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Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
  • Fairfield University (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

Stephen Teti is an associate at Block & Leviton LLP, focusing his practice on antitrust litigation.

Mr. Teti joined Block & Leviton after practicing securities, derivative, and consumer class litigation for six years at a nationally-recognized plaintiffs’ law firm in Connecticut. Before, Mr. Teti clerked for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. During law school, Mr. Teti served as Publications Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review, a judicial extern to the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, an intern for the State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, and as a legislative extern to the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.

Notable Cases »
  • Obtained a significant decision for consumers in Friedman v. Maspeth Fed. Loan & Savings Ass’n, 30 F. Supp. 3d 183 (E.D.N.Y. 2014). In a case before the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, raising “issues of first impression on the reach of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act,” Mr. Teti defeated a motion to dismiss, and later obtained a settlement that reimbursed consumers for 100% of their losses in the case which involved wrongful imposition of late charges on timely received mortgage payments;
  • Lead associate in cases achieving notable recoveries under the Securities Act of 1933, including City of Birmingham Retirement & Relief System v. MetLife, Inc., Case No. CV-2012-902101 (Ala. Cir. Ct.) ($9.75 million settlement); Rosenberg v. Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., No. 2014 CV 828140 (Ohio Ct. Com. Pleas) ($10 million settlement); and Niitsoo v. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., No. AD-303-2014 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pleas) ($3.6 million settlement);
  • Lead associate in several successful appeals, including Cottrell v. Duke, 737 F.3d 1238 (8th Cir. 2013); Westmoreland County Employee Retirement System v. Parkinson, 737 F.3d 719 (7th Cir. 2013); and Chavez v. Nestlé USA, Inc., 511 Fed. Appx. 606 (9th Cir. 2013);
  • Achieved several favorable decisions regarding the improper removal of class actions under the Securities Act of 1933, including Niitsoo v. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., 902 F. Supp. 2d 797 (S.D. W. Va. 2012); Rosenberg v. Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., 2015 WL 1534033 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 25, 2015); and Rajasekaran v. CytRx Corp., 2014 WL 4330787 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2014);
  • Represented banks and other financial institutions in In re: Home Depot Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., 14-md-2583 (N.D. Ga.) (served on Plaintiffs’ Coordination & Discovery Committee); In re: Target Corp. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., 14-md-2522 (D. Minn.); and Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union v. Kmart Corp., No. 15-cv-2228 (N.D. Ill.)
Admissions »
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • D. Conn.
  • SDNY
  • WDNY
  • D. Colo.
  • 9th Cir.
Clerkship »
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court, 2010-11.
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