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Client-centered and resolution-driven, Jen Steeve offers fast, effective, and permanent solutions in complex litigation, class actions, and appeals for diverse clients ranging from secured lenders to aviation companies. In addition to innate smarts, Jen works tirelessly to advocate for her client’s position and minimize costs while doing so. She is known for being careful in preparation and fearless in execution. Whether through pre-trial dispositive motions, settlement negotiations, or appellate victories, Jen is ready for all stages of litigation.

Jen entered the legal field in 2009. Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, she handled appeals as a certified law student, winning multiple victories in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for pro bono clients.  Jen also argued, and won, a moot court appeal in front of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

In addition to courtroom experience, Jen brings to the table her appellate experience from the judiciary’s perspective. In 2013, she held an externship with Justice William Bedsworth on the California Court of Appeal. After practicing at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner from 2015 through 2016, Jen moved to Washington, D.C. to clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. She returned to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in mid-2017 with a wealth of experience in federal appeals and navigating diverse federal agency and regulatory requirements.

Aside from her love of the law, Jen spends time volunteering for a local foster and adoptive youth organization and mentoring the next generation of students at Biola University’s great books program, the Torrey Honors Institute. A life-long equestrian, Jen’s mentoring also extends to her young riding students.

The bottom line: From a quick phone call on pre-litigation strategy to arguing the last round of appeal, Jen offers her clients a full spectrum of service while focusing on permanent resolution.

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

Speaking Engagements

  • “Avoiding 7 Mistakes Early in Your Career That Lead to Unnecessary Litigation Expense,” Association of Corporate Growth—Rising Stars (Orange County, CA), December 2018