Steve Rappoport is of counsel in the Litigation Department in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office.

Steve focuses on securities litigation and general commercial litigation. Steve has litigated a variety of matters in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as in other state and federal courts. These matters include securities fraud class actions, derivative actions, bankruptcy adversary proceedings and contested matters, and other commercial disputes. He also has represented clients in a number of state and federal regulatory matters, and he has conducted several internal investigations. Steve’s pro bono work has included child custody and support matters, as well as assisting artists and non-profit firms in dispute resolution.  

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Steve was, from 2009 to 2015, an associate in the litigation group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. Prior to attending law school, Steve worked as a high school history and government teacher.

Steve received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Rutgers School of Law–Newark where he was a Managing Editor on the Rutgers Law Review and a member of the Rutgers Moot Court Board. While in law school, Steve was Senior Editor and Contributing Author for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Guide to New Jersey Contract Law. Steve also holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Virginia.

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