Steven B. Levine is a senior counsel in the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management. In this role, Steven counsels other divisions and offices at the SEC on investment management issues and considers requests for exemptive and no-action relief. Prior to joining the SEC in 2020, Steven was an associate at K&L Gates LLP, where he worked in the firm’s asset management and investment funds practice group. While attending law school in the evening, Steven worked in the legal departments of two investment advisory firms, focusing on legal and regulatory matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Steven earned his B.A. from Tulane University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.