Sitso Bediako is a member of the firm’s commodity litigation practice group. His work includes prosecuting class action lawsuits against financial institutions for antitrust violations and manipulating financial benchmarks including, among others, Yen-LIBOR, Euroyen TIBOR, Euribor, Swiss Franc LIBOR and the Silver Fix. Mr. Bediako collaborates with clients, drafts substantive briefs, manages discovery, and coordinates various aspects of the settlement approval process, including the work of settlement administrators, escrow agents, and others to properly notify potential class members of settlements and distribute settlement proceeds.
Mr. Bediako has represented clients in a broad array of litigation matters, including federal securities and antitrust class actions, shareholder and director disputes, sensitive internal investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulator inquiries, and breach of fiduciary duties and financial fraud claims. Past cases include the prosecution of breach of contract claims; the defense of a public company against securities fraud claims related to its loss reserving practices; and the defense of a public company from breach of contract and negligence claims involving a structured financial product. Mr. Bediako has argued motions in both federal and state courts, and he has achieved favorable outcomes for a range of clients including charitable organizations, small business owners, and large corporations. Mr. Bediako has significant experience managing the e-discovery process in complex litigation matters and working on matters involving expert witnesses.
As a law student, he was a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael J. Davis, United States District Court, District of Minnesota.
In 2014, Mr. Bediako was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service to The Legal Aid Society. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Bediako 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. He also volunteers as a coach for a community-based recreational soccer league.
B.A. Harvard University (2000)
J.D. University of Minnesota Law School (2008), cum laude
New York, Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Minnesota, and the United States Tax Court.