Steven J. Boranian

Steven J. Boranian



  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 1994, J.D., Executive Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review
  • Harvard University, 1989, A.B., cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Steven is a partner in Reed Smith’s San Francisco office and a litigator with a practice focus on product liability litigation, commercial disputes, and consumer class actions. Steven is also engaged in litigation and counseling involving the protection and use of private information.

With a particular emphasis on the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, Steven has represented many of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical products, including a wide variety of prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, orthopedic devices, and cardiac devices. He has also handled matters involving non-medical products, such as industrial plastics and asbestos. His experience includes all aspects of complex litigation – from initial pleadings to jury trials, and also appeals in state and federal court. In recent years, Steven has dedicated an increasing portion of his practice to data privacy and security matters.

Steven is a member of Reed Smith’s Pro Bono Committee. In Spring 2000, he took a three-month leave of absence from the firm, during which time he joined the jury trial staff at the Alameda County District Attorney.

Steven is also a regular contributor to the award-winning Drug and Device Law blog.

Employment History

  • 2003 - Reed Smith
  • 2000 - Alameda County District Attorney's Office - Jury Trial Staff
  • 1995 - Crosby Heafey Roach & May (combined with Reed Smith in 2003)


  • Honorable James Moeller, State Supreme Court - Arizona