B.A., Washington and Lee University; J.D., University of Texas
Stephen Best is the chair of the Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck LLP's White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. He advises clients on all aspects of corporate governance including complex internal investigations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance strategies, grand jury and independent counsel investigations, parallel proceedings, complex civil litigation, and trial practice before federal and state tribunals.
A former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and assistant Commonwealth's attorney for Fairfax, Virginia, Professor Best has successfully conducted more than 200 felony jury trials in both state and federal courts.
Professor Best has represented numerous companies, both public and privately held, as well as various individuals in multiple, separate FCPA investigations. Steve has also represented numerous public companies before the NYAG investment protection unit and represented a public company in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations surrounding allegations of questionable valuations in the company's asset portfolio.