Steven D. Feldman
Practice Areas
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, (Order of the Coif ) 1997
  • B.A., cum laude, Tufts University, 1992
  • One Year Program, Hebrew University, 1990
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Steven D. Feldman
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New York, NY 10036
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  • Highlights of Selected Criminal Cases Involving Art & Cultural Objects: 2012, The Journal of Art Crime (Spring 2013)
    Association for Research into Crimes Against Art | (08/12/2013)

    Steven D. Feldman highlights three cases involving art and cultural objects in 2012 in the Spring 2013 issue of The Journal of Art Crime.

  • The Clash of the SEC’s New “Pay-to-Play” Rules and Employees’ Rights to Participate in the Political Process
    Bloomberg BNA (Subscription Required) | (12/12/2011)

    Pension funds have recently been in the public eye due to major scandals in New York State and elsewhere in which investment advisers were accused of making payments to help themselves get government business.1 As part of a three year investigation into New York State’s $125 billion pension fund by former Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, eight individuals pleaded guilty in relation to the administration of these funds.2 As a result, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’) approved new regulations to curtail these payments by limiting political contributions. Although the new regulatory scheme promises to diminish the possibility of ‘‘pay-to-play,’’ it presents a new series of questions as to how it will impact statutorily protected employee lifestyle choices outside of the workplace, particularly employees’ involvement in the political process. The SEC failed to consider these lifestyle statutes when creating the new rules. While the SEC may be able to regulate investment advisers, will employers be able to control, punish or fire employees who violate the rules?

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions Deals, New York Law Journal (Aug. 16, 2011)
    New York Law Journal (Subscription Required) | (08/16/2011)

    Joseph Spinelli of Navigant and Herrick, Feinstein partner Steven D. Feldman discuss the Justice Department's increased enforcement, and detail methods to prevent FCPA violations now that more corporate transactions will be subject to the department's scrutiny making FCPA safeguards more important than ever.

  • Disparities Seen in Federal Securities Fraud Sentences, New York Law Journal
    New York Law Journal (Subscription Required) | (03/20/2009)

    In every criminal case, the defendant must make a critical decision: go to trial or plead guilty. A slew of factors go into that decision. Three questions loom largest: how likely will the defense prevail at trial, what sentence do we anticipate if the defendant pleads guilty, and what is the likely sentence if the defendant is found guilty after trial? Here, we will concentrate on the latter two questions, which touch on the vagaries of sentences in securities fraud cases in the post-guidelines world.

  • 1st Use of New Pooled Investment Anti-Fraud Rules
    Law 360 (Subscription Required) | (12/02/2008)

    Securities law practitioners should take note of a recent decision by United States District Judge Gerard E. Lynch, which marks the first use of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new anti-fraud rules promulgated under the Investment Adviser Act.