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Steven P. Taub

Washington, D.C.
p +1 202.778.3034
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  • 1900 K Street, NW
    Suite 1110
    Washington, D.C. 20006

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Steven is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department, focusing his practice in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels representing clients in disputes related to contract, tort, product liability and property rights claims, as well as in defending class action suits. Steven has worked with clients across a wide variety of industry sectors, including transportation, energy, financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and telecommunication.

Steven has served as lead counsel in large-scale commercial and product liability matters, and has extensive experience representing parties in disputes involving financial institutions and the insurance industry. His recent litigation and counseling experience include:

  • Represented designer of dispatch system in tort claims arising from Washington Metro crash.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment motion and resolved complex commercial and tort litigation involving mining equipment.
  • Defended and counseled major companies in product liability cases, including a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment, a tire manufacturer and a chemical company.
  • Represented surviving energy entity in claims against banks; engaged in investigation and analysis of complex financial transactions.
  • Represented insurance company in class actions involving consumer protection and fraud claims resulting from the sale of allegedly tax benefited insurance products.
  • Represented insurance companies in complex coverage cases.
  • After initial dismissal, negotiated favorable class settlement in RICO case involving the sale of FCC lottery applications.
  • Prevailed on motion in contract claims in trial court and in the Fourth Circuit regarding the sale of FCC lottery applications.

Steven has successfully represented clients in complex arbitration matters, including:

  • Prevailed in consolidated arbitrations regarding the termination of royalty payments under coal leases.
  • Prevailed in important federal appeals court decision addressing the role of party appointed arbitrators and confirming arbitration awards.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for railroad in arbitration of contract dispute involving the use of railroad's right of way.
  • Represented government contractor in arbitration with foreign government concerning the termination of a contract for delivery of a weapons system.

Steven also has focused on counseling and defending rail service providers. Indeed, since 1998 he has served as counsel and national counsel to a Class I railroad in multiple class actions concerning property rights claims. In this role, Steven's experience includes:

  • Procured summary judgment and dismissal in federal and state cases claiming damages for the placement of fiber optic cable on railroad right of way.
  • Negotiated favorable class settlement in action involving the disposition of abandoned railroad property.
  • Successfully resolved disputes with federal government regarding property issues.

In addition, Steven has provided extensive advice and counsel concerning railroad property rights and the use of railroad corridor.

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