Government Counsel and Community Volunteer
About Giel Stein
Before deciding to pursue a legal career, Giel Stein studied at the University of Chicago, where he earned induction into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He then focused on jury decision making and persuasion theory at the Ph.D. program at Northwestern University. Subsequently, Giel Stein pursued a JD at Northwestern University School of Law, where he worked as an associate editor of the Law Review. He also held an externship at the U.S. District Court during law school.
After working as a litigation associate for Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP, Giel Stein accepted an assistant regional counsel position at the Social Security Administration (SSA). For the SSA, he handles all phases of internal investigations, including pre-trial discovery activities. In federal jury trials, he authors and argues all legal motions. Mr. Stein also serves as SSA legal counsel in appeals and administrative hearing proceedings undertaken before various government entities, such as the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Active in community service, Giel Stein has been honored for his volunteer work. He received the 2012 Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award by the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, as well as a 2007 Winston & Strawn LLP Pro Bono Service Award.