Bob Loeb is a partner in Orrick's Supreme Court and
Appellate Litigation practice, specializing in high stakes and complex cases. He has briefed hundreds of cases and has personally argued more than 175 appeals,
including appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal circuit and numerous
His breadth and depth of appellate experience and track record of success in high-stakes matters are why clients,
including top financial institutions and tech and energy companies, trust Bob
with their most important cases.
Bob is currently representing Microsoft in the U.S. Supreme
Court, challenging the Government’s effort to force the company to turn over
customer “cloud” email content held on servers located in a foreign country,
without informing the customer or the country at issue. In 2018, Bob argued to the U.S. Supreme Court
in Byrd v. US, regarding the application of
the Fourth Amendment to rental cars. Bob
is also handling multiple billion dollar cases for a leading financial
institution in New York’s highest court.
Bob is also a leader on fintech issues, regularly advising fintech
lending platforms, banks and investors.
Before joining to Orrick, Bob served as one of the leaders of
an elite appellate group at the Department of Justice. There, in addition to major national security,
commercial and administrative law, Bob supervised bankruptcy appeals. At Orrick, Bob has continued to handle big
ticket cases bankruptcy matters, such as a billion-dollar dispute over whether
DHL’s claim was discharged by United’s bankruptcy, appeals from the City of Stockton
bankruptcy confirmation, and a Ninth Circuit involving the interplay of the
Takings Clause and bankruptcy law.
Bob also represents the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in its
battle against the big tobacco companies under the Master Settlement Agreement,
winning $126 million for the Commonwealth and successfully defending that judgment through the
Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Courts.
Bob’s current and recent work includes matters for Credit
Suisse, Microsoft, Lending Club, Deloitte, EY, Gannett, Jefferies, Scoggins
Group, Apple, Intel and City of Stockton.