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Steven brings a highly effective combination of business and government experience to his litigation practice, which focuses on corporate and government internal investigations and integrity, data privacy, and cybersecurity matters. He also advises clients on government affairs and handles complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters. A member of the firm's e-discovery task force, Steven was named New Jersey's Young Privacy Professional Leader by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also co-founded the firm’s Diversity Leadership Network.
Before joining the firm, Steven earned firsthand experience in public policy, public relations, and corporate affairs. As a White House presidential appointee, policy analyst, and spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., he served as a national media spokesperson on preparedness issues and coordinated the U.S.-UK Joint Contact Group—a transatlantic alliance to promote cooperation in areas such as cybersecurity. In the private sector, Steven later worked at KPMG, where he advised firm partners and senior executives, handled crisis management matters, and managed public relations issues for the firm's corporate social responsibility, ethics and compliance, and recruiting initiatives.
During law school, Steven served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and participated in the Seton Hall University School of Law Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic. Steven also served as a congressional intern in the U.S. House of Representatives during college.
Committed to community, Steven provides pro bono legal representation to New Jersey’s immigrant community, serves on the New Jersey Center for Civic Education’s board of directors and on Montclair (NJ) Township’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, and is a regent on Saint Peter’s University’s board of regents. He is also a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar—a selective executive development initiative organized through the collaboration of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. Throughout the years, Steven has also served in a volunteer advisory capacity to three U.S. presidential campaigns.