Steven Llanes Associate

New Jersey
T 973.422.2960 | F 973.422.2961

Steven brings a highly effective combination of business and government experience to his litigation practice, which focuses on corporate and government investigations, white collar criminal defense, and data privacy and cyber security matters. He also advises clients on government affairs and handles complex commercial civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters. A member of the firm’s e-discovery task force, Steven was named New Jersey’s Young Privacy Professional Leader by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2015.

Before joining the firm, Steven earned firsthand experience in public policy, public relations, and corporate affairs. As a White House presidential appointee, policy analyst, and spokesperson at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., he served as a national media spokesperson on preparedness issues and coordinated the U.S.-UK Joint Contact Group, a transatlantic alliance to promote cooperation in areas such as cybersecurity. In the private sector, Steven later worked at KPMG, where, as a corporate communications manager, he advised firm partners and senior executives, handled crisis management matters, and managed public relations issues for the firm’s corporate social responsibility, ethics and compliance, and recruiting initiatives.

During law school, Steven served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jose L. Linares, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and participated in the Seton Hall University School of Law Civil Litigation Clinic. A former law-student representative to the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey’s executive board, he remains active in the organization, while also serving on the Saint Peter’s University Alumni Board.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator/Speaker, “Emerging Privacy Risk in Extended Enterprise: Tools and Tricks from the Ranks,” International Association of Privacy Professionals, Florham Park, NJ, June 22, 2017

  • Speaker, “2016 Cyber Security Hot Spots: Laws and Best Practices,” Roseland, NJ, December 13, 2016

  • Speaker, “Legal Ethics Online and in Social Media,” Hispanic Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee, April 14, 2016

  • Speaker, Meeting of International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) and the Association for Information Governance and Record Management (“ARMA”), September 16, 2015

  • “Seton Hall Law: Who We Are,” Remarks to the Fall 2015 incoming class, Seton Hall Law School, August 20, 2015

  • “Legal Ethics Online and in Social Media,” National Business Institute Seminar, Newark, New Jersey, December 12, 2014 (Speaker)

  • “Finding ‘Practice’ Tools: Legal Research, Case Law and Sample Documents,” National Business Institute Seminar, Newark, New Jersey, December 12, 2014 (Speaker)


Answers to Critical Questions About Enforcement of the EU's New GDPR Privacy Law
Corporate Counsel, May 24, 2017
Matthew Oliver, Steven Llanes
CHCI: A Path to a Rewarding and Deeply Personal Career
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Blog, February 23, 2017
Steven Llanes
DOJ Announces FCPA Pilot Program
White Collar Criminal Defense Client Alert, May 4, 2016
Michael Himmel, Steven Llanes
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Press Mentions

Steven Llanes is featured in Seton Hall Law Magazine regarding his address to the Fall 2015 incoming class. The publication highlighted Steven among successful alums who are committed to giving back and helping students. , Seton Hall Law Magazine , Fall 2015

Related Areas

Corporate Investigations & Integrity
Privacy and Information Security
White Collar Criminal Defense


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 2013 ) , Articles Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal, “Best Brief Award” and “Best Oralist Award” Seton Hall Law Appellate Advocacy Program (2012)
Harvard University ( M.A. , 2004 ) , Public Policy, Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship
Saint Peter's University ( B.A. , 2002 ) , summa cum laude, Communications and Political Science, Student Body President, Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey