SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Baum has joined the firm’s Investigations & White-Collar Defense Group as a partner based in the in San Francisco office.
Baum represents individuals and companies in complex criminal and civil proceedings in federal and state court, as well as in investigations by government enforcement authorities. His practice encompasses a range of different issues, including bank and wire fraud, money laundering, bribery, and economic espionage. Baum has represented senior employees of technology and life sciences companies in various government investigations.
Prior to his legal career, Baum worked as a speechwriter and consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the ONE Campaign, the organization founded by U2 singer Bono to advocate for increased aid to Africa. He has written speeches for three US presidents, several US Senators, and prominent philanthropists and business leaders.
Steptoe’s Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice has represented some of the largest public and private companies in the world in major government and internal investigations. Regarded as one of the best white-collar practices in the United States, the team has garnered many accolades, including recognition by both Chambers USA and The Legal 500 as a top-ranked practice in this field.