Jeffrey Steinfeld has extensive trial experience and a broad complex commercial litigation practice representing clients in federal and state court at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Steinfeld’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and SEC enforcement actions, class action defense, federal and state securities laws, duties of corporate officers and directors, and M&A transactions. He also has first-chaired a federal trial to jury verdict and has participated in multiple other jury trials.
Mr. Steinfeld’s experience includes advising, among others:
- the CEO of a publicly traded corporation in parallel criminal and civil actions alleging insider trading in violation of federal securities laws. Mr. Steinfeld was a key member of the team that twice successfully tried the criminal action to jury verdict;
- the special committee of the board of directors of Caesars Acquisition Company (CAC) in potential litigation regarding a multibillion-dollar asset purchase and subsequent merger between CAC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation;
- LaSalle Bank, N.A. (now Bank of America) in the appeal of a dismissal of five related class actions that alleged the lender aided and abetted a fraudulent real estate investment scheme;
- Barclays Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in a securities class action brought in state court alleging violation of Section 11 and Section 12 of the Securities Act;
- a client in a federal civil rights action alleging Section 1983 claims, trying the case to jury verdict; and
- a client in a potential trademark and copyright infringement matter, successfully protecting the client’s mark