Steven M. Steingard
Steven M. Steingard is a shareholder of Kohn, Swift, & Graf, P.C.
He is a graduate of Boston University and Villanova University School of Law.
Following law school, he was an Assistant Attorney General in the Enforcement Division of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission from March 1976 through June 1978. From July 1978 through January 1982, he was Senior Staff Attorney in the Enforcement Division of the Philadelphia office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Since entering private practice, he has concentrated on securities, antitrust and other types of complex business and class action litigation.
He represented Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. on the plaintiffs’ steering committee of In re Catfish Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 2:92 CV 075-D-O (D. Miss.) and In re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL 940 (M.D. Fla.). He played a substantial role in In re Residential Doors Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1039 (E.D. Pa.), for which the firm served as co-lead counsel and in In re Compact Disc Minimum Advertised Price Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1361 (D. Maine) for which the firm served as lead counsel for the private class plaintiffs. He also represented the firm on the plaintiffs’ steering committee of the securities class action Paraschos v. YBM Magnex International, Inc, C.A. No. 98 CV 6444 (E.D. Pa.) and participated in the cross border settlement of the U.S. and Canadian litigation.
Since 2004 he has been involved in litigating major civil terrorism finance cases brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 18 U.S.C §§ 2333 et seq. He serves as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the first terrorism finance case to result in a liability verdict for plaintiffs, the recently settled Linde v. Arab Bank, Plc, No. 04 Civ. 2799 (BMC) (VVP)(E.D.N.Y.). He currently serves as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Weiss v. National Westminster Bank, Plc, 05 CV 4622 (DLI)(MDG) and Strauss v. Crédit Lyonnais, S.A., 06 CV 702 (DLI)(MDG), which are both pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New Yorkand Julin v. Chiquita Brands International, Inc., No. 08-20641-CIV-KAM) (S.D. Fla.) pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He served as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the now settled case of Goldberg v. UBS AG, No. 08 Civ. 375 (DLI)(MDG)(E.D.N.Y.)
He is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. From 2000-2006, he served as a hearing officer, appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, for proceedings brought by the Court’s Disciplinary Board.