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Steven K. Taylor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-773-6622
Fax: 415-397-7188
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed in California Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Steven K. Taylor has served as the managing partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, since 2013. He is a top business litigation attorney for financial entities in San Francisco and works on a wide range of cases. His California caseload includes contract and commercial law, intellectual property, white collar crime, securities and professional liability. He has tried cases in federal and state courts and also handles private mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Taylor was first licensed to practice in California in 1999. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude. He then completed his law degree at the University of Michigan Law School, again graduating cum laude, and clerked for Judge Samuel Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. It didn't take long for him to earn the respect of his peers and recognition from leading publications. Just one of several honors, from 2012 to the present, he has been listed on The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation.

Since joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, Mr. Taylor has worked on some notable high-profile cases. In one case, the U.S. government filed a lawsuit that sought $5 billion in penalties from McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. The government accused the company and its Standard and Poor’s division of taking actions that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Taylor served as lead counsel during negotiations with the government to settle privately. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, including before the International Trade Commission and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Criminal Law


8 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

About Steven K. Taylor

First Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage:


  • United States v. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., et al. 
  • Rembrandt Technologies, Inc. v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC 
  • Backers v. Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Tom Orloff 
  • Broadcom Corporation v. Telecommunications Company 
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Former Chief Financial Officer 
  • Plaintiff v. Investment Funds 
  • McGah v. Davis 
  • United States v. Former Chief Executive Officer 
  • Technology Company v. Internet Search Engine 
  • Apple Inc. v. HTC Corp 
  • Stella Corp. v. MedeAnalytics 
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Executive 


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012 - Present
  • Outstanding Young Lawyers, Northern California Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2014 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California 

Educational Background

  • Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude, 1995 
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Office Location for Steven K. Taylor

633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-773-6622

Fax: 415-397-7188

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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