Stephen R. Cochell

Steve Cochell is a former federal prosecutor and Navy lawyer, who has subsequent experience in-house as Senior Trial Counsel for Federal Express Corporation and as a partner with Esptein Becker Green. He currently operates an independent law firm, The Cochell Law Firm, and is available to assist Mainsail Lawyers on client or project specific matters through specific engagement.

Drawing on a broad range of experience in multiple practices areas, Steve’s practice focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation, including commercial, intellectual property, and employment litigation, as well as civil and criminal racketeering, fraud, tax fraud, and insider trading.

Steve has experience serving as lead trial counsel or consultant in major commercial, labor, employment, and intellectual property cases, including discrimination, wage and hour, ERISA, FMLA, ADA, trade secret, trademark and cybersquatting actions. Steve has litigated complex contract, trade secret, trademark, and partnership disputes and represented clients in matters involving professional misconduct, employment discrimination, health care fraud, and white collar criminal defense.

Steve served as a Navy lawyer from 1979 to 1983 and as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1983 to 1985 with the Narcotics Task Force in Detroit prosecuting narcotics, tax, racketeering, and public corruption cases. In 1994, Steve served as lead trial counsel in a criminal prosecution of a client for insider trading, securities, and tax fraud.

Houston, TX-based, Steve is a member of the Texas bar. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas.