Chairman, BakerHostetler

During 10 years as Executive Partner and Chairman, R. Steven Kestner grew BakerHostetler by 50 percent. He is recognized as one of the leading business lawyers in the country and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Steven also serves on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which oversees lateral and law school recruiting, a minority conference, marketing, and retention of diverse lawyers. The firm also a fellowship, scholarship, and Associate Academy for diverse young lawyers. 

Joined LCLD 2015


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2017: David Proaño; 2016: Mark Hatcher; 2015: S. Jeanine Conley 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2017: Xakema L. Henderson, Sushant Mohan; 2016: Stanley Ball, Marcus McCutcheon 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015 


Member: R. Steven Kestner

Diversity Professional: Dee Driscole