Steven Fineman - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP



Steven Fineman
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10013

(212) 355-9500

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Steven Fineman
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Attorney Profile
Law School

University of California, Hastings College
1985 - 1988

Website

http://www.lieffcabraser.com/bios/fineman.php

(212) 355-9500


Bar Information
Admitted to practice in California, 1989; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1995; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1996; New York, 1997; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1997; U.S. Supreme Court, 1997; District of Columbia, 1997.

Education
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1988); University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1985); Stirling University, Scotland (English Literature and Political Science, 1983-84).

Honors & Appointments
"New York Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition," Law & Politics, 2008-2009; "New York Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2006-2008; Lawdragon, "100 Managing Partners You Need to Know" (2008); "The New York Area's Best Lawyers," The Best Lawyers in America (published by American Lawyer Media), 2005-2009; Consultant to the Office of the Attorney General, State of New York (April 2008-present); "40 under 40," The National Law Journal, 2002, selected as one of the country's most successful litigators under the age of 40; Editorial Board and Columnist on Federal Practice for the State Court Practitioner, "Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law," New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Quarterly (June 2005-present); Board of Directors, Public Justice Foundation (July 2002-present), Executive Committee (July 2006-present), Co-Chair & Class Action Preservation Project (July 2005-present); Board of Trustees, Civil Justice Foundation (January 2004-present); Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association (July 2001-July 2004); Plaintiff Toxic Tort Advisory Council, Lexis/Nexis, Mealey's Publications and Conferences Group (January 2002-2005).

Publications & Presentations
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, Palo Alto, 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); “Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law,” Column, Federal Multidistrict Litigation Practice (Fall 2007); “Bill of Particulars, A Review of Developments in New York State Trial Law,” Column, 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,” 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.); Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Global Justice Forum, 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, Palo Alto, California); Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, Global Justice Forum, 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, Palo Alto, 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, Palo Alto, 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 Statutory 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); 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).

Member
New York State Bar Association; California State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; American Bar Association; Public Justice Foundation, Board of Directors (July 2002-present); Executive Committee (July 2006-present); Co-Chair, Class Action Preservation Project (July 2005-present); Secretary (July 2007-present); American Association for Justice; Fight for Justice Campaign; Human Rights First; American Constitution Society for Law and Policy; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Supreme Court Historical Society.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.