Stephen Best, a former state and federal prosecutor, is Chair of the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice Group. Steve’s diverse practice focuses on representing clients in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, FCPA/anti-corruption compliance and defense, corporate governance, crisis management and audit committee investigations.
Steve is regularly called upon and has developed a strong reputation for achieving successful outcomes for clients in high-profile FCPA and insider trading cases across the country. He served as lead counsel in the successful defense of Mark Cuban against the SEC’s highly publicized claims of insider trading.
Steve is a skilled litigator and represents clients in both criminal and civil trials and he has been lead chair on approximately two hundred jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. A client in Chambers & Partners recently said that Steve is “a very aggressive litigator, he’s no-nonsense and he will basically fight to the death for his clients, he’s someone that you would want to hire if you wanted to fight the government.” Steve’s litigation acumen and skills, along with his deep understanding of government investigations have also been mentioned by clients in Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2020, stating, “Stephen Best is a ‘bright and thorough litigator’ who impresses with his ‘complete and utter devotion to clients.’ He is highlighted for his ‘perfect judgement and analytical skill,’ and his stellar track record in anti-corruption proceedings and investigations.”