Steve Barber focuses on high-stakes commercial, mass tort, and intellectual property litigation. He has substantial jury and bench trial experience, successfully trying cutting-edge contract, toxic tort, mass tort, patent infringement, and trademark infringement cases, including Section 337 cases at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Clients rely on Steve for his experience in class action litigation, FCPA matters, breach-of-contract suits, and fraudulent conveyance cases. He also serves as national trial and coordinating counsel for a Fortune 50 corporation litigating concealment, conspiracy, and other tort claims arising out of the company’s historic investigative efforts, research, and publications on various industrial chemicals.
Steve has taken cases to trial and supervised thousands of pleadings, motions, discovery activities, and pretrial filings. Through an aggressive dispositive motions practice and trial, he and the Steptoe team prevailed in hundreds of cases in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the United States.
Steve has also tried IP cases in federal district court and Section 337 investigations before the ITC. He handles multidistrict patent infringement litigation, as well as patent infringement cases in "rocket dockets" such as the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
- District of Columbia
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1989, Executive Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
- B.A., Brown University, 1985, magna cum laude
International Law Advisory
January 21, 2020
By: Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar, Brigida Benitez, Wendy Wysong, Zoe Osborne, Steven J. Barber, Alexandra Melia, Susan Munro, Richard J. Battaglia, Ali Burney, Fernando Q. Merino, Rachel B. Peck, Nicholas Turner, Hena Schommer, Alexandra Baj, Jessica Piquet Megaw, Elizabeth Arkell, Jefferson Klocke, Yasmin Almeida, Yas Froemel, Veronica Ganzitti, Chris Han, Peter Ibrahim, Jessica D. Maneval, Lia Metreveli, Jillian Norton, Anthony Pan, Alexandrea Rahill, Ayushi Sharma, Troy Shephard, A. Cherie Tremaine, Stefan Tsakanakis, Meihui (May) Xiao, Lin Yang, Bo Yue
- American Bar Association
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association