Laura Steinberg - Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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Laura Steinberg

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Laura Steinberg is a partner in the Litigation Department of our Boston office. Her practice consists of federal and state civil (commercial) litigation and arbitrations throughout the United States, with an emphasis on complex regulatory and fiduciary issues. She has extensive experience in disputes involving shareholder and investor rights and relationships; application of the business judgment rule; and fiduciary disclosures, compliance and enforcement issues (often in a securities law setting). A significant component of her practice consists of counseling clients on how to minimize or avoid litigation exposure both contractually and through proactive conduct. As part of that process, she frequently conducts internal investigations for non-management directors. Where litigation is necessary or unavoidable, she works with clients to identify and attain the desired objectives in light of any applicable budgetary constraints. Ms. Steinberg has regularly arbitrated in many different forums, including the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the New York Stock Exchange and specially tailored entities. Internationally, she has arbitrated under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce and related organizations.

Additional Information

Experience — Representation of both purchasers and sellers in post-closing disputes including alleged breach of representations and warranties, balance sheet adjustments and indemnification rights
  • Representation of independent trustees and third-party mutual fund service providers in various SEC and state securities enforcement actions and related private securities litigation
  • Defense of majority shareholders and partners, closely held corporations, and partnership entities against derivative and breach of fiduciary duty, including freeze out claims
  • Handling of internal investigations into full range of fiduciary issues
  • Pursuit of partnership books and records actions
  • Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Bryn Mawr CollegeBA 1968Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1972
    Boston Bar AssociationLawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law

    Office Location

    One Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109
    United States


    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation (White-Collar Criminal Defense)