Managing AssociateWashington, D.C.
Prior to joining Orrick, Upnit was a products liability and complex litigation associate at Arnold & Porter LLP and a mid-size firm in Upstate New York. Along with other clients, Upnit represented a consumer products company in the defense of thousands of personal injury cases in state and federal courts. She was the primary drafter of several motions and appellate briefs for cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and presented oral argument in state and federal courts. She was also deeply involved in the firms’ pro bono practice and was first chair in a trial dealing with First and Eighth Amendment claims.
Upnit has also clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and interned for the Honorable Thérèse Wiley Dancks of the Northern District of New York.
In law school, Upnit served as the Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, an arguing member of the American Bar Association National Appellate Team, and was the recipient of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Executive Director Award.