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Michael W. Stevens

Associate

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1085
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Michael W. Stevens is a Senior Associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office and a member of the Labor & Employment department. Mr. Stevens' practice focuses on large-scale, complex litigation, advising and representing clients in all stages of litigation from pleadings through trial.  Mr. Stevens is a member of the Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Team, representing payors in health care reimbursement disputes and provider fraud claims under state law and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Mr. Stevens has extensive experience litigating in a variety of subject matters, including employment disputes, health care, and trade secrets. His practice focuses on employee benefits litigation, where he represents employers, plan sponsors, and benefits plans in disputes with providers and beneficiaries. Mr. Stevens is experienced in litigating single-claimant benefits cases, as well as cases where tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in claims are at issue.

While in law school, Mr. Stevens was an Executive Articles Editor for The Georgetown Law Journal. Prior to law school, Mr. Stevens worked in health care-related government affairs in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Stevens was recently named one of the 40 Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. He is actively committed to pro bono practice, and is the co-chair of the San Francisco Leadership Council of Lambda Legal.

Michael W. Stevens is a Senior Associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office and a member of the Labor & Employment department. Mr. Stevens' practice focuses on large-scale, complex litigation, advising and representing clients in all stages of litigation from pleadings through trial.  Mr. Stevens is a member of the Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Team, representing payors in health care reimbursement disputes and provider fraud claims under state law and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Mr. Stevens has extensive experience litigating in a variety of subject matters, including employment disputes, health care, and trade secrets. His practice focuses on employee benefits litigation, where he represents employers, plan sponsors, and benefits plans in disputes with providers and beneficiaries. Mr. Stevens is experienced in litigating single-claimant benefits cases, as well as cases where tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in claims are at issue.

While in law school, Mr. Stevens was an Executive Articles Editor for The Georgetown Law Journal. Prior to law school, Mr. Stevens worked in health care-related government affairs in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Stevens was recently named one of the 40 Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. He is actively committed to pro bono practice, and is the co-chair of the San Francisco Leadership Council of Lambda Legal.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2008)
    cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (2000)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California

Community Involvement

Mr. Stevens is committed to pro bono practice, and has successfully won asylum for individuals facing removal in adversarial Immigration Court proceedings.  He is likewise committed to community service, and is a member of the board of directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and a member of the San Francisco Leadership Committee of Lambda Legal.