STEVEN BIERMAN served as head or co-head of Sidley’s approximately 100-lawyer New York litigation department for 25 years, as well 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 litigation involving commercial and financial disputes, securities and other fraud, claims related to the purchase and sale of businesses and assets, including works of art, disputes in bankruptcy, theft of trade secrets, and employment-related claims, as well as shareholder class action and derivative litigation. In addition to representing U.S. and foreign companies in federal and state courts, including trials, Steve has extensive experience in complex arbitrations and mediation of disputes. Steve serves as a mediator on the Mediation Panel appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, acting as a neutral in facilitating resolution of cases before that Court. He also consults with clients regarding dispute avoidance and evaluation of disputes, enabling early resolution, where appropriate.
Steve is recognized as a Litigation Star, United States (Commercial Litigation), and a local Litigation Star (New York) by the 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 editions of Benchmark Litigation. Additionally, Steve is recognized in the 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 in Commercial Litigation and Chambers USA 2017.