Stephen B. Brauerman / Director

Stephen B. Brauerman (Steve) is a director at Bayard and member of the firm’s litigation group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and intellectual property litigation in Delaware’s state and federal Courts. He has litigated a wide array of cases involving fiduciary duty claims, corporate and alternative entity control disputes, advancement/ indemnification, breach of contract, antitrust, securities, patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trademark matters. Steve also counsels clients concerning the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and Delaware’s alternative entity statutes.

Experienced as both lead and Delaware counsel, 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. Steve has also tried cases as lead counsel before the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Since 2012, Super Lawyers has recognized Steve as a Delaware Rising Star in intellectual property litigation. Steve has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2017.  Delaware Today magazine has recognized Steve in its 2016-2018 editions as a top Delaware attorney in civil litigation and from 2016-2021 in intellectual property law. From 2013 through 2021, Chambers USA has recognized Steve in the practice areas of Chancery and Intellectual Property. In the 2015, 2016 and 2019 editions of the IAM Patent 1000 list, Steve was recognized as a top Delaware patent practitioner in the category of litigation and transactions. In 2017 and 2019-2021, Steve earned a spot on the Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List for his work on complex litigation in the Court of Chancery and the United States District Court.  Since its 2020 publication, Benchmark Litigation recognized Steve as a Future Star.   Steve was also 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.

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 2011-2014, 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; and Barrister in the Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court. Steve is the past President, and has also previously served as Vice President, and Secretary of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

While in law school, Steve worked for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the American University Law Review (Volume 55).

Steve also served 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.

Professional Biography

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions:

  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals


  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court


  • B.A., with honors, Johns Hopkins University
  • J.D., cum laude, American University’s Washington College of Law


Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Joint Fall Meritas® Meeting The Impact of Delaware’s Corporate Law , Washington, DC, October 2017.
  • Moderator, District of Delaware Bench & Bar Conference, IP Track: Venue, Forum Selection and Other Hot Topics in IP Litigation, Wilmington, DE, May 2016.
  • Moderator, American Bar Association’s 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Recent Developments in Hatch-Waxman Litigation: A Discussion of Key ANDA Decisions and What to Expect from the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court, Bethesda, MD, April 2016.
  • Meritas Capability Webinar, Controlling Where to Fight and Who Pays for it? A Discussion of Recent Developments in Delaware Forum Selection and Fee-Shifting Bylaws and Delaware’s new Arbitration Option, June 2015.
  • American Bar Association’s 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Ethical Issues in Third Party Litigation Finance Agreements, Bethesda, MD, March 2015.
  • Lorman Education Services Seminar, Judgment Enforcement in Delaware, Claymont, DE, August 2014.
  • National Business Institute Seminar, Electronic Discovery in the States and Recent Case Law, Newark, DE, December 2010.
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