Stefan has represented clients in appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States. He served as counsel of record for the Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) on petition and merits-stage briefs filed in a 5-4 Supreme Court victory in Cuomo v. Clearing House Ass’n and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 557 U.S. 519 (2007). He previously was counsel of record for CSBS in State Farm Bank v. Reardon, an OTS preemption case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Stefan also served as a legal consultant to the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General in connection with a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States seeking review of the preemption case SPGGC, LLC v. Ayotte, 488 F.3d 525 (1st Cir. 2007).
Stefan has obtained successful mediated settlements for appellants in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, including a recent client with a Servicemembers Civil Relief Act claim that had summary judgment entered against her in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. In a separate state court matter, Stefan obtained a reversal of a trial court’s dismissal of a client’s claims on statute of limitations grounds. The successful appellate court outcome led directly to a very large settlement of the client’s claims (the precise amount of which cannot be disclosed due to a highly specific confidentiality agreement).