Sally Pei's practice focuses on civil litigation in the federal and state courts. Ms. Pei has briefed numerous cases, involving questions ranging from intellectual property law to foreign sovereign immunity and novel questions of constitutional law. Ms. Pei also maintains an active pro bono practice, including matters relating to immigration and federal habeas law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pei was a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also served as a Legal Adviser to Judge O. Thomas Johnson at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.

Ms. Pei graduated from Yale Law School, where she served as Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal and Yale Journal of International Law and received the Jerome Sayles Hess Fund Prize for excellence in the area of International Law. She was also a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project.


Reforming the Immigration System: Proposals to Promote Independence, Fairness, Efficiency, and Professionalism in the Adjudication of Removal Cases (Vol. 1)
American Bar Association, Commission on Immigration
Enforcing International Arbitral Awards in US Courts
Enforcing International Arbitral Awards in US Courts
ICC Disp. Resol. Bull., Issue 1, 2017, at 32
Covering the Contractors: The Current State of the Government Contractor Defense (pdf)
U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2013
  • BA (Hons), Oriental Studies (Arabic and French), University of Cambridge, 2010, First Class Honors
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, The Honorable William A. Fletcher

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