On Monday, August 27, law firm Crowell & Moring announced the addition of David Stepp as a partner in the firm’s International Trade Group in Los Angeles. With more than 30 years of experience, Stepp provides strategic counsel on global customs and international trade compliance. At Crowell & Moring, he will advise multinational companies and importers as they move goods across borders and establish subsidiaries around the world. He joins the firm from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
Stepp has practiced in Los Angeles, Singapore, and Washington. He joined Bryan Cave as a partner in 2005, and he later served as managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Singapore office (2014-2017), coordinating regulatory issues for clients across Asia. While in Singapore, he led initiatives focused on strategic business and professional development in Southeast Asia. His previous experience includes working with a major US customhouse broker where he advised the company’s importing clients on US customs practices and procedures. He is admitted to practice before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
“The firm is strongly committed to strengthening our litigation and regulatory capabilities in California, and David’s arrival provides further momentum in that effort,” said partner Jason Murray, the head of Crowell & Moring’s Los Angeles office and co-chair of the firm’s global Antitrust Group.