R. Stephen Stigall

Partner

stigalls@ballardspahr.com
Tel 856.761.3458
Fax 856.761.1020
New Jersey
Tel 215.864.8369
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

R. Stephen Stigall served more than 15 years as an Assistant 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, Mr. Stigall led multiagency 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.

Mr. Stigall has worked closely with federal agencies, including the FBI, IRS Criminal Investigations, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Mr. Stigall handled the District of New Jersey's first criminal prosecution based on evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the District's first criminal prosecution based on amendments to the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, and he prosecuted the first federal criminal fraud case in the District involving self-proclaimed "sovereign citizens," who attempted to cause $17 million in losses. For his work on the case, Mr. Stigall received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

In addition to his government service, Mr. Stigall was a partner at a global law firm, where he handled white collar civil and criminal matters with a focus on internal corporate investigations and alleged violations of FDA laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Stigall’s trial experience is extensive, both in private practice and as a former federal prosecutor.

Board Memberships

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

Publications

" 'Are You Going To Arraign His Whole Life?' How Sexual Propensity Evidence Violates the Due Process Clause," 28 LOY.U. CHI. L.J. 1 (with L. Natali), 1996

"Preventing Absurd Application of RICO: A Proposed Amendment To Congress’s Definition of 'Racketeering Activity' in the Wake of National Organization for Women, Inc., v. Scheidler," 68 TEMPLE L. REV. 223 (1995).

Speaking Engagements

Lecturer for the American Conference Institute, 2013 – 2016

Lecturer for the Department of Justice, 2009 - 2017

Lecturer for Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2006 - 2007

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

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

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

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