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Steven P. Solow
(Environmental Externship-Washington, DC)
B.A., Brown University
J.D., New York University
Steve Solow is a former Co-Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic (1992 -1994). For the past sixteen years he has taught the Pace Washington DC Externship Program. Before coming to Pace he served as a prosecutor with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force. After leaving Pace he was a prosecutor and then chief of the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section. As chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, he supervised 30 federal prosecutors and oversaw the prosecution of environmental criminal cases nationwide. He coordinated an international law enforcement initiative to combat the smuggling of banned chemicals into the United States and served on an Interpol Workgroup.
He is currently the co-chair of Katten’s Environmental Litigation Practice in the Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on business crimes, internal investigations, corporate compliance and security programs, and environmental civil and criminal litigation. He co-chairs the ABA Criminal Justice Section Subcommittee on Corporate Criminal Liability. He also served as the reporter for the ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Prosecutorial Investigations, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the BNA White Collar Crime Report. In 2012, along with his co-author, Anne Carpenter (Pace JD ’09, an associate at Katten), Steve was the recipient of the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for “The State of Environmental Crime Enforcement: A Survey of Developments in 2010,” published by the BNA’s Daily Environment Report. Steve publishes this article annually. (View the 2016 article here.)
Steve received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. Following graduation he was a law clerk to the Hon. Harold L. Murphy, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.