Deborah B. Baum

Chair, Litigation Department at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Deborah B. Baum

Deborah B. Baum

Chair, Litigation Department at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Biography

Deborah Baum, leader of Pillsbury’s national Litigation practice, has secured an impressive 9-0 success rate in recent cases tried to conclusion.

Debby has been achieving winning results for more than 30 years, prosecuting and defending a wide range of business cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before arbitration tribunals. Her broad practice includes complex corporate, commercial, real estate, fiduciary and health care disputes, and international arbitrations.

Representative Experience

Led trial team defending a trust company in a highly publicized lawsuit brought by members of a prominent family who sought millions of dollars in damages and to remove the trustee.



Obtained a multimillion-dollar judgment on behalf of an investment fund in a matter arising out of the sale of a major commercial office center.



Prevailed in the defense of an international manufacturer of paper production machinery in litigation seeking to enjoin the sale of a paper plant.

Professional Highlights

Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning (2018 - 2019)



Recognized in the 2015 and 2016 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for Commercial Litigation.



Selected as BTI Client Service All-Star.



* Honors & Awards

* Recognized by Super Lawyers for many years.
* Top DC Lawyers Awards, Top Real Estate Litigator, Washington Business Journal (2007)
* Top Washington Lawyers, Top Commercial Litigators, Washington Business Journal (2004)
* Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Washington Post (2013-2017)

* Associations
* Advisory Board, Women In Law Empowerment Forum
* President, Legal Aid Society of DC, Board of Trustees, 2010-2012
* Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar Association, 2005-2006
* Chair, DC Board on Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee, 2002-2005
* Advisory Board, College of William & Mary, Jefferson Program in Public Policy, 2008-2012
* Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Education

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J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1983

B.A., The College of William and Mary, 1980
Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

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District of Columbia

Maryland

Courts

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U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 4th and 6th Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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Chair, Litigation Department at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1983

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1980

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

TO EXPAND KNOWLEDGE AND ADVANCE JUSTICE THROUGH INNOVATIVE, INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND RIGOROUS EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON THE LAW.

Member

The District of Columbia Bar is the second largest unified bar association in the United States. The D.C. Bar’s core functions, supported by member dues, are the registration of lawyers, operation of a lawyer disciplinary system, maintenance of a Clients’ Security Fund, and certain other administrative operations. Many of the important educational and public service programs carried out by the Bar are made possible by voluntary contributions, user fees, and other nondues sources of income. The Bar is governed by a Board of Governors composed of 20 lawyers selected by the active membership and three members of the public appointed by the Bar itself as nonvoting members.

Career History
Chair, Litigation Department
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
2008 - 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Member, Board of Governors
2005 - 2006

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia was founded in 1871 and is the third oldest Bar Association in the nation (following the Boston City and New York City Bar Associations). BADC's members play a vital role in our city’s and nation’s advocacy system. The BADC is DC's voluntary bar and seeks to promote civility, justice and collegiality among members of the legal profession in the nation's capital.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2019

TO PROVIDE CIVIL LEGAL AID TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER.

$5,999 - $10K
2018

TO PROVIDE CIVIL LEGAL AID TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER.

$2,500 - $4,999
2017

TO PROVIDE CIVIL LEGAL AID TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER.

Political Donations
$500
2014

Representative at Office of the Representative from Virginia's 8th District, Donald Beyer

$1,000
2006
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