Stephen Brokaw is a Senior Vice President and General Counsel to 270 Strategies. He joins the firm after working most recently as an attorney in the general corporate and securities group of Schiff Hardin LLP.
Stephen worked across several teams on both the 2008 and 2012 Obama for America campaigns -- including field, political, and digital. As a project manager on the 2012 digital team, he managed projects involving voter tools and web development. In this role, he worked on a variety of projects such as building micro websites for the debates, helping develop and implement voter tools like polling place look-up, and helping with Twitter rapid response strategy for the debates.
Among the earliest staff members of the 2008 campaign, he held six different roles in his nearly two years on the campaign including on the delegate tracking team at the end of the primary and filling a senior political role in Ohio for the general election. He got his start in the Obama family as an intern in then-Senator Obama’s Chicago Senate office in 2006.
After the first Obama campaign, Stephen managed the successful re-election of his hometown mayor: Mayor Chris Koos of Normal, Illinois. His corporate experience also includes work on State Farm's education philanthropy team and as a summer analyst in Credit Suisse First Boston’s London office.
He earned a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Illinois. A diehard Fighting Illini fan, Stephen plays in softball, soccer, and basketball leagues. He lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, is inescapably Midwestern, and loves reading and food. Stephen can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 3 minutes.