Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group
Steve Fitzgerald represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including securities and derivatives litigation, insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration, and bankruptcy. Since joining the firm in 2011, he has worked on cases involving billions of dollars of financial-fraud claims, achieving successful resolutions for a number of the Firm’s clients in actions involving residential mortgage-back securities (“RMBS”) and other complex structured finance transactions.
Steve is currently representing the Federal Deposit Insurance Company and other governmental entities in twelve separate actions filed against institutions that served as trustees of residential mortgage-backed securities. These actions assert claims relating to the RMBS trustees’ failures to satisfy their contractual, fiduciary, and common law duties to address defaults under the relevant transaction documents. Steve is also representing a number of private institutional investors, including The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company and Pacific Life Insurance Company, in actions against RMBS trustees.
Steve has been listed as a “Superlawyer” in the New York Super Lawyer® for 2015-2017.
Steve received his J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law, cum laude, in 2003. He received his B.A. degree from American University.
Steve’s experience prior to joining WMD in March 2011 includes: