Stephen Berzon

Stephen P. Berzon

Stephen P. Berzon is a founding partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP where he specializes in major litigation, frequently involving labor and employment, environment and public health, campaign and election, and constitutional issues, both at the trial and appellate levels. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was formerly the Legal Director of the Children's Defense Fund, a public interest organization in Washington, D.C. He also practiced with the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County, and the National Housing and Economic Development Law Project of the University of California, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). He is currently a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Rules and Internal Operating Procedures. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Northern District of California Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He served for seven years (January, 2005 - December, 2011) as a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society, and for nine years (2000-2009) as a member of the Board of Directors of the national AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. He also served as Chair of the City of Berkeley Police Review Commission, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Strategies Council. He received the Voting Rights Award from the ACLU of Southern California in 2002 for his work on voting rights litigation. In 2009, he was named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine in the area of Civil Rights. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law, and in San Francisco Magazine's Northern California Super Lawyers in the appellate practice area. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and federal circuit and district courts throughout the country. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees, and California Senate and Assembly Committees. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.