Steven is a partner in Eisner, LLP’s New York office and a nationally recognized litigator with nearly three decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes trials in state and federal courts in New York and other jurisdictions. He is equally adept at representing companies and individuals in government and internal investigations, and regulatory proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. He also represents companies and individuals in litigation under the federal securities laws, including securities litigation class action defense.
He has also represented Big Four accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, and financial services firms in commercial litigation matters in federal, state, and appellate courts across the country. Among his many notable successes, in the New York County Supreme Court’s Commercial Division, Steven won a unanimous jury verdict and subsequent appeal for a hedge fund defendant in a $95 million lawsuit and a complete judgment after a bench trial for an international clothing manufacturer in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract action by an arm of the World Bank.
Before joining Eisner, Steven was a litigation partner at the Am Law 100 law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Earlier in his career, he practiced at the Am Law 100 law firm Vinson & Elkins, where he served for many years as co-head of the securities litigation and enforcement practice.
Selected representative matters include:
Trials and Arbitrations
Obtained as lead counsel on behalf of a U.S. broker dealer subsidiary of a large international bank in a FINRA arbitration with fifteen hearing sessions a favorable award on a claim for breach of a consulting agreement seeking damages in excess of $3 million.*
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America© for Commercial Litigation, 2021
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement