Steve Anderson

Athena Law Group LLP

Direct: 408-418-8008

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Steve Anderson has spent over 17 years working as an attorney with a broad range of experience. Though thoroughly trained as a litigator, Steve is most excited by deal-making and the strategic aspects of transactional law — particularly projects involving new technologies or the joint development of products or markets. He appreciates the inherent challenges of high-stakes, multi-million dollar transactions and works with his clients to get the deals done. His compassionate side leads him to work with, and for, nonprofit and philanthropic causes as well, having served on the board of two San Francisco nonprofits: Central City Hospitality House and the Zero Net Energy Working Group (ZNEWG).

Prior to his wide-ranging corporate legal experience, Steve is proud to have served as law clerk to United States District Judge (now Senior United States District Judge) Anthony W. Ishii of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Fresno Division) from 1999 to 2003. Following his clerkship, Steve took a position as corporate counsel for American Suzuki Motor Corporation (now Suzuki Motor of America) in Orange County, CA, and thereafter as a contract attorney (and eventually senior counsel) with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).

Notwithstanding his considerable legal and corporate experience, Steve Anderson cannot be easily classified. Not only did he operate a motorcycle repair business in San Francisco’s Mission District for several years, but he has also studied Aikido, a Japanese martial art, living in the Dojo as an apprentice student for a year; has taught law in Russia for a semester; and has played in various local bands.

U.C. Hastings College of Law — J.D. 1998
Honors: cum laude
Highest scores in Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Bankruptcy and Creditors Remedies
and Personal Injury Litigation
Saratov State Academy of Law (SGAP) in Russia
Taught law for a semester
San Francisco State University — B.A. in Broadcasting

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
  • American Suzuki Motor Corporation (currently Suzuki Motor of America)
  • AVAST Software
  • Central City Hospitality House
  • FLEX by Fenwick (Fenwick & West LLP)
  • Guarantee Mortgage Corporation
  • innoVentry Corporation
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Instart Logic, Inc.
  • Logitech Inc.
  • Mocana Corporation
  • Momentum Technologies, LLC
  • Quantros, Inc.
  • Quicken Inc.
  • Saratov State Academy of Law (SGAP)
  • Zero Net Energy Working Group (ZNEWG)
  • Central City Hospitality House
  • Zero Net Energy Working Group (ZNEWG).