Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, announced today that Steven D. Atlee has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Financial Services/Class Action Practice Group. Mr. Atlee joins recent additions, Yousuf Dhamee and Associate Neema Ghannadi, who joined the Investment Management Practice in the Los Angeles Office in December.

Mr. Atlee litigates complex commercial matters, including class actions, business torts, intellectual property, securities, contract and other disputes. In addition to extensive trial experience, he has represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, alternative dispute resolutions and in targeted discovery matters. He counsels clients in matters including consumer class actions, unfair competition, false advertising, patent, trademark, trade secrets, professional liability, telecommunications, securities fraud and property disputes.

“Steve is an excellent lawyer who approaches cases strategically to best advance his clients’ interests and achieve success, before juries and judges as well as outside the courtroom,” said Julia Strickland, Stroock’s Los Angeles office managing partner and firm Executive Committee Member. “Steve’s significant class action experience in diverse industries will be an asset to our practice and is indicative of the high caliber of attorneys we are looking to add as we continue to grow the Los Angeles office.”

Recently named a ‘Hometown Hero’ by the American Red Cross, Mr. Atlee has served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Greater Los Angeles Region, for the past five years and has served on the “PrepareSoCal” committee and Business Preparedness Subcommittee for the last two years. He is also on the Board of Directors and Co-Chair, Development Committee, for the Western Center on Law & Poverty.

Mr. Atlee received his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Southern California Law Review and Order of the Coif, and his B.A. from Yale University, summa cum laude. He joins Stroock from Winston & Strawn.


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