Steven B. Feigenbaum
- J.D., Columbia Law School, 1985
- B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 1981, magna cum laude
- New York, 1986
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1994
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1991
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Steven B. Feigenbaum
Mr. Feigenbaum is a highly experienced commercial and banking litigator whose practice spans an array of legal areas and industries. Mr. Feigenbaum has represented clients in such sectors as commercial banking, investment banking and other financial services, real estate, construction, communications, technology, pharmaceuticals, insurance, advertising, fashion and entertainment. He has extensive experience in a wide range of substantive legal areas, including contracts, securities, employment, business torts, copyright, trade secrets, insurance coverage, director and officer liability, construction and ERISA. Mr. Feigenbaum has tried a variety of commercial cases in New York federal and state courts and elsewhere in the country and has argued appeals in multiple federal and state appellate courts. He has served as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations, before such tribunals as the AAA, FINRA and JAMS, and has considerable experience with mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He often handles applications for preliminary injunctions and other emergency or equitable relief.
A significant part of Mr. Feigenbaum's practice focuses on actual or potential disputes involving the employment agreements of high-level executives. Mr. Feigenbaum regularly litigates and provides counseling, to corporations and executives, on matters relating to such areas as non-competition, non-solicitation and other restrictive covenants; the fiduciary duties of officers, managing directors and other high-level employees, as well as those of corporate board members; and the protection of trade secrets and other confidential or proprietary information. The clients that he has represented in employment-related matters include investment banks, commercial banks, telecommunications companies, technology services companies and mortgage lenders, as well as high-level executives within those industries.
Outside the employment and trade secrets area, Mr. Feigenbaum has been involved with a vast range of commercial matters and is qualified to litigate and counsel on business-related disputes of almost any nature. Of the dozens of litigations and other disputes that he has handled in his career, some of his notable results include the following:
- Served as co-lead counsel for the investment banking division of a major commercial bank in its successful defense, after a multi-week federal bench trial, against a corporate borrower's claims that the bank had engaged in the commercially unreasonable disposition of the borrower's stock collateralizing its loan from the bank.
- Won an arbitration on behalf of venture capital investors who acquired a majority interest in an outdoor advertising company and were later sued by the former principal of the company for the alleged breach of employment and financing agreements entered into as part of the acquisition.
- Negotiated a favorable settlement, after extensive litigation, on behalf of a software designer of digital imaging and clinical image management systems that was sued under the Copyright Act for the alleged improper use of certain source code and its derivatives.
- Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of the outside directors of a film production company in a federal litigation brought against them by the company's primary institutional lender, for breach of fiduciary duty, based on their alleged lack of oversight of the company's management and financial affairs.
- Obtained a preliminary injunction and later a successful settlement on behalf of a major investment bank in a federal litigation brought by the bank against a former managing director who had misappropriated certain confidential information upon his resignation from the bank.
- Obtained a highly favorable arbitral award, after five weeks of hearings, on behalf of the owner of one of New York City's largest commercial properties, which was sued by a prime contractor for the alleged breach of a construction contract entered into as part of a multi-million dollar renovation of the property.
Mr. Feigenbaum has been a partner of LLF since he joined the firm in January 1995, shortly after it was founded. Before joining LLF, Mr. Feigenbaum practiced at Proskauer Rose LLP, where he litigated a wide range of commercial cases. Mr. Feigenbaum is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Feigenbaum is a member of the Federal Bar Council and the New York City Bar Association, where he has served on the Committee on International Law, the Committee on International Arms Control and Securities Affairs, and most recently on the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution and its subcommittee on Mediator Quality Assurance. Mr. Feigenbaum served for many years as an arbitrator in the Small Claims Court for the Civil Court of New York City, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Global Education Fund, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for girls in developing countries, particularly rural China, who would otherwise be unable to attend school.
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