Daily News: March 13, 2019

Hartman Joins Steptoe Financial Services Practice as Co-Chair


Stacie Hartman, an accomplished regulatory enforcement lawyer and first-chair litigator, joined Steptoe as co-chair of its Financial Services Group. She will reside in the Chicago office and will also maintain a New York office.

Hartman focuses her practice on financial services litigation and enforcement. She has represented clients in court as well as enforcement proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Futures Association and financial exchanges and in investigations by the Department of Justice.

“Stacie has a national reputation among derivatives and futures lawyers and a strong CFTC and SEC practice,” said Phil West, chair of Steptoe. “Her extensive experience, coupled with her record of leadership, makes her the ideal person to co-lead our Financial Services practice with Micah Green and to continue the expansion of that group.”

Hartman’s arrival also continues the growth of Steptoe’s commercial litigation practice, which over the past year has welcomed nine partners, including first-chair litigators Robyn Crowther and Stephanie Sheridan, who lead the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices, respectively.

Hartman commented, “I have known Charley Mills and Micah for many years through my work before the CFTC and in the derivatives industry, and have been impressed by the pre-eminent financial services team at Steptoe. I am excited to take on this leadership role at Steptoe to continue to build upon the growth of the practice and the Chicago office.”

Hartman is active with several industry groups, including the ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee, the Futures Industry Association, and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and has been recognized each year as a “Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company.