Attorneys

Steven J. Purcell

Tel: 212-840-6300 | Email: spurcell@pjlfirm.com

For over fifteen years, Steven has litigated complex corporate and securities law disputes in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Steven began his career at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he worked from 2001-2009, developing the skills he now brings to a specialized litigation practice focused on shareholder class actions, derivative litigation and corporate investigations. Steven has helped companies and shareholders obtain tens of millions of dollars in recoveries, significant corporate governance reforms, and disclosure benefits.

Steven is a member of the American Bar Association’s Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section Horizontal Restraints Committee, and the New York City Bar Association.

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Bridgewater State University, B.S. summa cum laude

Douglas E. Julie

Tel: 212-792-0922 | Email: djulie@pjlfirm.com

Douglas is an experienced corporate litigator focusing on prosecuting shareholder class and derivative actions, and conducting corporate investigations on behalf of investors.

Douglas began his legal career as an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren, where he gained extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in various types of complex litigation, including claims involving bankruptcy, business torts, consumer protection laws, contracts, fraud and false claims acts. Douglas has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in each of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Education:

  • New York University School of Law, J.D.; editorial board of the Annual Survey of American Law
  • Cornell University, B.S. Industrial and Labor Relations

Robert H. Lefkowitz

Tel: 212-725-1000 | Email: rl@pjlfirm.com

Robert’s legal practice is focused on identifying various forms of corporate misconduct and developing innovative legal strategies through which investors can pursue recoveries. Rob has developed a particular interest in breach of fiduciary duty actions involving, among other things, unauthorized and improper executive and director compensation, insider trading, and corporate waste.

Education:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude; Notes Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • Binghamton University, B.S. summa cum laude, Finance