Steven W. Griesemer

Steve Griesemer



Practice Areas

Steve Griesemer serves as Managing Director of the Los Angeles office of Lewis & Kappes, focusing on corporate, intellectual property, technology and data privacy issues. He counsels domestic and global companies on transactional issues related to copyright, trademark, trade secret, software, data storage, cloud computing, entertainment and online commercial activities.

As a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US), Mr. Griesemer regularly advises on data privacy issues involving EU Data Protection and Safe Harbor, FCRA, TCPA, HIPAA, HITECH and Business Associate Agreements, COPPA, GLBA, TCA, FISA, PCI-DSS, and other state and industry-specific regulations.

In addition to his transactional and regulatory work, Mr. Griesemer acts as lead counsel in litigation and administrative proceedings involving intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, ratemaking, remonstrances and a range of high-stakes commercial disputes


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995)
Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Bloomington, IN (B.S., 1992);

Bar Admissions

California, 1996
Publications and Presentations
Adjunct Professor, "Music Finance in the Digital Age," Butler University, 2007, 2009;
Adjunct Professor, "Entertainment and Media Law," Butler University, 2006;
Music File Sharing On the Straight and Narrow,


Lewis & Kappes, P.C. 2002-Present; (1999-2001);
Universal Pictures/PolyGram Entertainment (1997-2000);
Famous Music Publishing (1996-1997)


California Bar Association
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
Information Systems Security Association

Community Involvement

Guardian Ad Litem, Marion Superior Courts, Juvenile Division, 2009-2010;
Volunteer, Buduburham Refugee Camp, Ghana, 2007;
Board of Directors, American Cabaret Theatre, 2005-06