Jennifer Steeve is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Client Service Group.  Ms. Steeve clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals during the transition from the Obama to Trump administrations and has experience with diverse federal agencies and regulatory requirements. Her former experience includes state and federal appeals, administrative law, anti-SLAPP issues, and consumer protection laws.

Ms. Steeve graduated summa cum laude from the University of California Irvine, School of Law.  During law school, Ms. Steeve represented two indigent clients in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the school’s appellate clinic and won both cases through settlement with the Department of Justice.  Ms. Steeve also won the school’s moot court competition, arguing before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  Ms. Steeve served as Notes Editor on Law Review, was President of the Moot Court Board, worked on five additional pro bono projects, and externed for Justice William Bedsworth on the California Court of Appeal.

Prior to law school, Ms. Steeve worked as a legal assistant and paralegal for three years and assisted in numerous writ petitions and appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court.

Ms. Steeve graduated summa cum laude from Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute, a literature and classical education program, where she double-majored in History and Philosophy for her undergraduate degree.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Orange County Bar Association
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Publications

  • "Cooperative Success in Changing the Autonomous Vehicle Legal Landscape," Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Client Alert, May 15, 2018
  • "Legal Considerations for Ridesharing Companies in the Autonomous Vehicle Industry," Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Client Alert, Feb 8, 2018
  • "Insurance Claims and Autonomous Vehicles," Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Client Alert, Oct 19, 2017