Xochitl S. Strohbehn

Strohbehn, Xochitl S.

Xochitl Strohbehn focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on high-stakes bankruptcy, securities class action, and asset forfeiture matters. To cite a few examples, Xochitl has represented clients in criminal asset forfeiture proceedings, securities class-action litigations, and derivative litigations. She represents global entities operating in a range of industries, including financial services, energy, oil and gas, and technology. 

Xochitl has significant experience litigating in federal and state courts and handling arbitrations and mediations in New York and throughout the United States. She has worked on teams that have obtained significant settlements minimizing client liability in class action securities and derivative litigation matters, as well as in a municipal bankruptcy matter.

Xochitl currently co-chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a foreign bank in litigation arising out of a criminal asset forfeiture
  • Represented a Chinese company in connection with securities class action and derivative litigation matters
  • Represented a monoline insurer in litigation related to one of the largest municipal bankruptcies ever filed
  • Represented a large insurance company in litigation seeking damages related to the purchase of residential mortgage-backed securities
  • Represented an investment fund in litigation seeking damages related to the purchase of residential mortgage-backed securities
  • Represented a bank holding company in litigation to determine the ownership of certain securities and tax refunds, following the company’s bankruptcy filing
  • Represented two Madoff feeder funds in litigation brought against the funds by the Madoff Trustee, in which the Trustee asserted a variety of claims, including fraudulent transfer




  • J.D. summa cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2009
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S. Finance University of Maryland 1998
    • College Park Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Co-chair, Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee of the Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, American Bar Association


Pro Bono

  • Represents immigrants in asylum-related and mandatory detention cases

Personal Activities