Stephen B. Reynolds


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Stephen "Steve" Reynolds, an experienced litigator, ardently defends companies and individuals in government and internal investigations, criminal matters, and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Clients benefit from his deep federal prosecutorial and investigative experience, coupled with his senior in-house experience.

For over 15 years, Steve served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Connecticut, where he was promoted to Deputy Chief of the National Security and Major Crimes Unit. As Deputy Chief, he also served as the National Security Coordinator and the International Coordinator of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut. Throughout his time as a federal prosecutor, he gained valuable experience in grand jury proceedings, bond hearings, suppression hearings, jury selection, case negotiation and resolution, plea proceedings, sentencing proceedings, and legal research and writing. He frequently appeared in federal court, developing strong familiarity and relationships with the District of Connecticut judges and with the criminal defense bar. Steve tried nine criminal cases to verdict, and briefed and argued multiple appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

While in government service, Steve also served as a Deputy Chief for Cybersecurity in the National Security Division at Main Justice in Washington, DC, where he advised on deterring malicious cyber activity and on minimizing cyber risk.

Prior to rejoining Day Pitney, Steve held senior legal and compliance roles at an American multinational managed healthcare and insurance company, where he oversaw its compliance with federal health care program requirements and a related Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has vital insight about corporate governance and understands how the internal operations of the business, finance, legal, compliance, litigation and internal investigations functions generally work within a large corporate enterprise.

Early in his career, Steve served as one of Judge Stefan Underhill's first law clerks with the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and then for Judge Alan Nevas, also in the District of Connecticut.



Education and Credentials

Cornell Law School, J.D., Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
Hamilton College, B.A.
State of Connecticut
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Connecticut Bar Association; Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2015-2016, 2021-2022; Cybersecurity and Technology Committee, Co-Chair, 2019-2020; Federal Bench-Bar Conference, Co-Chair, 2015-2016
Federal Bar Council, 1999-Present
American Inns of Court, 2002-2016

Recognition and Community


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Nominated and selected for inclusion in Irish Legal 100, 2022-2023

Selected for Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight by Connecticut Center for Children's Advocacy, 2021

Recipient of Certificate of Special Recognition, Federal Grievance Committee, United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 2017

Recipient of the Director's Award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2016

Recipient of Certificate of Recognition, Metropolitan Police, London, United Kingdom, 2014

Recipient of the Assistant Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service from the Justice Department, 2012

Recipient of National Counterintelligence and Security Award, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 2012

Recipient of the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, second-highest honor, from the Justice Department, 2011

Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, 2009

Recipient of New England Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Award, 2005

Recipient of United States Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division Award, 2004

Recipient of the Director's Award for Superior Performance by an AUSA from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys, 2004

Recipient of New England Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association Award, 2004


Center for Children's Advocacy (CCA), Pro Bono Volunteer, 2020-Present