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Veteran Commercial and Securities Litigator Steven Paradise Joins Seyfarth in New York


NEW YORK (January 7, 2019) -- Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Steven R. Paradise to the Litigation department in New York. Paradise joins from Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, where he was a partner in its Litigation group in New York.

For more than 25 years, Paradise’s practice has focused on representing clients in an extensive array of significant commercial and securities litigation. He has advised accounting firms and issuers in accounting-related litigation and enforcement matters and represented parties involved in Ponzi schemes and other financial frauds. In addition, Paradise has counseled businesses and individuals facing investigations and enforcement proceedings from the SEC, FINRA and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Among other clients, he regularly represents hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks, accounting firms, and other financial institutions.

“Steven is a nationally-recognized litigator who has successfully handled commercial and securities matters for some of the world’s most sophisticated Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions,” said Katherine Perrelli, chair of Seyfarth’s Litigation department. “Our team is eager to work with Steven as he grows his existing litigation practice across our firm’s full service platform.”

An experienced “first-chair” trial lawyer, Paradise has effectively litigated cases before state and federal courts in New York and other jurisdictions. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

“Steven is an experienced trial lawyer and adds considerable expertise and breadth to our litigation department, both nationally and locally in New York,” said Lorie Almon, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office.

“Steven has a renowned track record in the financial space. His addition expands our securities and complex commercial litigation capabilities on the East Coast,” said John Napoli, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office.

Earlier in his career, Paradise served as co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement group at Vinson & Elkins LLP. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, and earned his B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.


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