Steven P. Handler represents clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including product liability/mass torts, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, environmental, consumer fraud, construction and professional design malpractice, and employment discrimination. Steven has extensive trial experience in jury and non-jury cases.
Steven formerly served in the criminal and special prosecutions divisions of the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago. Since leaving that office, he has defended individuals and companies in white-collar criminal cases. One of these defenses included the corrugated contained criminal antitrust case, one of the largest antitrust criminal prosecutions ever brought by the Department of Justice. He represented one of the nine defendants who went to trial in that case and were acquitted after a three-and-one-half-month trial.
Steven has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. For example, he represented a national engineering firm in a summary jury trial that ultimately led to the settlement of a $380 million damage claim relating to a nuclear power plant near Cincinnati.
During law school, Steven was topics and comment editor of the Law Review.
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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