Stephen M. Baldini

Stephen M. Baldini is head of the firm’s litigation practice group.

Practice & Background

Mr. Baldini focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration with a concentration in private equity and hedge fund matters, complex bankruptcy litigation, partnership and investor disputes, and commercial corporate disputes. Mr. Baldini has also handled numerous matters involving complex issues, including trade secret and unfair competition actions.

Mr. Baldini received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1987 and his J.D. in 1990 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.

Mr. Baldini is a member of Akin Gump’s compensation committee and the New York hiring committee.
Representative Matters

Mr. Baldini’s recent representations include:

currently serving as counsel to directors in a shareholder dispute related to alleged market manipulation claims
acting as lead trial lawyer on a successful trial victory and appeal that allowed Granite Broadcasting to emerge from bankruptcy
serving as counsel to a private equity fund in a corporate governance dispute related to an investment in a commercial satellite company, resulting in a successful exit by the fund from the company
serving as counsel to fund investors in a dispute over board control of an education-related business, resulting in a successful buyout of investors
serving as counsel to buyers in the bankruptcy proceedings of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and the web site, resulting in a purchase by clients of an interest in the debtors
serving as counsel to a commercial logistics provider in an international arbitration proceeding in a significant dispute with largest supplier on fraud and breach-of-contract claims.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Complex Commercial Litigation, 2) Securities Enforcement and Litigation, 3) Class Actions, 4) Investment Funds Litigation, 5) Litigation, 6) Bankruptcy Litigation, 7) Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection and 8) Global Investigations and Compliance
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1990
Education Wesleyan University, B.A.,1987
Bar Member / Association New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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