Paul Steadman, an experienced first-chair trial lawyer, represents global companies in complex patent, trade secret, and other IP-related litigation.

Chambers USA has repeatedly recognized Paul's practice as "professional, capable and thorough" and says clients are "impressed with the service of the team" and "appreciate the oversight they give." Paul and his team "play a vital role in elevating DLA Piper's national patent litigation practice. [The]h lawyers distinguish themselves in the ITC, where their collectedness, dedication and speed pay dividends; but are also highly adept in other forums, including district courts around the country, as well as the PTAB. Some of their best work has been done in the automotive industry, though they are completely at ease with any type of mechanical or electrical technology." – IAM Patent 1000, 2021. The IAM Patent 1000 also says Paul’s team is the "jumping-off point for representing leading computer, communications and automotive companies," and that Paul "gets right down to business in the courtroom and is a confident leader of mission-focused trial teams." The Legal 500 United States called Paul an "aggressive" leader in the litigation of trade secret cases and noted that his name "came up frequently" in interviews with clients as a partner with a "proven track record in trade secrets work."

With a degree in Materials Science Engineering and a strong background in the materials, mechanical and electrical arts, Paul is comfortable in almost any technology. His ability to understand and present technology is reflected in his work on behalf of clients in diverse technical fields, including: GPS and related navigation system technology, medical products, medical imaging, inverter controller integrated circuits, automotive safety systems and sensors, diesel fuel injectors and injection systems, lawn and garden and compact-utility tractors, high-tech glass, disposable and re-usable ear plugs, healthcare networks, consumer electronics, various semiconductors and integrated circuits, voltage protection, monolithic valves, computer software, digital compression, high-definition television, InGaN LEDs, DRAMs, MP3 players, hard disk media, and auto parts manufacturing.