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Steven Gatti


Clifford Chance, Washington D.C.
Practice area Regulatory enforcement & white collar, Litigation & dispute resolution
Sector Banks, Funds & investment management
Tel +12029125095

Steven Gatti


Steven Gatti specialises in regulatory enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other securities regulators, and in other regulatory matters within the financial services sector, including internal investigations.

Steve advises multi-national broker-dealers, asset managers, and other financial services companies with respect to financial markets and trading regulation, compliance, the development of new products, and financial institution mergers and acquisitions.

Career and qualifications

  • College of William and Mary (B.A., History), 1990
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Maryland 1995
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New Jersey 1995
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in District of Columbia 1997
  • Exchange Floor Clerk, New York Stock Exchange, 1990
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1997
  • Partner since 2006

Awards and citations

  • Steven Gatti has been ranked in Chambers USA - Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Enforcement) (Nationwide). Steven Gatti of Clifford Chance US LLP is best known for his work representing asset managers, broker-dealers and other financial institutions in investigations and enforcement actions brought by regulators such as the SEC. Clients draw attention to his "very good commercial experience" and "user-friendly" manner.
    Chambers USA 2017 - Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Enforcement)

Clifford Chance publications and insights

  • Tesla CEO In Firing Line After Twitter Storms – Published by Global Finance
    In this article, Regulatory Enforcement & White Collar partner Steven Gatti comments on developments in connection with the SEC's ongoing investigation of a tweet from Tesla's CEO. As reported: Elon Musk "took to Twitter in early August saying he was 'considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.'”
    01 September 2018
  • Co-author, “Broker-Dealer Regulation,” in SEC Regulation Outside the United States, Risk Books, a Division of Incisive Financial Publishing Ltd., 5th ed. (2005)
  • “SEC Prepares to Narrow Soft Dollar Safe Harbour,” International Financial Law Review, (February 2006)
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