Steve focuses his practice on representing banks and other financial institutions. Steve provides advice and guidance on a broad array of operational, regulatory, and litigation matters as general outside counsel to many of the firm’s banking clients. He is also an experienced litigator who has spent his career representing banks in the courtroom, where he has handled cases involving creditors’ rights, workouts and collections, bankruptcies, lender liability, deposit and investment accounts, securities fraud, and trusts. Steve has a deep knowledge of the industry that allows him to handle the most complex matters facing his clients, but is also part of a versatile team that can efficiently handle claims of any size and complexity.
In addition to his financial services practice, Steve has a strong general commercial litigation practice. He has represented business clients in a wide variety of complex disputes, including matters involving real estate, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intellectual property and class actions. Steve has also spearheaded numerous client investigations into allegations of fraud, embezzlement and employee misconduct, and in many cases has helped employers successfully recover all or most of their losses.
Steve served as partner-in-charge of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's Seattle, Washington office from 2015 to 2019.