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They're very strong, with a great deal of depth in their appellate practice. They have great breadth of expertise in a lot of different areas. - Chambers USA, 2019

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; Erin Murphy, who has been named one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers”; John O’Quinn, who was a senior official in the U.S. Department of Justice and has argued dozens of patent appeals; 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).

95 Appeal Wins

July 2018–January 2020

Appeal Wins in More than 25 Venues

July 2018–January 2020

Named to the Appellate Hotlist

National Law Journal