Steven Derringer > Bartlit Beck LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Steve Derringer represents clients in federal, and state courts throughout the United States. Steve’s litigation practice encompasses a diverse set of subjects, including product liability, mass torts, intellectual property, class actions, and general commercial disputes. Each of these substantive areas benefits from Steve’s ability to explain and communicate complex scientific or technical information to lay jurors, judges, and arbitrators.

Steve thrives at identifying and implementing trial and case-management strategies that drive cases toward resolution in a manner that is consistent with his client’s business needs. This approach has earned Steve recognition as a Client Service All-Star in the BTI Consulting Group’s listing of attorneys “who drive superior client relationships.”

In addition to his work representing clients, Steve teaches a seminar on High-Tech Trial Techniques at Northwestern University Law School, where he discusses the importance of using various media to connect with jurors and judges.

Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Steve clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Steve joined Bartlit Beck in 1997 and became a partner in 2001.


Member, North American Board, Union for Reform Judaism

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

American Bar Association, ABA Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections

Member, Board of Advisors, Goldman Union Camp

National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities

Member, Board of Trustees, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Recipient of Leadership of Distinction Award from the American Friends of the Hebrew University

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, High-Tech Trial Techniques


Yale Law School, 1996, J.D.

Managing Editor, Yale Law Journal

Lead Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review

Board Member, Barrister’s Union

Chairperson, Jewish Law Students Association

University of Michigan, 1991, B.A., with highest distinction

Phi Beta Kappa

James B. Angell Scholar

Goldsmith Scholar

Robert Cooley Angell Award