Steve Foresta

Position: Chair, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
East Coast Advisory Board

Stephen Foresta is a partner in the New York office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP and a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  From 2011 to 2016, he served as the global head of Orrick’s Litigation Business Unit.  He has extensive experience handling all phases of complex litigation and has tried numerous cases in state and federal court and before arbitral panels in the United States and abroad. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from Fordham Law School.  Steve is an active participant in Orrick’s pro bono and associate training programs, and received Orrick’s Excellence in Mentoring Award in recognition of his strong commitment to providing advice and guidance to the firm’s associates.  He also devotes substantial time to community service organizations. In addition to chairing the New York Board of Advisors of Disability Rights Advocates, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Indego Africa, a non-profit social enterprise that provides job skills and other training to women in Rwanda and Ghana and delivers access to export markets to facilitate the sale of their handicrafts.

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