Clients say Steve "...understands the business aspects as well as the legal aspects, and he understands the company's viewpoint..."
Chambers USA 2019
Steven P. Solow focuses his practice on business crimes, internal investigations, corporate compliance and security programs and environmental civil and criminal litigation. He represents and counsels corporations and business associations regarding their legal and regulatory obligations, develops integrated compliance programs that address corporate and government expectations and represents both corporate and individual clients in white collar cases.
Steve advises chemical, energy, utility, homebuilding, construction, pipeline, shipping and technology companies on a range of regulatory matters, including enforcement defense, internal investigations, litigation, compliance issues and homeland security matters. He counsels senior management and corporate boards of directors on corporate best practices. Major energy companies seek Steve's advice on the regulatory standards applicable to all energy sources and he also provides experienced representation to major international shipping concerns in connection with maritime and environmental matters involving the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies.
Steve was recently appointed by a U.S. Federal District Court Judge to serve as the Court Appointed Monitor (CAM) over the world's largest cruise line company following the company's plea to criminal charges related to vessel pollution.
His clients say Steve "...pays great attention to relevant details and is capable of taking technical information and presenting it in a manner that is understandable to the layman."
Chambers USA 2019
Formerly Chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Environmental Crimes Section, Steve supervised more than 30 federal prosecutors and oversaw the prosecution of environmental criminal cases nationwide. He also coordinated an international law enforcement initiative to combat smuggling of banned chemicals into the United States and served on an Interpol workgroup.
Steve's experience in audits, internal investigations, and prevention and detection programs, is enhanced by his government service. As a member of the U.S. Attorney General's White Collar Crime Council, he worked closely with U.S. Attorney's Offices and numerous federal investigative agencies, Interpol and state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies. Before coming to the Environmental Crimes Section, Steve was a prosecutor with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Harold L. Murphy of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Steve is a prolific speaker and has provided training to law enforcement and professional business and educational institutions. Steve served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and has been an adjunct professor for over twenty years in the environmental law program at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He was a full-time law professor and law clinic co-director for Pace University School of Law from 1992-1994, and for University of Maryland School of Law from 2000-2002. Steve was recently named a Senior Fellow of the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He has participated in Wharton programs designed to examine ways for U.S. and international businesses and financial institutions to reduce the likelihood of compliance failures.