Stacey P. Slaughter
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
2800 LaSalle Plaza, 800 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-4181 (firm fax)
Stacey P. Slaughter is a partner in the Firm's business litigation department. She is a member of the complex business litigation, antitrust and trade regulation, and securities and financial litigation practices. Before joining, Ms. Slaughter clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for Judge Michael J. Davis and Judge Paul A. Magnuson.
Ms. Slaughter represents individuals, shareholders, pension funds, businesses and organizations that face significant commercial disputes, complex business problems, and novel legal issues. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries including banking, commodities, consumer goods and products, food, logistics, securities, technology, and travel.
Ms. Slaughter is also dedicated to the Firm's commitment to pro bono work. She was the lead attorney representing a pro bono client who was granted asylum as the result of political persecution the client suffered in Cameroon. Ms. Slaughter was also a member of the Firm's pro bono team that received the "2008 Volunteer Award" for work on a state-wide needs assessment and evaluation of trafficking in Minnesota.
Ms. Slaughter is active in civic associations as well. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Minneapolis YMCA. Ms. Slaughter is also involved in supporting the Jeremiah Program, which supports single mothers and their children.
In 2012, Ms. Slaughter co-authored a book chapter entitled, Funding Litigation, in Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States, which is edited by Albert A. Foer and Jonathan W. Cuneo in association with the American Antitrust Institute. Antitrust scholars Professor Herbert Hovenkamp and Professor Eleanor Fox have issued favorable reviews, stating that the publication is an "incredibly valuable undertaking" that "promises to make an enormous contribution to antitrust law and policy around the world."
Ms. Slaughter received her B.A. degree magna cum laude with honors from Florida State University in 1994. She received a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996, where she wrote a thesis paper on how the future of the Internet will affect copyright law. In 1999, Ms. Slaughter received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as a Note & Comment editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Ms. Slaughter is admitted to practice in Minnesota and New York.
During her career, Ms. Slaughter has handled a number of cases solely and as part of a team at trial, litigation, and arbitration, including the following:*
In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Litigation, 05-MD-1720 (JG)(JO): Reached a $7.25 billion proposed antitrust settlement on behalf of a class of approximately seven million U.S. merchants who accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards and debit cards for the purchase of goods and services. The defendants included Visa and MasterCard, and major card-issuing banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and Capital One. The settlement, which resolves the lawsuit, is believed to be the largest settlement of a private antitrust case in the 120-year history of the Sherman Act (15 U.S.C. §1 et seq.) and also includes important reforms of the payment card industry.
- Represented The Toro Company in Digital Sun v. The Toro Company (N.D.Ca.) in an antitrust case over license agreements. The matter settled shortly after the summary dismissal
- Represented Rind International Trading Company in Nicollet Cattle Company d/b/a Horizon International v. Rind International (Minnesota, Dakota County) in a commercial dispute over contracts for imported beef.
- Represented MoneyGram in Western Union v. MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. (W.D. Tex.), a patent infringement suit over a method and system for transferring money. The Federal Circuit granted a full reversal and entry of judgment that Western Union's patent claims asserted against MoneyGram were obvious and thus invalid, basing its decision on the evidence and proof offered at trial and finding that no reasonable jury could have concluded otherwise.
- Represented Carlson Holdings, Inc. in Nelson v. Carlson Companies, Inc. et al. (Minnesota, Hennepin County), a dispute over who would succeed as CEO of Carlson Companies.
- Represented Best Buy in Hall, et al. v. Best Buy (D. Minn.) a class action pattern and practice lawsuit.
- Represented Chubb Insurance in Advanced Duplication Services, LLC v. Federal Insurance Company, a division of Chubb Insurance (D. Minn.) in a dispute over damage to DVD mastering equipment.
- Represented Sygate Technologies, Inc. in Zone Labs, Inc. v. Sygate Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Cal.), a dispute over patent licenses.
- Represented General Mills in Charter Oak v. General Mills, (D. Mont.) a dispute by shareholders over grain supply contracts.
- Represented General Mills in Pasta Montana v. General Mills, (D. Mont.) a dispute over an agreement to supply wheat.
- Represented General Mills' Häagen-Dazs International Division in Häagen-Dazs International Shoppe Company, Inc. v. Corporacion Todosabor C.A. (AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution), a contract dispute over the Häagen-Dazs franchise for Venezuela.
- Represented C.H. Robinson Worldwide in Carlson, et al. v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (D. Minn.) in a class action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, sex harassment, and gender discrimination.
Ms. Slaughter has also advised clients in a number of matters:*
- Represents TENA Companies in a variety of business matters.
- Advised the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on investigation of a complaint concerning the unauthorized practice of law by Howard O. Kieffer, who was representing a defendant in Minnesota federal court.
- Counseled AmeriPath (Quest Diagnostics) in connection with equipment leases.
- Counseled Cramer Building Services in connection with internal practices.
* Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation in which we practice and does not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.
- "Investers Demand Goldman Execs' Evals In Bid-Rigging Row," Law360 (April 18, 2012)
- "Suit alleges fraudulent H&R Block loans," Minnesota Lawyer (April 9, 2012)
- Named "40 Under Forty," by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (2009)*
- Member of the firm's pro bono team to receive the "2008 Volunteer Award" from The Advocates for Human Rights for work involving state and social services programs for trafficking victims in Minnesota.**
**Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association (ABA) (Co-chair, E-Discovery Subcommittee 2007-10)
- Federal Bar Association (FBA)
- Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
- Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) (Co-chair 2006-07)
- YMCA of Downtown Minneapolis (Board Member, 2008-present; Y Partner Committee, Chair)
- The Advocates for Human Rights
- Jeremiah Program
- New York
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, Minnesota
- U.S. District Court, Montana
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (1999); Note and Comment Editor, Minnesota Law Review
- University of Minnesota, Master's Degree (1996)
- Florida State University, B.A., magna cum laude, with honors (1994)
Stacey Slaughter News
Jan 4, 2013
“Google and Yahoo appear on ‘piracy’ ad list”
World Intellectual Property Review
Dec 27, 2013
"Appeals court revives IDT suit against Tyco over fiber optic network"
Nov 21, 2012
"Overseas Manufacturing Creates Copyright Dilemma For U.S. Supreme Court"
Intellectual Property Watch
The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law, The American Antitrust Institute (2010)
Jan 14, 2009
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P Names Three Partners
Firm announces three partners in its Minneapolis and Los Angeles offices.
Mar 26, 2008
Firm's Pro Bono Team Receives 2008 Volunteer Award
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is the recipient of The Advocates for Human Rights "2008 Volunteer Award" for its work involving state and social services programs for trafficking victims in Minnesota.
Funding Litigation - Chapter 10
Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States: A Handbook (2012)
Interest-Rate Ruse: Understanding the LIBOR Scandal
Law360 (August 15, 2012)
Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States, The American Antitrust Institute (2012)
Antitrust Bulletin Vol. 4, Issue 1
China's Forbidden Investment
Emerging Legal Risks for Investors Who Deal with Chinese Variable Interest Entity (VIE) Structures
(March 1, 2012)
"It Shoulda Been Me": The Patent Monopolist and Antitrust Allegations
Bloomberg Law Reports (October 13, 2011)
Arguments On Appeal: FTC v. Lundbeck
Law360 (April 14, 2011)
Omnicare v. UnitedHealth and Independent Action
Law360 (Feb 10, 2011)
In-house Counsel: Can You Keep A Secret?
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Antitrust Bulletin (Winter 2011)
Reassessing Heightened Antitrust Pleading Standards
Law360 (January 20, 2011)
Obama's Pick for FTC Chairman Pursuing Two-Pronged Attack Against "Pay-For-Delay" Drug Patent Deals
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. (March 2, 2009)
MSBA Hosted the FTC in Minnesota on December 10
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. (December 17, 2008)
December 5 FTC Conference on the Evolving IP Marketplace
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. (December 11, 2008)
2012 Developments in Class Action Litigation Webinar, Bloomberg BNA (Scheduled for November 29, 2012)
Coordination in Class Action Cases WAPA Antitrust Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 11-12, 2012)
Where's the Action in 2011? Class Action Litigation in Review Bureau of National Affairs, Webinar (November 10, 2011)
Where's the Action? The Interplay of Federal and State Class Litigation Minnesota CLE, Webcast (August 10, 2011)
Discovering Electronic Evidence to Make it Admissible The American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the Center for Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2010)
Ethics and E-Discovery: Reasonable Inquiry in the Wake of Qualcomm v. Broadcom (Webinar Panelist) ABA Center for CLE (September 30, 2008)
The Qualcomm Case: Analyzing the Briefs and Court Decisions to Generate Practical Lessons for Litigators and In-House Counsel Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 21, 2008)
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