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DAVID J. STONE has a broad background in complex commercial litigation, with particular focus on litigating corporate fiduciary claims, securities, and contract matters.  Mr. Stone maintains a versatile practice in state and federal courts, representing clients in a wide-range of matters, including corporate derivative actions, securities class actions, litigating claims arising from master limited partnership “drop down” transactions, litigating consumer class actions (including data breach claims) litigating complex debt instruments, fraudulent conveyance actions, and appeals.  Mr. Stone also has developed a specialized practice in litigation on behalf of post-bankruptcy confirmation trusts, including investigating and prosecuting D&O claims and general commercial litigation.  In addition, Mr. Stone counsels clients on general business matters, including contract negotiation and corporate organization.

Mr. Stone graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1994 and was the Law Review Editor.  He earned his B.A. at Tufts University in 1988, graduating cum laude.  Following law school, Mr. Stone served as a clerk to the Honorable Joseph Tauro, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Prior to joining GPM, Mr. Stone practiced at international law firms Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Mr. Stone is a member of the bar in New York and California, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California, and the Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.