Mr. Lerman is a lawyer and philanthropist who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. He is Senior Counsel to Lerman Senter PLLC, a communications law firm founded in 1982, and was the Firm’s Managing Partner from 2000 to 2017. Steve received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School. Steve has served as a Director of three publicly-traded corporations, as well as outside General Counsel of CBS Radio Inc. From 2007-2018, Steve has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine, and selected as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA. He is also listed as one of Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers in the 2009-2017 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Steve has received the Joseph Wharton Award from The Wharton Club of Washington, DC, for outstanding service to Penn and the Washington, DC, community, as well as the Distinguished Leadership Award from Penn for raising $7.5 million to assist financially disadvantaged students. Steve founded and chairs the Newton South High School Alumni Scholarship Fund and Mentoring Program, providing financial aid and mentoring services to college students. He is also the Chair of Active Minds, Inc., a global nonprofit providing mental health outreach to more than 16,000 college and high school students.