Steven A. Yadegari is a 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. Mr. Yadegari is a member of CRM's Executive Committee. Prior to joining CRM, Mr. Yadegari worked as a senior associate in the Regulatory Practice Group at K&L Gates and as 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 had several articles published on securities law topics. In 2007, Mr. Yadegari was recognized as a top twenty "Rising Star of Compliance" by Institutional Investor. 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 is the Immediate Past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York Chapter. Mr. Yadegari has received a BA from Brandeis University and earned his JD from the Cardozo School of Law.