Steven E. Fineman

Steven E. Fineman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
 | 250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1413
Phone: 212-355-9500
Fax: 212-355-9592
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (60%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

teven E. Fineman is the Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.

Mr. Fineman, who is based in the firm’s New York City office, has been recognized for his leadership of Lieff Cabraser — Lawdragon Magazine has called him one of the “100 Managing Partners You Need to Know.”

Based in the firm’s New York City office, Mr. Fineman represents institutional and classes of investors in securities and financial fraud cases; classes and groups of individuals in mass tort litigation; classes of consumers in false marketing and deceptive business practice cases; and whistleblowers in False Claims Act matters.

Mr. Fineman has been recognized for his success as a litigator by Best Lawyers in America (2016 New York City Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year); Super Lawyers (Securities Litigation); and Benchmark Plaintiffs (Litigation Star; National Practice, Mass Tort/Product Liability and Local Litigation Star; New York, Securities and Mass Torts).

Mr. Fineman has been appointed to numerous leadership roles in the legal community. He is a long-time member of the board and is a past President of the Public Justice Foundation. He is currently a member of the board of The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession and the Advisory Board of the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. He previously served as the co-chair of the Securities Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Fineman is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s National Commission and in 2017 was named Vice-Chair of the ADL New York Region. He writes and lectures frequently on complex litigation and the business of the law.

About Steven Fineman

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.lieffcabraser.com/attorneys/steven-e-fineman/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in field of "Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs," 2006 - 2019; "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, recognized in the category of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs for New York City, 2016; "New York Litigation Star," Benchmark Plaintiff, 2013-2015; "Super Lawyer for New York Metro," Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2018; Member, Best Lawyers Advisory Board, a select group of U.S. and international law firm leaders and general counsel, 2011-2012; "Lawdragon Finalist," Lawdragon, 2009-Present; "100 Managing Partners You Need to Know," Lawdragon, 2008; "Top Attorneys In Securities Law," Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2008; Consultant to the Office of Attorney General, State of New York, in connection with an industry-wide investigation and settlement concerning health insurers' use of the "Ingenix database" to determine usual and customary rates for out-of-network services, April 2008-February 2009; "40 under 40," selected as one of the country's most successful litigators under the age of 40, The National Law Journal, 2002.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice; American Bar Association; American Constitution Society; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Civil Justice Foundation (Board of Trustees, 2004-Present); Fight for Justice Campaign; Human Rights First; National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (Executive Committee, 2009-Present); New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association's 'Bill of Particulars' (Editoial Board and Columnist, "Federal Practice for the State Court Practitioner," 2005-Present); Plaintiff Toxic Tort Advisory Council (Lexis Nexis, Mealy's Publications and Conference Group, 2002-2005); Public Justice Foundation (President, July 2011-July 2012; Executive Committee, July 2006-Present; Board of Directors, July 2002-Present); State Bar of California; Supreme Court Historical Society.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author with Michael J. Miarmi, “The Basics of Obtaining Class Certification in Securities Fraud Cases: U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Standard, Rejecting Fifth Circuit's ‘Loss Causation’ Requirement," Bloomberg Law Reports (July 5, 2011); Stanford University Law School, Guest Lecturer for Professor Deborah Hensler's course on Complex Litigation, Representing Plaintiffs in Large-Scale Litigation (March 2, 2011, Stanford, California); Stanford University Law School — Panel Member, Symposium on the Future of the Legal Profession, (March 1, 2011, Stanford, California); 4th Annual International Conference on the Globalization of Collective Litigation — Panel Member, Funding Issues: Public versus Private Financing (December 10, 2010, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida); “Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law,” Column, The Supreme Court’s Decisions in Iqbol and Twombly Threaten Access to Federal Courts (Winter 2010); American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Access to Justice in Federal Courts — Panel Member, The Iqbal and Twombly Cases (January 21, 2010, New York, New York); American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, The 13th Annual National Institute on Class Actions — Panel Member, Hydrogen Peroxide Will Clear It Up Right Away: Developments in the Law of Class Certification (November 20, 2009, Washington, D.C.); Global Justice Forum, Presented by Robert L. Lieff and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP — Conference Co-Host and Moderator of Mediation/Arbitration Panel (October 16, 2009, Columbia Law School, New York, New York);  Stanford University Law School, Guest Lecturer for Professor Deborah Hensler's course on Complex Litigation, Foreign Claimants in U.S. Courts/U.S. Lawyers in Foreign Courts (April 6, 2009, Stanford, California); Stanford University Law School, Guest Lecturer for Professor Deborah Hensler's course on Complex Litigation, Foreign Claimants in U.S. Courts/U.S. Lawyers in Foreign Courts (April 16, 2008, Stanford, California); Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy, and Public Justice, Co-Organizer of conference and Master of Ceremonies for conference, Justice and the Role of Class Actions (March 28, 2008, New York, New York); Stanford University Law School and The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University, Conference on The Globalization of Class Actions, Panel Member, Resolution of Class and Mass Actions (December 13 and 14, 2007, Oxford, England); Editorial Board and Columnist, "Federal Practice for the State Court Practitioner," New York State Trial Lawyers Association's "Bill of Particulars," (2005-present);"Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law," Federal Multidistrict Litigation Practice (Fall 2007); "Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law," Pleading a Federal Court Complaint (Summer 2007); Stanford University Law School, Guest Lecturer for Professor Deborah Hensler's course on Complex Litigation, Foreign Claimants in U.S. Courts (April 17, 2007, Palo Alto, California); "Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Law," Initiating Litigation and Electronic Filing in Federal Court (Spring 2007); "Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law," Column, Federal Court Jurisdiction: Getting to Federal Court By Choice or Removal (Winter 2007); American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, 2006 National Convention, Panel Member, Finding the Balance: Federal Preemption of State Law (June 16, 2006, Washington, D.C.); Global Justice Forum, Presented by Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP — Conference Moderator and Panel Member on Securities Litigation (May 19, 2006, Paris, France); Stanford University Law School, Guest Lecturer for Professor Deborah Hensler's course on Complex Litigation, Foreign Claimants in U.S. Court (April 25, 2006, Stanford, California); Global Justice Forum, Presented by Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP — Conference Moderator and Speaker and Papers, The Basics of Federal Multidistrict Litigation: How Disbursed Claims are Centralized in U.S. Practice and Basic Principles of Securities Actions for Institutional Investors (May 20, 2005, London, England); New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Federal Practice for State Practitioners, Speaker and Paper, Federal Multidistrict Litigation Practice, (March 30, 2005, New York, New York), published in "Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law" (Spring 2005); Stanford University Law School, The Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Guest Lecturer, In Search of "Global Settlements": Resolving Class Actions and Mass Torts with Finality (March 16, 2004, Stanford, California); Lexis/Nexis, Mealey's Publications and Conferences Group, Wall Street Forum: Mass Tort Litigation, Co-Chair of Event (July 15, 2003, New York, New York); Northstar Conferences, The Class Action Litigation Summit, Panel Member on Class Actions in the Securities Industry, and Paper, Practical Considerations for Investors' Counsel - Getting the Case (June 27, 2003, Washington, D.C.); The Manhattan Institute, Center for Legal Policy, Forum Commentator on Presentation by John H. Beisner, Magnet Courts: If You Build Them, Claims Will Come (April 22, 2003, New York, New York); Stanford University Law School, Guest Lecturer for Professor Deborah Hensler's Courses on Complex Litigation, Selecting The Forum For a Complex Case — Strategic Choices Between Federal And State Jurisdictions, and Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR In Mass Tort Litigation, (March 4, 2003, Stanford, California); American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Emerging Issues Committee, Member of Focus Group on Emerging Issues in Tort and Insurance Practice (coordinated event with New York University Law School and University of Connecticut Law School, August 27, 2002, New York, New York); Duke University and University of Geneva, "Debates Over Group Litigation in Comparative Perspective," Panel Member on Mass Torts and Products Liability (July 21-22, 2000, Geneva, Switzerland); New York Law Journal, Article, Consumer Protection Class Actions Have Important Position, Applying New York's Statuatory Scheme (November 23, 1998); Leader Publications, Litigation Strategist, "Fen-Phen," Articles, The Admissibility of Scientific Evidence in Fen-Phen Litigation and Daubert Developments: Something For Plaintiffs, Defense Counsel (June 1998, New York, New York); "Consumer Protection Class Actions Have Important Position, Applying New York's Statutory Scheme," New York Law Journal (November 23, 1998); The Defense Research Institute and Trial Lawyer Association, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar, Article and Lecture, A Plaintiffs' Counsels' Perspective: What's the Next Horizon? (April 30, 1998, New York, New York); Lexis/Nexis, Mealey's Publications and Conference Group, Mealey's Tobacco Conference: Settlement and Beyond 1998, Article and Lecture, The Expanding Litigation (February 21, 1998, Washington, D.C.); New York State Bar Association, Expert Testimony in Federal Court After Daubert and New Federal Rule 26, Article and Lecture, Breast Implant Litigation: Plaintiffs' Perspective on the Daubert Principles (May 23, 1997, New York, New York); Plaintiff Toxic Tort Advisory Council, Lexis/Nexis, Mealey's Publications and Conferences Group (January 2002-2005).

Educational Background:

  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1985); Stirling University, Scotland (English Literature and Political Science, 1983-84).
Office Location for Steven E. Fineman

250 Hudson Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1413

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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