Steven D. Feldman

Co-Chair, White-Collar Defense, Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance

Steven D. Feldman


With more than 25 years of experience in high-stakes litigation, Steven concentrates his practice in the areas of securities litigation & enforcement, white-collar defense, investigations and compliance. He represents companies and individuals accused of securities and commodities law violations, public corruption, business crimes and fraudulent practices by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, States Attorneys General, District Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Steven has extensive experience in matters arising under securities laws, public corruption investigations and prosecutions, art and cultural object-related crimes, and health care fraud cases, among others. In criminal and regulatory matters, Steven works with broker-dealers, stockbrokers, hedge funds, investment advisers and corporate executives.

Steven works with companies to conduct internal investigations and represents individual officers and executives in corporate investigations. He also served with the independent monitor overseeing a multinational manufacturing company’s compliance with its obligations under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with federal prosecutors.

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Representative Matters


  • obtained complete dismissal and exoneration representing a surety industry executive charged with obstruction of justice by a U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • represented a financial services industry executive charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY, with hacking into his former employer's computer system to steal confidential information, which resulted in the Government dropping its felony charge against the client
  • represented a real estate executive indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY, for allegedly paying bribes to a state senator and money laundering, which resulted in the U.S. Attorney's Office dropping all charges against the client
  • represented a client who, along with six others, was charged with insider trading in various stocks by the SEC; successfully convinced federal prosecutors not to add the client to the criminal case, and resolved the SEC civil case by settling with the SEC
  • represented a cryptocurrency-related company and its CEO in a federal criminal investigation into the conduct of notable cryptocurrency executives

*Includes certain representations prior to joining Stradley Ronon.

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Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., cum laude, Tufts University

  • President, Tufts Lawyers Association
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
  • Former Member of Board of Trustees, Federal Bar Council
  • Federal Bar Council Inn of Court
  • Board of Advisers, Georgetown Law New York Alumni Council

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “First You Need to Spot It to Stop It! Managing Greenwashing Risks in the Financial Industry,” European American Chamber of Commerce
  • Presenter, "Federal Rules of Evidence," Practising Law Institute Trial Evidence CLE
  • Panelist, “Challenging Issues for In-house Counsel & Compliance Professionals in Internal Investigations,” Stradley Ronon CLE
  • Speaker, “Digital Assets and Blockchain Roundtable," Stradley Ronon
  • Panelist, “Remote Investigation: Inside and Out,” Association of International Certified Professional Accountants & The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Forensic & Valuation Services Conference
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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • New York Super Lawyers
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