Steven S. Flores
Steven S. Flores has broad litigation experience. He has served as lead trial or appellate counsel for clients in federal and bankruptcy courts in New York, Michigan and Illinois. He has litigated disputes involving a variety of industries, including automotive, retail, real estate and securities. Recently, Mr. Flores obtained a $20 million judgment against the country’s largest automotive toolmaker after prevailing on all issues during a four-day trial in Michigan. Also, the partial summary judgment Mr. Flores recently obtained in a fraudulent transfer action received front-page coverage as a "Top Legal Case" in Bankruptcy Court Decisions Weekly News & Comment as well as coverage in Securities Litigation Alert.
At the Togut firm, Mr. Flores has represented, among others, the Collins & Aikman Litigation Trust, Chrysler Corporation and Tower Automotive. Prior to joining the Togut firm, Mr. Flores was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP, where he regularly represented Fortune 500 companies, or company officers and directors, in complex litigation matters.
Super Lawyers magazine recently honored Mr. Flores by placing him on its 2011 list of "Rising Stars" for Business Litigation.
Areas of Practice
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Commercial Litigation in a Bankruptcy Context
- New York, 2000
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2000
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2007
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
- J.D., With Honors - 1999
- Honors: Order of the Coif
- Law Journal: Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, Managing Research Editor
- University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
- B.A. - 1993
- Spring-Loading Options, Emerging Trends in the Law of Fiduciary Duty, (Co-Author), The Corporate Counselor, May, 2008
- Gun Detector Technology and the Special Needs Exception, 25, Rutgers Computer & Tech L.J., Issue 135 (1999)
- Pleading In the Alternative: Emerging Bankruptcy Court Trends After Twombly and Iqbal , Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, May, 2011
- In re Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, , Chapter 11 Case No. 12-12321 (MG), 478 B.R. 627 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2012) (Memorandum Opinion and Order Granting Debtor’s Motion for an Order Approving Partner Contribution Settlement Agreements and Mutual Releases for Participating Partners and Denying Ad Hoc Committee of Retired Partners of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae’s Motion to Appoint an Examiner).
- In re S.W. Bach & Company, 435 B.R. 866 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2010)
- In re S.W. Bach & Company, 425 B. R. 78 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2010)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- ABA Committee on Mass Torts (and Mass Torts Subcommittee on Experts and Evidence), Member
- Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
- U.S. - Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Chapter
Past Employment Positions
- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Associate
- Winston & Strawn LLP, Associate
- The Honorable F.A. Little, Jr., United States District Judge (W.D. La.) (Retired), Law Clerk