Steve Swerdlow

Steve Swerdlow - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Steve Swerdlow
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 956-1000


Steve Swerdlow
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Attorney Profile
Law School

University of California, Berkeley
2003 - 2006


(415) 956-1000

Bar Information
Admitted to practice in California, 2007; U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, 2007.

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 2006); Senior Notes & Comments Editor, California Law Review; Boalt Hall Public Interest Fellowship (2004); Chairman, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights (BHCHR); Asylum Advocate, California Asylum Representation Clinic; Boalt Hall Death Penalty Clinic; Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (M.A., Human Rights and International Affairs, 2003); Harriman Institute Certificate in Post-Soviet Studies (2003); University of California, Berkeley (B.A. phi beta kappa 1999).

Prior Employment
Law Clerk to the Hon. Dean D. Pregerson, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2006-2007); Consultant and Special Advisor on Refugee Programs, International Organization of Migration (IOM) (Russia, 2004 and 2006); Researcher, European Centre for Minority Issues (Georgia, 2005); Law Clerk, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (2004); Human Rights Monitor, Union of Councils for Jews in the former Soviet Union (Russia, 2000-2001).

Awards & Honors
U.S. Department of State Young Leaders Fellowship for Public Service, Krasnodar, Russian Federation (2000-2001); U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies Award (2002-2003 & 2004-2005); Harvard Tuition Scholarship, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.


"The Third Migration: Meskhetian Turks' Resettlement and Integration in the United States," Integration, Repatriation or Resettlement?, Berlin: LIT Verlag (2007); "Understanding Post-Soviet Ethnic Discrimination and the Effective Use of U.S. Refugee Resettlement: The Case of the Meskhetian Turks of Krasnodar Krai," 94 Cal. L. Rev. 1827 (2006); National Public Radio's "The World" on "Ethnic Discrimination in Russia" (Guest, Oct. 2007); The Meskhetian Turks: An Introduction to their History, Culture and Resettlement Experiences, Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Center for Applied Linguistics (2006); Voice of America Radio Interview, "Xenophobia in the Caucasus" (Guest, March 2005); "Stalin's Deported Peoples: Human Rights of Transnational Minorities," in Bulletin, Moscow (2004); Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Russia's Expulsion of Ethnic Minorities" (Panelist, 2002); "The Forgotten Jews of Nagorno-Karabakh," Institute of War and Peace Reporting (2001).

Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian.

American Bar Association, Sections of International and Refugee Law, Sub-Committee of International Human Rights and Refugee Law; Bar Association of San Francisco.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.

View On Google Maps

This compliance bundle provides access to online video and audio courses which, when completed, will satisfy the entire 15 hour and 3 hour ethics CLE requirement for Texas. These courses have been approved by the State Bar of Texas for full CLE credit.