Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Steve Howard, a nationally recognized investment management lawyer, has joined the global law firm’s New York office as a partner.
Steve has more than three decades of experience advising international and domestic investment funds and advisers, as well as corporate, financial services and individual clients on a wide range of matters both in the US and globally.
In his asset and wealth management practice, Steve advises clients on fund formation, SEC registrations, risk management, fiduciary issues, conflicts of interest, contract negotiations, litigation, public disclosures in registration statements and compliance issues. He also represents investment advisers, mutual funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, pension funds, commodities funds, banks, insurance companies and their boards of directors.
Steve has extensive knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, including the exemptions from SEC registration as an investment company. He has organized and represented the world’s largest infrastructure funds, and he has registered with the SEC one of the world’s largest investment advisers.
Linda Addison, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
“Steve represents high-profile clients in many of the major financial centers around the world. He gives Norton Rose Fulbright a valuable resource in our growing wealth management practice.”
Over his career, Steve has had the distinct privilege to work directly with Nelson Mandela, the late President of South Africa; Lee Kwan Yew, the late Founder and Prime Minister of Singapore; Hank Greenberg, Chairman of AIG; Moeen Qureshi, Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan; and William L. Richter, Co-Founder of Cerberus Capital.
Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Business Practice, commented:
“Steve is a significant addition to our wealth management team and our New York office. His practice complements those of David Barrett and Andrew Lom, both of whom joined our New York office this year. Steve has established himself as a go-to lawyer for clients with complex corporate and investment needs.”
Steve, who has previously taught investment management regulation as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School and written a 550-page treatise on the subject, said:
“I am excited to join Norton Rose Fulbright’s well-respected financial institutions team in New York. I look forward to helping build a premier investment management practice that helps our clients excel in their markets.”
A Director of The Dedalus Foundation, Steve is also highly knowledgeable in art law.
Licensed to practice in New York, Steve received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, his MPHIL and MA from Columbia University Graduate School and his BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.