Steve has over 20 years of experience in the asset management industry, advising open- and closed-end investment companies, exchange-traded funds, business development companies, private funds, investment advisers and independent directors on a wide range of regulatory, corporate, disclosure, and compliance matters. He has significant experience in matters relating to the use of derivatives by registered investment companies, cross-trading, trade allocation policies, trade error policies, and affiliated transactions, particularly those involving fixed income investments.  Steve has prepared various regulatory filings and has managed the responses to numerous regulatory inquiries.  Prior to joining Practus, Steve served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the TCW Group, Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel for Pacific Investment Management Company, and as an Associate at Dechert.  Steve started his legal career as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

When Steve is not watching the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame play college football, you can find him playing golf, playing the guitar, or playing in the great outdoors. He enjoys hiking and has summitted Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous US, not once, but twice!