Cameron Stout is a certified mediator with a Northern California-based mediation and law practice centered in Silicon Valley. He focuses on complex commercial and business litigation, securities matters, as well employment cases, and estate and elder abuse disputes. Cameron is also starting to handle health insurance/mental health coverage and parity claims, and family law disputes and counseling. He is on the mediation and arbitration panels of certain San Francisco Bay Area Superior Courts, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Cameron’s expertise in the field of mediation stems from his thirty years as a nationally-recognized securities litigator. In addition to financial service arbitrations, broker-dealer litigation, and regulatory investigative and enforcement actions, Cameron also has significant experience in employment litigation and investigative consulting, which includes the prosecution and defense of trade secret injunctive actions. Cameron also has handled high profile white collar, embezzlement, money laundering and Ponzi scheme matters.
Cameron has also represented financial service companies in complex commercial disputes involving UCC issues such as check fraud and forgery, and third-party instruments. Cameron has training in family law mediation and disputes.
After graduating from Princeton University in 1980 with a B.A. in American History, he obtained his J.D. with honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He clerked for San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stuart Pollak.
From 1985 through 1988, Cameron specialized in insurance coverage and defense, and claimant securities litigation and arbitration. Cameron joined Keesal Young & Logan in late 1988 where he practiced until 2012 when he joined Holland and Knight ‘s San Francisco litigation partnership. During these years, Cameron handle a number of complex, high profile cases including the following:
— Co-leader of a team that handled the nationwide defense of approximately 1000 arbitration claims arising out of oil and gas limited partnerships on behalf of one of the largest broker-dealers in the country;
— Leader of a team of 20 lawyers and 10 paralegals in the defense of 750 FINRA claims relating to two mutual funds involving allegations of misrepresentation and lack of suitability in connection with fund investments in mortgage-backed securities;
— Defense in Santa Clara Superior Court of forged third party checks and Ponzi scheme allegations by one of Silicon Valley’s largest real estate developers;
— Successful defense of third party broker dealer defendants in estate disputes and elder abuse claims alleging unauthorized trading, churning and unsuitable investments.
— Successful prosecution and defense in state court of a series of injunctive relief and breach of contract actions on behalf of a major financial services company in connection with the alleged misappropriation of customer-related trade secret information; and
— Representation of the broker-dealer and banking arms of a financial firm in connection with a large embezzlement scheme giving rise to allegations of money laundering, lack of supervision, and failure to file suspicious activity reports requiring the defense of both civil and regulatory actions and cooperation with the SEC and the FBI.
Cameron is admitted to practice in all of the state courts of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cameron is not admitted to practice in Florida. Cameron has an AV Preeminent Peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a California Super Lawyer in the years 2010-2012. Cameron speaks before lawyer and client groups, and conducts attorney training and coaching.