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Steven Llanes

Steven Llanes


Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.

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Steven brings a highly effective combination of business and government experience to his litigation practice, which focuses on corporate and government internal investigations and integrity, data privacy, and cybersecurity matters. He also advises clients on government affairs and handles complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters. A member of the firm's e-discovery task force, Steven was named New Jersey's Young Privacy Professional Leader by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also co-founded the firm’s Diversity Leadership Network.

Before joining the firm, Steven earned firsthand experience in public policy, public relations, and corporate affairs. As a White House presidential appointee, policy analyst, and spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., he served as a national media spokesperson on preparedness issues and coordinated the U.S.-UK Joint Contact Group—a transatlantic alliance to promote cooperation in areas such as cybersecurity. In the private sector, Steven later worked at KPMG, where he advised firm partners and senior executives, handled crisis management matters, and managed public relations issues for the firm's corporate social responsibility, ethics and compliance, and recruiting initiatives.

During law school, Steven served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and participated in the Seton Hall University School of Law Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic. Steven also served as a congressional intern in the U.S. House of Representatives during college.

Committed to community, Steven provides pro bono legal representation to New Jersey’s immigrant community, serves on the New Jersey Center for Civic Education’s board of directors and on Montclair (NJ) Township’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, and is a regent on Saint Peter’s University’s board of regents. He is also a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar—a selective executive development initiative organized through the collaboration of the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. Throughout the years, Steven has also served in a volunteer advisory capacity to three U.S. presidential campaigns.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 2013), Article Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal, "Best Brief Award" and "Best Oralist Award," Seton Hall Law Appellate Advocacy Program (2012)
Harvard University (M.A. 2004), Public Policy, Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship
Saint Peter's University (B.A. 2002), summa cum laude, Communications and Political Science, Student Body President, Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Speaking Engagements

Steven Llanes will present "Doing Business in Cuba: Legal Considerations, Opportunities, and Hurdles for New Jersey Companies" at the Association of Corporate Counsel – New Jersey's Annual All Day CLE Conference. The presentation will focus on the historic and recent normalization of diplomatic and trade relations; opportunities presented by the related legal and regulatory changes; and the hurdles and legal considerations, such as the FCPA, facing New Jersey companies contemplating doing business outside the U.S.

Steven Llanes has been invited by the Hispanic Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee to present a CLE presentation entitled "Legal Ethics Online and in Social Media." Steven will discuss how young lawyers can utilize social media as both a practice and promotion tool while also avoiding any ethical pitfalls. The CLE will be held at Catas Restaurant and Lounge in Newark, with cocktails, tapas, and networking to follow the presentation.

Professional Associations

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

Professional Activities and Experience

  • New Jersey Law Journal - Steven Llanes
  • Maverick PAC’s 2018 Future 40 list (Llanes)
  • 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar (Llanes)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals: New Jersey's Young Privacy Professional Leader (Llanes)


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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Privacy Protections in Requiring a Warrant to Access Cell Tower Location Data
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, July 2018

On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled inCarpenter v. United Statesthat the federal government needs a warrant to collect location data about cellphone users. Authored by Chief Justice John G...

Additional Articles

The FCPA recently celebrated its 40th birthday. For most of those four decades, the United States has dominated international anti-corruption enforcement, however, new global players and partners are emerging: the U.K., France and Brazil have become key partners with the United States on anti-corruption actions. That is continuing – in fact, just this summer, Honeywell International Inc. announced that both the United States and Brazil are investigating the company for potential FCPA violations.

Beyond just partnering with the U.S., nations around the world are developing and strengthening their own enforcement mechanisms. This is creating new dynamics for anti-corruption enforcement, with the potential for both complementary and conflicting overlap. This article discusses five growing trends to consider in the area of cross-border anti-corruption investigations and actions.

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