Steve joined MSA in August 2018 with over 13 years of experience in all facets of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and regulatory compliance. Steve was previously a litigation associate in the Denver office of a BigLaw firm practicing in the areas of financial services and residential mortgage-backed securities, title insurance defense, and e-discovery. Steve also practiced in Chicago for eight years where he routinely represented clients in consumer financial services and lender liability litigation throughout the State of Illinois.
Steve has represented several of the largest financial institutions, mortgage originators and servicers, and title insurance companies in both state and federal courts throughout the country. He has acted as lead counsel in hundreds of contested proceedings, trials, and appellate matters, including a dozen bench trials. Notably, Steve was part of the trial team and a second-chair in one of the largest trials arising out of the financial crisis of 2008. Steve also has significant e-discovery experience, acting as one of the co-managers of an electronic document review project spanning more than three years and consisting of more than 30 million documents.