Steven D. Irwin was elected a trustee of the Investor Protection Trust in November 2013.
After nomination by Governor Rendell in 2006, he was confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate and sworn as the 41st member of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission, and since the Commission’s merger with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking in 2012, he has continued to serve under Governor Corbett as a Banking and Securities Commissioner.
During this tenure, Mr. Irwin has served the North American Securities Administrators Association as president elect, a member of the board of directors, chair of the Federal Legislation Committee (testifying twice before Congress), vice-chair of the Enforcement Section, and a member of the Dodd-Frank Working Group. In recognition of these contributions, he was awarded the Blue Sky Cube, the highest honor given by state securities regulators. Mr. Irwin has been an equity partner of the law firm Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC since 2001, where he has been a member of the management committee, chairman of the employment practice group and current leader of the government relations practice.
Upon graduating, cum laude, from Harvard College, Mr. Irwin was Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter from 1981 to 1986 in Washington, DC. After earning his J.D. from Georgetown University, where he was an associate editor of Law & Policy in International Business, he served as Law Clerk to Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He holds the highest possible peer review rating, preeminent, in both legal ability and ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2005. In addition to lecturing widely on law, policy and politics throughout his career, he has published on these subjects, as well as taught them at the high school and college levels.
Active in community and civic affairs, Mr. Irwin represented the City of Pittsburgh on the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission from 1999 to 2002, chaired the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh from 2002 to 2006, and has been one of twelve members of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights since 1998. He has been president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the Three Rivers Rowing Association, and elected a trustee of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and an associate national commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League. In 2011, the American Diabetes Association named him an inaugural Pittsburgh Father of the Year. Steve is married to his wife, Andi, an artist, and has three children, Jillian, Jesse and Juliet Rose.