Stephen A. Mendelsohn concentrates on virtually all aspects of commercial litigation through trial and appeals, with an emphasis on financial institutions, securities and real estate. He represents broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, hedge funds and private equity funds in securities litigation, and he defends officers and employees in Securities and Exchange Commission investigations of public companies.
Stephen also counsels manufacturers, restaurant chains, retailers, nonprofits and contractors, among others, on all facets of employment law. In addition, he practices virtually all aspects of education law for private and public universities and schools, including Title IX, labor law, state and federal regulation, student rights and affiliation agreements.
Stephen has comprehensive experience as well in First Amendment litigation, having defended clients through jury trials in defamation cases involving matters of public concern as well as public figures. In addition, he has represented governments in defense of First Amendment cases involving public speech and the right of assembly on public property.
He also routinely handles Lanham Act cases, and cases involving false advertising as well as trademark infringement and violations of the Copyright Act.