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Jamie B.W. Stecher

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Jamie B.W. Stecher


Jamie Stecher's practice consists of a wide range of business-related litigation and counseling matters involving: contracts, such as stock purchase agreements, employment agreements, and other business arrangements; business torts; trade secrets; and trust and estate litigation. He regularly appears in state and federal trial and appellate courts in New York, and various arbitral and other ADR forums. He has handled litigations throughout the United States, and has consulted on litigations and arbitrations in foreign countries.

Jamie's most significant representations include: an international battle (in Stockholm, London, New York and Houston) over the enforcement of an international arbitration award against a Russian oil company; obtaining specific performance of a contract to purchase a collection of rare violins, and then obtaining substantial monetary sanctions against the defendant and her attorney (Southern District of New York and Second Circuit); serving as appellate counsel and securing the reversal of a multi-million dollar indemnification award arising from a major corporate transaction (Appellate Division, First Department); several successful dealer termination litigations; and recovering millions of dollars from corporate officers who had violated duties of trust and loyalty (various courts in New York and New Jersey).

Jamie has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 as well as for inclusion in ALM's New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers for 2012.

Significant Matters

  • Bartel v. Renard, 165 F.3d 13 (2d Cir. 1998)
  • Collins & Aikman Products Co. v. Sermatech Engineering Group, Inc., 297 A.D.2d 248 (1st Dep't 2002)
  • Dardana Ltd. v. Yuganskneftegaz, 17 F.3d 202 (2d Cir. 2003)
  • Pencom Systems, Inc. v. Shapiro, 237 A.D.2d 144 (1st Dep't 1997)
  • Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) (amicus curiae)
  • Saleemi v. Pencom Systems, Inc., 242 F.3d 367 (2d Cir. 2000)

Jamie Stecher has or will serve as a speaker, moderator, event chair or panelist for the following events:

Areas of Focus:

  • Contract disputes
  • Business break-up litigation
  • Business torts
  • Employment matters
  • Trust and Estate Disputes


Law School:

  • Columbia University, 1977, J.D.
  • Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Associate Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, 1975-77.


  • Brown University, 1974, A.B.
  • Honors: Departmental Honors, Political Science

Prior Affiliations:

  • Stecher Jaglom & Prutzman, LLP (founding partner), 1984-2000
  • Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP (associate), 1977-84



  • American Bar Association (Member of Sections on: Business Law; and Litigation)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; Business Law Section)
  • New York City Bar Association (Member)


  • Harlem RBI, Inc. (Director; Executive Committee; Audit Committee [Chair])
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (Trustee; Vice President and Secretary; Executive Committee; Budget and Finance Committee; Nominating and Governance Committee [Chair]; Executive Compensation Committee [Chair])
  • Lawyers for Children (Trustee)
  • UJA-Federation of New York (Trustee; Standards and Conflicts Committee [Chair])
  • The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Trustee)

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Districts Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Award Recognitions:

  • ALM: New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers 2012
  • Super Lawyers: 2007-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating since 1984
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