Steven M. Selna

Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Steven M. Selna

Steven M. Selna

Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Biography

Steven M. Selna is a Managing Partner of the firm, Regional Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office, and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. He primarily works with the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group. Steven’s practice focuses on the national coordination, defense and trial of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He is currently involved in overseeing and coordinating the defense of actions brought by state Attorneys General, alleging false advertising, violation of unfair trade practice act statutes, and consumer fraud. Steven also has particular experience in FDA regulatory matters, including drug approval, labeling and off-label promotion issues. He is also currently defending multiple consumer product liability class actions. Steven was recently successful in obtaining denial of class certification in a case pending in the Central District of California, a decision which was subsequently upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Complex Litigation/Class Actions. Steven has represented companies in the defense of nationwide and regional complex litigation, including private and state Attorneys General actions and putative class action litigation.

Commercial Litigation. Steven has represented various companies in commercial and business tort litigation, involving claims of breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of warranty, fraud, and trade libel. He has also represented some of these same clients in Employment-related litigation.

Intellectual Property. Steven has represented emerging technology and institutional clients in trade secret, trademark and patent infringement litigation in cases before state and federal courts in California.

In General. Before pursuing a law degree, Steven served as a legislative aide in the United States Congress.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1987

McGeorge educates lawyers for large and small law firms, government agencies and corporate legal departments in California, across the United States, and around the world. This has been their hallmark since 1924, and is truer today than ever before. As the world grows smaller yet more complex, McGeorge responds by rigorously training our students for leadership positions in the global economy of the 21st century. Their success is built on a distinguished faculty, high quality students, committed and involved alumni, and a beautiful, spacious campus with state-of-the art classrooms and student facilities. Yet it is also built on vision. McGeorge is an institution on the move, a dynamic law school that is changing and growing to meet the challenges of the global economy and to educate the lawyers who will be tomorrow’s leaders.

A.B.
Class of 1981

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole.

Member
Current

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

Career History
Partner
Current

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP provides legal services in areas such as corporate and securities, corporate restructuring, investment management, health care, real estate, environment and energy, employee benefits and executive compensation, commercial litigation, life insurance and annuities, insurance coverage, labor and employment, intellectual property, government and regulatory affairs, communications litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, and private client services. The company was founded in 1849 and it is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
Current

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP provides legal services in areas such as corporate and securities, corporate restructuring, investment management, health care, real estate, environment and energy, employee benefits and executive compensation, commercial litigation, life insurance and annuities, insurance coverage, labor and employment, intellectual property, government and regulatory affairs, communications litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, and private client services. The company was founded in 1849 and it is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

Political Donations
$500
2003

Former Senator from Massachusetts

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Court Admission: US District Court for Southern District of California
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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