Jeremy Peterman

Senior Associate, Currently on a Racial Justice Fellowship


Jeremy focuses on high-stakes appeals and intellectual property disputes.

Jeremy represents clients from a wide range of industries in high stakes appeals across numerous subject areas. He has helped major tech companies, biomedical manufacturers, universities, and state governments successfully resolve appeals with novel issues involving intellectual property, employment law, administrative law, class actions, criminal law, sovereign immunity, and securities law.

Jeremy is especially experienced in intellectual property appeals where he employs his generalist background to simplify complex technology for generalist judges. He helped develop the successful appellate strategy in what legal observers have dubbed “The World Series of Copyright Suits.” He also draws from his administrative law background to develop novel strategies for clients to challenge the PTO’s administration of the inter partes review process.

Jeremy has authored merits briefs, cert. petitions, and briefs in opposition in the U.S. Supreme Court, dozens of briefs in both federal and state courts of appeals, and dispositive motions in trial courts. He also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jeremy served as a law clerk to Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Judge David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

    • Juno Therapeutics v. Kite Pharma (Federal Circuit): Successfully represented Kite Pharma in securing reversal of a $1.2 billion patent infringement verdict involving its cutting edge CAR-T cancer therapy YESCARTA. Currently defending victory before the Supreme Court.
    • EEI v. FERC (D.C. Circuit): Currently representing solar power generator in high stakes appeal defending FERC's eligibility criteria for qualifying facility status.
    • Oracle v. Google (Federal Circuit/Supreme Court): Successfully represented Oracle in flipping an adverse jury verdict and securing judgment as a matter of law that Google did not make fair use of Oracle's copyrighted Java platform. Represented Oracle defending the Federal Circuit's judgment before the Supreme Court.
    • Idenix v. Gilead (Supreme Court): Successfully opposed a petition for writ of certiorari seeking to revive $2.54 billion verdict.
    • People v. Byrd (Supreme Court): Successfully represented criminal defendant challenging unlawful traffic stop. Attained unanimous decision holding that the Fourth Amendment protects the unauthorized driver of a rental car from unlawful searches.
    • Pinter-Brown v. Regents (Cal Ct. Appeal): Successfully appealed $13 million jury verdict and attained a new trial for the Regents.
    • Synopsys v. Mentor Graphics (Federal Circuit): Represented Synopsys in an Administrative Procedure Act challenge to the Patent & Trademark Office’s implementation of the America Invents Act.
    • People v. Smith (N.Y. Appellate Division): Successfully briefed and argued an appeal of a criminal conviction resulting in a complete reversal of the conviction.