Steven M. Malina, formerly an enforcement attorney with the SEC, focuses his practice on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters with representations of financial services industry clients, as well as hedge fund matters and general commercial litigation. He has represented officers, directors, broker-dealers, investment advisors, commercial banks, investment banks, investment management firms, and public issuers in investigations and disciplinary proceedings initiated by the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, FDIC, NYSE, CBOE, CME, and state regulators. In addition, Steve represents clients in related investor class-action, derivative, and other litigation and arbitration. He has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of publicly traded companies and represented committees and executive officers in internal investigations. Steve has represented brokerage firms and their management in customer-initiated cases, and injunction and arbitration proceedings.
Prior to entering private practice, Steve served as First Vice President and Deputy Regional Counsel for a large financial corporation, and was a Senior Attorney in the Branch of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
•Financial services litigation
•Financial services regulatory
•Securities class action litigation
•Corporate internal investigations and compliance
•Commercial litigation and arbitration
•Wrongful termination and compensation disputes
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
•Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2009-2019
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States
•Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation - Defense, 2016
•Litigation - Securities - Shareholder Litigation, 2013-2015