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Selected sample of appellate briefs authored


Ackerley v. Lambert, 528 U.S. 1116 (2000) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Anderson v. General Motors Corp., No. B135147 (Cal. Ct. App.) (settled)

Amicus Brief

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)

Reply Brief (merits stage)
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioners (cert stage)

Babbitt v. Philips Petroleum Co., 514 U.S. 1092 (1995) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Beevers v. Blue Shield of Calif. Life & Insurance Co., No. A125824 (Cal. Ct. App. Nov. 19, 2010)

Respondent's Brief

Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court , 273 P.3d 513 (Cal. 2012)

Amicus Brief

Brokerage Concepts Inc. v. U.S. Healthcare Inc., 140 F.3d 494 (3d Cir. 1988), judgment aff'd, 251 F.3d 153 (2000)

Opening Brief for Defendants/ Appellants/Cross-Appellees

Buell-Wilson v. Ford Motor Co., 73 Cal. Rptr. 3d 277 (Ct. App. 4th Dist. 2008)

Amicus Brief

Buell-Wilson v. Ford Motor Co., 46 Cal. Rptr. 3d 147 (Ct. App. 4th Dist. 2006)

Amicus Brief

California Dental Ass'n v. FTC, 526 U.S. 756 (1999)

Amicus Brief

Campbell v. Pac. Bell Wireless LLC (In re Cingular Cases), 2007 WL 93229 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 16, 2007)

Brief for the Appellants
Reply Brief for the Appellants

Cappuccitti v. DirecTV Inc., 623 F.3d 1118 (11th Cir. 2010)

Amicus Brief

Centro Empresarial Cempresa S.A. v. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V., 76 A.D.3d 310 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)

Brief for Defendants-Appellants
Reply Brief for Defendants-Appellants

Centro Empresarial Cempresa S.A. v. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V., 952 N.E.2d 995 (N.Y. 2011)

Brief for Defendants-Respondents

Cervantes v. Pacific Bell Wireless, Inc., No. 05-1469, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89198 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 8, 2006)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants

Chapman v. UnumProvident Corp., No. A102699 (Cal. Ct. App.) (settled)

Appellants' Brief
Appellants' Reply Brief and Cross-Respondents' Brief

Chavez v. Blue Sky Natural Beverage Co., No. 10-80135 (9th Cir. 2010) (order)

Rule 23(f) petition
Reply brief

Cingular Wireless, LLC v. Mendoza, 547 U.S. 1188 (2006)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for the Petitioner

Coleman v. Medtronic, Inc., No. S217050 (Cal.) (pending)

Petition for Review
Reply in Support of Petition for Review

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Microsoft Corp., 362 U.S. App. D.C. 152 (2004)

Amicus Brief

Cullen v. Pinholster, 131 S. Ct. 1388 (2011)

Amicus Brief

Davenport v. Washington Education Association, 551 U.S. 177 (2007)

Amicus brief

Discover Bank v. Superior Court, 36 Cal. 4th 148 (2005)

Amicus Brief

Edwards Lifesciences AG v. CoreValve, Inc., 699 F.3d 1305 (Fed. Cir. 2012)

Appellants' Opening Brief

Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinozoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 535 U.S. 722 (2002)

Brief for Petitioner

First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, 132 S. Ct. 2536 (2012)

Amicus Brief (merits)

First National Bank of Wahoo and Mutual First Federal Credit Union v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (U.S.) (pending)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief For Petitioners

Ford v. Verisign, Inc., 252 F. App'x 781 (9th Cir. 2007)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants

Freedom Wireless, Inc. v. Boston Communications Group, Inc., 206 F. App'x 973 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (settled)

Brief for Appellants

Gentry v. Superior Court, 64 Cal. Rptr. 3d 773 (Ct. App./App. Dep't Super. Ct. 2007)

Amicus brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Retail Industry Leaders Association

Harvey v. KAG West, LLC, No. 10-17360 (9th Cir. Apr. 13, 2012) (voluntarily dismissed)

Amicus Brief

In re Episcopal Church Cases, 67 Cal. Rptr. 3d 170 (Ct. App./App. Dep't Super. Ct. 2007)

Amicus brief on behalf of Presbyterian Lay Committee

Intel Corp. v. ULSI Sys. Tech., Inc., 510 U.S. 1092 (1994) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032 (Cal.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

Johnson v. Ford Motor Co., 113 P.3d 82 (Cal. S. Ct. 2005)

Amicus brief

Jones v. United States, 529 U.S. 848 (2000)

Brief for Petitioner
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Supplemental Brief
Reply Brief

Kaltwasser v. Cingular Wireless LLC, 350 Fed. Appx. 108 (9th Cir. 2009)

Appellant's Opening Brief
Appellant's reply brief

Kilgore v. KeyBank, N.A., 673 F.3d 947 (9th Cir. 2012), rehearing en banc, 718 F.3d 1052

Amicus Brief (en banc)

Kingston Constructors v. WMATA, 928 P.2d 581 (Cal.), cert. denied, 520 U.S. 1274 (1997)

Answer Brief

Lab. Corp. of Am. Holdings v. Metabolite Labs., Inc.,, 126 S. Ct. 2921 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Lane v. Hughes Aircraft Co., 993 P.2d 388 (Cal.), cert. denied, 531 U.S. 928 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Laster v. AT&T Mobility LLC, , 584 F.3d 849 (9th Cir. 2009), cert. granted, 130 S.Ct. 3322 (2010)

Appellant's opening brief
Appellant's reply brief

Laster v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., 252 F. App'x 777 (9th Cir. 2007)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants

Lee v. AT&T Wireless Servs., Inc., 2006 WL 1452936 (Cal. Ct. App. May 26, 2006)

Brief for the Cross-Appellants
Reply Brief for the Cross-Appellants
Brief for the Respondents

Leeper-Johnson v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., 2009 WL 1318692 (Cal. Ct. App. May 13, 2009)

Appellant's Brief

Local Search Ass'n v. City and County of San Francisco, 475 F. App'x 247 (9th Cir. 2012)

Appellant's Opening Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

Lockheed Martin IMS Corp. v. Superior Court, 2002 WL 99554 (Cal. Ct. App.-3d/Cal. App. Dep't Super. Ct.-3d Jan. 25, 2002)

Amicus Brief

Lough v. Brunswick Corporation, 522 U.S. 806 (1997) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Marchon Eyewear, Inc. v. Tura LP, 522 U.S. 1109 (1998) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., 666 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 2012)

Appellant's Opening Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., No. 09-80000 (9th Cir.)

Rule 23(f) petition

McArdle v. AT&T Mobility LLC, 474 F. App’x 515 (9th Cir. 2012)

Appellants’ Opening Brief
Reply Brief

Merritt v. Cingular Wireless LLC, 2006 WL 2744357 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 27, 2006)

Appellant's Brief

Microsoft Corp. v. United States, 530 U.S. 1301 (2000), cert. denied, 122 S.Ct. 350 (2001) (order)

Amicus Brief

Milton Hambrice, Inc. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 114 F.3d 722 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 522 U.S. 968 (1997)

Brief for the Appellant

Morgan v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., 2013 WL 5034436 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 13, 2013)

Respondent's Brief

Mungin v. Katten Muchin & Zavis, 116 F.3d 1549 (D.C. Cir. 1997)

Brief for the Appellant

NAACP v. Golding, 679 A.2d 554 (Md. 1996)

Brief for the Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants

NCAA v. Law, 525 U.S. 822 (1998) (order)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Nynex Corp. v. Discon, Inc., 525 U.S. 128 (1998)

Amicus Brief

Oey v. The Freecycle Network, Inc., 505 F.3d 898 (9th Cir. 2007)

Brief for the Appellants
Reply Brief

Parrish v. Cingular Wireless LLC , 129 Cal. App. 4th 601 (2005)

Appellants' Brief
Reply Brief

Petrulis v. Prudential Ins. Co., 2007 WL 1990383 (Cal. Ct. App.-2d/Cal. App. Dep't Super. Ct.-2d July 11, 2007)

Amicus Brief

Randolph v. AT&T Wireless Servs., Inc., No. A112342 (Cal. Ct. App.)

Brief of the Appellants

Rel v. AT&T Mobility LLC, No. A135020 (Cal. Ct. App.) (pending)

Opening Brief

Rel v. AT&T Mobility LLC, No. S206897 (Cal. S. Ct.) (pending)

Petition for Review
Answer to Petition for Review

Rel v. Cingular Wireless LLC, No. A112893 (Cal. Ct. App. June 21, 2006) (dismissed)

Brief of the Appellant

Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, 130 S. Ct. 2772 (2010)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner

Riggs v. Fairman, 399 F.3d 1179, reh'g granted, 430 F.3d 1222 (9th Cir. 2005) (voluntarily dismissed)

Petition for rehearing en banc

Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Company, LLC, S199119 (Cal.) (pending)

Amicus brief

Schwarzenegger v. Entm't Merchants Ass'n, 131 S. Ct. 2729 (2011)

Amicus Brief in Support of Respondents (merits stage)

Simon v. San Paolo U.S. Holding Co., 113 P.3d 63 (Cal. S. Ct. 2005)

Amicus Brief

Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno, No. S174475 (Cal.) (pending)

Amicus brief in support of petitioner

St. John-Parisian v. Foster Poultry Farms Inc., No. S197134 (Cal. Nov. 16, 2011)

Petition for Review
Reply Brief

State Oil Co. v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997)

Amicus Brief

Stiener v. Apple Computer, Inc., No. 08-15612 (9th Cir.)

Appellant's opening brief

Sullivan v. Florida, and Graham v. Florida, 130 S. Ct. 2011 (2010)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners

Toyota Motor Corporation v. Choi, No. 12-1230 (U.S.) (pending)

Amicus brief (cert stage)

VLIW Technology, LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co., 840 A.2d 606 (Del. 2003)

Appellant's Opening Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011)

Merits-stage amicus brief

Williamson v. Mazda Motor Corp., 2007 WL 1793773 (Tex. App.-Beaumont June 21, 2007)

Amicus Brief

Xilinx, Inc. v. Commissioner, 567 F.3d 482 (9th Cir. 2009), superseded, 598 F.3d 1191 (9th Cir. 2010)

Amicus Brief in support of petition for rehearing
 
 
 
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