Steve Baumann represents and advises employers of all sizes in complex litigation and employment law in a broad range of matters in federal and state courts nationwide. Steve has represented employers in litigation brought under:

  • Trade secrets and unfair competition laws
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Various Colorado statutes
  • Numerous common law theories

As a volunteer with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Steve participates in high school, university, and post-graduate level programs to promote inclusiveness in the legal profession. Serving as a coach in the legal writing program at the University of Colorado Law School, he helped the team to victory in the 2012 National Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition and the 2013 Rothgerber Moot Court Competition.

Prior to joining Littler, Steve's practice included employment law, governmental liability defense, and complex commercial litigation in a wide variety of practice areas at a regional firm in Denver. He previously served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Manuel L. Real in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

During law school, Steve co-taught the first-year legal writing and advocacy program as a legal writing and advocacy fellow. He was a content editor for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and was the co-founder and president of the student chapter of the American Constitution Society. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Mensa


California Bar Association


Colorado Bar Association

Member, Diversity in the Legal Profession Joint Committee

Center for Legal Inclusiveness


Recipient, BTI Client Service All-Star Award


Named, Rising Star


Super Lawyers


Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in

Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy and Evidence

Recipient, Merit Scholarship

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

You’ve Got a “Friend”: Social Media’s Influence on Employee Rights

For the Defense


July 2014

Defer No More: Appellate Review in the iPhone Era

In-House Defense Quarterly


Spring 2014

Books & Book Chapters

  • Technology in the Courtroom, Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, Chapter 23, Colorado Bar Association, Chapter Co-Author, 2014-2018

Speaking Engagements

Hiring a Competitor’s Employees: Minimizing Litigation Exposure, Defending Competitor Lawsuits

Strafford Webinar

February 28, 2018

Living on the Edge of Fair Competition in the Labor Market Nationwide

2017 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Littler, Denver CO

October 3, 2017

Update Your Status: Current Legal Risks Related to Social Media in the Workplace

Mile High SHRM Emerging Leaders Conference, Denver, CO

June 16, 2017

The 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act - Protecting Your Business's Most Valuable Assets

2016 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Littler, Denver, CO

September 21, 2016

Hot Topics in Employment Law: Marijuana, Matrimony, and Off-Duty Merriment

Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association Education Summit, Denver, CO

May 13, 2016

Advanced FMLA and ADA Issues

Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Cheyenne, WY

September 22, 2015


  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado