Steven Reich

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Steven F. Reich is an American attorney. Reich graduated from Columbia College in 1983. He began his career as an associate at the prominent Washington, D.C. law firm Covington & Burling following his graduation from Columbia Law School in 1986. From 1994 to 1998, Reich served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. In 1998, he moved to the Minority staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel during the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton. After President Clinton's impeachment by the House, Reich Served as impeachment counsel to the Minority Members of the U.S. Senate. He thereafter served as Senior Associate Counsel to President Clinton from 1999 to 2001.

Reich next was a partner at the law firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP from 2001 to 2011. While at Manatt, he served as Special Counsel to a Select Committee of Inquiry of the Connecticut House of Representatives charged with considering whether Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland should be impeached. Rowland resigned during the pendency of Reich's investigation.

In 2011, Reich was appointed to the position of Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.[1] In that role, Reich served as a senior advisor to Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole.

Reich returned to private practice in 2013 as a partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. While at Akin Gump, Reich was selected to be Special Counsel to a Special Committee of the Utah House of Representatives charged with determining whether Utah Attorney General John Swallow had engaged in misconduct. Swallow resigned during the pendency of the investigation led by Reich.

In 2015, Reich was selected by Deutsche Bank AG to serve as its General Counsel for the Americas, effective April 2015.[2] He negotiated Deutsche Bank's resolution of the RMBS investigation with the Department of Justice in late 2016. In 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that Reich, as a member of the Bank's reputational risk committee, had opposed a controversial decision to sell real estate located in Silicon Valley to a Russian businessman.

In late 2020, Deutsche Bank announced that Reich had been promoted to serve as CEO and a board member of its key legal entities in the United States and to the position of Head of Strategy & Governance Initiatives for the Americas.


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