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Dechert LLP
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NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Neil A. Steiner has extensive experience representing hedge funds, investment advisers, corporations and their senior executives in white collar defense matters; SEC, New York Attorney General and other regulatory investigations; internal investigations; securities litigation; and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Steiner’s clients appreciate his astuteness as a business-oriented problem solver and the strategic skills he has gleaned from numerous trials.

Mr. Steiner is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He was lead counsel for plaintiffs challenging the State of Ohio’s failure to provide voter registration applications to applicants for public assistance, and obtained the Sixth Circuit’s ruling, in a matter of first impression, that federal law required state officials to ensure compliance by political subdivisions of the State. The subsequent settlement of that litigation has resulted in more than 400,000 low-income Ohio citizens registering to vote in the last two years. Mr. Steiner is lead counsel for the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP in a similar litigation against the State of Georgia, and recently won a ruling that the federal law applies to public assistance applications submitted by telephone or over the internet in addition to in-person applications. He is also co-counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union in a litigation challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s voter identification laws.

Mr. Steiner oversees Dechert’s participation in the Justice Resource Center’s MENTOR program, through which he and a group of litigation associates mentor and coach the moot court and mock trial teams for the High School for American Studies in the Bronx. The team has consistently finished in the top three in the citywide moot court competition. He has also led the effort to expose the team members to the professional world and inspire them to excel and strive for greater achievements in their lives.


  • Duke University, A.B., 1994, magna cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1997, magna cum laude

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United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

Dechert LLP handles every kind of change of control and transactional litigation, representing bidders, acquirers, sellers, officers and directors, and special board committees. Active in both federal and state courts throughout the country, its has a strong bench of trial, investigations and securities partners who devote part of their practice to M&A-related cases. David Kelly in New York and David Kistenbroker, who works from both New York and Chicago, are the lead partners. Kistenbroker and Chicago’s Joni S. Jacobsen recently represented PureCycle Technologies in a class action alleging the company made materially false and misleading statements concerning its reverse merger with ROCH SPAC. For Turtle Beach Corporation, Josh Hess in San Francisco successfully represented the client in defeating an attempt by shareholders to enjoin a shareholder vote on the its merger with Parametric Sound, Inc. New York-based Neil A Steiner is recommended for his work for hedge funds, investment advisers and corporations in securities litigation and deal-related disputes.