Kessler Topaz is Proud to Recognize and Honor Women's History Month By Profiling Our Female Partners and Recognizing the Amazing Work They Do in Their Professional and Personal Lives
Stacey Kaplan is a partner in the Firm’s Securities Department, and works out of our San Francisco office. For over 15 years, Stacey has successfully litigated high-profile securities fraud actions resulting in over $1 billion in recoveries for investors, including In re Snap Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No. 17-cv-03679 (C.D. Cal.) ($187.5 million recovery); In re Advance Auto Parts, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case No. 18-cv-00212 (D. Del.) ($49.25 million recovery); In re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities Litigation, Case No. 14-cv-2004 (C.D. Cal.) ($290 million recovery); In re HP Secs. Litig., Case No. 12-cv-05980 (N.D. Cal.) ($100 million recovery); Baker v. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-02129 (S.D. Cal.) ($65 million recovery); Nieman v. Duke Energy Corp., Case No. 12-cv-00456 (W.D.N.C.) ($146.25 million recovery); and Dobina v. Weatherford Int’l, Case No. 11-cv-1646 (S.D.N.Y.) ($52.5 million recovery). Stacey was drawn to this practice because she believes it serves as a significant and necessary check on corporate malfeasance.
Outside of her case work, Stacey serves on the Firm’s HR and DEI Committees, and chairs the Securities Department’s Associate Development Committee. She is also deeply committed to LGBTIQA+ rights and, in that vein, served on a team of attorneys representing numerous religious organizations, as amici curiae, challenging the validity of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, and arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Stacey is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and the University of Notre Dame, where she double majored in Finance and Philosophy. During law school, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., United States District Court, Central District of California. In her free time, Stacey enjoys running, gardening, traveling, and going on adventures with her wife and two daughters.