Steve Eckhaus, head of McDermott’s New York Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, concentrates his practice in executive compensation, employment law and related litigation. Steve has earned a national reputation for representing decision makers in financial services, health care, technology, media, real estate, education and sports, for whom he has negotiated more than $6 billion in pay.

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  • The American Lawyer’s Lateral All Stars (2017)
  • Human Resource Executive/Lawdragon – Nation’s 20 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers – Employee Benefits and ERISA (2017) (7th consecutive year)
  • Legal 500 United States, New York Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2019

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  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Advisory Board, Hastings Law School Center for WorkLife Law


Cornell Law School, JD
Cornell University, BS

New York
New Jersey

Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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Steven G. Eckhaus

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