Stephen Sachs was a partner at the firm, focusing on criminal and civil litigation, until his retirement in 1999.

Mr. Sachs served as Assistant US Attorney (Maryland) from 1961 to 1964. In 1967 he was appointed as US Attorney for the District of Maryland, a position he held until 1970 when he returned to private practice. In 1979 he became Maryland’s 40th Attorney General and was reelected in 1982. Mr. Sachs joined the firm as a partner in 1987.


Mr. Sachs served as principal trial counsel in dozens of jury and non-jury trials. As a prosecutor and criminal defense counsel, he concentrated on the trial of cases involving charges of fraud, income tax evasion and securities law violations. As a civil litigator, he has represented a broad array of clients in commercial disputes.

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  • Education

    • LLB, Yale Law School, 1960

    • University of Oxford, New College, 1955

      Fulbright Scholarship
    • BA, Haverford College, 1954

  • Admissions

    • Maryland

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Henry Edgerton, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1960 - 1961