February 28, 2017
Stephen A. Rutenberg has joined the firm’s Financial Services and Real Estate Department

Stephen Rutenberg has joined the firm’s national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending group. This new addition are the latest in a significant growth period for the New York office as Polsinelli continues to add strong talent to its roster, most notably in real estate, financial services and intellectual property.

Rutenberg joins the firm from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, where he counseled hedge funds, private equity firms, and global financial institutions on legal issues relating to the purchase and sale of loans and securities, including those of distressed and bankrupt companies, and on cross-border bankruptcy claims trading-related matters.

“Stephen has a significant and valuable specialty. He adds a whole new dimension to our par and distressed loan and claims trading and bankruptcy practices,” Flanigan said.

On Feb. 2, the UJA-Federation of New York, the world’s largest local philanthropy, honored Rutenberg with the James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award at the Lawyers Division Annual Event, which brought together more than 600 influential members of New York’s legal community. Rutenberg received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School along with a certificate of Management and Policy from the Wharton School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College. In addition to being admitted to the New York bar, Rutenberg is a solicitor in England and is listed as a Rising Star by IFLR1000.

Rutenberg joins the New York office amidst a noteworthy growth period, particularly in the Real Estate and Financial Services and Intellectual Property Departments. Recent additions to the Intellectual Property Department include cybersecurity lawyer Jarno Vanto and patent prosecution attorney Pete Thurlow.