Bob Loeb is a partner in Orrick's Supreme Court and
Appellate Litigation practice, specializing in high stakes and complex cases.
represents and advises high-tech companies, financial institutions, marketplace
lending platforms, alternative investors, tribes, and state and local
He is an
accomplished appellate advocate. Bob has handled hundreds of cases before the
court of appeals and the Supreme Court, and has personally argued more than 150
appeals, including appeals in every federal circuit and numerous state courts.
After clerking for Judge Richard Posner, Bob went on to handle the most
important appellate cases at the Department of Justice, where he served as
Acting Deputy Director of the Civil Division Appellate Staff, and
as Special Appellate Counsel for National Security and International Law.
At the Department of
Justice, Bob was involved in some of the most ground-breaking cases in
recent history, including Ashcroft v.
Iqbal (where the Supreme Court redefined the civil pleading standards to
require a plaintiff to plead sufficient facts to show a plausible claim) and Kiobel
v. Cape Flattery (where the Court rejected extraterritorial application of
the Alien Tort Statute). He has continued his run of success at Orrick,
including winning more than $126 million for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
in its battle against the big tobacco companies, scoring a major appellate
victory on the marketability of life insurance policies, and defeating a $2
billion RICO and Alien Tort Statute claim.
his recent clients have been Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Credit Suisse, Citi, Prosper, PwC,
Ernst Young, Gannett, Jefferies, HealthNet, Charles Schwab, Sinopec, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DISH, the City
of Stockton, Indian Institute of Technology, WNET, DHL, Synopsys, MIO Partners, the Ute tribe, and the County of Alameda.