Areas of Practice
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011, Order of the Coif, Cornell Law Review
  • Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, Philosophy, 2008
Judicial Clerkships
  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Chief Judge Curtis V. Gómez, US District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands, 2011
Bar & Court Admissions
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

David H. Kwasniewski

1 Market Street
Steuart Tower, Suite 1800
San Francisco CA 94105
TEL: +1 415 365 6714
FAX: +1 415 365 6699

David H. Kwasniewski is an associate in Steptoe's San Francisco office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.  

Mr. Kwasniewski focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including expert and fact discovery, witness preparation, discovery and dispositive motion practice, depositions, and trial preparation.  He also has broad experience in many matters related to commercial litigation.

Recently, Mr. Kwasniewski was second-chair in a trial, where he drafted the pretrial motions, handled jury instructions, and cross-examined the defendants. 


  • Legal Intern, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Washington, DC, Summer 2011
  • Legal Intern, US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Summer 2010
  • Intern, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Summer 2009
  • Former Chancellor, Cornell Law School Moot Court Board, 2010-2011

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