Steven S. Flores

Steven S. Flores

New York, New York

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. Mr. Flores also regularly writes on bankruptcy and litigation topics and participates in panel discussions sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation in a Bankruptcy Context

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Published Works

  • Moderator, Panel Discussion: Recharacterization of Debt to Equity in Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute (Bankruptcy Litigation Committee), December 2014
  • Moderator, Panel Discussion: Cash Management Systems and Important Considerations in the Context of Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute (Bankruptcy Litigation Committee), October 2014
  • Insights for Resolving Clawback Actions Resulting from Centralized Cash Management Systems, American Bankruptcy Institute (Bankruptcy Litigation Newsletter), Vol. 11, No. 3, October 2014
  • Bankruptcy Litigation: Preferences and Fraudulent Transfers, Practical Law Company, October 2014
  • Constructive Fraudulent Transfer Claims Under § 548, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 5, May 2014
  • Pleading In the Alternative: Emerging Bankruptcy Court Trends After Twombly and Iqbal, Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, May 2011
  • 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)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABA Committee on Mass Torts (and Mass Torts Subcommittee on Experts and Evidence), Past Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. - Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Chapter
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Newsletter Editor (Bankruptcy Litigation)

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


  • Spanish