At Labaton Sucharow, Steven Durham concentrates his practice on representing corporate whistleblowers before the SEC. With a 25 year track record of protecting whistleblower and victim rights as a federal prosecutor and as a senior corporate compliance attorney, Steve helps clients obtain justice and maximize recoveries through the SEC Whistleblower Program.
During his two decade tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., Steve was a founding member of the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force and longtime Chief and Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. As a prosecutor and section chief, his experience included a broad array of complex white collar cases and numerous parallel enforcement actions with the SEC involving corrupt broker-dealer violations, offering frauds, market manipulations, Ponzi schemes, insider trading infractions, FCPA violations and accounting frauds.
Following his years of government service, Steve joined a multi-national corporation where he worked with a global team of attorneys, accountants, investigators and other professionals to build a best-in-class corporate compliance program. Traveling throughout the world, he conducted comprehensive audits and internal investigations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Russia. Steve has extensive experience in corporate risk management, identifying weaknesses in internal controls and deficiencies in corporate books and records. He also has broad knowledge of corporate internal reporting systems, ethics hotlines and anti-retaliation policies.