Washington, D.C. Office
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 185 appeals, including cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal
circuit and numerous state courts.
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.
In April 2019, Bob argued to the U.S. Supreme Court in Food Marketing Inst. v. Argus Leader Media,
regarding Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, which permits the
government to withhold “confidential” private-sector “commercial or financial
information” within the government’s possession. In January 2019, Bob argued
and won a billion-dollar case for a leading financial institution in New York’s
highest court. In 2018, he argued to the U.S. Supreme Court in Byrd v. US,
regarding the application of the Fourth Amendment to rental cars, and won a 9-0
victory. In July 2018, Bob also won a Second Circuit appeal on an important,
multi-million-dollar case regarding email phishing. Bob is also a leader on
fintech issues, regularly advising fintech lending platforms, banks, and
Before joining 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
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 matter involving the interplay of
the Takings Clause and bankruptcy law.
Bob’s recent work includes matters for Johnson &
Johnson, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, Gannett, Eni, Lending Club, Deloitte, EY,
Medidata, Intel, Renco, and the City of Stockton.