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The law school's relationship with its students continues long after graduation. Our alumni tell us that their USF education provided them with the skills and perspective that launched successful careers as legal professionals.

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The friendships formed during law school last a lifetime. We want all of our alumni to also have a life-long relationship with the law school.

At USF, we have a continuing commitment to our alumni and greatly value their involvement in the life of the law school. We are proud of the active participation of so many alumni as financial contributors, advisors to the dean and faculty, and as mentors to current students. In addition, we are privileged to have the support of philanthropists and many prominent members of the legal community who, although they did not attend the law school, embrace our mission and value our local and global initiatives.

The USF School of Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations is led by Director of Development and Alumni Relations Robin Keating; Associate Director Erica Levison; Associate Director Caroline Knowles; and Program Assistant Erin Flannery.

Steve Varholik '02, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement


Varholik is senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement, a position he has held since 2011. He previously served as special counsel in the SEC Division of Trading and Markets. In this role, he worked with other commission staff to interpret and enforce federal securities laws, oversee the markets and market participants, issue new rules, and amend existing rules under the federal securities laws. Varholik says one of the most challenging aspects of this position is weighing the interests of investors, the securities industry, market participants, and other Americans as new rules are developed. He credits USF, where his interest in securities law was first piqued, for helping inspire him to pursue a career in public service. Before joining the SEC, Varholik focused on securities litigation and security industry at the Washington, D.C., office of Garvey Schubert Barer. He has an LLM in securities and financial regulation at Georgetown Law, where he teaches as an adjunct professor.

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