Steven M. Bauer

Steven Bauer has earned a reputation for taking tough cases to trial. He has tried nearly 40 civil and criminal cases to verdict in almost every kind of legal battle. For corporations and executives facing major lawsuits or today’s multi-front, civil-criminal-regulatory proceedings, he brings 28 years of experience as a versatile, meticulous, creative advocate.

Chambers USA named him one of “America's Leading Lawyers for Business.” It reported that "'strong-willed' Steven Bauer is a well-known fixture of the Bay Area legal landscape. Clients appreciate him as a 'fiercely loyal advocate' whose tenacity wins results." His peers describe him as “very tough, extremely effective, and an incredibly good team player” with "great judgment and a great caseload." The San Francisco Daily Journal called him a “renowned trial attorney,” quoting another lawyer: “Steve Bauer is one of the best lawyers there is.”

Mr. Bauer has won California’s Top Defense Verdict of the Year (Daily Journal), and has been named an Attorney of the Year (The Recorder), Litigator of the Week (AmLaw Litigation Daily), one of the Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers in California (Daily Journal) and a leading white collar defense attorney (International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers).

Mr. Bauer is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He serves as the global Co-chair of Latham’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice Group.