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Duke Law Journal,
Volume 66, Issue 3 (2016)
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James D. Cox: The Shareholders' Best Advocate

How Understanding the Nature of Corporate Norms Can Prevent Their Destruction by Settlements

Using the False Claims Act to Remedy Tax-Expenditure Fraud

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Biography | Sandra Stein

SANDRA STEIN received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juries Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law, having attended both universities on full scholarship. She is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania & Washington, D.C. Ms. Stein concentrates her practice in securities class action litigation, legislative law, and antitrust litigation. She served as Counsel to United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. During her service in the United States Senate, Ms. Stein was a member of Senator Specter’s legal staff and a member of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee staff.

Ms. Stein is the Founder of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP), a think tank which develops policy positions on selected issues involving the administration of justice within the American legal system. Speakers at ILEP’s yearly symposiums have included the most prominent legal scholars, judges, government officials and noted academics in the United States., including Professor James Cox of Duke University School of Law, Professor Lucian Bebchuk of Harvard Law School, Former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, and SEC Commissioner Roel Campos, among many other distinguished speakers. Each year ILEP is invited to publish the papers presented at its symposia in prominent law reviews, such as Columbia Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Arizona Law Review, and the Wisconsin Law Review.

Ms. Stein served on the Board of Advisors of the Annenberg Institute of Public Service at the University of Pennsylvania. She has produced numerous public service documentaries for which she was nominated for an Emmy and received an ACE award, cable television’s highest award for excellence in programming. Ms. Stein was the recipient of the National Federation of Republican Women’s "Best of America" award and has been honored by the White House, California State Senate, and California State Assembly for civic leadership.

In a unique partnership with her daughter, Laura Stein, also an attorney at Coughlin Stoia, the Steins are the firm’s, and the nation’s top asset recovery experts. The Steins focus on minimizing losses suffered by shareholders due to corporate fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty. They also seek to deter future violations of federal and state securities laws by reinforcing the standards of good corporate governance. They work with over 500 institutional investors across the nation and abroad. Their clients have served as lead plaintiff in successful cases where billions of dollars were recovered for defrauded investors against such companies as: AOL Time Warner, TYCO, Cardinal Health, AT&T, Hanover Compressor,1st Bancorp, Enron, Dynegy, Inc., Honeywell International, and Bridgestone to name a few. Ms. Stein has been active in a number of organizations, including the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the National Coordinating Committee for Multi-Employer Plans (NCCMP), and the International Foundation for Employer Benefit Plans (IFEBP), among others.

Ms. Stein has addressed the National Association of Auditors, Controllers and Treasurers on the subject of corporate governance and its role as a positive force in future class action securities settlements. She has also spoken before numerous AFL-CIO conventions and hundreds of public and multi-employer pension funds nationwide and abroad.

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