Profile of Steven Greenwald
Stephen Greenwald is an attorney, educator, business executive and non-profit association leader. Additionally, he is a much sought-after instructor at seminars and workshops focused on the provision of professional social work services to geriatric, psychiatric and medically impaired populations in long term care settings.
He has extensive experience financing projects of various kinds, such as independent power projects, telecom infrastructure, paper mills and coal, gold and copper mines.
Early Life and Education
Greenwald earned his Bachelor’s of Natural Sciences at Hertford College Oxford before embarking on his doctoral research into arterial elasticity for his PhD at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, working alongside Guy. Following this he went on to obtain a Junior Research Fellowship at the British Heart Foundation where his work focused on children with cardiovascular disease.
As soon as he joined, his financial modelling abilities on their computer timesharing terminals and his quick turnaround on requests or modifications for models were recognized by the CSFB team, he quickly established himself within their group. Since then he has remained part of it.
Joseph Greenwald & Laake in Palm Beach, Florida was established by Greenwald to represent clients in civil litigation ranging from business disputes and professional negligence claims such as legal, medical, nursing home and architecture malpractice cases. Martindale-Hubbell awarded him their AV Preeminent rating.
He has extensive experience handling real estate and business transactions as well as estate planning and probate administration for both small businesses and professionals.
Schnitzer & Hymer LLC have appointed him an associate. His practice primarily encompasses estate and trust administration, business transactions, succession planning as well as representing families regarding special needs estate planning.
Joseph Greenwald & Laake partner. Specializing in civil litigation and complex business disputes. Handled a number of professional negligence cases such as medical, nursing home and legal malpractice claims; also represented capital defendants in post-conviction clemency proceedings in North Carolina and Alabama. Member of American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
Achievement and Honors
Greenwald is one of the co-founders of The Intercept, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization. He has received multiple awards for his work including George Polk Award for National Security Reporting and Carl von Ossietzky Medal; additionally, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers.
Dr. Greenwald serves on the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Public and Member Outreach Committee and was previously President of their New York Chapter. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor at Hunter College.
Wagner College recently honored Ms. Donna Greenwald with the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching. As part of their Marketing department, Ms. Greenwald emphasizes being a facilitator in her classroom by encouraging collaboration on projects among her students as well as offering hands-on activities during class time.
Steven Greenwald leads Heinrich’s media strategy, planning, and purchasing efforts. Additionally, he serves as liaison between Heinrich and its private sector partners coordinating all external communication efforts of Heinrich.
He can often be found traveling, biking or snowboarding – or causing (minor) mischief with family and friends! Additionally, he writes and speaks on media and privacy-related topics.
He is not only a practicing attorney but is also the founding editor of The Intercept and has contributed to a variety of other publications including Salon and the Guardian. He has won multiple journalism awards, such as co-founding Glenn Greenwald’s and Laura Poitras’ George Polk Awards for reporting on the 2013 NSA surveillance revelations. Furthermore, he serves as trustee for American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists as well as Metropolitan College of New York Board Member.
Greenwald is an avid animal advocate and owns 24 rescue dogs. In 2017, he and Miranda announced they would open a home for abandoned and homeless pets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Greenwald started reporting on US and British global surveillance programs for The Guardian newspaper and Salon magazine in June 2013. He has also contributed to Reuters and The Intercept.
He is widely respected for his expertise in First Amendment cases, believing “that it is heroic to remain so committed to principles that you defend even when they may conflict with your position or defend those you dislike”. Additionally, he is an activist fighting the use of torture by the U.S government.