Presentation Types: Lecture, panel discussion, podcast interview, and on-the-record media consultations.
Steven Kelly has spoken publicly on issues relating to municipal labor policy, the regulatory impact of pending legislation on businesses, workers, and consumers, police and law enforcement strategies, as well as how municipal government agencies manage budgets, staffing, investigations, and operations.
Steven has discussed his specialized experience in municipal labor policy, law enforcement, civil and criminal prosecutions, and managing municipal government offices in both academic (i.e., the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service), government (i.e., consulting with other government agencies), and corporate settings (i.e., investor calls organized by commercial financial institutions).
Steven is a former municipal government official, serving as Associate Commissioner of the New York City Office of Labor Policy and Standards at the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP). Steven is also a former prosecutor and police officer.
Steven's other leadership roles in New York City government include Director of Regulatory Compliance and Director of Litigation and Operations at DCWP. In those positions, Steven managed the legislative affairs, strategic initiatives, investigations caseload, and operating budget for the office that enforces key municipal workplace laws, conducts original research, and develops policies that are responsive to the issues affecting workers in New York City, particularly people of color, women, and immigrants.
In addition to his more than 12 years in public service, Steven has also worked at the law firms Schulte Roth & Zabel and Shearman & Sterling. Prior to law school, Steven served as a Senior Detective-Investigator in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office where he conducted criminal investigations, including gang-related homicide, assault, complex financial fraud, and money laundering cases resulting from Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR).
Steven is currently employed as Senior Counsel at the Zegar Family Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization. He is based in New York City (NYC) and the Pacific Northwest.