Stern, Robert L.
Robert Stern was a partner in the Firm's appellate group
from 1954 until 1997, when he retired. A summa cum laude
graduate of Williams College and magna cum laude graduate
of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard
Law Review, Bob argued approximately 60 cases in the
Supreme Court during his long and distinguished career in
the government and in private practice. Before joining the
Firm, Bob served for 13 years in the Office of the Solicitor
General, including several stints as the Acting Solicitor General
and service as the First Assistant from 1950-1954.
Before that, Bob served as a Special Attorney and Special
Assistant to the Attorney General, in the Antitrust Division.
Bob was the co-author of Stern, Gressman, Shapiro &
Geller, Supreme Court Practice (7th ed. 1993), the standard treatise on Supreme Court practice, and the author of Appellate
Practice in the United States (1981). He wrote many
articles on appellate practice and on constitutional and administrative
law, including more than half a dozen published
in the Harvard Law Review alone. Bob passed away on
January 17, 2000. A service honoring his life was held on
June 10, 2000, the web version of which is available at