Steven F. Molo

Top rated business litigation attorney in New York, New York

MoloLamken LLP
Steven F. Molo
MoloLamken LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation, White collar crimes, Appellate

Licensed in New York since: 2004

Education: University of Illinois College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

MoloLamken LLP

430 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 Visit website


Steven Molo is a founding partner of the U.S. litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP.  He represents corporations, boards, funds, investors, inventors, and individuals in complex business litigation, white collar criminal and regulatory matters, and IP litigation.  His clients are worldwide.

Chambers and Partners calls him a “fabulous courtroom litigator who lights up the room with his presence”; “bright, imaginative, and creative in his approach”; and “one of the most talented lawyers in the city.”  Benchmark Litigation – which named him one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in America – calls him “an outstanding advocate and fearless in court.”  Legal 500 includes Mr. Molo on its elite list of Leading Trial Lawyers and says “he has an excellent mix of traits that set him apart from his peers.”  For the past eleven years he has been named to Lawdragon’s list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Mr. Molo began his career as a prosecutor in Chicago, and then practiced with Winston & Strawn, where he was a senior litigator and member of the Executive Committee.  He spent five years as a litigation partner with the Wall Street firm Shearman & Sterling before founding MoloLamken in October 2009.  He is also a solicitor on the Roll of Attorneys of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Criminal defense: white collar, Appellate
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 40% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 20% Appellate

First Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, New York Inn of Court
  • Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd Federal Circuit
  • Past President, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 7th Federal Circuit
  • Past President, Chicago Inn of Court
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, The Society of Legal Writers, Scribes
  • Trustee, United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2004 - 2010
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 5th Federal Circuit
  • Member, Chicago Inn of Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 11th Federal Circuit
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Trustee, American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Member, University of Illinois College of Law Board of Visitors
  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Past Vice President, Executive Committee, New York Inn of Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 4th Federal Circuit
  • Member, Federal Bar Council, (Courts Committee)
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 9th Federal Circuit
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Counsel, Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board
  • Member, Trial Attorney Advisory Board, American Bar Association
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, Economic Club of Chicago, Theodore Roosevelt Association
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, College of Communications, B.S.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • To Fight or Not to Fight
  • Lecturer, Northwestern University Law School
  • Lecturer, Loyola University of Chicago Law School
  • Lecturer, John Marshall Law School
  • Lecturer, SMU Law School
  • Lecturer, William & Mary Law School
  • Lecturer, The University of Illinois College of Law
  • Lecturer, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Co-author and General Editor, Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life from Great Chicago Trial Lawyers
  • Co-author, a leading treatise Corporate Internal Investigations
  • Executive's Guide to Understanding the Laws Behind White Collar Crimes
  • Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel
  • The Appellate Lawyer's Manual
  • The Executive's Desk Book on Corporate Risks and Response for Homeland Security
  • The Litigation Manual 2nd Edition
  • The Justices' Divergent Views On Class Action Tolling
  • Interview with Judge Diane P. Wood
  • Brady Summaries and the Obligation to Disclose Favorable Evidence
  • Corporate Criminal Liability FAQs
  • Jury Research FAQs
  • Wrong, maybe. But is it a crime?
  • Find a Career, Not a Job
  • Chambers Guide to the World's Leading Business Lawyers
  • Leading Attorneys (business litigation, white collar criminal defense, antitrust, appeals)
  • Who's Who in the Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Legal 500
  • Lawdragon’s list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Superlawyers, PLC Which Lawyer? (highly recommended, New York, disputes)
  • Who's Who in America
  • Named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America  
  • Chambers USA
  • Elite List of Leading Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized by peer and client review for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (New York: commercial litigation, white collar defense, appeals)
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers
  • Who's Who in Business and Finance
  • Super Lawyers
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation
  • New York Litigation Lawyer of the Year, ACQ Magazine

Office location for Steven F. Molo

430 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-607-8160

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