Steve Rappoport is of counsel in the Litigation Department in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office.
Steve focuses on securities litigation, financial services litigation, and other general commercial litigation. Steve has litigated a variety of matters in New York state court, as well as other state and federal courts, including fraud claims related to complex asset-backed securities, claims for breach of fiduciary duty against a property manager and asset manager, and efforts to enforce money judgments on the New York branches of foreign financial institutions. He also has represented clients in a number of state and federal regulatory matters. Steve’s pro bono work has focused on child custody and support matters before the Family Court in the Bronx and Queens.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Steve was, from 2009 to 2014, 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.Show More