Stephen B. Brauerman

Stephen B. Brauerman: Attorney with Bayard, P.A.
  • Director at Bayard, P.A.
  • Courthouse Square, 600 N. King Street, Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Stephen B. Brauerman (Steve) is a director at Bayard. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and intellectual property litigation in Delaware’s state and federal Courts.
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Stephen B. Brauerman (Steve) is a director at Bayard and co-chair 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. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, he was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of intellectual property litigation and in 2018 in corporate law. He was also named in Delaware Today’s Top Lawyers 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions as a top Delaware attorney in civil litigation and intellectual property law. From 2013 through 2019, Chambers USA has recognized Steve in the practice areas of Chancery and Intellectual Property. In the 2015 and 2016 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, 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. 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 has 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; and, Barrister in the Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court. Steve is the immediate 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 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.

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.


Bayard, P.A. Practice Groups and Attorneys Recognized in Chambers 2019 Guide

5 Bayard Attorneys Named on Delaware Today’s 2018 Top Lawyers List

Steve Brauerman Named to Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List

Steve Brauerman Comments in Law 360 Article One Year after TC Heartland Ruling

Twelve Bayard Attorneys Named to 2018 Delaware Super Lawyers List

Legal Updates

Delaware Supreme Court Prioritizes Work-Life Balance

Court of Chancery Amends Briefing Requirements and Letter Policy Effective August 1, 2017

Superior Court Amends Briefing Requirements Effective July 15, 2017

Steve Brauerman Comments on Supreme Court TC Heartland Decision in Law 360

United States Supreme Court Clarifies Patent Venue in TC Heartland LLC Reversal


The Devil Is In the Details: How the Delaware Court of Chancery Permitted a Derivative Claim to Survive an Earlier Derivative Dismissal

Business Law Today, October 2016.

The Cleansing Effect of a Statutorily Required Shareholder Vote on a Troubled Transaction

Corporate Disputes, Jan-Mar 2016.

The New Lawyers’ Survival Guide

Delaware State Bar Association Publication, November 2015.

Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Divide Between Direct and Derivative Claims in Breach of Contract Actions and Demonstrates the Value of the Certified Question

Business Law Today, July 2015.

Controlling Transactions with a Controlling Stockholder

Corporate Disputes, Apr-Jun 2015.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(302) 429-4232  Phone
(302) 658-6395  Fax
University Attended:
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., with honors, 2003
Law School Attended:
American University’s Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
Year of First Admission:
Third Circuit Court of Appeals; New Jersey; United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; Delaware; United States District Court for the District of Delaware


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

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