The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Work +1 617 338 2800
Fax +1 617 338 2880

Laura Steinberg

Work (617) 338-2867
Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Work Department



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.


Massachusetts, 1972
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, 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 Columnia Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Best Lawyers in America(2013-2018)
Chambers USA, Ranked in Litigation: Securities (Massachusetts) (2013); Litigation (Massachusetts) (2014-2018)
The Legal 500 U.S. (2017)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2017)


Boston Bar Association
Board Member, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law (Boston chapter), 1999-present
Federal Communications Bar Association, 1995-2004
Boston Bar Association's Law Firm Resources Project, 1980-1986
Chair, Litigation Section, Boston Bar Association, 1995-1996
Greater Boston Legal Services Board of Directors, 1987
President, pre and after school day care facility, 1983-1986


J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1972
Special Career Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, 1968-1969
B.A., magna cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 1968

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

The lean team at Sullivan & Worcester LLP is capable of handling a range of commercial disputes around the US; standout areas include tax, art and tech-related litigation. In ongoing work, Jeffrey Gleit is representing a technology hardware company in connection with the recovery of over $110m of avoidable transfers to multiple parties in around 300 separate actions. Elsewhere, David Nagle and the team successfully represented Delta Dental in litigation involving insurance premium excise tax before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Gerry Silver heads the practice, and Laura Steinberg is another key contact.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to