Steve is an seasoned trial lawyer who focuses his practice on healthcare litigation and regulatory issues. As an experienced trial attorney, Steve has managed and directly handled all aspects of cases, including first and second chairing multiple trials and arbitration hearings, as well as appellate briefs and arguments.
Steve represents health insurers and other healthcare entities in complex individual, multi-party and class action managed-care cases in courts and arbitrations across the country, including cases involving ERISA, RICO, the Affordable Care Act, claims-denials, prompt pay, bad faith, breach of contract, and a variety of common law claims. In addition, Steve has extensive expertise advising Medicare and Medicaid managed care organizations on regulatory and compliance issues, and representing those government sponsored health plans in internal investigations, government investigations, False Claims Act and qui tam cases, and other enforcement actions.
Beyond healthcare practice, Steve represents clients in complex commercial litigation and products liability cases involving the aviation and other industries.
While earning his law degree from DePaul University College of Law, Steve received CALI Awards for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Securities Fraud, and Litigation Strategy and Civil Litigation. In addition, Steve was a judicial extern to the Honorable Wayne R. Andersen in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.