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Steve Strauss is a first chair trial lawyer in Cooley’s global litigation department. He has 35 years of experience, handling complex commercial litigation, including business, intellectual property, environmental and real estate matters. As lead appellate counsel in Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Inc. et al., he secured a precedent-setting ruling that was selected by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Appellate Reversals in 2014. He is a member of such organizations as the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the San Diego County Bar Association, the California Trial Lawyers Association and the San Diego Lawyers Association.
ALMA MATER: UCLA School of Law, Claremont McKenna College
EARLY START TO CAREER: He was a champion debater in high school.