Robert M. Yablon

Special Counsel
Supreme Court and Appellate

Robert Yablon is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Mr. Yablon has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court (United States v. Davila (2013)) and in other federal and state appellate tribunals, and he has been the lead drafter of dozens of appellate and trial-level briefs. His work spans a wide range of subject areas, including constitutional law, civil and administrative procedure, campaign and election law, contract law, and intellectual property. Recent matters include federal appellate court victories on behalf of a major investment firm in a case involving federal preemption, on behalf of government entities in a case involving foreign sovereign immunity, and on behalf of a leading defense contractor in a case involving aviation-related issues.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Yablon served as a law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Judge William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Robert Yablon
Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2006
  • M.Phil, with Distinction, Social Policy, University of Oxford, 2002
  • B.S., with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Economics and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
Honors
  • Rhodes Scholar
Clerkships
  • Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Hon. William A. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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