Stephen D. Houck

Stephen D. Houck


  • Princeton University (1969)
  • Harvard Law School (1972)

Stephen D. Houck (Of Counsel) concentrates in the field of antitrust and commercial litigation. His extensive antitrust experience includes both government service and private practice. While Chief of the Antitrust Bureau, New York State Attorney General’s Office (1995 to 1999), Steve acted as lead trial counsel for the 20 state plaintiffs in the government lawsuit against Microsoft. He has represented private clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in numerous antitrust litigations as well as before government agencies. Steve is a member of the Executive Committee, and a former Chair, of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and has lectured and written on a variety of antitrust topics. He was the 2012 recipient of William T. Lifland Award for distinguished service to the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section and to the legal profession.

Steve also has extensive commercial litigation experience. As a partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine and Reboul MacMurray Hewitt Maynard & Kristol, Steve represented clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, arbitrations and tort actions. He also served as Vice President of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and Co-Chair of the Homelessness Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. Steve holds an A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University (1969) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1972).

Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Executive Director, Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Princeton Class of 1969 Community Service Fund.

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, “The FTC’s Google Investigation: Implications for the States and Other Countries,” Third Annual Conference on Competition Policy in Search and Social Media sponsored by George Mason Law School’s Law & Economics Center, May, 2013.
  • Speaker, ABA Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Program, NYU Law School, January, 2012.