Kostas Katsiris is a nationally recognized commercial litigator and a member of Venable’s Executive Board. Kostas represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex disputes in federal and state courts in New York and throughout the United States, and in private mediations and arbitrations. Clients seek his counsel and advocacy in a wide variety of disputes, including securities actions, contract disputes, business torts, data security breaches, corporate governance disputes, and bankruptcy-related matters.
Kostas’s diverse experience spans the entire process of litigation and arbitration, from the investigation and pleading stages through discovery and trial. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Super Lawyers and Chambers USA, which has noted that he is a “great negotiator,” “very persuasive,” and “very good at looking at the big picture.” In addition to his civil litigation practice, Kostas regularly represents clients in regulatory enforcement proceedings, and he has substantial experience conducting confidential internal investigations. He has also served as a federal court-appointed special master in a complex consumer fraud class action.
Kostas represents clients in several industries, including financial services, real estate, media and entertainment, life sciences, transportation and logistics, food and beverage, auditing and accounting, and hospitality. He often represents banks, investment advisors, private equity firms, broker-dealers, and individual officers and directors in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.
In addition to serving on Venable’s Board, Kostas serves on the firm’s Partnership Selection Committee and its New York Office Expansion Committee.