Steven F. Molo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

MoloLamken LLP
 | 430 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-607-8160
Fax: 212-607-8161
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Molo Lamken LLP, Steven F. Molo is a highly respected litigation attorney. From the firm's office in New York City, he provides representation to clients throughout the country and around the world, and they include companies as well as individuals. Mr. Molo largely focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring, securities, fraud, banking, intellectual property, and shareholder disputes. He also has a criminal defense practice, in which he represents people who have been charged with felonies, including securities, mail and wire fraud, tax evasion, environmental crimes and obstruction of justice.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Molo has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics. Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Molo has frequently appeared on CNN and CNBC, and he has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other publications. He has also lectured extensively at law schools around the country as well as before the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Admitted to practice in New York and Illinois, Mr. Molo is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the London Court of International Arbitration, and as a solicitor in England and Wales, he is a member of the Law Society. Prior to co-founding Molo Lamken LLP in October 2009, Mr. Molo was a partner at two international law firms.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%)

Appellate (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Steven Molo

Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Lawdragon’s list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation
  • New York Litigation Lawyer of the Year, ACQ Magazine
  • Elite List of Leading Trial Lawyers
  • Legal 500
  • Chambers USA
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America  
  • Who's Who in the Law
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in Business and Finance
  • Leading Attorneys (business litigation, white collar criminal defense, antitrust, appeals)
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers
  • Superlawyers, PLC Which Lawyer? (highly recommended, New York, disputes)
  • Chambers Guide to the World's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Recognized by peer and client review for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (New York: commercial litigation, white collar defense, appeals)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York
  •  Member, University of Illinois College of Law Board of Visitors
  • Member, Economic Club of Chicago, Theodore Roosevelt Association
  • Member, The Society of Legal Writers, Scribes
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Trial Attorney Advisory Board, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Past President, Chicago Inn of Court
  •  Member, Chicago Inn of Court
  •  Member, Federal Bar Council, (Courts Committee)
  • Past President, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2004 - 2010
  • Past Vice President, Executive Committee, New York Inn of Court
  •  Member, New York Inn of Court
  •  Trustee, United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  •  Trustee, American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 11th Federal Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 9th Federal Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 7th Federal Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 5th Federal Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 4th Federal Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd Federal Circuit
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Counsel, Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • To Fight or Not to Fight
  • Find a Career, Not a Job
  • Wrong, maybe. But is it a crime?
  • Jury Research FAQs
  • Corporate Criminal Liability FAQs
  • Brady Summaries and the Obligation to Disclose Favorable Evidence
  • Interview with Judge Diane P. Wood
  • The Justices' Divergent Views On Class Action Tolling
  • The Litigation Manual 2nd Edition
  • The Executive's Desk Book on Corporate Risks and Response for Homeland Security
  • The Appellate Lawyer's Manual
  • Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel
  • Executive's Guide to Understanding the Laws Behind White Collar Crimes
  • Co-author, a leading treatise Corporate Internal Investigations
  • Co-author and General Editor, Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer, The University of Illinois College of Law
  • Lecturer, William & Mary Law School
  • Lecturer, SMU Law School
  • Lecturer, John Marshall Law School
  • Lecturer, Loyola University of Chicago Law School
  • Lecturer, Northwestern University Law School

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, College of Communications, B.S.
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Office Location for Steven F. Molo

430 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-607-8160

Fax: 212-607-8161

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Last Updated: 1/16/2019

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