Steven Magnusson

Steven’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, as well as domestic and international arbitrations.

Steven has diverse experience on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants across various industries in matters relating to antitrust violations, contractual disputes, contested bankruptcies, government investigations, financial product and services, cybersecurity and data breach liability, claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and intellectual property disputes involving patent claims, trade secrets, and disputed trademark. 

He has also counseled clients about technology, cybersecurity, data valuation, pre-litigation concerns, and navigating regulatory oversight and liability, as well as transactions.

Most recently, Steven was a member of a team representing plaintiffs in a national class action litigation alleging financial aid price fixing among 17 of the nation’s most prestigious private universities. To date, plaintiffs have secured settlements with ten university defendants totaling $284 million, an average of $20,000 per plaintiff.

Steven also maintains an active pro bono practice. His representative matters include section 1983 litigation concerning civil rights violations, a dispute concerning removal of confederate monuments, Innocence Project matters, clemency petitions, and various immigration, housing, and family court matters.

Before he attended law school, Steven worked as a technical analyst in the Office of the Bar Counsel of Massachusetts. In that role, Steven was trained and certified as a forensic computer examiner, and was qualified as an expert witness and provided expert testimony in multiple attorney discipline proceedings, both in written reports and via live testimony in hearings.

The matters discussed above include representations at previous employers.


  • Boston University (B.A, cum laude)
  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • George Washington Scholar (top 1%-15% of class)
  • The George Washington Law Review


  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York ­
  • Northern District of New York               ­
  • Western District of New York                 ­
  • Northern District of Illinois