Steven Church Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Steven Church

Steven Church

Tech Attorney

Buffalo
New York
Licensed in
NY
Columbia University School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Steven graduated from Columbia Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in business. He is also currently enrolled in a graduate program earning a Master of Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before founding a law firm, Steven was an associate at Cleary Gotlieb Steen and Hamilton for four years and the Vice President of Bank Regulation and Cybersecurity at an international bank.

His practice areas include corporate transactions, federal and state bank regulatory matters and cyber security and data privacy issues. He also advises clients on FinTech transactions, SaaS and AIaaS agreements. He also drafts and negotiates
… read more commercial contract for several private equity firms.
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Steven’s subject matter expertise definitely shines through. We handed Steve some tricky cases but he worked through them together. I particularly like the system Steven naturally adopted for collaboration and quality control."

Corporate Transactions
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Steven has quickly become an integral part of commercial contracts team, despite being outside counsel. He is our go-to negotiator. He excels at commercial contracts support with an excellent knack for contracts negotiation and deep understanding of our business needs."

Centerbridge Partners
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Law Offices of Steven Church

Founder

Apr 2017 - Present

Founder of solo law firm focusing on cybersecurity, data privacy, corporate transactions and FinTech transactions. Drafting and negotiating Artificial-Intelligence-as-a-Service and S-a-a-S contracts. Drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements, non-reliance letters and other commercial contracts for private equity firms, technology portfolio companies and industrials.

Apr 2017 - Present

Societe Generale

Vice President

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Vice President of the bank regulatory and cybersecurity divisions. Providing new product committee support for FinTech group. Providing contract drafting and negotiation support for business teams. dRafting country-wide bank regulatory policies. Advising on data/privacy breach response.

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Cleary Gottlieb

Associate

Sep 2013 - Apr 2016

Associate in the Bank Regulatory Group assisting foreign and domestic financial institutions to understand and comply with the complicated web of state and federal financial regulations under which they operate. Drafting and negotiating services agreements and M&A documents for FinTech companies. Drafting SEC filing for large banks.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2016

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