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Stephen A Best

Stephen A Best

Brown Rudnick LLP601 Thirteenth Street NWSuite 600WashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUSA20005

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Best impresses respondents as a “comprehensive litigator and a great team player”, and is well versed in representing corporates and individuals in FCPA, SEC and DOJ investigations. 

Biography

Steve Best is Co-Chair of Brown Rudnick's White Collar Defense & Government Investigations group. He advises clients on all aspects of corporate governance and defense including complex internal investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and compliance strategies, grand jury and independent counsel investigations, parallel proceedings, complex civil litigation, and trial practice before federal and state tribunals.  Steve was lead counsel in the successful defense of Mark Cuban against the SEC's charges of insider trading.

Steve represents and has represented numerous companies, both public and privately held, as well as various individuals in multiple, separate regulatory reviews. Steve is routinely before the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, various offices of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, numerous United States Attorneys’ offices and State Attorneys’ General offices throughout the country. Abroad, Steve has appeared before regulators in France, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Germany. He has been lead chair on approximately two hundred jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. He was previously a professor at the University of Virginia National Trial Advocacy Institute.

Before joining Brown Rudnick, Steve served as the Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense group at a large, multinational law firm based in New York and, prior to that, was a prosecutor for almost ten years serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. and an Assistant Commonwealth's attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.  

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Best wins plaudits for his first-rate practice, and clients benefit from his substantial experience of representing clients in challenging white-collar crime matters. 

Biography

Steve Best is Co-Chair of Brown Rudnick's White Collar Defense & Government Investigations group. He advises clients on all aspects of corporate governance and defense including complex internal investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and compliance strategies, grand jury and independent counsel investigations, parallel proceedings, complex civil litigation, and trial practice before federal and state tribunals.  Steve was lead counsel in the successful defense of Mark Cuban against the SEC's charges of insider trading.

Steve represents and has represented numerous companies, both public and privately held, as well as various individuals in multiple, separate regulatory reviews. Steve is routinely before the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, various offices of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, numerous United States Attorneys’ offices and State Attorneys’ General offices throughout the country. Abroad, Steve has appeared before regulators in France, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Germany. He has been lead chair on approximately two hundred jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. He was previously a professor at the University of Virginia National Trial Advocacy Institute.

Before joining Brown Rudnick, Steve served as the Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense group at a large, multinational law firm based in New York and, prior to that, was a prosecutor for almost ten years serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. and an Assistant Commonwealth's attorney in Fairfax, Virginia.  

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