Steve Roberts is a Partner at the law firm of Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, focusing his practice on lobbying compliance, campaign finance, and political committees. In 2015, Legal Bisnow named Steve one of Washington’s “Trending 40 Lawyers Under 40.”
As part of his practice, Steve advises clients on compliance strategies with federal, state and local lobbying laws, pay-to-play limitations, campaign finance restrictions and requirements, and gifts and entertainment limitations for government officials. In that role, Steve works with donors, corporations and trade associations on the Federal Election Campaign Act and the impacts of court and agency decisions altering campaign finance laws, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), as well as state and local political law matters. Steve also assists corporate clients with establishing and forming corporate and trade association PACs, and provides guidance on best practices for success with those committees. Steve routinely aids clients in responding to the Federal Election Commission on compliance, enforcement and advisory matters.
Steve has designed and put into practice corporate compliance systems and policies for federal, state and local lobbying tracking, as well as implemented institution-wide reporting systems for compliance with lobbying, campaign finance, and gifts laws. Steve frequently presents live and web-based training on federal, state and local lobbying, ethics, gifts, and reporting requirements for clients and membership associations.
Steve has served as outside general counsel to a number of political entities, including U.S. Senate and House campaigns, a presidential campaign, Super PACs, leadership PACs, and corporate connected PACs, as well as to elected officials.
Prior to joining the firm, Steve spent several years at a global AmLaw 100 firm where he also practiced political law. Before law school, Steve worked as a political consultant focusing on email fundraising and online advertising, and as a fundraiser at the Republican National Committee.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.) and the George Washington University (B.A.), and a member of the Virginia State Bar, the D.C. Bar, and the Republican National Lawyers Association.