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Stephen Astley is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton office. He devotes his practice to representing institutional and individual shareholders in their pursuit to recover investment losses caused by fraud. Stephen has been lead counsel in numerous securities fraud class actions across the country, helping secure significant recoveries for his clients and investors. He was on the trial team that recovered $60 million on behalf of investors in City of Sterling Heights Gen. Emps.’ Ret. Sys. v. Hospira, Inc.
Other notable representations include: In re Red Hat, Inc. Sec. Litig. (E.D.N.C.) ($20 million settlement); Eshe Fund v. Fifth Third Bancorp (S.D. Ohio) ($16 million); City of St. Clair Shores Gen. Emps.’ Ret. Sys. v. Lender Processing Servs., Inc. (M.D. Fla.) ($14 million); and In re Synovus Fin. Corp. (N.D. Ga.) ($11.75 million).
Before joining the Firm, Stephen was with the Miami office of Hunton & Williams, where he concentrated his practice on class action defense, including securities class actions and white collar criminal defense. Additionally, he represented numerous corporate clients accused of engaging in unfair and deceptive practices. Stephen was also an active duty member of the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps where he was the Senior Defense Counsel for the Naval Legal Service Office Pearl Harbor Detachment. In that capacity, Stephen oversaw trial operations for the Detachment and gained substantial first-chair trial experience as the lead defense counsel in over 75 courts-martial and administrative proceedings. Additionally, from 2002-2003, Stephen clerked for the Honorable Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida State University, a Master of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law (graduating cum laude).
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1997, cum laude
- University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.A., 2001, Accounting
- Florida State University, B.S., 1995, Communications
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
- United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- United States Tax Court
- July 31, 2018
- September 29, 2017
- March 1, 2016
- May 6, 2015
- April 28, 2014
- April 8, 2014
- Licensed CPA in Florida