Harvey M. Stone is a founder and the managing partner of the firm. Mr. Stone focuses on complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense and appeals.
Mr. Stone has represented lawyers, doctors, corporations, business executives and high-profile clients in a broad range of civil and criminal matters. His vast appellate experience in the federal government and then in private practice has included cases before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and other Circuit Courts, as well as the New York State Appellate Courts. One of his many successful appeals, People v. Griffin, 242 A.D. 70 (1st Dept. 1998), was the subject of an extensive column in the The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Stone has co-authored the monthly Eastern District Roundup column in the New York Law Journal since 1990. He has served for over thirty years on the Board of Trustees for St. Stephen’s School in Rome, Italy, and has been on the Board of Governors of Isidore Newman School in New Orleans since 2011. He is also on the Advisory Board of the American Center for Democracy, and is a Director of the Samuel Goldberg & Sons Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Stone received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard College in 1966 (Classic and English), where he was awarded the John Harvard Scholarship, and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1972. From 1972 to 1976, as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Washington, D.C., he briefed and argued cases in the various federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court. His designation by the Solicitor General to argue for the United States in Middendorf v. Henry, 425 U.S. 25 (1975), marked the first time in a number of years that an attorney with the Justice Department’s Criminal Division had been asked to argue before the Supreme Court. Mr. Stone then worked in the General Counsel’s Office of the National Labor Relations Board, Enforcement/Litigation Division, Washington, D.C., from 1976 until 1977, when he was appointed Chief of the Appeals Division, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, he supervised all of that Office’s appellate litigation, both civil and criminal, and briefed and argued major cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In March 1981, Mr. Stone left the United States Attorney’s Office to found the firm with Peter Schlam.