Stephen represents companies exclusively in employment cases. He has handled cases from New York to Texas to Hawaii. His recent cases have involved single and multi-plaintiff discrimination and wage and hour claims, theft of trade secrets, and employment-related torts. What sets him apart from other employment lawyers is his attention to each case and plain English writing style. Before starting at Constangy, he clerked for a federal judge in Hawaii and then practiced employment law at an international law firm in Texas.

In addition to his litigation practice, Stephen advises companies about employment laws and data privacy and security laws. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  

Honors & Recognitions

  • New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers® (2020-2021)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association

About Me

Stephen enjoys stand up paddle surfing, whitewater rafting, and finding the best bagels and ice cream in New York City. He is a lifelong Dallas Mavericks and Cowboys fan.

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "New York anti-discrimination law heightens risks for employers," quoted, Business Insurance, July 2019
  • “EEOC Files Groundbreaking Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suits” (Co-Author), ACC Docket, April 2016

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

Blog Posts

  • “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”
  • Andy Dufresne

Practice Emphasis

  • Unfair Competition and State and Federal Trade Secret
  • Federal, State, and City Antidiscrimination Law
  • Federal and New York State Family Medical Leave Laws
  • Defense of EEOC Charges
  • Employment Policy Formulation and Advice
  • Employment-Related Torts, Including Defamation


  • Stephen served as a law clerk to The Honorable Alan C. Kay in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai'i.


The University of Texas School of Law

  • J.D., 2013
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review 
  • Order of the Coif

The University of Texas

  • B.A., 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2018
  • Texas, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
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