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Stephen H. Kupperman is a founding member of the law firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., a New Orleans litigation firm ranked among the top litigation firms in Louisiana. He concentrates in the fields of class actions and complex litigation, commercial litigation, contract disputes, securities litigation and enforcement, and appeals. For several years, Steve has been named to the Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Business Litigation and Bet-The-Company Litigation, and by Chambers USA, in the field of General Commercial Litigation. According to Chambers, Steve comes “highly recommended for his understanding of complex litigation, particularly securities,” is “well known for his ‘robust and highly effective’ litigation style,” and is an “outstanding strategist.”


  • 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2350
    New Orleans, LA 70112


  • Duke University , B.A., graduated 1974
  • Tulane University , J.D., graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1977


  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter - Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • International Society of Barristers - Board of Governors
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, (SIFMA) - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Securities Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Securities

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Securities, New Orleans (2020)
  • Litigation - Securities, New Orleans (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Special Focus

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defendants
  • Fraud
  • Large Case Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Securities
  • Stockholders' Suits

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