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September 21, 2021

Press Release

Miami - Expanding Stroock’s national litigation practice, the firm today announced that Naim S. Surgeon has joined as a Partner in its Miami office. Naim is the latest of 22 lateral hires in 2021, as the firm executes on its Stroock 2025 growth strategy. 

“We are delighted to welcome Naim to expand our litigation and dispute resolution services for clients in South Florida and nationally,” said Executive Committee member and Litigation Practice Chair Michele Jacobson

An experienced first-chair trial lawyer, Naim represents clients in class actions, securities and investment fraud, intellectual property disputes and antitrust claims, and has arbitrated before JAMS, AAA and the International Criminal Court.

Naim also serves as chief counsel in several federal equity receivership matters, including high-profile investor fraud, EB-5 fraud, and other fraud claims. In this role, he manages all aspects of the administration of the receivership estate while coordinating with applicable federal agencies and district courts.

"I am excited to be joining Stroock, a firm with a great reputation for litigation," Naim said. “The firm's culture and approach to client service align well with how I represent clients in the courtroom, with regulatory bodies and any mediation platform." 

“The welcomed addition of Naim is a tangible result of Stroock’s continued development in South Florida,” said Miami managing partner Laura Besvinick. “We’re thrilled that he is joining the firm and look forward to his immediate contributions.”

 Naim earned his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from the Rutgers University School of Law and was recently a fellow with Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.