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J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University

Law Journals

Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy


Law Clerk for the Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2013-2014)

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar 

Virginia Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt

Steve advises political candidates, state and federal officeholders, corporations, trade associations, and other organizations on compliance with state and federal campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying laws. A certified Legal Lean Sigma Institute (LLSI) White Belt, Steve uses the LLSI process and project management tools to continually improve the value proposition the firm delivers to its clients.

Representative Experience

  • Assists candidates, officeholders, political committees, corporations, and trade associations in complying with campaign finance, ethics, lobbying, and other areas of political law.
  • Counsels candidates running for state and federal office at all stages of the electoral process.
  • Defends and assists clients in proceedings before the Federal Election Commission and investigations by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
  • Drafts comments in rule making proceedings and prepares advisory opinion requests for clients seeking formal advice in complying with federal and state campaign finance laws.
  • Litigates in state and federal court to protect clients' First Amendment rights.
  • Successfully defended a government contractor in a multi-million dollar class action arbitration involving wage claims by fire and rescue employees used during the Iraq War.

Professional Experience

  • Deputy General Counsel, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) (2014)
  • Law Clerk, Romney for President (2011-2012)
  • Law Clerk, Institute for Justice (2011)


  • Steering Committee, DC Young Lawyers Chapter, The Federalist Society 

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