919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

+1 212 756 2441

Local Litigation Star

Practice area:

White collar crime

Gary Stein is a partner in the Litigation Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel. He focuses on white collar criminal defense and securities regulatory matters, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, anti-money laundering issues, civil and criminal forfeiture proceedings and appellate litigation. He represents public companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, other entities and individuals as subjects, victims and witnesses in federal and state criminal investigations and regulatory investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SROs and state attorneys general. He has conducted numerous internal investigations involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial statement fraud, money laundering and other matters, and advises companies on compliance with the FCPA and anti-money laundering and OFAC regulations. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and chief appellate attorney in the Southern District of New York, Gary investigated, prosecuted, tried and represented the government on appeal in numerous white-collar criminal cases involving money laundering, fraudulent investment schemes, bank fraud, insider trading, art theft, illegal kickbacks, terrorist financing and other financial crimes. His civil litigation experience includes claims of fraud and breach of contract, securities class actions and derivative actions, contests over corporate control, and disputes arising from the sale of a business. He has handled more than 150 appeals in federal and state courts involving issues of both criminal law and procedure and complex commercial law. 

Gary has been recognized as a leading litigation attorney by The Legal 500 US, Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation, New York Super Lawyers, Firm & Attorneys and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence. An accomplished public speaker and writer, he has presented on FCPA, AML, sanctions, insider trading, and crisis management issues at a number of conferences. He has twice been presented with Burton Awards for Distinguished Legal Writing. Gary serves on the Board of Editors of the Business Crimes Bulletin and on the amicus committee of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. 


Updated Aug 2021