Miller Barondess, LLP Adds Powerhouse Litigator to Its Partnership

Miller Barondess, LLP Adds Powerhouse Litigator to Its Partnership

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Miller Barondess, LLP, a litigation firm in Los Angeles, is pleased to announce the addition of Molly C. Stephens to its partnership.

Molly has 20 years of experience litigating all types of matters.  She specializes in complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving investment contracts and funds, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, structured finance, and securities law.  She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, which gives her a unique ability to anticipate strategies and techniques used by opposing counsel.  Representing plaintiffs, Molly has achieved settlements and verdicts worth tens of millions to tens of billions of dollars.  Representing defendants, she has obtained settlements before the plaintiffs ever filed a lawsuit, dismissals with prejudice at the pleading stage, and summary judgment disposing of all claims.  Molly chaired her prior firm’s esports practice group, bringing together attorneys who specialize in intellectual property, sports, media and entertainment, data privacy, consumer products, finance, corporate governance, and antitrust.  She also has expertise in cryptocurrency-related litigation.

Molly has been named a “Recommended Lawyer” in securities litigation by Legal 500 United States (2013-2015, 2017, 2018), and was named an up and coming securities litigator by Chambers USA (2013, 2014), which acknowledged “praise for her ‘powerful and impressive’ securities litigation practice” and noted that she is “phenomenally bright, a critical thinker and great listener.”

Per partner Skip Miller, “We don’t normally take in lateral partners. But we made an exception for Molly. She’s an exceptional lawyer and a great addition to our team. I look forward to trying cases with her.”

“I’m excited and energized to join Miller Barondess.  The firm has outstanding lawyers who I am proud to call my colleagues.  I love the practice of law and helping clients achieve excellent results,” said Molly.

Molly joined Quinn Emanuel as an associate in 2003 and was named a partner in 2011.  Prior to Quinn, she was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Houston.

Molly earned her Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.  She received a Master’s degree in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

About Miller Barondess, LLP:
Miller Barondess, LLP is a 40-lawyer litigation firm in Los Angeles. The firm handles high-stakes litigation, trial and appellate work in California and around the country; and represents clients ranging from celebrities to Fortune 500 companies to government, as well as providing pro bono assistance in the local community.

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