R. Stephen Stigall
Attorney-in-Charge, Camden Branch Office at United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
R. STEPHEN STIGALL is the Attorney-in-Charge of the Camden Branch Office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Stigall joined the Office in 2000, and has served in the Criminal Division and Terrorism Unit. Currently, as a supervisor in Camden, Mr. Stigall supervises and prosecutes complex criminal matters including: mortgage fraud; securities fraud; corporate and bank fraud; computer crimes; identity theft; and intellectual property offenses; as well as violent crime, drug, and terrorism offenses. As an AUSA, Mr. Stigall has successfully investigated and prosecuted a variety of crimes, including mortgage fraud, bank fraud, corporate embezzlement, extortion, bribery, securities fraud, credit card fraud and export violations affecting national security. Mr. Stigall handled the District of New Jersey’s first criminal prosecution based on evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the District of New Jersey’s first criminal prosecution based on amendments to the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act; and prosecuted the first federal criminal fraud case in the District of New Jersey involving self-proclaimed “sovereign citizens” who attempted to cause $17 million in losses for which Mr. Stigall received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Stigall was also the lead prosecutor in the investigation of the “Fort Dix Six” terrorism case before leaving the Office to return to private practice for a short time. In private practice, Mr. Stigall was both a partner and associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in Philadelphia, where he worked on a broad range of complex civil and criminal matters including corporate litigation, white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, antitrust, and intellectual property matters. While in private practice, Mr. Stigall also volunteered pro bono for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania as an Assistant District Attorney. Before that, Mr. Stigall worked for the Honorable Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has also authored law review articles on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and various Federal Rules of Evidence. Mr. Stigall received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Connecticut College.