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Stephen Mark Axinn

Stephen Mark Axinn, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1962, United States Supreme Court 1962.


  • Axinn, Stephen Mark was born on October 21, 1938 in New York City. Son of Mack N. and Lili H. (Tannenbaum) Axinn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, New York, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, New York City, 1962.


    • Associate Cahill & Gordon, New York City, 1963-1964, Malcolm A. Hoffman, New York City, 1964-1966, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York City, 1966-1969, partner, 1970-1997, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, New York City, since 1997. Adjunct professor Law School New York University, 1981-1983, Law School Columbia University, 1983-1985. Counsel Bellsouth in acquisition by American Telephone & Telegraph Company.

      Lead counsel WorldCom-Sprint merger investigation and litigation Antitrust Division United States Department Justice, 1999-2000. Special counsel United States Department Justice Antitrust Director, 1999–2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1962, United States Supreme Court 1962.


    • Author: Acquisitions Under H-S-R, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Chairman lawyers division United Jewish Appeal, New York City, 1985-1987. Member executive committee, treasurer Jewish Theological Seminary American, 1984-1996. Member board visitors Columbia Law School, 1993-1998.

    Member advisory panel on environmental crimes by orngs. United States Sentencing Commission, 1992-1994. Captain United States Army, 1965-1968.

    Member American Bar Association (council antitrust section 1983-1985), New York State Bar Association (chairman antitrust section 1982-1983), Department Justice. Antitrust Division (special counsel 1999-2000).


    • Married Stephanie Chertok, May 12, 1963. Children: Audrey, David, Jill.
    • father: Mack N. Axinn
    • mother: Lili H. (Tannenbaum) Axinn
    • spouse: Stephanie Chertok
    • children: Audrey Axinn
    • David Axinn
    • Jill Axinn
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    Born October 21, 1938