Steve is one of only two practicing attorneys in the nation who has served as both a Senior Enforcement Officer with the SEC and a federal prosecutor with the Justice Department. The founding co-chair of the University of Texas Government Enforcement Institute, Steve was recently voted by his peers as a “Best Attorney in Dallas.”
Steve limits his practice to:
Steve has extensive regulatory and trial experience. He practiced with the SEC and the Justice Department for 28 years, completing his government service as an Associate Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, leading the SEC’s enforcement program in the Southwestern Untied States. In that capacity, Steve was one of three Senior Officers overseeing the nationwide operation of the SEC’s Cooperation Initiative, which rewards self-reporting and cooperation in enforcement matters. Prior to his selection to head the enforcement program, Steve served as the chief trial attorney in the SEC’s Texas regional office and as an assistant chief litigation counsel in Washington, D.C., litigating and supervising many significant cases involving:
As both an assistant and special assistant U.S. Attorney, Steve prosecuted cases in seven judicial districts throughout the nation, including the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia, and has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases. As a criminal prosecutor, Steve first-chaired jury trials for offenses including:
Additionally, Steve served as Congressional Liaison for the nation’s U.S. Attorneys and was an ex-officio member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and its political corruption sub-committee. During his tenure at the Justice Department, Steve was a frequent instructor and lecturer at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute. He is a now a frequent speaker on securities enforcement and regulatory issues at industry, legal and media sponsored conferences.