Steven G. Storch

Managing Partner

EXPERTISE

Complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, intellectual property disputes, professional liability, appellate practice.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Illinois
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, NDNY
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook

J.D., University of Chicago Law School

HONORS AND AWARDS

Martindale-Hubble AV rating

Super Lawyers, Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, 2007 – 2018

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Trial Lawyers Committee
Litigation Counsel of America
Supreme Court Historical Society
Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Pro bono representation of individuals with respect to denial of medical benefits for life-threatening diseases.

Pro bono representation of an incarcerated prisoner who had been held in solitary confinement for over seventeen years on a claim of cruel and unusual punishment.

Steven Storch  is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He began practicing in Chicago and clerked for one of the preeminent trial lawyers in Illinois was a research clerk on a major antitrust matter  to the Hon. Richard Posner prior to the Justice’s  appointment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By the time he left Chicago to join Skadden Arps he had already accumulated an amount of trial experience  unusual for a newly minted attorney. Skadden Arps  helped Steve develop as an interrogator under tutelage of nationally known lawyers and provided him the opportunity of taking many depositions of executives of some of the  nation’s largest companies in complex commercial and securities litigations. Steve has tried cases around the United States including New  York,  Florida, California, Missouri, Illinois, Virginia,  Pennsylvania and Ohio.

 

Steve was a co-founder of Storch Amini, a litigation boutique which enjoyed great success over some 26 years. Steve is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, has been named by his peers as a ‘Super Lawyer” for the past 13 years (2007-2020), and was voted by his peers as a Litigator of Distinction. He has  lectured on Civil RICO, attorney ethics and malpractice, and provided pro bono services on a variety of matters.

Some of Steve’s matters have included;

  • Successful jury trial of legal malpractice claim in connection with a commercial real estate transaction;
  • Lead counsel in a civil RICO action which, after trial before a jury but before verdict ,was settled after federal judge warned the other side that their main witness had been destroyed and defendants were facing a ‘runaway” jury;
  • Lead trial counsel in an accounting fraud matter which, after trial, resulted in a jury verdict of over $22,000,000. :
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of a trade secret and non- competition claim which resulted in jury verdict fully exonerating his client;
  • Lead counsel representing inventor of trading algorithms which had been misappropriated by defendants which resulted in a high seven figure jury verdict; 
  • Lead attorney representing a telecommunications carrier on its claim of breach of a confidentiality agreement which resulted in a favorable settlement;
  • Lead trial counsel in dispute involving rights to high speed trading algorithms which resulted in settlement;
  • Lead counsel in spoliation hearing involving manipulation of computer data which resulted in ruling from district court judge dismissing complaint against his client;
  • Represented New York developer in lease disputes with major hotel developer;
  • Lead attorney representing a class of attorneys from around the United States in a $600 million dollar dispute over tobacco litigation fees which resulted in distribution of the disputed amount to his clients;
  • Lead counsel in the successful defense of a national law firm alleged to have violated RICO and having  caused over one billion dollars of damages to a major corporation; following discovery summary judgment was granted in favor of his client;
  • Lead counsel in a trial representing an individual who was denied cancer treatment by his insurer; on appeal, after the trial judge ruled against his client, and following an emergency evening hearing,  the Second Circuit reversed the District Court and ordered the carrier to provide coverage;
  • Lead counsel in a telecommunications dispute where the trial court entered summary judgement against his client; upon appeal, the appellate court reversed and awarded summary judgment in favor of his client;
  • Represented client in a complex restructuring involving multiple banks and secured creditors;
  • Senior lawyer on trade secret dispute which resulted in 56 million dollar misappropriation of trade secret recovery;
  • Steve has been called upon from time to time to represent clients in connection with criminal investigations and charges; he has done so in banking fraud, import quota fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and mail fraud investigations.
  • Current matters include acting as lead counsel on behalf of a female portfolio manager in a wrongful termination and discrimination lawsuit, dispute over litigation funding agreement; Judiciary 487 claim against law firm; fraud claim against law firm; and prosecution of RICO claim; fraudulent conveyance claim in connection with collection of multimillion dollar judgment Steve obtained after arbitration, negotiating restructured lease and other contracts  for small business” in midst of current Covid 19 crisis.

 

At Storch Byrne, Steve intends not only to continue with these types of matters but to assist on the firm’s matrimonial practice  involving trial of complex financial, business and valuation issues.

EXPERTISE

Complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, intellectual property disputes, professional liability, appellate practice.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Illinois
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
U.S. District Court, NDNY
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook

J.D., University of Chicago Law School

HONORS AND AWARDS

Martindale-Hubble AV rating

Super Lawyers, Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, 2007 – 2018

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Trial Lawyers Committee
Litigation Counsel of America
Supreme Court Historical Society
Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Pro bono representation of individuals with respect to denial of medical benefits for life-threatening diseases.

Pro bono representation of an incarcerated prisoner who had been held in solitary confinement for over seventeen years on a claim of cruel and unusual punishment.

Steven Storch is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He began practicing in Chicago and clerked for one of the preeminent trial lawyers in Illinois was a research clerk on a major antitrust matter  to the Hon. Richard Posner prior to the Justice’s  appointment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By the time he left Chicago to join Skadden Arps he had already accumulated an amount of trial experience  unusual for a newly minted attorney. Skadden Arps  helped Steve develop as an interrogator under tutelage of nationally known lawyers and provided him the opportunity of taking many depositions of executives of some of the  nation’s largest companies in complex commercial and securities litigations. Steve has tried cases around the United States including New  York,  Florida, California, Missouri, Illinois, Virginia,  Pennsylvania and Ohio.

 

Steve was a co-founder of Storch Amini, a litigation boutique which enjoyed great success over some 26 years. Steve is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, has been named by his peers as a ‘Super Lawyer” for the past 13 years (2007-2020), and was voted by his peers as a Litigator of Distinction. He has  lectured on Civil RICO, attorney ethics and malpractice, and provided pro bono services on a variety of matters.

Some of Steve’s matters have included;

  • Successful jury trial of legal malpractice claim in connection with a commercial real estate transaction;
  • Lead counsel in a civil RICO action which, after trial before a jury but before verdict ,was settled after federal judge warned the other side that their main witness had been destroyed and defendants were facing a ‘runaway” jury;
  • Lead trial counsel in an accounting fraud matter which, after trial, resulted in a jury verdict of over $22,000,000. :
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of a trade secret and non- competition claim which resulted in jury verdict fully exonerating his client;
  • Lead counsel representing inventor of trading algorithms which had been misappropriated by defendants which resulted in a high seven figure jury verdict; 
  • Lead attorney representing a telecommunications carrier on its claim of breach of a confidentiality agreement which resulted in a favorable settlement;
  • Lead trial counsel in dispute involving rights to high speed trading algorithms which resulted in settlement;
  • Lead counsel in spoliation hearing involving manipulation of computer data which resulted in ruling from district court judge dismissing complaint against his client;
  • Represented New York developer in lease disputes with major hotel developer;
  • Lead attorney representing a class of attorneys from around the United States in a $600 million dollar dispute over tobacco litigation fees which resulted in distribution of the disputed amount to his clients;
  • Lead counsel in the successful defense of a national law firm alleged to have violated RICO and having  caused over one billion dollars of damages to a major corporation; following discovery summary judgment was granted in favor of his client;
  • Lead counsel in a trial representing an individual who was denied cancer treatment by his insurer; on appeal, after the trial judge ruled against his client, and following an emergency evening hearing,  the Second Circuit reversed the District Court and ordered the carrier to provide coverage;
  • Lead counsel in a telecommunications dispute where the trial court entered summary judgement against his client; upon appeal, the appellate court reversed and awarded summary judgment in favor of his client;
  • Represented client in a complex restructuring involving multiple banks and secured creditors;
  • Senior lawyer on trade secret dispute which resulted in 56 million dollar misappropriation of trade secret recovery;
  • Steve has been called upon from time to time to represent clients in connection with criminal investigations and charges; he has done so in banking fraud, import quota fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and mail fraud investigations.
  • Current matters include acting as lead counsel on behalf of a female portfolio manager in a wrongful termination and discrimination lawsuit, dispute over litigation funding agreement; Judiciary 487 claim against law firm; fraud claim against law firm; and prosecution of RICO claim; fraudulent conveyance claim in connection with collection of multimillion dollar judgment Steve obtained after arbitration, negotiating restructured lease and other contracts  for small business” in midst of current Covid 19 crisis.

 

At Storch Byrne, Steve intends not only to continue with these types of matters but to assist on the firm’s matrimonial practice  involving trial of complex financial, business and valuation issues.

About us

Storch Byrne has significant complex commercial litigation and matrimonial litigation experience representing clients nationally in state and federal courts. We understand the ever-changing business landscape and are the trusted advisors that business owners need.

Contact us

New York Office

110 E 59th St 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 324-3716

Mt. Kisco Office

118 N Bedford Road, Suite 100, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Phone: (914) 358-3578

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