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." The IAM Patent 1000 2018 says Paul's team is "Hailed by eminent peers as 'strong advocates who produce excellent written and oral work,'" and that Paul is "dynamic and no-nonsense" and "devastatingly effective in the courtroom." 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." It described Paul as "an outstanding IP litigator," and added that he has "amassed great experience in many aspects of patent disputes such as depositions, settlement negotiations and trials."

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.