Orrick Appellate Associate Discusses Supreme Court Debut in U.S. v Davila
Robert 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, Robert 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.