Stephen R. Larson


804.697.4143 (p)
804.697.6143 (f)

Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar
• Business Law Section, Former Chair

Virginia Bar Association
• Business Law Section Council, Former Chair

American Bar Association
• International Law Section
• Tax Section

Steve Larson practices in the area of federal regulation of financial transactions, including securities law and international trade restrictions. He is experienced in corporate governance and dealing with complex financial instruments and financial institutions.

Mr. Larson was a partner at Christian & Barton until 1991, and has subsequently held senior positions in both the public and private sectors. His federal government experience includes serving as acting general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department and in senior executive positions for the Internal Revenue Service. In the private sector, Mr. Larson served as vice president and general counsel-special projects for CSX Corporation.

Prior Experience

  • Internal Revenue Service Director, Knowledge Management and Content Development, Large Business & International Tax Division, 2013-2015 Associate Chief Counsel, Financial Institutions & Products Division, 2007-2013
  • U.S. Department of Treasury Office of General Counsel, 2004-2007
  • CSX Corporation Vice President, General Counsel-Special Projects, 1992-2004

Select Publications

  • "Why American Economic Sanctions Matter to Non-U.S. Banks," Geneva Group International Insider, July 2015

Select Presentations

  • Symposium Lecture, "How Sanctions Programs Can Wreck a Business Plan," IMC Masters Forum 2018, Krems, Austria, March 2018

Practice Areas

Banking and Financial Services


Columbia Law School, J.D., 1971
Stone Scholar

College of William & Mary, B.A., History, 1968


• Virginia
• District of Columbia
• Supreme Court of Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• U.S. Tax Court
• U.S. Supreme Court