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[An] esteemed appellate group with a wealth of experience practicing before the U.S. Supreme Court, state appellate courts and wider federal courts of appeals. - Chambers 2018: Appellate law [Nationwide]

Winning in litigation takes a variety of routes.

Kirkland knows them all.

Kirkland has one of the premier appellate practices in the country. Our appellate attorneys have extensive experience briefing and arguing high-stakes cases in the federal courts of appeals, the state appellate court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The practice features former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement; Mike McConnell, a former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Erin Murphy, who has been named one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers”; and many other attorneys who have served as law clerks on the Supreme Court, the courts of appeals, and the district courts.

Our attorneys share a wealth of experience in the federal and state appellate courts. We have handled high-stakes appeals in every federal court of appeals in the country and in myriad substantive areas, including antitrust, bankruptcy, class actions, copyright, criminal, education, employment, energy, environmental, ERISA, FDA, health care, labor, national security, patent, preemption, professional liability, RICO, securities, telecommunications, voting rights and all manner of constitutional issues.

We have considerable experience with patent appeals in the Federal Circuit, specialized administrative appeals in the D.C. Circuit, extraordinary petitions for mandamus, and petitions for interlocutory appeal under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f).

110 Appeal Wins

January 2017–July 2018

Appeal Wins for 91 Clients

January 2017–July 2018

Appeal Wins in More Than 30 Venues

Including all 13 Federal Circuits
January 2017–July 2018