Overview

Stephen represents companies exclusively in employment disputes and litigation. He has handled cases from Hawaii to Texas to New York. His recent cases have involved trade secret claims, employment-related torts, and single- and multi-plaintiff discrimination allegations. What sets Stephen apart from other employment lawyers is his attention to each case, plain English writing style, and experience working for a federal judge and at an international law firm.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Member, American Bar Association

About Me

Stephen enjoys stand up paddle surfing, mountain biking, and finding the best mochi in New York City. He is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “EEOC Files Groundbreaking Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suits” (Co-Author), ACC Docket, April 2016
  • “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

Clerkships

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

Education

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, 2017
  • Texas, 2013
  • 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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