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Steven M. Silverberg

Associate

Overview

Steven M. Silverberg is a litigator whose practice primarily involves class actions, civil rights, and internal investigations. Among other things, Steve was part of a team that conducted a sensitive internal investigation into a global financial institution. He has also represented private clients on employment matters including the investigation of an alleged workplace harassment allegation, and defending against alleged wage-and-hour violations under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

In his public sector practice, Steve represents government entities and their employees in all phases of litigation, from case intake through trial. His diverse practice includes impact litigation affecting agency policymaking, as well as the defense of individual clients facing allegations of constitutional torts and professional malpractice. He has tried federal civil rights cases to verdict in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Prior to joining Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, Steve spent seven years with the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. As an assistant unit chief in the Special State Law Enforcement Defense Unit, he provided comprehensive oversight over more than 450 actively litigated civil matters. He also served as an assistant corporation counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division, where he served as lead counsel for over 150 cases in federal court. He was a member of the litigation team defending a high-profile class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of police practices.

Steve currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. He has served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and as a congressional intern for the Honorable Russ Carnahan, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri.

Leadership

­Federal Bar Council, First Decade Committee

­CLE Instructor (negotiations, depositions, civil rights, trial advocacy)

­Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, Adjunct Professor

Experience

Experience

­Pre-litigation internal investigation into major global financial institution’s recordkeeping and payment practices.

­Litigation of multiple class actions alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of a major transportation agency and its subsidiaries.

­Investigated workplace harassment claim and advised executives regarding best practices.

­Defended government employees accused of constitutional violations and professional malpractice.

­Successfully prevented deposition of a high-ranking government official on the grounds that the request was unduly burdensome given his position and lack of personal knowledge regarding the underlying litigation.

­Secured summary judgment for public sector agency and its employees who were sued for First Amendment retaliation, false arrest and malicious prosecution under the Fourth Amendment, and a due process claim under Fourteenth Amendment concerning procedures and processes for the suspension of employees under a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Admissions

Admissions

  • Bar of the State of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Service

  • Judicial intern for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Congressional intern for the Honorable Russ Carnahan, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Education

Washington University in St. Louis, (B.A. 2007)

  • Dean’s List

Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2010)

  • Cum Laude
  • Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Associate Notes and Comments Editor

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