National Law Journal Profiles Orrick's Marquee Appellate & Supreme Court Practice


The National Law Journal recently profiled Orrick’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group, discussing the group’s growth and successes. Over the past three years, Orrick has added three partners. Robert Loeb, a former Acting Deputy Director and Special Appellate Counsel of the Civil Division Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ"), Eric Shumsky, formerly of Sidley Austin, and Mark Davies, a former member of the Civil Division Appellate Staff at the DOJ, as well as several associates. Joshua Rosenkranz, head of the practice, described the group’s mission to be “the place where clients come when they simply have to win an appeal.” The article can be viewed by clicking the link above.

The group is handling a diverse range of appeals. This work includes appeals in the Federal Circuit for Nintendo, Dow and Nvidia, for Morgan Stanley in a pre-emption case in the Ninth Circuit; high-stakes commerce clause cases for DIRECTV and DISH Network; a tort law appeal for Union Carbide; a tax dispute for Tracfone; and an aviation case for L3 Communications.

In addition, Rosenkranz argued and won the U.S. Supreme Court case Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. which addressed the question of whether the so-called “first-sale” doctrine applies to goods manufactured abroad.