Steven L. Mayer is Senior Counsel of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. Steven Mayer focuses his practice on constitutional litigation and representing public entities. He is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Mayer has lectured to the Bar Association of San Francisco on new developments in appellate practice and is a past Chairman of the BASF Appellate Practice Section. He is a past President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers in 2014-15 and has been a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers since 2009.
In 1974, Mr. Mayer served as Staff Attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 1975, he became the Assistant Supervising Staff Attorney, a position he held until he joined Howard Rice in November, 1975. He became a partner at Howard Rice in 1980, and practiced at that firm until it combined with Arnold & Porter in 2012. He then practiced as a partner at Arnold & Porter until 2014, when he became a Senior Counsel.
Mr. Mayer is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate Law. He was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2017.