David Stickney Discusses Preparation of Law Students for Practice at AALS Business Associations Conference

June 7-10, 2009

BLB&G partner David Stickney was a featured speaker at the AALS Conference on Business Associations, held on June 7-10, 2009 at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California.  The Conference was attended by a broad range of professionals active in all aspects of business law, including professors, scholars and active litigators.  This year’s event examined the profound changes that have affected public companies in light of the global financial crisis, anticipating changes in regulatory philosophy and corporate governance for the future.

Mr. Stickney participated in a panel entitled “Perspectives from Practice,” in which he provided insight on how law schools can better prepare students for the practice of law, drawing on his experience as a securities litigator for nearly a decade. 

Mr. Stickney has successfully prosecuted numerous high-profile matters such as In re McKesson Securities Litigation, which settled before trial for a total of $1.023 billion, the largest settlement amount in history for any securities class action within the Ninth Circuit.  He is currently representing investors and individuals who were harmed by the fraudulent practices that ultimately led to the subprime mortgage collapse, in a variety of actions against mortgage lenders, investment banks, and other participants.  Mr. Stickney was recognized in 2008 as a Super Lawyer in San Diego Super Lawyer 2008 by Law and Politics.  He was also named as a “Rising Star” in Benchmark: Litigation Directory of America’s Lead Litigation Firms and Attorneys, one of only 40 attorneys selected to this list in California.


Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California