SteveGinsburg

Steven D. Ginsburg

Steve is a creative thinker who looks beyond the obvious to find new and innovative solutions in corporate, commercial, construction, and real property litigation, cyber security and data protection, and regulatory requirements.  He has significant experience defending businesses in complex, class-action, and multi-jurisdictional litigation, and in managing and developing teams in financial services matters involving state and federal Consumer Protection laws and regulations. Steve has tried several hundred cases as well as developing and implementing strategies for successful problem-solving and communications  He anticipates risks and works to mitigate them before they become an issue.

As a partner in four national law firms, and as former Insurance Fraud Division Chief for State Attorney Janet Reno,  Steve represents clients in class action, banking, construction, and title insurance claims and litigation, RICO actions, fraud and price-fixing claims in the financial services, health care and insurance industries, foreclosures, and in vehicle wholesaling and financial practices.   His practice includes agreements governed by the Uniform Commercial Code; noncompetition, trade secrets, medical staff privilege litigation and contractual disputes; and probate and other commercial and civil tort litigation. He has represented several municipal governments in eminent domain, federal, civil rights, building- and zoning-code enforcement litigation; minimum housing appeals; police civil forfeiture litigation; personnel transportation and other municipal litigation matters.

Steve has been AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1984, representing the recognition of the highest level of professional excellence by his peers, and has been included in the SuperLawyer lists of both Georgia and Florida Top Rated Lawyers for multiple years.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, JD, 1976
  • University of Miami, BBA, 1973; cum laude; accounting

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • New York
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Courts of Appeal: Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts: Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

  • Mortgage Bankers Association:
    • Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee
    • Loan Administration Committee
    • Residential Loan Production Committee
    • Fraud Issues Subcommittee
    • Litigation Task Force
  • American Bar Association:
    • Business Torts and Unfair Competition Litigation Committee; Fraud Subcommittee Co-Chair
    • Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee; Programming Co-Chair
    • Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee
    • Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
    • Privacy and Data Security Committee

Selected Publications

  • “How to Succeed in Litigation:  An Ounce of Preparation is Worth A Pound of Prevention ABA Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery,” Spring 2017, Volume 25, Issue 3; Lexology, May 23, 2017
  • "How to Lose Attorney Client Privilege," ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, March 16, 2017
  • "Tips on Meet and Confer Conferences," ABA Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery,  February 28, 2017
  • "A Practical Look at Preserving ESI," ABA Section of Litigation Pretrial Practice & Discovery, January 31, 2017
  • Discovery Chapter, Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 2004-2017, co-author
  • "It Ain't Easy Building Green Part 2: Sustainable Practices for Sustainable Building," CMFA Building Profits, January-February 2013, co-author

Representative Presentations

  • "Servicing Compliance Essentials, The Mortgage Servicing Rule and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference, Washington, D.C., September 17-19, 2017
  • "30(b)(6) Depositions: When and How to Use Them to Your Advantage" ABA Section of Litigation webinar, June 6, 2017
  •  Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Miami, FL, May 7-10, 2017; presented on key cases involving bankruptcy, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and statutes of limitations
  • Moderator, ABA Section of Litigation Roundtable “Data Privacy and Protection: What Litigators Need to Know when Gathering, Handling and Producing Sensitive Data.” April 25, 2017
  • Mortgage Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference, Washington, D.C., September 18-20, 2016; Compliance Roundtable Litigation Discussion panelist, presented on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Florida Homeowner and Condominium Association Lien And Assessment Law, and mortgage compliance defense strategies
  •  "Catching Those Tweets: Discovery and Document Preservation Challenges Posed by Social Media Evidence," Industry Highlights: A Duane Morris Perspective, Online, January 24, 2012