Steven A. Weiss is a partner in the Chicago office of Honigman Miller, where he heads the firm's complex litigation practice. Prior to that, he was the founding partner and chairman of the Chicago law firm of Schopf & Weiss LLP, where he concentrated his practice in business litigation. He recently completed a term as the Chair of the 50,000 member Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, and continues on its Executive Committee and Council. Substantive areas include intellectual property, trade secrets, employment restrictive covenants, and other business disputes. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1977, cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980, cum laude.
Mr. Weiss is a frequent speaker and author on business litigation topics. He has authored articles on joint defense agreements, alternative dispute resolution, and employment restrictive covenants. He has spoken at ABA and CBA seminars and meetings on trial practice, opening statements, electronic discovery, and intellectual property litigation. He has spoken numerous times on trade secrets for the Law Seminar Institute. He is a past recipient of the Illinois Institute for Local Government Law's "Litigation Award" for his work in the United States Supreme Court for the Chicago Park District. And, he has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of Illinois' top 10 lawyers for five of the last six years, and has been selected for the top 100 for several years previous. His publications on electronic discovery and evidence include articles on inaccessible electronic evidence and on cost-shifting for electronic discovery, both published in the ABA's Technology for the Litigator newsletter. He has also authored an article on Sanctions for Spoliation of Electronic Evidence for the Pretrial Practice and Discovery newsletter, and articles on the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Earlier this year, he produced and directed a half day Mr. Weiss served for three years as co-chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section's committee on Technology for the Litigator and was co-chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee for two years.