Stephen Bundy is a lawyer specializing in legal ethics and the law of lawyering.
Stephen is Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the Law School of the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught and wrote for thirty years about legal ethics, procedure, alternative dispute resolution and complex litigation.
Stephen has extensive ethics counseling experience. His clients have included sole practitioners, multinational law firms, public interest organizations, and public law offices. He has also advised individual and corporate clients concerning their relationships with their lawyers. He has taught in house ethics trainings for law firms and public interest organizations all over the country.
Stephen has served as a consulting and testifying expert in dozens of litigated matters, including cases involving professional negligence, conflict of interest, fee disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and judicial ethics.
Before, during and after his academic career, Stephen practiced as a civil litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, N.Y. (1979-1984) and Taylor & Patchen, LLP (formerly Taylor & Co., LLP) in San Francisco (2007-2019), where he also served as the firm’s general counsel. He has authored or co-authored multiple pro bono briefs focusing on legal ethics and the intersection of the law of procedure and the First Amendment.
Stephen is a member of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Professional Rules and Conduct, and currently serves as its Vice Chair.
B.A. – Harvard College, 1973
J.D. – Berkeley Law, 1978
Professor of Law, Emeritus
School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
Cravath, Swaine & Moore (New York, NY)
Taylor & Patchen, LLP (San Francisco, CA)
California and New York.