[Kirkland’s] advocacy at the appellate level is outstanding, whether it is state courts, federal court or the highest court in the land.”
- The Legal 500, 2022

Winning in litigation takes a variety of routes.

Kirkland knows them all.

Kirkland’s appellate practice is comprised of highly accomplished attorneys with experience briefing and arguing many of the most important and high-stakes cases in the federal courts of appeals, state appellate courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The practice employs the best and most persuasive writers and litigators in the legal industry. Additionally, Kirkland has over 20 attorneys with U.S. Supreme Court clerkships and over 180 attorneys with U.S. Court of Appeals clerkships, which bolsters our Firmwide appellate practice experience.

Kirkland’s appellate practice handles high-stakes appeals on a broad range of subject matters, 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 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).