Active in Washington, DC
Stephen Labaton, President, North America, provides strategic counseling on public affairs, crisis communication, litigation, competition issues and areas at the intersection of law, policy and regulation. He has advised chief executives, senior officials and lawyers at many leading companies and organizations, often in some of the most high stakes proceedings. He is based in Washington and New York. Prior to joining Finsbury, Stephen was the founder of Georgetown Policy Advisers LLC, a public affairs firm, and an award-winning senior writer at The New York Times. He has twice been the recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished journalism, the highest honor in business and financial reporting in the United States. He has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. During his 23 years at The Times, he wrote about an array of complex legal, regulatory, financial and political issues. He is a former chairman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Stephen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Law Center and the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law. He graduated from Duke with M.A. (philosophy) and J.D. degrees, and from Tufts University with a B.A. (philosophy and political science). He is a member of the bar in New York and Connecticut.