Tony has served as a legal advisor to many of the nation's largest transit systems for more than 30 years. He provides in-depth guidance to public transit agencies on project development, proposal review, bid protests, contract negotiations, Section 13(c) issues, transportation financing, and contract disputes.
Tony began his career at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA.) There, he was involved in the implementation and enforcement of the Title VI program under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. He also served as staff attorney for the reauthorization of the federal transit program.
Tony is a longtime member of the American Public Transportation Association. He is also a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees, and a board member and governance chair of SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), which supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.
He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Steve is a litigator who represents corporations in large-scale business and regulatory disputes and defends individuals and corporations in criminal cases and proceedings in federal and state court, and before the Securities and Exchange Commission, state regulatory agencies, and FINRA.
As the vice chair of Thompson Coburn's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group, Steve has extensive experience in securities matters and has helped companies successfully resolve regulatory investigations without facing criminal charges, paying fines, or admitting any wrongdoing. Steve’s commercial litigation experience includes representing telecommunications companies in regulatory disputes and litigation over construction, privacy, and commercial matters; representation of civic groups in election and redistricting matters; and representation of a variety of companies in trade secret litigation.
Before joining Thompson Coburn, Steve served as a clerk to several federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
In January 2014, Steve was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to chair Missouri’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel committee for the St. Louis region, which investigates allegations of misconduct by lawyers and helps determine if a lawyer’s conduct poses a threat to the public or to the integrity of the legal profession.
He earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and obtained a B.A. from the University of Iowa.