R. Stephen Stigall

Partner
New Jersey
Philadelphia

Stephen Stigall is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and assisting clients in conducting internal corporate investigations, particularly involving alleged violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also counsels clients on developing effective and robust corporate compliance programs. In addition, Stephen's practice involves defending clients from civil liability in cases involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.

Stephen served more than 15 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Camden, N.J., and was the Attorney-in-Charge of that office for more than five years as well as Deputy Attorney-in-Charge for three years. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Stephen led multi-agency government investigations and tried a range of high-profile white collar cases. His experience ranges from handling nine-figure securities fraud matters to prosecuting cases involving bank, health care, and mortgage fraud as well as corporate embezzlement, bribery, and export violations.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Representation of Fortune 100 technology company in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation brought by DOJ and SEC
  • Representation of Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in health care fraud investigation brought by DOJ
  • Representation of the CEO of a pharmaceutical startup in cases brought by DOJ and SEC

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Federal and State Enforcement and Regulatory Activity Impacting Real Estate Transactions," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December 6, 2019

Speaker, "Strengthening Compliance to Avoid Management's Liability for Opioid Diversion," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 13, 2019

Panelist, "Fraud in the Health Care Industry," Mayo Clinic Continuing Education Program, Rochester, MN, December 18, 2018

Board Memberships & Community Service

Association of the Federal Bar of the District of New Jersey, Trustee, 2018-present

U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey Alumni Association, Trustee, 2018-present

Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Directors, past member, past Secretary, past Chair of Board Development Committee

Publications

"Federal and State Enforcement and Regulatory Activity Impacting Real Estate Transactions (with A. Stutzman)," Chapter V, Vol. 2, PBI Real Estate Institute 2019, December 2019

"Strengthening Compliance to Avoid Management's Liability for Opioid Diversion," Chapter AA, Vol. 2, PBI 25th Annual Health Law Institute, March 2019

"Federal and State Enforcement and Regulatory Activity Impacting Real Estate Transactions (with A. Stutzman)," Chapter 21, Vol. 2, PBI 22nd Annual Real Estate Institute, December 2018

Credentials 

Education

Temple University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)
Law Review, Moot Court

Connecticut College (B.A., magna cum laude, History and Psychology, 1991)
Brown-Brooks Award for Scholarship, Leadership, and Sportsmanship
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey