Stanton Gallegos

Stanton Gallegos


Stanton enjoys untangling complex legal problems, devising viable solutions, and achieving favorable results on behalf of a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to small family companies. He excels at getting to the heart of the issues and finding creative solutions and arguments to achieve the best results for his clients.

Stanton represents businesses and non-profits in complex litigation, including cases involving securities, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, products liability, class actions, employment discrimination claims, and other torts. He has extensive experience in matters involving securities and financial investments, where he has represented financial institutions and individual investors in matters relating to the sale of mortgage-backed securities, failed investment funds, and challenges to merger transactions. Stanton also represents clients on appeals in state and federal courts, both as parties and as amicus curiae. He has drafted winning briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the New York Court of Appeals, and the New York Appellate Division.

Stanton’s talents as a legal writer are reflected in his recent role as architect of a masterful arbitration brief in a contentious dispute between feuding owners of a closely held enterprise.  Based on that brief, the arbitrator awarded his client possession of hundreds of thousands of dollars in disputed property and an award of attorney fees.

Stanton capably handles all stages of litigation from case inception through appeal, including legal writing and research; preparing opening and closing statements; preparing witnesses to testify at hearings and depositions; developing strategies for cross-examination; and managing e-discovery.

Stanton graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining Markowitz Herbold, Stanton was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he represented clients in litigation and regulatory matters. 

  • Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers, 2018 – present
  • Co-author, Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation – Depositions (Chapter 26), 2020
  • Co-chair, Board of Directors, Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, Race for Justice Committee, St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • Member, Partners in Diversity
  • Member, Owen M. Panner Inn of Court
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Honoree, Empire State Counsel, 2013 – 2014
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 
  • Brooklyn Law School — J.D., summa cum laude; articles editor, Brooklyn Law Review; Geraldo Rivera Endowed Scholarship – Promising Student of Hispanic Background; Charles Evan Fellowship in International Business Law; Arthur Gluckman Memorial Prize
  • Oklahoma Christian University — B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude; President’s Volunteer Service Award; Vice President and Presentations Team, Students in Free Enterprise

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