About Stanley C Morris
Stanley C. Morris is a securities attorney. He is a founding partner of Corrigan & Morris LLP, a California-based law firm specializing in SEC enforcement actions and complex securities litigation.
Founded in 2000, Corrigan & Morris has counseled many clients on government-led investigations and complex securities litigations, including those related to intellectual property, real estate and other types of business disputes. The firm’s clientele covers public and private companies, SEC court-appointed receivers, hedge funds, broker-dealers, investment advisors and accountants. Attorneys of the firm have represented clients in front of various federal and state courts.
Morris has special expertise in responding to investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has represented clients in complex cases in financial disclosure, unregistered securities offerings, insider trading, hedge fund trading and whistleblower actions. With a profound understanding of civil litigation, Morris handles complicated civil cases and serves as an expert witness.
Prior to founding the firm, Morris accumulated abundant experience in SEC investigations and litigation as a senior enforcement attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He concentrated on complicated legal matters, including financial fraud, fraudulent and unregistered securities offerings, market manipulation and broker-dealer violations. In his role as a special assistant attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, he became deeply familiar with the practices and policies of the government, which enabled him to better serve his clients in government enforcement proceedings.
In additional to his experience in the public sector, Morris has worked as an assistant general counsel at Century Aluminum, where he advised on securities laws, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture agreements. He has assisted issuers and underwriters in a wide range of domestic and international transactions while working as a corporate attorney for Jones Day. Morris has also served as a legislative assistant for Sen. Robert Byrd.
Morris is licensed to practice law in the state of California and New York. He is qualified to represent clients in front of multiple U.S. circuit appeals courts and U.S. district courts. He is also a certified FINRA panel arbitrator.
Morris earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University.