Reginald Steer

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Reginald D. Steer retired from the partnership in 2017. Prior to retiring, Reg was a member of the firm’s litigation practice, focusing primarily on cases involving claims of antitrust violations, contract disputes, fraudulent business practices, unfair competition and intellectual property disputes.Mr. Steer is a broadly experienced trial lawyer who defended and prosecuted complex cases and provided antitrust advice to the firm’s clients.

He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Steer was a contributor to the ABA Antitrust Section’s Rule of Reason Monograph, taught in trial skills programs and on the subject of Robinson-Patman law.Mr. Steer received his B.A. in 1966 and his J.D. cum laude in 1969 from the University of Minnesota, where he was a member of the Law Review. He served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1969 to 1973.

Mr. Steer has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict; two of the biggest cases were a defense verdict for a major oil company in a 12-week jury trial in California state court of a class action involving service station operators who claimed $2.75 billion for breach of contract, misrepresentation and violation of state unfair practices law, and a 10-week jury trial for a client claiming insurance coverage in a complex, multi-policy case that resulted in a large award to his client.

Representative Work:

  • Mr. Steer’s significant engagements have included:
    • defending a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer against price-fixing claims
    • defending a client accused of price-fixing in the market for natural gas
    • defending a client accused of conspiring to fix the price of cement
    • defending a product liability case against a client accused of selling defective water heaters
    • defending a civil RICO action concerning working conditions in Saipan garment factories
    • defending disputes concerning the limitations on information that credit card receipts may contain
    • litigating a variety of intellectual property, contract and trade secret actions.
    • defending a U.K.-based hedge fund in a former fund manager’s $100 million action for breach of contract and defamation
    • defending a Korean steel company and its U.S. subsidiary in an antitrust case
    • defending a national bookstore chain in a series of highly publicized federal antitrust price discrimination cases and a consumer class action challenging, as price-fixing, an agreement concerning the operation of the client’s Web site
    • defending a manufacturer of the building material oriented strand board in nationwide class actions alleging conspiracy to restrict supply and fix prices
    • defending an international oil company’s dual distribution system for selling gasoline
    • defending multiple cases challenging clients’ product distribution policies


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School,cum laude, 1969
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

Bar Admissions:

  • California


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