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Steve J. Korotash

Steve J. Korotash

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Dallas, TX, USA

Steve Korotash directed the SEC’s enforcement efforts in the Southwestern United States for many years as the top enforcement official in the agency’s Texas regional office.  During his government career, Steve also served as a federal prosecutor in seven judicial districts throughout the nation, including the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia.

A member of the Morgan Lewis white collar and securities enforcement teams, Steve  represents corporations, regulated entities and their officers and directors in actions involving the SEC, Justice Department, IRS, CFPB and energy and banking regulators.  In addition, Steve conducts internal investigations and advises corporate counsel in regard to shareholder litigation and disclosure issues and represents auditors, broker-dealers and investment advisers in connection with SEC and FINRA examinations and actions.

Prior to his selection as an SEC associate director, Steve served as the chief trial attorney in the SEC’s Texas regional office and as an assistant chief litigation counsel in Washington, D.C., litigating and supervising many significant cases involving  FCPA violations, accounting fraud, and insider trading, among many others.  Steve has extensive experience in handling matters involving Texas-based energy companies.  His criminal prosecution experience includes first-chaired jury trials for offenses such as and securities fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and RICO.

Additionally, Steve served as congressional liaison for U.S. Attorneys and was an ex-officio member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and its political corruption sub-committee.  The founding co-chair of the University of Texas Government Enforcement Institute, Steve was recently, again, voted by his peers as a “Best Attorney in America” and “Top Attorney in Dallas.” Steve is a frequent speaker on securities enforcement and white collar crime issues at industry, legal and media sponsored events.

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