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August 07, 2020

San Francisco lawyer Steve Vieux new chair of the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2020 — Steve Vieux, an attorney in the San Francisco office of Shook, Hardy and Bacon, has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division (GPSLD). Vieux will serve until August 2021.

Vieux represents clients from diverse industries in business and consumer litigation. He also advises clients on antitrust, privacy and advertising matters. Before joining Shook, he was a senior attorney at the Federal Trade Commission where he led antitrust investigations in the health care and pharmaceutical industries, as well as represented the agency in litigation. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, managing a caseload of more than 100 criminal cases.

“I chose to begin my career in the public sector where I obtained hands-on litigation experience and specialized knowledge in my practice area of antitrust and trade regulation,” Vieux said. “Public sector positions are ideal first jobs for young attorneys as they often provide opportunities to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience in a short period of time.”

Vieux added, ”Whether you are a federal, state or local government lawyer, the ABA’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division will help you serve your clients competently, efficiently and professionally. GPSLD also provides tools to help you navigate your professional journey to ensure a fulfilling career.”

Vieux received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. A photo of Steve Vieux can be found here.

The ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division provides programs, publications and online resources specially designed to address the unique concerns of public sector and military lawyers, as well as interested law students.


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