Steven A. Yadegari is an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC, a registered investment adviser located in New York City. Mr. Yadegari also serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for the CRM Mutual Fund Trust. Prior to joining CRM, Mr. Yadegari was a member of the Regulatory Practice Group at K&L Gates and, before that, an associate at Proskauer Rose. Mr. Yadegari also has served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Division of Enforcement at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as an Attorney-Adviser in the Division of Market Regulation. He has spoken at a number of conferences and has published articles on securities law topics. In 2007, Mr. Yadegari was recognized as a top twenty "Rising Star of Compliance" by Institutional Investor. Mr. Yadegari is a Past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, a not-for-profit organization. Mr. Yadegari is an adjunct professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the NYU School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. Mr. Yadegari has received a BA from Brandeis University and earned his JD from the Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Yadegari has been awarded an honorary Masters Degree from the CCO University, a division of the Regulatory Compliance Association for which he serves as an advisor and faculty member.