Stephen W. Tountas

Stephen W. Tountas is a versatile trial lawyer who prosecutes and defends complex securities, antitrust and commercial disputes on behalf of leading hedge funds, mutual funds and public pension funds.

Steve has been a principal member of several high-profile trial teams and has recovered billions of dollars for stakeholders of public companies. He also regularly handles significant defense-side litigation, including matters arising from allegations of securities fraud and corporate malfeasance.

In recent years, sophisticated creditors have frequently turned to Steve to develop and pursue litigation strategies that will enhance their recovery of fraud-related losses.

In addition to his active litigation practice, Steve develops potential cases for the firm’s clients and provides strategic advice regarding the relative merits of pursuing litigation on a direct or class-wide basis.

Steve has recently been named a 2017 “Rising Star” by Law360, which selected him as one of the top four class action practitioners under the age of 40. He was also recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Future Star in 2018 and on the Under 40 Hot List in 2016 and 2017, which, through a process of peer review and case examination, honored “the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger.” Steve has also been recognized by New York Metro Super Lawyers.

Steve is an active member of the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and he is frequently asked to speak or comment on issues pertaining to securities litigation.  He has served as a panelist on "An Omnicare’s Dilemma: What Lessons Should Disclosure, Litigation, and Enforcement Counsel Draw from Omnicare, Nvidia, and Stratte-McClure” and “What Hath It Wrought: Did the Financial Crisis Alter the Litigation & Enforcement Landscape?” at the New York City Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Federal Bar Council.