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Mr. Stephen Harry McClain

US Attorneys Office Northern District of Georgia


Steve McClain is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta.  He is the Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Section, responsible for supervising other fraud prosecutors and white-collar matters in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Steve serves as the point of contact for the FBI, SEC, United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, and other federal and state agencies on fraud and cyber matters.  As a federal prosecutor, Steve investigates and prosecutes all types of white-collar offenses, including corporate and securities fraud, bank fraud, government program fraud, investment fraud, health care fraud, immigration fraud, tax fraud, public corruption, computer crimes, counterfeiting, environmental crimes, and identity theft.  He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Department of Justice Director’s Award for the prosecution of a defendant who was convicted by a jury for running a Ponzi scheme and sentenced to 27 years in prison.  Before his government service, Steve was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he focused on complex commercial litigation.  He began his career as a law clerk for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Steve graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review, and obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Clemson University.