Steve Farrelly is a trial lawyer at Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP. As a New York attorney, he has in-depth experience with disputes involving structured financial products, valuation of financial instruments, and derivatives. In addition to his work with the financial services industry, Steve has litigated the full range of business disagreements, from partnership breakups to trade secrets and claims of fraud, in both state and federal courts. He has successfully resolved disputes at every stage, from pre-complaint to trial and appeal. Steve also has experience in regulatory defense, having defended clients facing prosecution by the Department of Justice, as well as investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other regulatory bodies. As a fluent speaker of German, he has participated in worldwide discovery and has handled cross-border investigations for multinational clients.
Steve maintains an active pro bono practice, having won asylum for a young man fleeing gang violence in El Salvador and having pursued an appeal for a man serving a 17-year sentence in New York state prison.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as clerk to the Hon. Janet Bond Arterton in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. He also practiced in the New York office of Jones Day. Steve earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and articles editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Before law school, Steve completed his doctorate at Emory University and was an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
- Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- Emory University, Ph.D.
- Carleton College, B.A., magna cum laude
- Universität Potsdam, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung: DAAD Fellow
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York