Steve Eckhaus heads McDermott’s New York Executive Compensation group, an experienced team, known for its deep understanding of contracts, executive pay and employment law. Steve has earned a national reputation as a trusted advisor to decision makers. Chambers USA (2020 ed.) quoted the CEO of one of the world’s largest banks, “We have been working with Steven Eckhaus for nearly 4 years. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney who always stands in his client’s shoes and figures out the best solution to the client’s challenges.”

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  • Lawdragon, 500 Leading US Corporate Employment Lawyers Guide (2022)
  • US News – The Best Lawyers in America (2021)
  • Chambers USA (2019, 2020)

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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

US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the District of New Jersey