Leveraging more than four decades of national experience, Steve provides strategic counsel and pragmatic guidance to help employers respond to labor and employment law issues.
Steve teams with management, helping them to navigate the challenges of operating compliant, productive workplaces. He invests time to understand each employer’s business operations, objectives, culture, and employee dynamics to deliver targeted advice.
An experienced litigator, Steve understands the tactical positioning required to advance an employer’s rights, whether defending them in individual or class actions and appeals in state or federal court; before administrative agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and Utah Labor Commission; or in arbitration and mediation.
Steve works with management to develop labor relations strategies, represents management in union negotiations, NLRB proceedings, and labor arbitrations, and helps employers counter union organizing threats.
He also works with clients to remain competitive by crafting company-wide labor and employment law strategies and developing and enforcing compliant policies to hire, promote, and retain talent across an enterprise.
Steve is a sought-after lecturer, frequently speaking around the country at expert-level programs on matters that involve thorny legal issues for employers. Business and legal publications regularly turn to Steve for his analysis of trends and developments in the employment and labor field.
Before joining Holland & Hart, Steve practiced most recently at a national law firm in its New Jersey, Denver, and Salt Lake City offices, where he served as an office managing partner.