Director Stephen B. Brauerman is a 2014 recipient of the Caleb R. Layton III Service Award, chosen by the Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. This annual award was presented to Steve on June 11th by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson at an annual State of the Court luncheon organized by the Federal Bar Association’s Delaware Chapter. The award is bestowed on attorneys who personify the qualities of a federal practitioner: legal acumen, professional decorum, and public service. Steve is one of two recipients of this year’s award.
The award’s namesake, Caleb Rodney Layton III, served as a District Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for more than 30 years, from 1957 until his death in 1988. The award was first conferred in 1996. Bayard Director Charlene D. Davis was the first recipient of the award.
Steve concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and intellectual property litigation. Steve appears frequently before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the Delaware Supreme Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Superior Court. From 2012-2014, Delaware Super Lawyers has recognized Steve as a Rising Star in intellectual property litigation. In 2013 and 2014, Chambers USA recommended Steve in both the practice areas of Chancery and Intellectual Property.
Steve is a 2010 graduate of the Federal Trial Practice Seminar sponsored by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the Federal Bar Association. From 2011 to 2013, he served as co-coordinator of the Trial Practice Seminar. Steve currently serves the legal community as vice-chair of the Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and Alternative Entities Subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association; membership chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association; Barrister in the Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court; and, vice president of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Steve also serves as a director of the Reading Assist Institute (a non-profit organization that helps children overcome language-based learning disabilities) and as a volunteer puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.