Kirk Jenkins Joins Arnold & Porter's Appellate & Supreme Court Practice as Senior Counsel in San Francisco

September 21, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2020 — Arnold & Porter is pleased to announce that Kirk Jenkins has joined the firm's Appellate & Supreme Court practice as senior counsel, resident in the firm's San Francisco office.

Mr. Jenkins, formerly head of the appellate practice group of an AmLaw 200 firm, has been appellate counsel in more than 250 matters. He has extensive experience in antitrust and constitutional law, as well as products liability, RICO, price fixing, information sharing among competitors and class certification. In addition to handling appeals, he also regularly works with trial teams to ensure that important issues are properly presented and preserved for appellate review. He is a pioneer in the application of data analytics to appellate decision-making and writes two analytics blogs, the California Supreme Court Review and the Illinois Supreme Court Review, as well as regularly writing for various legal publications.

Mr. Jenkins is the President of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an elected fellow of the invitation-only American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the California state chair of the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He has been recognized by his peers by selection to Best Lawyers in America in appellate law every year since 2010.

John Elwood, head of Arnold & Porter's Appellate & Supreme Court practice, said: "Kirk is a respected appellate lawyer with a remarkable record of successes. We're happy to bring his experience and his savvy to bear for our clients."

In joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Jenkins commented: "I am delighted to be joining one of the nation's top appellate practice groups. Arnold & Porter has been at the forefront handling high-stakes appeals, and I look forward to helping the firm's clients before the nation's highest courts."

Before joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Jenkins was in private practice. He earned his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and received his AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

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