Berman Tabacco

Steven J. Buttacavoli

Partner

Steven J. Buttacavoli

Steven Buttacavoli, a partner in Berman Tabacco’s Boston office, works hard to deliver financial justice by litigating securities and consumer financial fraud matters and by representing whistleblowers who provide information and assistance to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other law enforcement agencies.

Since joining the Firm in 2009, Steve has played a leading role in the investigation and prosecution of several securities class actions that have resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2017, Steve was ranked as a Recommended Attorney in Securities Litigation by The Legal 500.

Steve also leads Berman Tabacco’s efforts to bring financial justice to people who have been taken advantage of by unlawful online payday lending schemes.

Prior to joining Berman Tabacco, Steve worked as an associate at major Boston-based corporate law firms where he represented corporate and individual clients in the defense of securities class actions, SEC investigations, and white collar criminal matters, conducted internal investigations and advised clients on legal and reputational risk analyses and mitigation strategies. Steve has also advised clients regarding legal and ethical considerations in the context of relationships with federal, state and local governments.

Experience

  • Leading member of the day-to-day litigation team representing the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, co-Lead Plaintiff in In re BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation, No. 10-md-2185 (S.D. Tex.), which successfully achieved a $175 million settlement on behalf of investors who purchased BP’s American Depositary Shares following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon
  • One of the firm’s lead attorneys in a class action brought on behalf of investors in limited partnerships associated with the Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont, Daccache, et al. v. Raymond James Financial, Inc., et al., 16-cv-21575 (S.D. Fla.), which, to date, has recovered over $150 million to benefit investors harmed by an alleged $200 million Ponzi-like scheme.
  • One of the leading members of the Berman Tabacco litigation team that represented the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois in In re General Electric Co. Securities Litigation, No. 09-cv-1951 (S.D.N.Y.), which settled for $40 million in 2013.
  • Lead member of the Berman Tabacco team currently prosecuting federal RICO class actions against the operators and financial backers of unlawful, sham “rent-a-tribe” online payday lending schemes, including Solomon, et al. v. American Web Loan, Inc., et al., No. 17-cv-145 (E.D. Va.), Gingras, et al. v. Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, et al., No. 17-cv-00233 (D. Vt.), and Gingras, et al. v. Rosette, et al., No. 15-cv-101 (D. Vt.).

Publications, Presentations & Appearances

  • Co-Author, 10 Years of the Organizational Guidelines, The Time is Right for Review, 16 WHITE COLLAR CRIM. REPT. 1 (2002)
  • Co-Author, Environmental Crimes, 37 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 333 (2000)
Steven J. Buttacavoli Partner
Boston
One Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109

Steven Buttacavoli, a partner in Berman Tabacco’s Boston office, works hard to deliver financial justice by litigating securities and consumer financial fraud matters and by representing whistleblowers who provide information and assistance to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other law enforcement agencies.

Since joining the Firm in 2009, Steve has played a leading role in the investigation and prosecution of several securities class actions that have resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2017, Steve was ranked as a Recommended Attorney in Securities Litigation by The Legal 500.

Steve also leads Berman Tabacco’s efforts to bring financial justice to people who have been taken advantage of by unlawful online payday lending schemes.

Prior to joining Berman Tabacco, Steve worked as an associate at major Boston-based corporate law firms where he represented corporate and individual clients in the defense of securities class actions, SEC investigations, and white collar criminal matters, conducted internal investigations and advised clients on legal and reputational risk analyses and mitigation strategies. Steve has also advised clients regarding legal and ethical considerations in the context of relationships with federal, state and local governments.

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2001)
  • Georgetown University (M.P.P., 1997)
  • College of William & Mary (A.B., International Relations, 1993)
Experience
  • Leading member of the day-to-day litigation team representing the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, co-Lead Plaintiff in In re BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation, No. 10-md-2185 (S.D. Tex.), which successfully achieved a $175 million settlement on behalf of investors who purchased BP’s American Depositary Shares following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon
  • One of the firm’s lead attorneys in a class action brought on behalf of investors in limited partnerships associated with the Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont, Daccache, et al. v. Raymond James Financial, Inc., et al., 16-cv-21575 (S.D. Fla.), which, to date, has recovered over $150 million to benefit investors harmed by an alleged $200 million Ponzi-like scheme.
  • One of the leading members of the Berman Tabacco litigation team that represented the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois in In re General Electric Co. Securities Litigation, No. 09-cv-1951 (S.D.N.Y.), which settled for $40 million in 2013.
  • Lead member of the Berman Tabacco team currently prosecuting federal RICO class actions against the operators and financial backers of unlawful, sham “rent-a-tribe” online payday lending schemes, including Solomon, et al. v. American Web Loan, Inc., et al., No. 17-cv-145 (E.D. Va.), Gingras, et al. v. Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, et al., No. 17-cv-00233 (D. Vt.), and Gingras, et al. v. Rosette, et al., No. 15-cv-101 (D. Vt.).
Honors & Distinctions
  • Ranked as a Recommended Attorney in Securities Litigation by The Legal 500 (U.S. edition 2017 and 2018)
  • Order of the Coif at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Awarded Presidential Management Internship (now Presidential Management Fellowship), serving at the U.S. Department of the Treasury following graduate studies in Public Policy
Admissions
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
Affiliations
  • Boston Bar Association
Publications, Presentations & Appearances
  • Co-Author, 10 Years of the Organizational Guidelines, The Time is Right for Review, 16 WHITE COLLAR CRIM. REPT. 1 (2002)
  • Co-Author, Environmental Crimes, 37 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 333 (2000)