Jonathan Baum is a partner in the San Francisco office of Steptoe & Johnson. He is a member of the firm’s Investigations & White Collar Group, where his practice focuses on representing individuals and companies in high-profile trade secret, economic espionage, bribery and fraud cases in federal and state courts across the country. He has also led sensitive internal investigations on behalf of leading companies and government agencies, including investigations of major police departments related to alleged officer misconduct.
Jonathan also serves on the Northern District of California’s CJA Panel, representing indigent defendants in federal criminal matters. Prior to joining Steptoe, Jonathan practiced at the boutique criminal defense firms Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP in San Francisco and Nolan Barton & Olmos LLP in Palo Alto.
Jonathan received his law degree from UC Berkeley in 2011, where he was Articles Editor of the California Law Review and a member of the California Asylum Representation Clinic. After law school, Jonathan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marsha Pechman, United States District Court, Western District of Washington.
JD, UC Berkeley School of Law (2011)
MA, Yale University (2006)
BS, Northwestern University (2002)