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Stephen J. Weiss

Stephen J. Weiss, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1963, District of Columbia 1966, United States Supreme Court 1975. Named to Best Lawyers in American, since 2003.


  • Weiss, Stephen J. was born on September 12, 1938 in New York City. Son of Morris and Frances (Dinkin) Weiss.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Queens College, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, Cornell University, 1962. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1966.


    • Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1962-1965. Associate firm Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, 1965-1970, partner, 1971-1994, Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, 1994—2009. Lecturer securities corporation law, directors and officers liability and insurance American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, Bureau National Affairs, Executive Enterprises, Aspen Law & Business Organization Management, Inc., Institute International Research, Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

      Member advisory board Securities Regulation and Law Report Bureau National Affairs, 1980—1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1963, District of Columbia 1966, United States Supreme Court 1975.


    • Author: Regulation D-A Practical Guide, 1994, Navigating the D&O Maze: A Handbook for Purchasers of D & O Liability Insurance, 1998. Directors and officers liability insurance columnist: Directors & Boards magazine, 1998—2007. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member of American Bar Association (federal regulation securities committee since 1970, chairman committee foreign corrupt practices legislation 1976-1977, chairman Rule 10b-5 subcommittee 1976-1978, chairman civil liabilities subcommittee 1978-1981, member developers business financing committee since 1982, member Guiding Principles Task Force business insurance committee 1994-1995), Federal Bar Association (chairman securities law communications 1968-1970, member council securities law committee since 1971, chairman council financing and taxation 1971-1972, chairman publications board 1977-1978, member national council 1972-1980, Leadership commendation 1973, Distinguished Service award), Cornell Law Club Washington (president 1971-1979).


    • Married Madeline Adler, August 12, 1962. Children: Lowell Andrew, Valerie Elizabeth, Bradley Lawrence.
    • father: Morris Weiss
    • mother: Frances (Dinkin) Weiss
    • spouse: Madeline Adler
    • children: Lowell Andrew Weiss
    • Valerie Elizabeth Weiss
    • Bradley Lawrence Weiss
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    Born September 12, 1938