Steven R. Schoenfeld Partner

Mr. Schoenfeld is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups of the firm.  He represents clients in complex commercial, corporate, financial, intellectual property, and bankruptcy litigation, and has appeared in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, as well as courts in other jurisdictions and in arbitrations. He also has counseled clients on a wide range of transactions, litigation, and risk management related matters, and negotiated and documented a variety of agreements.

Mr. Schoenfeld serves as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.  He also engages in extensive writing and speaking on litigation, risk management, practice and professional responsibility issues, and serves on, among other things, the Executive Committee of the Corporate Counsel Section of the New York State Bar Association, as a Trustee of The American Whig-Cliosophic Society of Princeton University, and as a volunteer for the Pro Bono Partnership.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Princeton University, B.A., 1987 (summa cum laude)


  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Arbitration Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals
  • Commercial Division, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Court-Appointed Mediator
  • Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • New York Inn of Court, Member
  • New York Law Journal’s Smart Litigator, Featured Contributor and Member of the Practice Q&A Board
  • Princeton University Alumni Council (former Class Secretary and former At-Large Member of the Executive Committee)
  • Pro Bono Partnership, Volunteer
  • The American Whig-Cliosophic Society of Princeton University, Trustee
  • Westchester County Association, Member
  • Westchester County Planning Board (former Member)


  • New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section Executive Committee
  • Westchester County Bar Association

Relevant Web Links

Consider Mediation and Arbitration to Resolve Business Disputes While Court Access is Limited, and Will Be Backlogged, Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020 Mediation and arbitration are potentially attractive alternatives to resolving business disputes, especially given the pandemic induced stress on the court system. Courts in New York are operating on a limited basis due to social distancing rules, and will be backlogged even when they return to “normal.” Court litigation may be necessary and may be the best, or only option, for dispute resolution depending on the circumstances, but other options should be considered. In mediation a neutral third-party facilitates negotiations to resolve a dispute when the parties cannot negotiate a resolution on their own. In arbitration the parties […]

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DDWWW Welcomes a New Partner

DDWWW is pleased to announce that STEVEN SCHOENFELD has joined the firm as a partner in the litigation practice group. Steven has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial, corporate, financial, real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property litigation and related counseling. Previously a partner in the New York offices of Torys L.L.P., Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P. and Robinson & Cole L.L.P., Steven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from New York University Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and several federal courts, serves as a […]

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