Krantz & Berman is delighted to announce that Jerry Steigman has been elevated to Partner.
Jerry joined K & B in 2020 and was recently elevated to Partner. He handles white-collar criminal, antitrust, and civil litigation matters. Prior to joining us, he served for more than eight years as a state fraud and corruption prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. As a prosecutor he investigated and prosecuted corruption in business and government, including in long-term eavesdropping investigations, and tried complex fraud cases. Jerry received his law degree cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and clerked for the Honorable Joan Azrack in the Eastern District of New York. We are so pleased to have Jerry join the Partner ranks!
Krantz & Berman Scores a Major Victory in a FINRA Matter
K & B recently notched a major victory defending a Fortune 500 Financial Services/Insurance Company in a FINRA Arbitration. The case was brought by three former insurance agents/financial advisors who claimed that the Company owed them over $16 million for its allegedly wrongful termination of certain contracts. After almost two years of pre-trial proceedings — including our successful defeat of a preliminary injunction application in the New York State court — the FINRA Panel dismissed all of the claims against our client following a 13 day trial. We established that the Company had the right to terminate the contracts because the agents themselves were in breach, having wrongfully solicited other financial professionals to leave the Company with them to join a competitor. The FINRA Panel not only dismissed all of the claims, but ordered the Claimants to pay all of the forum fees associated with the hearing. Larry Krantz and Jerry Steigman tried the case. Margie Berman participated extensively in the pre-trial proceedings.
About Krantz & Berman LLP
Krantz & Berman LLP represents clients in all phases of civil and criminal litigation. We are skilled trial lawyers, aggressive litigators and tenacious negotiators. We bring these skills to all of the matters we handle on behalf of our clients. We focus our legal services in the following areas:
- Business Litigation
- White-Collar Criminal & Regulatory Defense
- Employment Litigation & Counseling
- Mediation Services
- FINRA Arbitrations