Stephen Prifti

Associate | Washington, D.C.
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Stephen Prifti

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

Stephen joined the firm after completing clerkships with the Hon. Peter J. Phipps of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Hon. T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to clerking, Stephen was an associate at Milbank LLP, handling commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and white-collar defense matters, including government and internal investigations. Prior to law school, Stephen served as a Securities & Commodities Fraud Unit paralegal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York where he assisted with investigations and prosecutions of white-collar crimes involving securities fraud, health care fraud, and insurance fraud.

Stephen received his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he chaired the student government’s Health and Wellness Committee and was a member of the Working Group on Student Well-Being. In these roles, Stephen advocated for mental health reforms in both law schools and the legal profession. While attending law school, Stephen interned at the Criminal Appeals Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, and also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Thomas S. Kaplanes of the Boston Municipal Court.

He 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. He was also a member of William & Mary’s elected Residence Hall Association, where he advocated for the establishment of gender-neutral housing in college dormitories.


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


  • Hon. Peter J. Phipps, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Hon. T.S. Ellis III, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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