Steven Molo

MoloLamken - New York


430 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

+1 212 607 8170

Local Litigation Star

National Practice Area Star

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Practice area:

Intellectual property
White collar crime

Steven Molo, one of the country’s leading courtroom advocates, is a founding partner of the national litigation boutique MoloLamken. He represents corporations, boards, funds, investors, inventors, and individuals in complex business litigation, white collar criminal and regulatory matters, and IP litigation. His client base is international. 

Benchmark Litigation
– which named him one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in America – calls him “revered”; “an outstanding advocate and fearless in court”; who “delivers the goods.” Chambers and Partners calls him “fantastic in the courtroom”; a “fabulous courtroom litigator who lights up the room with his presence”; “very bright, imaginative, and creative in his approach to problems”; and “one of the most talented lawyers in the city.” Legal 500 includes Mr. Molo on its elite list of Leading Trial Lawyers and calls him “a rockstar litigator; a great lawyer,” with “terrific knowledge of the courts and the law.” It says he is “smart, creative, responsive, knowledgeable, and engaging; he has an excellent mix of traits that set him apart from his peers.” For the past twelve years he has been named to Lawdragon’s list of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. 

Mr. Molo has been involved in some of the most complex legal issues in U.S. courts over the past 20 years. He regularly tries civil and criminal cases before juries and judges throughout the country. He has extensive experience in post-trial and appellate advocacy as well. 

He began his career as a prosecutor in Chicago, and then practiced with Winston & Strawn, where he was a senior litigator and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He spent five and a half years as a litigation partner with the Wall Street firm Shearman & Sterling before founding MoloLamken in October 2009. 

Mr. Molo serves on the editorial advisory board of Today’s General Counsel and speaks and writes extensively on the subjects of business litigation, corporate criminal liability, and trial and appellate advocacy. He has commented on legal topics for CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other news media. He is co-author of the leading treatise Corporate Internal Investigations. 

He is a trustee of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, the Federal Bar Foundation, and a past trustee of the American Inns of Court Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. He is also a solicitor on the Roll of Attorneys of the Law Society of England and Wales. 

Updated Oct 2021