Steven D. Irwin is a Partner with the law firm Leech Tishman and is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He is chairman of Leech Tishman’s Government Relations Practice Group, and is also a member of the Corporate, Employment & Labor and Litigation Practice Groups. Steve has extensive experience handling business matters, where he routinely interacts with government bodies and counsels high-level management, and defending against or asserting allegations of fraudulent conduct. Steve is a past member of the Management Committee, which he served on for more than a decade.
Steve led Leech Tishman’s Employment Group for a decade and continues to counsel clients on all legal aspects of the employment relationship and labor compliance, with special emphasis on the financial services sector. Steve served as Commissioner of Banking & Securities under two Governors and sat on the Board of Trustees of the Investor Protection Trust. Steve served as President-Elect of the North American Securities Administrators Association and held leadership roles on the Federal Legislation Committee, Enforcement Section and the Dodd-Frank Working Group. He is a former independent director of the third business development fund of Franklin Square Investments. He was a legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Arlen Specter and began his career as law clerk to the late Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also taught briefly in the Washington D.C. public school system. Steve is a longtime board member and board chair of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Pittsburgh and serves on the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee for the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.