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Background

Steven C. McCracken is Of Counsel in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson. Steve merges his extensive legal and corporate experience to advise large and small companies on matters relating to intellectual property acquisition, exploitation and protection. He served as the chief legal officer at Callaway Golf (1994 – 2012), where he built, managed, licensed and litigated a premier portfolio of properties, including the famous "Big Bertha" trademark and various patents, design patents and other trademarks. Prior to joining Callaway Golf, Steve was a litigator with an international law firm for 19 years, handling antitrust, trade regulation, unfair competition and intellectual property cases for clients in the airline, building products, computer, eyecare, medical products, newspaper and other industries.

While in private practice, Steve served as President of the Orange County (California) Bar Association and Chair of its Business Litigation Section. At Callaway Golf he was selected by Corporate Board Member magazine as one of six Great General Counsels in 2010. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center/The First Tee of San Diego.

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 1975
Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review, 1973-74Research & Projects Editor and Managing Board, Virginia Law Review, 1974-75


B.A., University of California, Irvine 1972
Regents Scholar
magna cum laude

Admissions

  • California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

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