STEVEN BIERMAN served as head or co-head of Sidley’s New York litigation department for 25 years, and served as a global leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice, and as a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee.
Steve’s practice emphasizes complex high-stakes litigation involving commercial and financial disputes, securities and other fraud, purchase and sale of businesses and assets, including works of art, disputes in bankruptcy, distressed debt and fraudulent conveyance, theft of trade secrets, and employment-related claims, as well as shareholder class action and derivative litigation. In addition to practice in federal and state courts, including trials, Steve represents U.S. and foreign companies in complex arbitrations and mediation of disputes, and he advises clients regarding conflict management and prevention, and evaluation and early resolution of disputes. Steve also serves as a mediator on the Mediation Panels appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, has received mediator accreditation by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and is Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and a member of the CPR Council.
Steve is recognized as a United States and New York Litigation Star (Commercial Litigation) by Benchmark Litigation (2015, 2017, 2019, and 2021 editions) and by The Best Lawyers in America (2016, 2017, 2020, and 2021 editions), The Legal 500 in Commercial Litigation (2017), and Chambers USA (2017).