Steven D. Feldman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.
 | 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-880-3988
Fax: 212-880-3998
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Steven D. Feldman is a shareholder with the law firm of Murphy & McGonigle in New York City. A top-rated trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, Mr. Feldman focuses his practice on defending business professionals and companies under investigation or being prosecuted for white collar crimes, securities law violations, public corruption, fraud and other federal crimes.

Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the New York City metro region and the entire country, Mr. Feldman represents stock brokers, investment advisers, corporate executives and other professionals in federal trial courts and appellate courts who are facing criminal and regulartory investigations and prosecutions, or enforcement proceedings.

As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Feldman has extensive experience prosecuting federal crimes and leading corporate investigations. This experience provides him with a unique and invaluable insight that enables him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for those he serves. Over the course of his career, he has successfully secured numerous dismissals for those facing allegations of wrongdoing, and he has had an equal amount of success in criminal trials.

Regarded as one of the area's leading trial lawyers, Mr. Feldman maintains an active presence with many professional legal organizations. He serves on the board of trustees for the Federal Bar Council and on the board of advisers for both the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance and the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute. He is also a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court and the white collar committee of the New York State Bar Association, among his other affiliations.

A 1992 cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Feldman obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, graduating Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as notes and comments editor for The Georgetown Law Journal and served in their domestic violence clinic. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Securities Litigation (20%)

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About Steven Feldman

Admitted: 1999, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Murphy & McGonigle(01/08/2015)
  • Steven was selected to the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society the purpose of which is to encourage excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • Ten Murphy & McGonigle Listed in 2016 Super Lawyers(10/10/2016)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, NYS Bar Association White Collar Committee   
  • Past Co-Chair, UJA Criminal Law Group
  • Board of Advisers, Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute
  • Board Member, Georgetown Law New York Alumni Council
  • Board of Advisers, Georgetown Wall Street Alliance
  • Member, Federal Bar Council Inn of Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 
  • Steve is a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • New York
  • Steven serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Council (2017 - present).
  • Steven serves on the Federal Bar Council's Second Circuit Courts committee.  In 2011, he served as the co-Chair for the Federal Bar Council's Fall Retreat in September 2011.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Steven serves on the John Jay College Pre Law Institute Advisory Board.  The Pre Law Institute was created by President Jeremy Travis in December 2005 with the mission to "identify, motivate and prepare John Jay students and alumni who are interested in preparing for a career in law." What distinguishes the Pre Law Institute from undergraduate pre-professional and graduate advisement offices and career development centers is its emphasis on creating skill-building programs which support and strengthen students' undergraduate academic achievement and enhance their performance on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) while actively exposing students to information about the rigors of a legal education and a legal career. Most importantly, Pre Law Institute programs are designed to focus students on these important intellectual and professional development processes as early as their freshman year. By focusing on students' early development of the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills they will need to perform well in college and law school, the Pre Law Institute creates a path for success for students early in their undergraduate careers., 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Challenging Issues Faced in Internal Investigations06/02/2016 (11:21 AM - 09:21 AM)
  • Schemers and Scammers, 2015 Edition: The Never Ending Battle Against Fraud11/09/2015
  • The Destruction of World Heritage Sites as It Concerns Cultural Property and International Laws01/26/2016
  • Schemers and Scammers, 2017 Edition: The Never Ending Battle Against Fraud11/09/2017
  • Schemers and Scammers, 2016 Edition: The Never Ending Battle Against Fraud11/10/2016
  • Steven Feldman authored an article on the trends and vagaries of sentences in securities fraud cases in the post federal sentencing guidelines world., Author, Disparities Seen in Federal Securities Fraud Sentences, New York Law Journal, 2009
  • Doing Business Overseas? You Need To Understand The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act(07/22/2015)
  • Utilizing a Smart Phone “App” to Protect Companies and Individuals in Critical Law Enforcement Encounters (Spring/Summer 2017)NYSBA Inside | (04/28/2017)
  • The Scandal Over Hobby Lobby’s Purchase of 5,500 Smuggled Artifacts, ExplainedArtsy | (07/07/2017)
  • SEC Enforcement: Digital Token Trading Platform is an Unregistered ExchangeBlockchain Law Center | (11/09/2018)

Educational Background:

  • Steven graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy., 1992
  •  Hebrew University, One Year Program, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Federal Court
  • Securities Law
  • White Collar Criminal Litigation
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Office Location for Steven D. Feldman

1185 Avenue of the Americas
21st Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-880-3988

Fax: 212-880-3998

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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