Orrick Partner Brian Goldman Earns Daily Journal CLAY Award for Second Amendment Win

Daily Journal | March.21.2018

Congratulations to Orrick partner Brian Goldman on being named a Daily Journal California Lawyer of the Year for his appellate win in a major Second Amendment case in the Ninth Circuit last year on behalf of Alameda County.

In a profile published by the Daily Journal, Brian, a member of Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, described his efforts in securing a ruling from an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit upholding an Alameda County ordinance banning gun sales within 500 feet of residential districts, schools, child care centers, other firearms retailers and liquor stores. The court agreed with Orrick’s arguments that such regulation does not violate the Second Amendment.

Brian told the Daily Journal that the case was particularly important to him as a resident of Alameda County, located in the Bay Area. “I’m a resident of Alameda County, so to get to do what I do every day, which is handle high-stakes cases on appeal, but to get to stand up on behalf of my home county and defend an important local law that helps people in the county be safe was a very special and personal opportunity,” he said.

The feature, which honored Brian in the municipal law category, also cited the other members of the Orrick team on the case: partner Robert Loeb, senior counsel Tom Bondy and associate Naomi Mower.

The story can be found here [subscription required].