Steve provides strategic and litigation advice to employers in all areas of employment and labor law. Steve’s focus is managing and resolving proactively matters involving union corporate campaigns, systemic wage and hour and other high-profile employment litigation, and workforce change, including labor and employment issues involving acquisitions and divestitures. Steve counsels both boards of directors and C-level executives on employment agreements and compensation for senior executives. Steve also serves as the firm’s Managing Partner of Practice, overseeing the firm’s practice groups, practice areas, industry initiatives, and partner recruiting.
Steve handles employment litigation in US federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, with an emphasis on class-based discrimination, wage and hour, and collective bargaining issues. He has tried more than a dozen employment cases to verdict in federal and state courts.
Companies in the service, retail, baking, healthcare, and banking industries turn to him for advice on executive employment issues, union organizing and corporate campaigns, and compliance with the myriad of federal and state laws impacting the workforce.
A fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Steve is frequently recognized for his jury skills and work with clients. For 10 years, he has been named one of the leading US lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Cornell Law School, 1983, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
Cornell University, 1979, B.S.
U.S. Supreme Court
Clerkship to Judge James Hunter of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1984 - 1985)
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, BTI Client Service All-Star (2011, 2016)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003–2015)
Recipient, Award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine
Listed, Who's Who Legal – Labour and Employment (2005, 2012–2013, 2015)
Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor-Management Relations (2014–2015)