Steve has extensive trial and appellate experience, in both federal and state courts, focusing on claims of alleged individual and class discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, FINRA, whistleblowing and retaliation, defamation, fraud, breach of contract, wrongful discharge and other statutory and common law claims. Steve also advises clients on employment litigation avoidance, litigation strategy and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Steve also handles matters involving drafting, enforcing, and defending restrictive covenants, and protecting trade secrets.
Steve is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group and is a member of the Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Group.
Steve helps his clients stay in compliance with the ever-changing employment regulations with respect to FLSA and state law wage and hour requirements by providing advice and conducting comprehensive audits. Steve conducts investigations pertaining to reductions-in-force and individual employee terminations, and claims of gender, race, national origin, and disability discrimination.
Steve earned his J.D. degree from Albany Law School, magna cum laude, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude. He is admitted to and has practiced and handled cases in multiple jurisdictions around the country.