September 6, 2015

AZ Business Magazine

Steptoe’s Floyd Bienstock elected chair of NorthBridge

Steptoe partner Floyd Bienstock has been elected as chairman of the board of the NorthBridge College Success Program, a non-profit organization that provides support, resources and guidance to students with learning differences as they transition to, persist and succeed in their higher educational and vocational endeavors following high school.  Mr. Bienstock previously served as vice chair for the organization, and has been a board member since it was founded in 2011 as the Bridgeway Transition Program.

Based in Scottsdale, NorthBridge strives to make a distinctive difference in postsecondary completion rates and educational success in Maricopa County by serving students pursuing a postsecondary degree or certification.  According to NorthBridge, only 28 percent of 18-26 year old students who start at a two-year institution earn a degree of any type in Maricopa County.  The percentage is even lower for those who have learning differences.  NorthBridge specializes in helping students with a diagnosis of dyslexia, ADHD, and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.

At Steptoe, Mr. Bienstock leads the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Group with a practice focusing on litigating insurance coverage and bad faith matters, including class actions, as well as complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts in Arizona and throughout the United States.  He has been recognized in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Southwest Super Lawyers, Az Business “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” and Best Lawyers of America which in 2014 named him “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix insurance law.