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Firm Profile

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Firm Profile

Washington, DC

  • 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20036

Firm profile submitted by Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Chairman: Phil West
Number of partners: 173
Number of lawyers: 480
International Offices: Beijing, Brussels, London


In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington.

Main Areas of Practice:

Steptoe is particularly noted for its capabilities in:

Criminal Defense & Investigations:
The practices work on white-collar defense and other government investigations and enforcement including anti-corruption and economic sanctions, fraud, money laundering, criminal antitrust, and tax investigations, examinations, and enforcement actions.

Litigation:
The firm specializes in high-stakes litigation particularly involving complex commercial claims and cross-border disputes.

Patent & Technology Litigation:
This group focuses on life sciences, trade secrets, and Section 337 claims and controversies arising from disruptive technologies.

Preventive International Corporate Compliance:
Steptoe specializes particularly in FCPA/anti-corruption, economic sanctions/export controls, national and cybersecurity, including program development and implementation, transaction counseling, and internal investigations.

Regulatory & Legislative:
Steptoe’s attorneys work with challenging regulatory issues before the US government particularly agencies addressing energy, transportation, telecommunications, technology, the Internet, and the environment, as well as regulatory matters in Brussels, London, and Beijing.

International Work:
Steptoe offers a full range of counseling, compliance, and advocacy services for companies involved in international transactions that implicate US, EU, or international regulatory requirements. Steptoe has extensive experience advising multinational companies on compliance with and investigations related to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws, involving a wide spectrum of industries, countries, and issues. The firm also advises clients on compliance with US and EU economic sanctions, export controls, customs, anti-money laundering regulations, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Steptoe offers a deep bench of professionals at all relevant levels, which enables the firm to capitalize on its breadth of experience while delivering cost-effective services that meet both US and key international regulatory expectations

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