Stephen A. Radin is a partner in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice group. Mr. Radin has litigated, counseled, written and lectured for more than 25 years on corporate governance subjects, including the business judgment rule, fiduciary duties of corporate directors and officers, controlling shareholder and going private transactions, special committee investigations, federal securities laws, disclosure requirements, and indemnification and insurance of corporate directors and officers. Much of Mr. Radin’s practice focuses on shareholder derivative and class action litigation. Mr. Radin has won 16 consecutive motions to dismiss (or affirmances of rulings granting motions to dismiss) in shareholder derivative actions.
Mr. Radin is the author of The Business Judgment Rule: Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors, a four-volume, 6,000-page treatise. In a June 2011 ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, Mr. Radin received a Burton Award for Legal Achievement, given to lawyers who exhibit excellence in legal writing in the category "Best Authoritative Book By A Partner In A Law Firm." This was Mr. Radin's second Burton Award for Legal Achievement, the first coming in 2005. Mr. Radin also is the author of more numerous articles published in professional publications.
Mr. Radin has been selected in Best Lawyers in America in the Corporate Governance and Compliance Law specialty and New York Super Lawyers in the Securities Litigation specialty. Mr. Radin has been elected a member of the American Law Institute, and serves as an adjunct professor teaching corporate governance at Cardozo Law School and as co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate Counsel Subcommittee on Corporate Governance. Mr. Radin has been profiled in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and has served as a member of the Law360 Securities editorial advisory board.
Mr. Radin has served since 2002 as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Legal Assistance Group, a privately funded not-for-profit organization that provides free legal services to more than 50,000 individuals and families per year, as well as handling impact litigation on behalf of hundreds of thousands of additional individuals. He also served for eight years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, and for four of those years as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Radin holds a BA with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University and a JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.