Stephen M. Byers

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

Stephen M. Byers

Stephen M. Byers

Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

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Stephen M. Byers is a partner in the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, for which he serves as a Steering Committee member, and the E-Discovery & Information Management Group. Mr. Byers' practice involves counseling and representation of corporate and individual clients in all phases of white collar criminal and related civil matters, including: internal corporate investigations; federal grand jury, inspector general and congressional investigations; and trials and appeals.

Mr. Byers' practice focuses on matters involving antitrust conspiracies, foreign bribery, trade secrets theft, computer crimes and cybersecurity, and procurement fraud. He has extensive experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Economic Espionage Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the federal False Claims Act and qui tam litigation. In addition to defense of government investigations and prosecutions, Mr. Byers has represented corporate victims of trade secrets theft and other offenses. He recently played a key role in obtaining one of the largest civil trade secret verdicts in U.S. history -- a $919.9 million damages award to DuPont based on misappropriation of Kevlar® trade secrets by a Korean competitor, Kolon Industries, Inc.

Mr. Byers' other trial experience includes the acquittal of a major transportation company accused of filing false reports with a federal agency; and the acquittal of a senior executive of a major pharmaceutical company charged with conspiracy, obstruction and other crimes.

Mr. Byers' experience in E-Discovery includes counseling clients on electronic discovery issues in the context of internal and government investigations, including the use of computer forensics as an investigative tool, and negotiating with government investigators concerning the preservation, processing and production of electronically stored information (ESI). Mr. Byers has written and spoken widely on e-discovery issues in the context of criminal investigations and prosecutions. He previously served as the Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Task Force on Criminal E-Discovery.

Mr. Byers received his law degree in 1992 from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review.

Mr. Byers is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia, the bars of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and other federal courts, and the American Bar Association Sections on Litigation and Criminal Justice.

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Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1992

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1987

Wake Forest University is an institution of higher education dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. It operates Wake Forest College, a graduate school of arts and sciences, and four professional schools.

Memberships
Member, Section on Criminal Justice
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Editorial Board
Prior

For over one hundred years, the Virginia Law Review has been one of the most prestigious publications of the legal profession. On April 23, 1913, the Virginia Law Review was permanently organized. Volume I carries this forward: With this number the Virginia Law Review begs to introduce itself to an indulgent public. The editorial work is entirely in the hands of . . . students, not one of whom has had previous experience with work of this character. It is hoped that the crudities of this first effort in the line of published comment on the work of the courts may be less glaring in the future numbers when the editors have become more experienced.

Career History
Partner
Current

Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Steering Committee
Current

Crowell & Moring LLP is a law firm that provides legal services in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. It also offers services in other areas including employee benefits, tax and white collar defense. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Chair of the Task Force on Criminal e-Discovery, Criminal Justice Section
Prior

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former Senator from New York

$250
2007

Former Senator from New York

$1,000
2004

Former Senator from Massachusetts

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