Chief Executive Officer, Sherman & Howard
Stefan Stein is the Chief Executive Officer of Sherman & Howard, Denver’s oldest law firm. He represents clients in complex litigation, internal investigations, and government investigations and enforcement matters. Stefan previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Qwest Communications where he led a global ethics and compliance program for over 30,000 employees. He also served as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles for seven years where he was the Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption & Government Fraud unit.
Stefan has been actively involved in community service throughout his legal career. In addition to serving as CNDC’s previous Vice Chair, Stefan is a current member of the Denver Citizen Oversight Board which, among other things, assesses the effectiveness of the Independent Monitor’s Office (the civilian oversight agency for the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments) and makes policy-level recommendations regarding discipline and use of force. Stefan was also a longtime Board member – as well as the interim CEO and Board Chair – of Urban Peak, a nonprofit organization that provides a convergence of services to homeless youth. Stefan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.