Johnson Fistel Welcomes New Attorney Ralph M. Stone

Johnson Fistel is pleased to announce that Ralph M. Stone has joined the firm in its New York office.  “We are delighted that Ralph has accepted our offer to join the team,” said Frank J. Johnson, one of the firm’s founding partners.  “He has nearly three decades of significant complex litigation experience which will help us continue to provide excellent service to our clients as our firm continues to grow.”

Mr. Stone is recognized as a leading lawyer in the securities litigation, investor rights, and international discovery fields, as well as for his representation of whistleblowers in securities matters. He has represented public and private companies, hedge funds, and other institutional investors in a wide variety of commercial litigation in courts around the country and in FINRA and American Arbitration Association arbitrations, on creditor committees in international bankruptcies, and in various other forums. He actively represents and advises private banks and other non-U.S. institutions in major securities litigation, and he regularly represents and advises them in various hedge fund disputes and matters arising from collapsed funds. He also represents securities industry whistleblowers before the SEC and CFTC, helping whistleblowers maintain their anonymity in presenting tips and helping them to secure financial awards as a result of their whistleblowing. In each of the past several years, he has been listed in New York Super Lawyers® for his work in securities litigation.

Mr. Stone began his career at  the international law firm of Mayer Brown & Platt, before spending several years with the plaintiff class action law firm of Milberg Weiss, after which he founded the law firm of Shalov Stone & Bonner LLP, and later Stone Bonner & Rocco LLP, where he was actively involved as lead counsel in a wide variety of securities and consumer class actions, with recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as playing a significant role in the representation of victims of terrorism, including in the nearly $2 billion judgment enforcement recovery from Iran on behalf of survivors and families of the victims of the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing.

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