Partner

New York

Market leader


Bar admissions:

New York

Jurisdictions:

New York
United States

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Equity


Stephen L. Burns is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and serves as Co‑Head of the Firm’s Finance Practice. His practice focuses on representing companies and investment banking firms in connection with public and private offerings of securities, as well as on general corporate matters, including corporate governance and M&A matters. Mr. Burns was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York City “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities/Capital Markets Law. In 2019, he was named a Capital Markets Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.

The University of Texas Law School Foundation

  • Trustee

  • J.D. The University of Texas School of Law, 1990, with Honors
  • B.B.A. University of Oklahoma, 1987, with Distinction