Stephen Warren is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and practices in the Litigation Section, with an emphasis on securities and consumer class actions, merger and acquisition disputes (including handling representation and warranty insurance claims), complex commercial litigation, shareholder derivative actions and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement matters. His experience includes federal and state court litigation, appeals and domestic arbitrations.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Warren served as a law clerk for the Honorable Leonard I. Garth on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable James H. Coleman on the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Between these clerkships, Mr. Warren was associated with the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP, where he represented both corporations and individuals in complex litigation involving a wide range of corporate, commercial and securities matters.

Mr. Warren's experience includes: 

  • defending pharmaceutical companies, high-tech equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, utilities, media companies, bioenergy developers, social networking companies and medical device manufacturers in federal and state securities class actions
  • representing public companies, tech firms, utility companies, financial services firms, chief executive officers and chief financial officers in SEC investigations and lawsuits
  • obtaining a dismissal for a nationwide homebuilder in a shareholder derivative action
  • representing insurers in evaluating and defending representation and warranty claims
  • successfully defending an investor in an SEC insider trading investigation
  • representing an aerospace company in a hostile takeover
  • defending appliance manufacturers, casinos, media companies and health product companies in consumer class actions and mass actions
  • representing a securities broker-dealer in a weeklong Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration hearing
  • obtaining summary judgment for several financial institutions in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit arising from a debt offering
  • successfully defending an investment adviser in an SEC insider trading investigation

Mr. Warren has also taken on a number of pro bono representations, including helping the Innocence Project successfully exonerate a wrongfully convicted Cuban immigrant after 25 years in prison. Other pro bono matters have included representing a prisoner at trial in a Section 1983 lawsuit and obtaining political asylum for a Romanian immigrant.

In law school, Mr. Warren graduated second in his class and was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review and the Interscholastic Moot Court Team.

Mr. Warren also serves on the Advisory Board for Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters company. He also serves on the board of directors for the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.



  • Denison University, B.A.
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • All State Courts in New York
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation - Securities, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2019
  • Most Effective Lawyer Winner, Corporate Securities, Daily Business Review, 2012, 2013
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2009-2012
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite - Up & Comer, 2010
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top up and Comer, 2009
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • German


Speaking Engagements