Biography

Stephanie Teplin is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation department, where she focuses on complex commercial litigation. Her practice includes the representation of financial guaranty insurers in litigation involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty related to mortgage-backed securities. She also advises institutional investors in connection with structured finance transactions, including analysis of rights and remedies under transaction documents, litigation, and settlements. Ms. Teplin also represents law firms and lawyers in professional malpractice and related actions, and has worked on a large of commercial litigation including claims related to trade secrets and false advertising. From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Teplin served as a law clerk to the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation

Representation of financial guarantee insurers in litigation against originators, sponsors and trustees of mortgage-backed securities.

Advising financial institutions and hedge funds in connection with structured finance transactions, including analysis of rights and remedies under transaction documents and assessment and resolution of claims seeking repurchase of collateral (“putbacks”).

Defended AmLaw law firm against malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claim stemming from advice to a start-up.

Defended AmLaw 100 law firm against claims of fraud in connection with a breach of contract action.

Represented a financial and business information provider in connection with allegations by a competitor of claims of fraud, unfair competition, false advertising, and corporate espionage.

Represented of a Fortune 100 company in connection with a whistleblower action alleging age discrimination, securities fraud, and violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Pro Bono

Representation of civil liberties organizations in First Amendment challenge to donor disclosure laws targeting 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s.

Obtained asylum following an individual merits hearing for an artist who fled Haiti on account of threats and political persecution.

Obtained asylum on behalf of an applicant who was mistreated in his home country on account of sexual orientation.

Won dismissal of indictment on appeal for violation of New York’s speedy trial statute.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

City Bar Immigration & Nationality Law Committee, Member

City Bar New Lawyers Council Public Service Committee, Chair, 2015-2017