University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1993, cum laude.

University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1990, with High Honors and Special Honors in Liberal Arts

Court Admissions
State Bar of Arizona 1993

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law 1995 - Present

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona 1993

Colorado Bar 1995

District of Columbia Bar 1995

Personal Information
Stacey spent approximately 9 months in India developing a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program for one of the world’s largest retailers.

• Spanish Proficiency

• Electronic Discovery & Management of Complex Litigation Databases

• Inventor with patents issued by U.S. Patent Office, European Patent Office, U.K, France, Germany, and Italy
Stacey F. Gottlieb
Stacey F. Gottlieb
Print Biography
Complex Commercial Litigation; White Collar Criminal Defense; Governmental and Public Entity Liability Defense; Title IX Litigation; E-Discovery.

Stacey is an experienced trial lawyer who has won multiple federal and state jury trials ranging from a complete defense verdict in a $60 million Lanham Act case, to not guilty verdicts in international drug trafficking, first degree homicide, and driving under the influence of alcohol cases, among others.

Stacey’s complex civil litigation experience includes cases alleging corporate, financial institution or individual liability arising from the business affairs of officers, directors, brokers/dealers, accountants, and other professionals, as well as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, fraud, bad faith, theft of trade secrets, defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights, Lanham Act violations, interference with business opportunities and other business torts. She also has significant experience in complex declaratory judgment actions seeking temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions, including on behalf of one of the world’s largest money transmitters and its affiliates, other public and private companies, closely held businesses, and a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, among others.

Stacey has also represented various government entities and officials in civil and administrative proceedings, including defense of procurement fraud claims, representation of multiple university hearing boards in Title IX matters, and representation of the directors of a state agency in a federal civil rights class action under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Stacey’s complex criminal law experience includes representation of corporations and individuals against state and federal indictments, as well as in pre-indictment investigations and negotiations, in a wide array of criminal matters and parallel proceedings. Stacey has represented public and private companies, their officers, directors, managers and executives in internal investigations stemming from governmental investigations and enforcement actions, whistleblower complaints, and audits.

Stacey is an Arizona State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. She has defended clients in criminal cases involving allegations of mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, healthcare fraud, racketeering, forfeiture, narcotics trafficking and drug possession, immigration issues, computer fraud and abuse, firearms offenses, violations of injunctions against harassment and protective orders, and regulatory offenses. Stacey also has spent many months in India assisting a multi-national retail corporation in developing its global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance plan in conjunction with the client’s defense of a Department of Justice investigation.

Stacey has argued cases before the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals and has submitted winning appellate briefs in both civil and criminal cases. Most recently, Stacey helped secure an Arizona Supreme Court victory on behalf of a European country on the question of whether its multi-million dollar judgment should be recognized under Arizona’s Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. Read the full published opinion here.

Stacey is a former Division Director of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, the Annual Meting Co-Chair for the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), the Southwest Region Co-Chair of the American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee of the Criminal Justice Section, , and has served as a panelist or speaker at various seminars for professional organizations, the judiciary, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), and the Arizona State University College of Law.