurers Association, among many others. Laura has also addressed numerous state AFL-CIO conventions as well as hundreds of public and Taft-Hartley pension fund trustee boards across the country.

Laura is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Practice Areas


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1992


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia

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