sbobo@reedsmith.com

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Steve is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy. His practice focuses on restructuring and workout matters and related litigation, representing both debtors and creditors. He is regularly involved in various commercial bankruptcies and other court proceedings, and also represents clients in out-of-court workouts. Steve has served as an Equity Receiver in ten federal fraud cases, and often chairs arbitration proceedings and hearing panels for disputes arising in the commodity futures industry. Stemming from his experience with the CFTC Division of Enforcement, he has represented clients before the CFTC, the SEC and other federal agencies.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as Super Lawyer by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, February 2006, 2009-2016
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading bankruptcy/restructuring lawyers (2012-2016)

Credentials

  • George Washington University Law School, 1980, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, 1977, B.A., Cum Laude

  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia (inactive status)

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation and Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law and Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Federal Equity Receivers
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute