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Steven A. Cash


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Steven Cash represents individual and corporate clients in criminal, commercial litigation and national security matters.

Steven has broad experience at the federal and state level in the executive, legislative and judicial branches. He was Chief Counsel and Staff Director (Minority) to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, and Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Director of Intelligence, Department of Energy; as Staff Director to the U.S. House of Representative's Select Committee on Homeland Security; and as a Professional Staff Member and Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Steven was deeply involved in much of the legislation developed after the 9/11 attacks, including the USA-Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which created the position of Director of National Intelligence. Steven also served as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, first as an Assistant General Counsel and then, with the Directorate of Operations.

Before joining federal service, Steven served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau and Trial Division of the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan. There, he investigated and tried numerous cases, ranging from violent crime to industry corruption.

Steven is the owner and founder of Deck Prism, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing assistance to U.S. and state government entities engaged in national security, homeland security and law enforcement. Prior to 2008, Steven was a principal and counsel at PRTM Management Consultants (since merged with PriceWaterhouseCoopers), focusing on consulting with government clients involved in national security and law enforcement issues.

Steven was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa in the Southern District of New York.


Represented subject of high-profile federal investigation; investigation terminated without charges.

Represented entertainment industry client in successful defense of contract action.

Represented clients in a successful action against a stock transfer agent company that had mishandled stock certificates.

Represents clients who provide consulting services to the National Security community, with focus on issues related to organizational conflict of interest, federal contract law and security clearances.

Represented a Fortune 500 company in managing a market-entry effort in the National Security community.

Represented U.S. Government employee in the National Security Community in order to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Represented a nationally known service provider in the arts negotiate with a major cultural organization regarding a specialized service contract.

Represented a mature start-up healthcare company develop and implement a government affairs strategy.

Provided pro bono guidance to a start-up non-profit in support of their development of a strategic development plan, including a government affairs strategy.

Represented, pro bono, a non-governmental organization in formulating position and policy papers related to national security issues.

As Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology & Homeland Security, played a lead role in the drafting of the Crime Victim's Rights Act of 2004 and the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2006.

As counsel to the Senate Select Committee on the Judiciary, contributed to the drafting of landmark legislation reorganizing the U.S. Intelligence Community and revising the authorities of the national security community. Involved in the USA-Patriot Act of 2001, the USA-Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2003, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Action of 2004.

As an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, led an industry-wide investigation into pervasive corruption in the management of New York cooperative apartment buildings, resulting in the indictment of more than 70 companies and agents. Subsequent convictions and fines in these matters totaled approximately $4 million and helped begin a long-term effort to clean up a vital part of New York's economy.



Education and Credentials

Yale Law School, J.D., 1987
Vassar College, A.B., 1984
State of New York
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
American Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, National Security Law & Policy Committee, Co-Chair
Bar Association for the City of New York, Task Force on National Security & The Rule of Law

Recognition and Community


Awarded Intelligence Medal of Merit by Central Intelligence Agency, 2002

Awarded Balkans Service Medallion by the Central Intelligence Agency, 2001

Recipient of the Meritorious Unit Citation, 1999

Recipient of the Exceptional Performance Awards from Central Intelligence Agency, 1995, 1996, 1999


GWU School of Law, National Security Law Moot Court Competition, Coach

George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, Business Intelligence, Adjunct Faculty

Office of the District Attorney, New York County, Trial Advocacy Program, Guest Lecturer, 2008-Present

National Security Law Journal, George Mason Law School, Board of Advisors, 2012-Present

American University, School of Public Affairs, Adjunct Faculty, 2006-2009

George Washington University School of Law, Adjunct Faculty, 2011-Present