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Stephen Senderowitz

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Litigation-Securities and Commodities


Stephen has represented the major national securities and commodities exchanges, investment banks, hedge funds, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, traders and other registrants, customers and an electronic communications network, as well as corporations, banks, lawyers and accountants. He has been repeatedly named an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in securities litigation by Chicago Magazine and provided expert testimony in securities cases. He has also acted as an arbitrator for the National Futures Association (NFA). Stephen has substantial experience in corporate internal investigations involving insider trading, fraud and exchange corporate governance. In addition to his financial markets litigation practice, he has represented defendants in other state and federal regulatory actions as well as plaintiffs in major product liability and private family wealth disputes.


United States Attorney\'s Office 1975-1983 Chicago Assistant United States Attoreny and Deputy Chief of both the Criminal and Special Prosecutrion DIvisions Focused on Commodities, Securities, Tax and Public Corruption Cases. !983-present Private Practice 1983-2002 Founded own firm and partner in successive merged firms. 2002-2015 Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP 2015-present. Partner, Dentons US LLLP


Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. B.A. 1971 Northwestern University, CHicago, Illinois. J.D. 1974

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Kansas City-based Stephen Hill Jr serves as chair of Dentons’ white-collar and government investigations practice group, which has particular strength in cross-border matters. Washington DC’s Treazure Johnson represented the former sector president of a defense contractor in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations into allegations of revenue manipulation, which were resolved with declinations. Johnson also successfully represented the National Securities Exchange in connection with an SEC investigation into alleged ‘spoofing’. Chicago’s Stephen Senderowitz, Rachel Cannon and New York’s Sandra Hauser are representing 3Red Trading in a ‘spoofing’ case before the CFTC as well as in 20 related class actions. Washington DC’s Maxwell Carr-Howard is recommended for high-profile FCPA matters.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Dentons has ‘a track record of extraordinary successes for its clients’ and climbs the ranking. The firm has carved out a niche representing financial services and insurance companies in securities litigation. Sandra Hauser in New York had a stellar 2017, which included winning the dismissal of a five class actions for Metropolitan Life Insurance, which plaintiffs alleged has misrepresented its financial status and strength through the use of captive reinsurance transactions. Hauser and Reid Ashinoff acted for Genworth Financial in a stockdrop class action that alleged it made materially false statements about the planned partial IPO of its Australian mortgage insurance subsidiary and that it concealed allegedly negative financial and adverse claims developments from investors. In Chicago, Stephen Senderowitz leads on regulatory enforcement matters and with Hauser is now defending Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a high-profile class action filed in New York, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado et al v Bank of Montreal et al, which alleges manipulation of the Canadian Dealer Offered Rate.

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