Stephen D. Palley is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Anderson Kill. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and litigator with extensive experience in resolving complex commercial disputes in wide range of areas including insurance recovery, securities litigation, corporate governance disputes, construction and real estate disputes and media liability.
Stephen also has significant hands-on software development and design experience. He is co-chair of Anderson Kill's recently launched Blockchain and Virtual Currency group, a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers, with experience across a wide range of legal practice areas, who specialize in advising software, internet, and fintech companies. In addition to an active litigation practice, a significant part of Stephen's practice involves non-litigation counseling and advisory work, both as an outside general counsel to technology and media startups and as a trusted advisor to established business across a range of industries.
Stephen has written and been quoted widely on legal issues arising from the use of Blockchain technology, with appearances in both print and television media. Stephen was selected for inclusion in the 2019 and 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list for Insurance Law. In 2018, Stephen was recommended in The Legal 500 United States for Insurance - advice to policyholders.
Stephen is a fellow of both the American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel (“ACCEC”) and the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and has also been recognized as Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Construction Litigation. A frequent and sought-after speaker and writer on construction insurance-related topics, Stephen is the lead editor and contributing author of Construction Insurance and contributing author of Fundamentals of Construction Law, treatises published by the ABA Forum on Construction Law.
Stephen is also an Editor of the International Journal of Blockchain Law (IJBL), a new law journal to help non-legal communities better understand blockchain & digital assets.
Fellow, American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel; Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America; Co-Chair, ACCEC’s Blockchain and Virtual Currency committee.