Stephen Prifti



  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2019
  • cum laude


  • Hon. T.S. Ellis III, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • James Monroe Scholar, College of William and Mary

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Stephen Prifti is admitted to practice in New York. His application to the D.C. bar is pending; he is practicing under the supervision of licensed D.C. bar members.

Stephen Prifti is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Stephen joined the firm after completing a clerkship with the Honorable T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to clerking, Stephen worked at Milbank LLP, where he worked on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and white-collar defense matters, including government and internal investigations.

Stephen received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School. At Harvard Law, he interned during the school year at both the state and local levels of government, serving as an intern in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Thomas S. Kaplanes of the Boston Municipal Court.  On campus, Stephen was the Health and Wellness Committee Chair for Harvard Law School Student Government, as well as a member of the Harvard Law School Working Group on Student Well-Being.  In these roles, Stephen advocated for mental health reforms in law schools and the legal profession. 

Prior to law school, Stephen served as a paralegal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the office’s Securities & Commodities Fraud Unit.  In this capacity, Stephen assisted the investigation and prosecution of criminal white collar cases, including those involving securities fraud, health care fraud, and insurance fraud. Stephen received his B.A. in Economics from the College of William & Mary, where he graduated summa cum laude as a James Monroe Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stephen will also clerk for the Honorable Peter J. Phipps of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.