Steven was born and raised in Miami, and returned to his home city after law school to clerk for the Honorable James Lawrence King in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is happy to advocate for Florida clients at Gunster in a variety of commercial litigation matters.
In 2018, Steven earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While living in the nation’s capital, he worked at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where he won the Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Award; the Civil Fraud Section of the U.S Department of Justice, where he worked on large Medicare fraud cases and pioneered the use of the False Claims Act against pharmaceutical manufacturers who engaged in price fixing; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where his proposal for writing an amicus brief in the Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case was adopted by the organization’s board of directors. In the Civil Litigation Clinic, Steven represented a client in a wage theft case from a preliminary interview to helping to negotiate a favorable settlement.
Steven has a degree in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University. Prior to his career in law, he worked as a biomedical laboratory researcher, including at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami.
- Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Award, 2016
- “Disclosure as a Shield that Doesn’t Weigh Down the Consumer Debtor,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 2017
- New York State Bar Association, 2019-present