Steve Brody is a trial and appellate lawyer with the Washington, DC office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. He is Co-Chair of the firm's nationally-recognized Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice, and works frequently with attorneys in the firm’s Consumer Class Actions, White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations, and Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Groups. He is also the founder and Co-Chair of the firm’s Attorney General Investigations and Litigation Practice.
Over the past two decades, Steve has handled some of the most significant matters impacting the life sciences industry, and he was recently recognized by the National Law Journal as a Life Sciences Trailblazer. Before joining O’Melveny, Steve was the Acting Director of the Tobacco Litigation Team at the US Department of Justice. In that role, and in his prior role as the team’s Deputy Director, Steve led a team of 35 Justice Department lawyers through four years of discovery on three continents and a nine-month civil RICO trial against major cigarette manufacturers in one of the largest civil cases ever brought by the federal government. Steve’s work on the tobacco case has been described in several journal articles and books, including Harvard medical historian Allan Brandt’s “The Cigarette Century” (Basic Books 2007) and “Bad Acts: The Racketeering Case Against the Tobacco Industry” (American Public Health Assn. 2012).
Steve is a member of the faculty for the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law, one of the nation’s premier trial advocacy programs for practicing lawyers. He is also a frequent speaker on state Attorney General investigations and litigation, product liability law, and other issues impacting the life sciences industry.
Steve serves on the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of Washington, DC, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. He is a graduate of Williams College, and obtained his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law.