Mr. Stephen L. Dreyfuss
Stephen L. Dreyfuss’ practice is concentrated in international business litigation (civil and criminal) and international business transactions, particularly matters involving France and other countries of the European Union. His third undergraduate year at Princeton University was spent in France, where he studied at the Université de Paris and subsequently worked for Kodak-Pathé, the French subsidiary of Eastman Kodak. After graduation from Columbia Law school and a two-year clerkship to a United States District Judge in Newark, he served as Assistant District Attorney for New York County, New York until joining the firm in 1979. In recent years, he has been involved in complex civil and criminal litigation and transactions in securities, banking, antitrust, multimedia and communications, insurance and product liability matters throughout the United States and in Europe.
Mr. Dreyfuss is President of the Paris-based Union Internationale des Avocats, the world’s oldest international association of bars, law societies and lawyers, as well as former Deputy Chief Editor of the UIA magazine Juriste International. He is former UIA Director of Commissions, and former President of the UIA’s Commission on Business Crime. As a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Mr. Dreyfuss served as Vice-Chair of the International Law and Organizations Section, Chair of its Committee on International Trade and Investments and
Vice-Chair of the Antitrust Law Committee.
Fluent in spoken and written French, Mr. Dreyfuss is former President and current Executive Vice President and Legal Counsel of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, and speaks frequently on international legal and business issues
in the United States and abroad. He is the Chair of the Advisory Counsel of the Princeton University Department of French
In recognition of his contributions to French-American relations, French President Jacques Chirac named him a Chevalier of the Ordre National du Mérite of the Republic of France in 2003, and in 2014 French President François Hollande named him a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.
Mr. Dreyfuss is a member of the Bars of New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, and the federal trial and appellate courts in those jurisdictions.