Sitso Bediako has represented clients in a broad array of litigation matters, including federal class actions, financial services, shareholder and director disputes, sensitive internal investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulator inquiries, and breach of fiduciary duties claims. His most recent cases involved defending public company against securities fraud claims related to its loss reserving practices and defending a public company from breach of contract and negligence claims involving a structured financial product. Mr. Bediako has drafted and argued motions in both federal and state courts, and he has achieved favorable outcomes for a range of clients including a charitable organization contesting the allocation of estate funds, a building owner seeking to recover unpaid rents, and a corporation alleging a breach of a merger agreement. Mr. Bediako has significant experience managing the e-discovery process in complex litigation matters and working on matters involving expert witnesses.
In 2014, Mr. Bediako was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service to The Legal Aid Society.
Mr. Bediako received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. As a law student, he was a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael J. Davis, United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Mr. Bediako received his B.A. in biochemical sciences from Harvard University.
Mr. Bediako is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and Minnesota. He is also admitted to the bars of the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Minnesota, as well as the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Bediako also sits on the Board of Advisors for the University of Minnesota Law School and is active in University of Minnesota alumni outreach in the New York metropolitan area.