For more than 25 years, Steve has successfully represented foreign and domestic clients in a wide variety of white collar and civil fraud investigations and litigations.
Steve’s international white collar criminal defense practice focuses on the representation of business entities, professionals, business owners, and corporate executives charged with or under investigation relating to health care fraud and abuse, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act violations, government contract fraud, antitrust violations, Securities and Exchange Commission violations, Food and Drug Administration violations, United States Customs violations (export and import), Federal Trade Commission violations, Internal Revenue Service violations, and other similar business crimes.
In the past several years Steve has put his white collar practice to use in a new context. He has represented Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Burberry, and other well known trademark owners in the battle against counterfeiting. Steve has achieved an important breakthrough in obtaining federal court injunctions against landlords of 19 buildings on Canal Street in New York City. He has also obtained a similar ground-breaking settlement in Los Angeles’ notorious Santee Alley. Steve’s innovative strategy includes the application of criminal law theories as a means of holding third parties civilly liable for damages relating to counterfeiting activities.