NEW YORK (March 2021) – Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is proud to announce that leading securities regulatory and financial crimes attorney Stephen J. Shine has joined the firm after more than 30 years at Prudential Financial. Shine’s practice focuses on the financial services industry. He has decades of experience handling securities regulatory matters, with special expertise in financial crimes and anti-money laundering.
“Steve is a fantastic addition to our firm’s financial services group,” said Frank Cuccio, Bressler’s Firm-wide Managing Principal. “He is recognized as an industry leader in securities regulatory, anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption law matters. He will provide this in-depth knowledge and experience to our financial service clients. We welcome Steve to the firm.”
Andrew Sidman, the co-head of Bressler’s Financial Institutions Enforcement Defense practice group stated, “We are very excited that Steve has joined our team. Having worked closely with Steve for many years, we know that he will be a tremendous addition to Bressler’s regulatory and advisory practices and a perfect fit within our group."
Since the inception of the Patriot Act and related legislation and regulations, Shine has helped coordinate Wall Street's fight against terrorist financing, money laundering and compliance with the ensuing requirements. He is a founding co-chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Anti-Money Laundering Committee for which he was a recipient of the SIFMA Distinguished Leadership Award. In addition, he has conducted training sessions for securities regulators and self-regulatory organizations in the United States and regulators and law enforcement agencies in China, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
Shine served as Prudential Financial Inc.’s Chief Regulatory Counsel for 16 years. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel with Prudential Securities Inc. and Prudential Equity Group, LLC. where he was responsible for the case management and disposition of all regulatory matters. Shine also supervised senior in-house litigators responsible for the defense of major claims filed against the organization. In addition, he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice investigating and prosecuting complex securities, commodities, bank fraud and FCPA cases nationwide and directed a multi-agency investment fraud task force located in the Central District of California.
Shine received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. He is based in Bressler’s New York office.