Stephen Rutenberg

Stephen Rutenberg is a principal at Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 law firm with about 800 lawyers in 21 offices. As a member of Polsinelli’s Fintech and Regulation Practice as well the firm’s Capital Markets/Commercial Lending Practice, Stephen brings a broad business friendly perspective to his work in FinTech and particularly to his financial institution and start-up clients.

Polsinelli’s renowned FinTech and Regulation Practice contains over 25 lawyers representing its clients in all elements of the FinTech space with market leading perspectives on cutting edge forms of coin offering and innovative use of blockchain technology.

Stephen graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Biology and received his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a certificate in Policy and Management from the Wharton School. Stephen’s practice focuses on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as well as distressed lending and bankruptcy claim transactions, around the world. He also assists clients with general financings, lending, and other corporate transactions. Stephen is a thought leader frequently writing and speaking on the FinTech and distressed trading markets.

Admitted to practice in New York and as a solicitor in England and Wales, Stephen has significant experience advising on financial technology and cross-border distressed trading matters and is recognized for this in the 2016 edition of IFLR1000 as a Rising Star. In February 2017, Stephen received the UJA-Federation of New York’s James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award for his contributions to the New York legal and philanthropic communities. Stephen can be reached at