Stephen serves as chair of the firm’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs practice group. This practice group of Maynard Cooper is responsible for representing clients before legislative, regulatory, and governmental bodies, including the U.S. Congress, departments and agencies of the federal government, the Alabama State Legislature and departments and agencies of state and local government. He has extensive experience working in Washington, D.C., Montgomery, Alabama and numerous other states.
Stephen represents a wide-range of clients with diverse business interests. He represents banks, savings and loans, insurers and related financial services institutions in the U.S. Congress and before state and federal regulatory agencies. Such agencies include the Department of Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and state banking and insurance regulatory agencies. He also represents health insurers, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers in the U.S. Congress and before the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other governmental bodies. In addition, he represents clients with manufacturing and distribution interests in the U.S. Congress and before federal agencies and departments.
Prior To Maynard Cooper
Stephen served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Torchmark Corporation for nine years where he managed all federal, state and local government affairs for the company. Prior to joining Torchmark, he served as Associate Vice President of Sonat for ten years where he also managed all corporate governmental affairs activities. Thus, Stephen has the unique experience of managing the governmental affairs operations for two of the largest publicly held corporations headquartered in Alabama.