Robert Leider focuses his practice on appellate litigation. He has briefed cases before the Second, Third, Fifth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits. He also drafts dispositive motions in district court and advises clients on complex constitutional and administrative law issues.

Mr. Leider graduated from Yale Law School in 2012, where he was the Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Diane S. Sykes of the Seventh Circuit and for US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Mr. Leider also was an Olin-Searle-Smith Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has been published in the Indiana Law Journal, Quinnipiac Law Review, and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Leider also teaches the Appellate Practice Seminar at Georgetown University Law Center with Lisa Blatt.

Experience

  • Third Circuit appeal for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a case about whether sovereign immunity protects states against being made absent class members.
  • Federal Circuit appeal for a medical device manufacturer in a trade secret case.
  • Automobile manufacturer's comment on a proposed determination by EPA.
  • Amicus brief for PhRMA in S.D.N.Y. in an important False Claims Act case.
  • Amicus brief in N.D. Cal. involving the Volkswagen diesel-emissions settlement.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Yale Law School, 2012
  • PhD, Philosophy, Georgetown University, 2009, Dissertation defended with distinction
  • BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University, 2003, summa cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Clerkships
  • Supreme Court of the United States, The Honorable Clarence Thomas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, The Honorable Diane Sykes
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