Chairman, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

 

 

Philip West is rated one of the best international lawyers in the nation by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500. In addition to chairing the firm, he heads Steptoe’s Transactions and Tax Department. Philip also previously served as the Treasury Department's International Tax Counsel, the senior international tax lawyer in the U.S. government.

Steptoe’s diversity efforts include three affinity groups, a Women’s Forum, and recruitment of minorities both laterally and from law school. The firm received the Minority Corporate Counsel’s Thomas L. Sager award in 2014 and its Innovator Award in 2011. Steptoe has also received high ranking for inclusion of women, Native Americans, and overall diversity.  Steptoe was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2010


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program

Fellows nominated:
2017: Tim Overton; 2016: Brigida Benitez; 2015: Michelle L. Levin; 2014: Kendall R. Enyard; 2013: Erica L. Gerson; 2012: Patricia B. Palacios

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2016: Alexis Early 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Samantha Bollers, Matt Tharp; 2016: Gianna Ceophas, Sally Mordi; 2013: Michelle Sohn; 2012: Tyler Rosenbaum, Jacob Steele

Sucess in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2016, 2015)


 

Member: Philip West

Diversity Professionals: Markham Erikson

Communications: Paul Mickey