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Steven S. Honigman is a United States lawyer who served as General Counsel of the Navy from 1993 to 1998.


Steven S. Honigman was educated at New York University, from which he received a B.A. and at Yale Law School, from which he received a J.D. He was admitted to the bar of New York state in 1973.

From 1982 until 1993, Honigman was a partner at the law firm of Miller, Singer, Raives & Brandes.

In 1993, President of the United States Bill Clinton nominated Honigman as General Counsel of the Navy, and, after Senate confirmation, he held this office from June 1, 1993 until March 15, 1998. One of his first duties as General Counsel was to assist United States Secretary of the Navy John Howard Dalton in his confidential investigation of the Tailhook scandal. Dalton recommended removing Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank Kelso for his role in covering up the scandal. As General Counsel of the Navy, Honigman oversaw procurement litigation reforms. In 1997, President Clinton named him a Special Assistant responsible for purchasing encryption technology government-wide. He was awarded the Navy Distinguished Public Service Medal for his service to the Navy.

Upon leaving the Department of the Navy in 1998, Honigman joined Thelen Reid as a partner.


Government offices
Preceded by
Craig S. King
General Counsel of the Navy
June 1, 1993 – March 15, 1998
Succeeded by
Eugene Angrist (Deputy GC)
Stephen W. Preston

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