Steven Fink is an accomplished attorney with an expansive legal practice, providing expert support in complex business litigation matters such as antitrust lawsuits and intellectual property disputes.
He successfully helped reposition Republic Health, eventually being sold to Tenet Healthcare, as well as handling numerous real estate and bankruptcy cases.
Early Life and Education
Steven Fink hails from New York and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University before going on to the Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 1985, graduating as a law graduate. Since 1985 he has practiced Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff cases at his firm Fink Law Firm P.C.
His work has been featured in various legal publications and he regularly lectures on crisis management. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The New York State Trial Lawyers Association as well as being Chairman of Nobel Learning, an NYSE-listed education company operating virtual charter schools; additionally he sits on various private company boards including K-12, Knowledge Universe and Pillar Data.
He is survived by three sisters: Sonya Bergman of Mayetta with husband Gene; Shelia Murray (Marvin), who reside in Hoyt; and Schrita Fink of Mayetta – in addition to three nieces.
Steven Fink’s crisis management expertise is highly sought after by companies and organizations nationwide. He regularly gives seminars on crisis management at universities such as Stanford Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Claremont Graduate University and UCLA.
Fink led his South Carolina sports information department team to win the 2021 Football Writers Association of America Super 11 award, for best media relations department in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Through their publicity efforts, 11 Gamecock players earned first-team All-America honors – Ko Simpson, Eric Norwood, Alshon Jeffery Kelcy Quarles Melvin Ingram (two times).
Mr. Latham has served on the boards of many private and public companies, such as LeapFrog (NYSE-listed educational electronic toy company), K-12 (publicly traded virtual charter school operator), Pillar Data -a pioneering cloud based accounting software provider-, Lawrence Investments-a real estate development company.
Achievement and Honors
Fink currently oversees the media relations department at University of South Carolina and serves as primary media contact for Gamecock football and secondary sport administrator for volleyball. Prior to his current position, Fink previously spent five years serving in this capacity at TCU.
Fink is not only active within academia; he is also the founder and CEO of MessageBank, which offers virtual event conferencing services to financial services firms. Furthermore, he sits as director at multiple other companies such as Life Storage LLC and Anthony Manufacturing Co Inc.
Fink spends his free time reading and sipping coffee with friends. Additionally, he is an advocate for youth development; helping found Coditum which teaches computer programming to children in an enjoyable and conversational manner.
Steven Fink is a dedicated sailor. He has taken part in many races spanning Southern California to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.
He currently oversees the University of South Carolina’s communications and public relations department, serving as primary media contact for Gamecock football and secondary sport administrator for volleyball. Prior to that he served as director of athletics media relations at TCU where he coordinated publicity efforts across 19 intercollegiate sports teams.
As an expert on crisis management, he has been interviewed by media organizations worldwide and his work published in national business and sports magazines such as TIME, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. Additionally, he conducts regular lectures on this topic.
Fink is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on crisis management and communications, having handled numerous corporate crises involving allegations of securities fraud, corruption, illegal activity, environmental disasters, human error or other catastrophic events. He also advises clients on how they can avoid future crises.
Fink’s ego ballooned along with his success on Wall Street and was often arrogant towards colleagues. His boastful attitude became particularly distasteful after some of his subprime investments in New York’s Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village area were exposed as financial failures.
Mr. Schwarzman has long been associated with Democratic politics and has donated to numerous presidential candidates – John Kerry and Barack Obama, in particular – as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Additionally, he serves on Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum alongside Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman.