Steve Scholes serves as the operations partner for McDermott’s Litigation Practice Group, and is responsible for managing the day-to-day business operations of the group. His trial practice covers all varieties of securities and other complex commercial litigation. Steve has tried civil, criminal and administrative cases in federal and state courts, and he regularly represents clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state securities regulators and self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and stock, options and futures exchanges. Steve has substantial experience in securities class and derivative actions, conducting internal investigations in numerous industries. A former attorney in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Steve has been appointed by three different federal judges in Chicago to serve as receiver in SEC civil enforcement proceedings.