The firm is deeply saddened that our dear colleague, Steven Edwards, passed away on April 8, 2020 due to complications resulting from the Coronavirus.
Steve was a superb lawyer and a wonderful human being. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Steve started his career at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, after which he started his own firm, Davis Weber & Edwards, which became the New York office of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), where he headed the Litigation Group in New York.
Steve was a prominent figure in the New York City legal community serving, among other things, as the President of the Federal Bar Council from 1998 to 2000, Chair of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, President of the Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court, sitting on the Advisory Committee for Civil Rules of the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and having the distinction of being the founder and editor emeritus of the Federal Bar Council News.
Despite all these responsibilities, Steve was a passionate champion for social justice and served in various capacities at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and the Pro Bono Partnership and as President of Nazareth Housing.
An avid musician, Steve was a member of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Director and Executive Committee member of WBGO Jazz Radio, and the proud author of the rock opera “Something Afoot.” Steve could be found regularly jamming on his bass with his band, the Law Dogs.