Steve is Chair of the White Collar & Government Enforcement Practice Group. He represents businesses and individuals in criminal and complex civil litigation, with a focus on white collar criminal defense and is experienced at conducting complex internal investigations, both in the United States and overseas. He regularly represents clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. He also advises several publicly-traded companies on FCPA matters and has conducted training for those clients domestically and internationally. The Financial Times has commended Steve for his innovative legal work in defense of a client.
After 17 years as a prosecutor with the Department of Justice, Steve applies his considerable experience to assisting corporations and executives with any government inquiries or internal investigations. Before joining the firm, Steve served for four years as Chief of the Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, overseeing some of the most complex investigations in the office. He was one of the few Assistant United States Attorneys in Boston selected to work around the clock investigating the attacks of September 11. He also headed the federal inquiry into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Prior to becoming Chief, he was part of the Economic Crimes Unit, where he prosecuted complex tax, health care fraud and investment fraud cases.
Steve has been a frequent lecturer at programs sponsored by the Boston Bar Association, the World Law Group and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). While in the government, he lectured at the Department of Justice, IRS, and privately sponsored training seminars on the subjects of excise tax fraud, health care fraud, and financial prosecutions generally. He also has been a guest lecturer for the American Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School, Harvard Law School, the New England Institute of Law Enforcement, and the National Advocacy Center. Steve has been included in the New England Super Lawyers listing, a Thomson Reuters publication, since 2008. He has also been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America publication for his work in White Collar Criminal Defense since 2006.