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Lawrence Steckman has twenty five years of experience litigating securities, RICO and business cases. In July, 2006, Super Lawyers Magazine, in its first New York edition, identified Mr. Steckman as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” in securities and business (complex contract/commercial) litigation. He again received that honor in securities litigation in 2014.  Mr. Steckman has handled billions of dollars in client matters, has overseen the dismissal of billions of dollars in claims against his clients and has been counsel in leading securities, derivatives and RICO litigations as well as securities and commercial arbitration disputes. He is the author or lead co-author of more than forty published works on the law. The independent attorney rating service, AVVO, has awarded him a rating of “superb,” its highest level.

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  1. Investment Fraud: 67%
    27 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 33%

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Eaton & Van Winkle, LLP

3 Park Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY, 10016

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2006
Superb RatingAVVON/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEaton & Van Winkle, LLP2012 - Present
PartnerLester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP2002 - 2012
PartnerHecht & Steckman P.C.1994 - 2001
AssociateCamhy Karlinsky & Stein, LLP1991 - 1994
AssociateShea & Gould1988 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Practising Law Institute, Securities Arbitration FacultyMember2008 - 2009
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Antitrust, RICO and Labor Law CommitteeMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Securities LitigationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
China Valves Tech. Sec. Litig., 2013 WL 5708570Complaint dismissed
Hanson v. Frazer Frost, LLP, 2013 WL 5372749Complaint dismissed
Perry v. Duoyuan Printing, Inc., 2013 WL 4505199Complaint dismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Private Securities Litigation Act Reform ReporterLoss Causation, Economic Loss Rules and Offset Defenses2014
Journal of International Business EthicsFinancial Transparency and Disclosure: China Progress on Corporate Governance2014
Securities Reform Act Litigation ReporterReliance and Loss Causation in Securities Fraud Class Certification Motion Practice After Halliburton II2014
Touro Law ReviewMarket Impact, Loss Causation, and Multiple Regression Modeling — the Importance of Modular Theories of Damage Causation in Antitrust Class Certification Motion Practice After Comcast v. Behrens2013
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Punitive Damages Against Fiduciaries, Probate Cases, and Equitable Relief2011
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law JournalThe Assertion of Attorney-Client Privilege by Counsel in Legal Malpractice Cases – Policy, Privilege and the Search for Truth in Cases Involving Implied Waivers2010
Journal Of Securities Law, Regulation and ComplianceLitigating Offset Arguments in Compensatory Damage Litigation and Lead Plaintiff Motion Practice in Class Cases: Are Apparently Inconsistent Outcomes Reconcilable?2010
The RICO ReporterCan Allegations of Aiding and Abetting Securities Fraud Violations Serve as Proper RICO Predicates Under the Reform Act?2010
49 The RICO Reporter 5RICO Enterprise Theory in the Seventh and Second Circuits — Should ‘Prototype Theory” and the ‘Functional Unity Test’ be applied to Corporations and Other Business Entity Enterprises?2009
Practicing Law Institute PatentsMitigation of Damages in Commercial and Securities Litigation and Arbitration — When is Proposed Mitigating Conduct Unreasonably Risky?2009
Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law3. The Unsuitability of the “Suitability Rule” -- Why FINRA’s Current Interpretation of Conduct Rule 2310 Undermines Investor “Holding Claim” Entitlements in Contemporary Markets2009
New York State Bar Journal4. Derivative Standing for New York LLC Members — the Conflict Continues2007
Professional Liability Underwriting Society6. Privilege and Methodology in Cases Involving Implied Waivers of the Attorney Client Privilege2007
Touro Law ReviewRICO Section 1962(c) Enterprises and the Present Status of the “Distinctness Requirement"2006
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Securities Fraud Class Suits again Threaten to Become RICO Battlegrounds2005
RICO Law ReporterRICO Section 1962(c) Enterprises and the Present Status of the “Distinctness Requirement"2005
SECURITIES ARBITRATION 585Mitigation of Damages in Securities Litigation and Arbitration2004
Mealey's Litigation ReportsRecurring Problems in Additional Insured Litigation2004
Mealey's PublicationsProfessional Liability Insurance Coverage2003
New York Law JournalMitigation of Damages and Undue Risks2003
New York Law JournalDefendant's Breach of Own Contract and Tortious Interference2003
New York Law JournalReviewing Developments in RICO Enterprise Litigation2002
RICO Law ReporterReviewing Developments in RICO Enterprise Litigation2002
SECURITIES ARBITRATION, Vol. II, Ch. 37, at 1127Computation of Benefit of the Bargain Damages in Rule 10b-5 Cases Alleging Fraud in the Sale of Bonds2001
Securities Regulation Law JournalAttorney Liability for Securities Fraud After Washington National Life Ins. Co. of New York v. Morgan Stanley & Co2000
RICO Law ReporterRICO Prototypes and Impeaching Presidents -- Absurd Applications of Statutory Remedies and the Abuse of Constitutional Safeguards1999
SECURITIES ARBITRATION, ch. 29, at 9031998 Securities Arbitration Damages and Remedies, in Securities and Mediation and Arbitration -- Effective Advocacy at 205-2511999
New York Law JournalAnalyzing Impeachable Offenses Through RICO Prototypes1998
New York State Bar Association1998 Securities Arbitration Damages and Remedies, in Securities and Mediation and Arbitration -- Effective Advocacy at 205-2511998
SECURITIES ARBITRATION, Vol. 1, Ch. 16 at 375-538Loss Causation Under Rule 10b-5, a Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis: When Should Representational Misconduct be Deemed the Cause of Legal Injury Under the Federal Securities Law?1998
RICO Law ReporterLoss Causation Under Rule 10b-5, a Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis: When Should Representational Misconduct be Deemed the Cause of Legal Injury Under the Federal Securities Law?1998
Securities Reform Act Litigation ReporterLoss Causation Under Rule 10b-5, a Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis: When Should Representational Misconduct be Deemed the Cause of Legal Injury Under the Federal Securities Law?1998
Defense Counsel JournalConstruction Industry AIEs - Problems of Contract Interpretation and Solutions1998
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Columbia UniversityN/AMA - Masters1983
Long Island UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Touro Law CenterLitigating Securities and RICO Class Suits After SLUSA2006
American Bar Association National Meeting in AtlantaDevelopments in civil RICO, focusing on potential RICO claims based on state common law securities fraud2004
Touro Law CenterPleading Civil Rico Claims in New York Federal Courts1992
Touro Law CenterRacketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)N/A
Touro Law CenterRecent developments in litigation involving the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA)N/A