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Cameron Stout

Cameron Stout is a nationally-recognized securities litigator and regulatory defense attorney. In addition to handling hundreds of broker-dealer arbitrations involving a broad array of products and disputes, Cameron also has significant experience defending financial services companies in putative class actions. Cameron also has expertise in complex commercial and business litigation. Finally, Cameron provides compliance consulting services to, and acts as defense counsel on behalf of, individuals and businesses in consumer and regulatory matters involving the FTC and CFPB.

After graduating from Princeton University in 1980, Cameron obtained his J.D. with Honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law, during which he clerked for San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stuart Pollak.

Cameron was a shareholder at Keesal Young & Logan from 1991 until the end of 2011, when he joined Holland & Knight as a partner in its San Francisco litigation group. He is now associated with Thurman Legal, representing individuals and businesses in FTC and CFPB regulatory matters and litigation, as well consulting with clients in these areas.

Cameron has an AV preeminent peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named as a California Super Lawyer. He lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an avid cyclist and tennis player, and has two adult children.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Defended financial services companies in putative class actions, including oil and gas limited partnerships and junk bond/mortgage fund product failure cases.

 

Led team of twenty lawyers that defended a major securities broker-dealer in over seven hundred and fifty FINRA arbitrations across the country arising out of two failed mutual bond funds.

Defended client in complex, alleged multi-million dollar FTC enforcement action involving allegations of FTC Act Section 5 violations in connection with student loan debt relief services.

Consulting with businesses on compliance issues relating to marketing materials and website contents and representations in consumer contexts including point of sale merchant payment processing, student loan debt relief, etc.

Represented financial services companies, RIA’s and individuals in scores of individual FINRA, AAA and CFTC arbitration proceedings.

Represented companies and individuals in an array of regulatory and compliance matters and enforcement proceedings.

EDUCATION

Princeton University, AB American History 1980

University of San Francisco School of Law, JD with honors, 1984

BAR ADMISSION

State of California, 1984

  

COURT ADMISSIONS

All California State and Federal Courts

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

American Bar Association

American Fair Credit Council (AFCC) 

​Association for Student Loan Relief (AFSLR) 

 

DISTINCTIONS

Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Named as a California “Super Lawyer” 2010-2012.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

California certified mediator specializing in financial services cases, employment matters and general commercial litigation.

Lecturer on mentoring, resilience and mental wellness issues as part of mandatory continuing legal education curricula.