Stephen V. Potenza


Stephen V. Potenza is counsel at Bancroft PLLC. His practice focuses on appellate and complex litigation. His broad experience includes significant matters in the U.S. Supreme Court and a wide variety of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including intellectual property, securities, antitrust, contract, and professional malpractice matters. He has represented clients from professional services, technology, and manufacturing industries, among others, in matters ranging from class action and shareholder litigation to patent licensing litigation and defense of price-fixing charges. He served as one of the lead trial attorneys for the State of South Carolina in a successful action against the United States under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, securing preclearance of the State’s voter ID law.

Mr. Potenza served as a law clerk to Judge William G. Bassler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and to Judge Reena Raggi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining Bancroft, he practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York.

Mr. Potenza graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, where he was Editor-in-Chief of Law & Policy in International Business. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Union College in 1997, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Potenza is based in New York City.