Press Release

Steve Strauss Elected to International Academy of Trial Lawyers

August 18, 2016

San Diego – August 18, 2016 – Cooley litigation partner Steve Strauss has been elected as a fellow to the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).

IATL is a group of elite trial lawyers representing prosecutors, plaintiffs and defense lawyers in criminal and civil litigation. The group includes lawyers from more than 30 countries. The fellowship is by invitation only.

With more than 35 years of experience achieving trial verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 billion, Strauss is one of the country's most sought-out trial lawyers for complex commercial litigation across myriad business, intellectual property, environmental and real estate matters. He represents both high profile companies and individuals including Qualcomm, Kinder Morgan, the Jacobs family, Doug Manchester, Ernest Rady and the Seau family in the concussion litigation against the NFL. 

Among his many accolades, Strauss has been named an Energy and Environment Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, a Top IP Lawyer and Top Development Lawyer by the Daily Journal and was recently featured by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers special feature.

Strauss is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), California Trial Lawyers' Association, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, San Diego Bar Association and the American Business Trial Lawyers Association. He received his undergraduate education in literature and political science, magna cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College in 1978, and law degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 1981, where he was a member and associate editor of the UCLA Law Review. Strauss is admitted to practice in the California and Federal courts as well as other jurisdictions. He is based in Cooley's San Diego office.

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