Steven E. Fineman is the Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, resident in the firm’s New York office. Under his leadership, Lieff Cabraser has become a “go-to” firm for plaintiffs’ litigation across multiple bars, including Mass Torts, Antitrust, Securities/Financial Fraud, Consumer Protection, Product Liability, Employment Discrimination, and Qui Tam. This commitment to excellence has led Lieff Cabraser to leadership roles in numerous major cases in recent years, and the firm to wide-spread recognition as one of the premier plaintiff-side litigation firms in the country. Most recently, Lieff Cabraser was named the Boutique Litigation Firm of the year at the 2020 American Lawyer Industry Awards. For his leadership of the firm, Lawdragon has identified Mr. Fineman as one of the nation’s “100 Managing Partners You Need to Know.”
In addition to managing the firm, Mr. Fineman represents plaintiffs in class, group and individual civil litigation in the areas of securities and financial fraud, mass torts, consumer fraud, and whistleblower law. He has been consistently recognized as a top lawyer in his fields by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Benchmark Plaintiff, and the National Law Journal. Lawdragon has identified Mr. Fineman as one of the nation’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2020.”
Mr. Fineman is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society. He is a member of the Advisory Forum for Stanford Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford Law School. Mr. Fineman is a past President of the Public Justice Foundation, which oversees and funds the national public interest law firm, Public Justice, P.C., and is a past Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Securities Litigation Group. Mr. Fineman recently served as the Chair of the New York/New Jersey Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”), and is a member of the ADL’s Global Advisory Council.
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