Jeffrey A. Lamken

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Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Washington, DC

MoloLamken LLP
 | 600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-556-2010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Molo Lamken LLP and based in the firm's office in the District of Columbia, Jeffrey A. Lamken is a seasoned and highly regarded appellate attorney. He has appeared more than 20 times before the Supreme Court of the United States and has prepared many briefs on cases involving a diverse array of issues. Some of the matters that Mr. Lamken has argued before the nation's highest court have included the separation of powers, criminal procedure, disability benefits, the tolling of state statutes of limitations, the First and Fourth Amendments, intellectual property, antitrust and bankruptcy. He also has significant trial court experience.

In addition to being admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Mr. Lamken is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits. He is also admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Lamken is a graduate of Haverford College, where he majored in political science. He received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1986 and upon graduation was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He then went on to pursue his legal studies at Stanford Law School and served as a senior editor of the Stanford Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. At his graduation, Mr. Lamken was named a Nathan Abbott Scholar and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He subsequently served a clerkship with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States.

 
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About Jeffrey Lamken

Admitted: 1995, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: http://www.mololamken.com/lawyers-12.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as a Band 1 Appellate Practitioner by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers since, 2005
  • 2014 Edition describes him as “a Real Leading Player-a Superstar Lawyer”
  • 2011 Edition, peers lauded Mr. Lamken as “a Wonderfully Talented Appellate Lawyer” and “a joy to work with”
  • 2015 Edition describes him as “outstanding”, “incredibly knowledgeable and quick to understand issues”-“a fierce advocate” with a “very detailed” approach
  • 2017 Edition, “exquisite” draftsmanship
  •  “Best Oral Advocate” in the Annual Kirkwood Moot Court competition, Stanford Law School
  • Named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Included on the Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers list since 2007
  • Named to the “Fab Fifty” list of 50 most Promising Young Litigators under 45 by American Lawyer, 2007
  • Recognized as a “Washington D.C. Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics since 2007
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006
  • Nathan Abbott Scholar, Stanford Law School

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, Giles S. Rich Inn of Court
  • Member, Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Northern District of California
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, D.C. and Federal Circuits
  • California
  • District of Columbia

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "U.S. Supreme Court Update: Developments and Trends, With an Emphasis on High Points-and Low Points-in Appellate Advocacy," 15th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 2005
  • "Intellectual Property Law Cases Before the Supreme Court," State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2006
  • "IP Considerations from a Supreme Court Insider," 6th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, Texas Bar CLE, San Antonio, TX, 2010
  • "Oral Argument Before Trial and Appellate Courts," 10th Circuit Bench and Bar Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010
  • Stanford Law Review, Senior Editor

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Bus. Roundtable v. SEC, 647 F.3d 1144 (D.C. Cir. 2011)
  • TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Corp., 646 F.3d 869 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
  • Beer v. United States, 696 F.3d 1174 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
  • ClearCorrect Operating, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 810 F.3d 1283 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
  • Hickcox-Huffman v. U.S. Airways, Inc., 855 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2017)
  • Kirch v. Liberty Media Corp., 449 F.3d 388 (2d Cir. 2006)
  • AES Sparrow Point LNG, LLC v. Smith, 527 F.3d 120 (4th Cir.)
  • Cartoon Network LP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., 536 F.3d 121 (2d Cir. 2008)
  • AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC v. Wilson, 589 F.3d 721 (4th Cir. 2009)
  • Arar v. Ashcroft, 585 F.3d 559 (2d Cir. 2009)
  • Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 649 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
  • United States v. Danielczyk, 683 F.3d 611 (4th Cir. 2012)
  • Rambus Inc. v. Rea, 527 F. App’x 902 (Fed. Cir. 2013)
  • United States ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharm. N. Am., Inc., 707 F.3d 451 (4th Cir. 2013)
  • New Eng. Power Generators Ass’n, Inc. v. FERC, 757 F.3d 283 (D.C. Cir. 2014)
  • NES Fin. Corp. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 556 F. App’x 12 (2d Cir. 2014)
  • Soverain Software LLC v. Victoria’s Secret, 778 F.3d 1311 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
  • Versata Dev. Grp., Inc. v. SAP Am., Inc., 793 F.3d 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
  • Hourani v. Mirtchev, 796 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2015)
  • Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 830 F.3d 470 (7th Cir. 2016)
  • McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games Am., Inc., 837 F.3d 1299 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
  • Drone Techs., Inc. v. Parrot S.A. & Parrot Inc., 838 F.3d 1283 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
  • In re Vivendi, S.A. Sec. Litig., 838 F.3d 223 (2d Cir. 2016)
  • In re Fairfield Sentry Ltd., 690 F. App’x 761 (2d Cir. 2017)
  • Advanced Energy Mgmt. Alliance v. FERC, 860 F.3d 656 (D.C. Cir. 2017)
  • NRG Power Mktg., LLC v. FERC, 862 F.3d 108 (D.C. Cir. 2017)
  • United Parcel Serv., Inc. v. Postal Regulatory Comm’n, No. 16-1354 (D.C. Cir.) (argued Jan. 22, 2018)
  • Gilead Scis., Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc., Nos. 16-2302, 16-2615 (Fed. Cir.) (argued Feb. 5, 2018)
  • Va. Elec. & Power Co. v. Sierra Club, No. 17-1895 (4th Cir.) (argued Mar. 21, 2018)
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Grp. v. Pub. Util. Dist. No. 1 of Snohomish Cty., 554 U.S. 527 (2008)
  • Altria Grp. v. Good, 555 U.S. 70 (2008)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011)
  • Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, 569 U.S. 66 (2013)
  • Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. 576 (2013)
  • EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, LP, 570 U.S. 916 (2013)
  • Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys. Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1744 (2014)
  • Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1749 (2014)
  • Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014)
  • Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2120 (2014)
  • Am. Broad. Cos. v. Aereo, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2498 (2014)
  • Comptroller v. Wynne, 135 S. Ct. 1787 (2015)
  • FERC v. Elec. Power Supply Ass’n, 136 S. Ct. 760 (2016)
  • Hughes v. Talen Energy Mktg., LLC, 136 S. Ct. 1288 (2016)
  • Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017)
  • Janus v. Am. Fed’n of State, Cty., & Mun. Emps., Council 31, No. 16-1466 (U.S.)
  • Oil States Energy Servs., LLC v. Greene’s Energy Grp., LLC, No. 16-712 (U.S.)
  • Jones v. Harris Assocs., 559 U.S. 335 (2010)
  • Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co., 563 U.S. 804 (2011)
  • Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, 566 U.S. 449 (2012)
  • Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 138 S. Ct. 816 (2018)
  • Cohen v. De La Cruz, 523 U.S. 213 (1998)
  • Montana v. Crow Indian Tribe, 523 U.S. 696 (1998)
  • Minnesota v. Carter, 525 U.S. 83 (1998)
  • Dep't of the Army v. Blue Fox, Inc., 525 U.S. 255 (1999)
  • Shalala v. Ill. Council on Long-Term Care, Inc., 529 U.S. 1 (2000)
  • Bond v. United States, 529 U.S. 334 (2000)
  • Lujan v. G&G Fire Sprinklers, 532 U.S. 189 (2000)
  • Alabama v. Bozeman, 533 U.S. 146 (2001)
  • Corr. Servs. Corp. v. Malesko, 534 U.S. 61 (2001)
  • Barnhart v. Walton, 533 U.S. 976 (2001)
  • Wis. Dep't of Health and Family Servs. v. Blumer, 534 U.S. 73 (2002)
  • Price v. Vincent, 538 U.S. 634 (2003)
  • Overton v. Bazzetta, 539 U.S. 126 (2003)
  • Jinks v. Richland County, 538 U.S. 456 (2003)
  • Barnhart v. Thomas, 540 U.S. 20 (2003)
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams, 544 U.S. 113 (2005)
  • BP Am. Prod. Co. v. Burton, 549 U.S. 84 (2006)
  • NRG Power Mktg., LLC v. Me. Pub. Utils. Comm’n, 558 U.S. 165 (2010)
  • Free Enter. Fund v. Pub. Co. Accounting Oversight Bd., 561 U.S. 477 (2010)
  • Mac’s Shell Serv., Inc. v. Shell Oil Prods. Co., 559 U.S. 175 (2010)
  • First Am. Fin. Corp. v. Edwards, cert. dismissed as improvidently granted, 567 U.S. 756 (2012)
  • Bank Markazi v. Peterson, 136 S. Ct. 1310 (2016)
  • Hasty v. Abbasi, 137 S. Ct. 1843 (2017)

Educational Background:

  • Haverford College, B.A., magna cum laude, Major: Political Science, Honors: Department Prize in Mathematics, Kurzman Prize, 1986
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