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Steven D. Feldman
C: (347) 880-6662
1185 Avenue of the Americas
21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 880-3988
Practice Areas
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, (Order of the Coif ) 1997
  • B.A., cum laude, Tufts University, 1992
  • One Year Program, Hebrew University, 1990
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Steven D. Feldman guides in-house counsel and individuals in critical government inquiries and crises in the white collar and securities enforcement arenas.  He aids companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions and enforcement proceedings, and other high stakes litigation.

A former federal prosecutor, Steve is experienced advising clients to overcome accusations of business crimes, public corruption, securities law violations and fraudulent practices by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, State Attorneys General, District Attorneys’ Offices, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Feldman has extensive experience in public corruption investigations and prosecutions, art and cultural object related crimes, health care fraud cases, and cases arising under the securities laws.  In criminal and regulatory matters, he works with broker-dealers, stockbrokers, hedge funds, investment advisors and corporate executives.  In some of his most important victories, Mr. Feldman has convinced criminal authorities not to prosecute his clients for alleged wrongdoing.  When prosecutions go forward, he is an experienced federal court trial attorney prevailing in numerous jury trials.

Mr. Feldman also works with companies and in-house counsel to conduct internal investigations and represents individual executives in corporate internal investigations.  

Notable Engagements

  • Successfully represented a surety industry executive charged with obstruction of justice by a U.S. Attorney’s Office. One month before trial, the Government agreed to drop its charge and dismiss the indictment. Complete exoneration for our client.
  • Successfully represented a financial services industry executive charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY, with hacking into his former employer's computer system to steal confidential information. Convinced the Government to drop its felony charge against our client, and permit client to plead to a misdemeanor charge. Our client received no jail time.
  • Successfully represented a real estate executive indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY, for allegedly paying bribes to a state senator and money laundering. Convinced the U.S. Attorney's Office to drop all charges against the client. Complete exoneration for client.
  • Client and six others were charged with insider trading in various stocks by the SEC. Four of the individuals, not including our client, were simultaneously charged with insider trading by the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY. Successfully convinced prosecutors not to add our client to the criminal case. Resolved the SEC civil case by settling with the SEC.

Mr. Feldman spearheaded the creation of the McGonigle, P.C. iPhone and Android app, M&M Defend, which provides guidelines to arm individuals and companies with resources for critical law enforcement encounters. It can be downloaded by visiting the iTunes app store, here, and the Google Play store, here.

Mr. Feldman spent more than six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.  During his last four years as a federal criminal prosecutor, he served on the office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.

Steve has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with its AV Preeminent ranking, the peer-rated highest level of professional excellence. He has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, N.Y. every year since 2010.

Professional Affiliations

  • Tufts Lawyers Association
    - President
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    - Member
  • Federal Bar Council
    - Former Member of Board of Trustees
  • Federal Bar Council Inn of Court
    - Member
  • Georgetown Wall Street Alliance
    - Board of Advisers
  • Georgetown Law New York Alumni Council
    - Board Member
  • Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute
    - Board of Advisers
  • UJA Criminal Law Group
    - Past Co-Chair
  • NYS Bar Association White Collar Committee
    - Member