Stuart Riback is a business litigator who has handled a wide range of high-stakes and novel disputes in the course of his 30-year career, with an emphasis on reaching practical solutions to complex business conflicts. Stuart's practice has taken him to the United States Supreme Court, where he argued a case that helped to define the scope of trade dress protection under the Lanham Act, as well as federal courts of appeal and trial courts all over the country. Cases he litigated led to new rulings on the scope of § 13(d) of the 1934 Act in the Eleventh Circuit and the scope of arbitration clauses in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Stuart is a 1984 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Developing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Before entering private practice, Stuart served as a law clerk to Judge Peter K. Leisure of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Stuart is co-Vice Chair of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the ABA Business Law Section. He publishes and speaks extensively on topics including corporate privileges, cross-border litigation, intellectual property, creditors rights and arbitration.