Steve Farrelly is a trial lawyer. He served on the trial team that successfully challenged the first claim in the Lehman bankruptcy. He second-chaired a two week evidentiary hearing in federal court in the largest foreign real estate prosecution ever brought by the Federal Trade Commission.
As a New York lawyer, Steve’s practice focuses on complex financial products: he has litigated cases involving bespoke derivative contracts, various swaps, and collateralized debt obligations. Steve has defended clients under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission and has assisted in internal investigations. Additionally, as a fluent speaker of German, he has significant experience in cross-border litigation and investigations.
Prior to joining Pierce Bainbridge, Steve worked as an associate in Jones Day’s New York office and clerked for the Honorable Janet Bond Arterton in the District of Connecticut. Steve received his JD from Columbia Law School.
Steve holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory University. Before attending law school, Steve was an assistant professor of philosophy. He earned his B.A. at Carleton College.
Structured Finance & Derivatives
White Collar Defense
J.D., Columbia Law School
Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Carleton College
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
State Bar of New York