California Region 
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Case Name
Court
Date
Type
Attorney
Office
Subject
 
1
SkyWest, Inc. v. Hirst
U.S. 02/15/19 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Dvoretzky, Shay
Hall, Douglas W.
Johnson, Jeffrey R.
Sommerfeld, Amanda C.
Washington
Washington
Washington
Los Angeles
Dormant Commerce Clause
2
Merck & Co., Inc. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc.
U.S. 10/24/18 Amicus Brief (cert) Swize, Jennifer L.
Insogna, Anthony M.
Yoon, Rita J.
Washington
San Diego
Chicago
Equitable Doctrine of Unclean Hands
3
Kan-Di-Ki, LLC v. Sorensen
U.S. 06/28/18 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Stewart, Craig E.
Ducatman, Robert P.
Bentz, Andrew J.
San Francisco
Cleveland
Washington
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
4
Trump v. Hawaii
U.S. 03/30/18 Amicus Brief (merits) Feder, Meir
Gerges Shields, Rasha
Muttreja, Rajeev
Rice, Amanda K.
New York
Los Angeles
New York
Detroit
Challenge to President’s suspension of entry of aliens
Establishment Clause
5
Storer v. United States
U.S. 03/05/18 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Castanias, Gregory A.
Swize, Jennifer L.
Insogna, Anthony M.
Washington
Washington
San Diego
America Invents Act
Subject-Matter Jurisdiction
6
Hughes v. United States
U.S. 01/29/18 Amicus Brief (merits) Garrett, Nathaniel P. San Francisco Fed. R. Crim. P. 11(c) Plea Agreement
7
Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31
U.S. 12/06/17 Amicus Brief (merits) Carvin, Michael A.
Dick, Anthony J.
Coglianese, William D.
Green, Paul Bartholomew
Washington
Washington
Washington
Irvine
First Amendment
8
District of Columbia v. Wesby
U.S. 07/12/17 Brief for Respondents Garrett, Nathaniel P.
Taylor, Charlotte H.
San Francisco
Washington
Fourth Amendment
Probable Cause
9
Negron v. United States
U.S. 02/10/17 Petition for a Writ of Certiorari Garrett, Nathaniel P.
Sooknanan, Sparkle L.
Petrany, Stephen J.
San Francisco
Washington
Washington
Criminal federal law
United States sentencing guidelines
10
Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.
U.S. 07/22/16 Amicus Brief (Merits) Feder, Meir
Silveira, Matthew J.
New York
San Francisco
§ 101 of Copyright Act Implications
11
First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards
U.S. 03/03/16 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Kairis, Matthew A.
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
Dallas
San Francisco
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
12
Frank v. Poertner
U.S. 02/16/16 Brief in Opposition Stewart, Craig E.
Cottriel, Darren K.
San Francisco
Irvine
Class Action
13
Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran
D.C. Cir. 01/14/16 Brief Watson, Ryan J.
LeVee, Jeffrey A.
Enson, Eric P.
Washington
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Judgments
Garnishment
14
Storer v. Clark
Fed. Cir. 11/16/15 Brief for Appellants Castanias, Gregory A.
Insogna, Anthony M.
Kinton, John D.
Griffith, Calvin P.
Swize, Jennifer L.
Washington
San Diego
San Diego
Cleveland
Washington
America Invents Act
15
Ortiz v. United States
U.S. 11/12/15 Amicus Curiae Brief Gerges Shields, Rasha Los Angeles Federal Tort Claims Act
16
Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran
D.C. Cir. 09/28/15 Brief Watson, Ryan J.
LeVee, Jeffrey A.
Enson, Eric P.
Washington
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Judgments
Garnishment
17
Cephalon, Inc. v. Abraxis Bioscience, LLC
Fed. Cir. 08/18/14 Brief for Defendants-Cross-Appellants Castanias, Gregory A.
Insogna, Anthony M.
Morrison, Christopher M.
Washington
San Diego
Boston
Claim Construction
18
Spokeo v. Robins
U.S. 06/06/14 Amicus Brief (Cert.) Feder, Meir
Muttreja, Rajeev
McLoon, Daniel J.
New York
New York
Los Angeles
Standing
19
BHS v. Cobb
U.S. 07/30/13 Petition for Certiorari Davids, Peter E. Los Angeles Civil Procedure
Class Certification
20
Jones v. Texas
U.S. 08/07/12 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Rosenberg, Lawrence D.
Silveira, Matthew J.
Washington
San Francisco
Evidence
Fourth Amendment
21
Djadjou v. Holder
U.S. 08/06/12 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Rosenberg, Lawrence D.
Silveira, Matthew J.
Washington
San Francisco
Immigration
22
Cordova-Soto v. Holder
U.S. 07/23/12 Petition for Writ of Certiorari Garrett, Nathaniel P. San Francisco Immigration
Jurisdiction
23
Travino v. Thaler
U.S. 06/06/12 Amicus Brief Garrett, Nathaniel P. San Francisco Jurisdiction
24
Bowoto v. Chevron Corp.
U.S. 09/21/11 Supplemental Brief for Respondent Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Stewart, Craig E.
Mitchell, Caroline N.
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
Torture Victim Protection Act
25
Bowoto v. Chevron Corp.
U.S. 07/22/11 Brief in Opposition Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Stewart, Craig E.
Mitchell, Caroline N.
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
Torture Victim Protection Act
26
Astra USA, Inc. v. County of Santa Clara
U.S. 11/12/10 Merits Brief Wallach, David L. San Francisco Contracts
27
Experian v. Pintos
U.S. 08/19/10 Cert. Petition Feder, Meir
McLoon, Daniel J.
New York
Los Angeles
Fair Credit Reporting Act
28
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education & Research v. United States
U.S. 08/13/10 Amicus Brief Kirschner Jr., F. Curt San Francisco Taxation
Hospitals
29
Duvardo v. Giurbino
9th Cir. 03/01/10 Brief Garrett, Nathaniel P. San Francisco Habeas Corpus
30
California Grocers Ass’n v. City of Los Angeles
Cal. 02/25/10 Brief Stewart, Craig E.
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
San Francisco
San Francisco
NLRA
Preemption
31
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education & Research v. United States
U.S. 02/16/10 Amicus Brief Kirschner Jr., F. Curt San Francisco Taxation
Hospitals
32
Bowoto v. Chevron Corp.
9th Cir. 12/18/09 Brief Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Stewart, Craig E.
Mitchell, Caroline N.
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
International Disputes
33
Davis v. Curry
U.S. 09/28/09 Petition for Certiorari Davids, Peter E. Los Angeles Confrontation Clause
34
Weyhrauch v. United States
U.S. 09/14/09 Merits Brief Henning, Nicole C.
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
Chicago
San Francisco
Honest Services Fraud
35
Weyhrauch v. United States
U.S. 03/25/09 Petition for Certiorari Feder, Meir
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
New York
San Francisco
Honest Services Fraud
36
California Grocers Ass’n v. City of Los Angeles
Cal. Ct. App. 12/23/08 Brief Stewart, Craig E.
Garrett, Nathaniel P.
San Francisco
San Francisco
Preemption
NLRA
37
Pande v. Chevron Corp.
9th Cir. 08/25/08 Brief Stewart, Craig E. San Francisco Employment
Punitive Damages
38
Kay v. United States
U.S. 05/12/08 Petition for Certiorari Davids, Peter E. Los Angeles Indictment
Rule of Lenity
39
Diaz v. United States
U.S. 07/06/07 Petition for Certiorari Stewart, Craig E. San Francisco Work Product
40
Syverson v. IBM Corp.
N.D. Cal. 06/04/07 Motion to Dismiss Nager, Glen D.
Marshall, Alison B.
Agenbroad, Aaron L.
Lovitt, Traci L.
Washington
Washington
San Francisco
Boston
ADEA
41
Cascade Health Solutions v. PeaceHealth
9th Cir. 04/19/07 Amicus Brief Stewart, Craig E. San Francisco Antitrust
42
Harris v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
D.S.C. 03/28/07 Motion for Summary Judgment Lyle, Margaret I.
Feder, Meir
Geise, Steven N.
Morse, Charles R.A.
Dallas
New York
San Diego
New York
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Class Actions
43
Drogin v. Wen Ho Lee
U.S. 04/05/06 Opposition to Certiorari Sun, Brian A.
Lovrien, Christopher
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Privacy Act
44
Mariner Health Care, Inc. v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ga. Ct. App. 03/27/06 Brief McConnell, Michael J.
Finley, Joseph E.
Kiernan, David C.
Swize, Jennifer L.
Atlanta
Atlanta
San Francisco
Washington
Civil Procedure
Sanctions
45
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
U.S. 01/06/06 Amicus Brief Rosenberg, Lawrence D.
Habib, Fahad A.
Washington
San Francisco
Detainee Rights
46
Texaco Inc. v. Dagher
U.S. 09/12/05 Merits Brief Stewart, Craig E.
Sims, Joe
Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Fisher, Louis K.
San Francisco
Washington
San Francisco
Washington
Antitrust
47
Helms v. ConsumerInfo.com, Inc.
11th Cir. 08/25/05 Brief Lyle, Margaret I.
Grabowski, Richard J.
Feder, Meir
Dallas
Irvine
New York
Credit Repair Organizations Act
Class Actions
48
Wen Ho Lee v. U.S. Department of Justice
D.C. Cir. 03/10/05 Brief Sun, Brian A.
Lovrien, Christopher
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Privacy Act
49
Stein v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co
9th Cir. 01/18/05 Brief Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Stewart, Craig E.
Davids, Peter E.
San Francisco
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Antitrust
Telecommunications
50
Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
U.S. 01/14/05 Merits Brief Stewart, Craig E.
Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Fried, Michael S.
Fisher, Louis K.
San Francisco
San Francisco
Washington
Washington
Regulatory Takings
51
Texaco Inc. v. Dagher
U.S. 12/14/04 Petition for Certiorari Stewart, Craig E.
Sims, Joe
Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Fisher, Louis K.
San Francisco
Washington
San Francisco
Washington
Antitrust
52
Big Creek Lumber Co. v. County of Santa Cruz
Cal. 11/05/04 Brief Stewart, Craig E. San Francisco Land Use
Preemption
53
Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
U.S. 09/03/04 Opposition to Certiorari Stewart, Craig E.
Mittelstaedt, Robert A.
Fried, Michael S.
San Francisco
San Francisco
Washington
Regulatory Takings
54
Visa U.S.A. Inc. v. United States
U.S. 08/13/04 Amicus Brief Stewart, Craig E.
Fisher, Louis K.
San Francisco
Washington
Antitrust
55
Van Tonder v. Chevron Corp.
Cal. Ct. App. 05/27/04 Brief Stewart, Craig E. San Francisco Class Actions
Mass Tort
56
Rasul v. Bush
U.S. 01/14/04 Amicus Brief Cullen Jr., Thomas F.
Vergonis, Christian G.
Habib, Fahad A.
Washington
Washington
San Francisco
Detainee Rights