CSU General Counsel
Stephen M. Silver
Stephen M. Silver

Stephen M. Silver

Stephen M. Silver joined California State University’s Office of the General Counsel in February 2008. His current primary responsibility as University Counsel is advising San Jose State University. He also serves as a resource attorney for Title IX DHR, Student Loans/Bankruptcy and Student Discipline. Before joining the CSU, Mr. Silver worked in private practice for the national law firms Steptoe & Johnson, Baker Botts, and Jones Day, where he was a litigator specializing in commercial, employment, and white collar criminal law. In private practice, his clients included Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, politicians prosecuted by the independent counsel, and a lawyer seeking a pardon from the President; he was also active in pro bono activities including representing an elderly woman whose home was targeted by the federal government for seizure based on her adult son’s activities. After law school, Mr. Silver served as a law clerk for Judge Gladys Kessler, a federal district judge in Washington, D.C.  


  • J.D., Georgetown University, Cum Laude
  • Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.A., History, Columbia University

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Admitted to the California, U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia (inactive) and Maryland (inactive) bars

Telephone No. (562) 951-4500
Fax No. (562) 951-4956
E-mail Address: ssilver@calstate.edu

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Last Updated: June 01, 2018