Stuart M. Riback, Esq. is a business litigator who has handled a wide range of high-stakes and novel disputes in the course of his 35-year career, with an emphasis on reaching practical solutions to complex business conflicts. Recent victories include a judgment after trial for almost $100 million in a credit default swap case, and summary judgment in a dispute over ownership of a Fifth Avenue office building. 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 and state appellate and trial courts and arbitration tribunals all over the country.
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 incoming Chair of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.