Stephen is a Special Advisor to FIPRA International and a Partner at RLM Finsbury, the global strategic communications firm. Based in Washington, D.C. and New York, Stephen provides strategic counselling on public affairs, crisis communication, litigation, competition issues and areas at the intersection of law, policy and regulation. Prior to joining, Stephen was the founder of Georgetown Policy Advisors LLC, a public affairs firm, and an award-winning senior writer at The New York Times. Stephen has twice received the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished journalism, the highest honor in business and financial reporting in the United States. Stephen has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice. During his 23 years at The Times, Stephen wrote about an array of complex legal, regulatory, financial and political issues. Stephen graduated from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina with M.A. and J.D. degrees, and from Tufts University with a B.A. and is a member of the bar in New York and Connecticut.