Darren W. Stanhouse Senior Counsel

Darren's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and white collar crime and government investigations.

He serves and advises clients in state and federal regulatory, criminal, and compliance matters, and assists clients in resolving complex commercial disputes.


Representation of the court-appointed receiver of a private company in a matter arising from a complaint by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging a $600 million Ponzi and Pyramid Scheme with more than a million potential claimants (2012). 

Representation of the former president of a prominent defense contractor in a multiple-count federal criminal indictment.

Representation of an international accounting firm in class action litigation involving subprime mortgages and other depressed assets.

Representation of a prominent financial institution in class action litigation surrounding the Enron scandal.

Representation of major financial institutions in litigation and compliance regarding foreclosure issues.

Representation of financial institutions and corporations in connection with responding to federal and state subpoenas.

Representation of corporations and individuals involved in SEC and DOJ investigations.

Representation of prominent financial institutions and accounting firms in matters of state and federal government investigations and compliance.

Representation of a for-profit college under investigation by state and federal agencies.

Pro Bono representation of veterans involved in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with Honors, Editor in Chief, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 2004
  • University of Oregon, BA, 1993
  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
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