Steven Sukert has experience in all aspects of complex litigation in federal and state court, and thrives equally in written motion practice and oral argument. Steven focuses his practice at KO on complex class actions and multi-district litigations in federal courts around the country, with a particular focus on innovative cases involving data privacy of health-related and other sensitive data. He also has substantial experience in data breach, unfair and deceptive practices, antitrust, and consumer contract class actions.
Before joining KO, Steven clerked for the Honorable James Lawrence King in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He then gained experience at a large law firm in Miami in high-stakes commercial cases often involving trade secret or fraud claims, as well as in international arbitrations. Steven co-authored an amicus brief in the Florida Supreme Court case Airbnb, Inc. v. Doe (Case No. SC20-1167) and helped spearhead the American Bar Association’s inaugural International Arbitration Masterclass, in 2021.
In 2018, Steven earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While living in the nation’s capital, he worked at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where he won the Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Award; the Civil Fraud Section of the U.S Department of Justice, where he worked on large Medicare fraud cases and pioneered the use of the False Claims Act in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturers who engaged in price fixing; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where his proposal for writing an amicus brief in the Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case was adopted by the organization’s board of directors.
Steven has a degree in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a biomedical laboratory researcher at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami.