U.S. District Court,
District of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court
Steve has been a lawyer practicing in Portland, Oregon, since 1980. His legal practice involves representing trustees of multiemployer health, pension and training funds in the areas of fiduciary responsibility, compliance with ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA, benefits litigation, drafting plan documents, negotiation of service provider contracts, and collection of delinquent fringe benefit contributions. Steve has been asked to speak on a regular basis at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans' annual benefits conference.
In 2015, Steve was nominated by Governor Brown and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate to serve a three-year term as a member of the Oregon Public Employers Retirement Board. The five member Board administers the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System which provides retirement benefits for approximately 95 percent of Oregon's public emplyees.