Stacey F. Gottlieb focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense as an Arizona State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist and on complex commercial litigation. Stacey’s criminal experience includes representation of corporations and individuals against state and federal indictments, as well as pre-indictment investigations and negotiations, in a wide array of criminal matters and parallel proceedings. She has wide-ranging experience in cases alleging fraud, Ponzi schemes, securities violations, environmental crimes, conspiracy, money laundering, racketeering and obstruction of justice. Stacey has spent significant time abroad assisting a multi-national corporation in developing a global compliance plan in conjunction with the client’s defense of a Department of Justice investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Stacey’s civil experience includes cases alleging corporate and individual liability arising from the business affairs of officers, directors, brokers/dealers, accountants, and other professionals, as well as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, fraud, insider trading, bad faith, theft of trade secrets and other business torts. She also has broad experience in class actions and complex declaratory judgment actions seeking temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions, including on behalf of one of the world’s largest money transmitter and its affiliates, other public and private companies, a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, and others. Stacey has first-chaired numerous jury trials and has argued cases before the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals. Stacey has also served as a panelist or speaker at various seminars for professional organizations, the judiciary, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), and the Arizona State University College of Law.