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Jeffrey Lamken, a nationally recognized appellate practitioner, has argued 23 cases before the United States Supreme Court and briefed dozens more on a wide range of topics including administrative law, the First Amendment, antitrust, bankruptcy, civil rights, criminal procedure, energy, intellectual property, searches and seizures, separation of powers, and telecommunications. He has handled matters in virtually all of the federal courts of appeals and many state appellate courts. Mr. Lamken also develops, briefs, and argues critical motions in significant trial matters.
MoloLamken has been ranked as one of the top ten litigation boutiques in America. In addition to an active Supreme Court and appellate practice, the firm handles complex civil and criminal matters, serving an international client base.
Before founding MoloLamken, Mr. Lamken headed Baker Botts' Supreme Court and Appellate Practice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lamken served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice and was a partner in the Washington D.C. litigation boutique Kellogg, Huber & Hansen. He clerked for the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court and the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
In addition to being recognized in Benchmark Litigation, which heralds him as “a real appellate strategist,” Mr. Lamken has been recognized for the past thirteen years by Chambers and Partners as a top appellate practitioner. The 2018 edition describes him as “an exceptional communicator and extraordinary writer,” while the 2017 edition notes his “exquisite” draftsmanship. Chambers and Partners has also described him as “incredibly knowledgeable and quick to understand issues”—“a fierce advocate” with a “very detailed” approach, and peers have lauded him as “a joy to work with.”
A member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Mr. Lamken has been honored as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer by Law & Politics, one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” a Washingtonian Top Lawyer, and a member of the “Fab Fifty,” American Lawyer’s list of the 50 most promising young litigators under 45.
Mr. Lamken received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was the Nathan Abbott Scholar (highest cumulative GPA), a member of the Order of the Coif, and a Senior Editor of the Stanford Law Review. Before attending law school, Mr. Lamken graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Haverford College. There, he was awarded the Department Prize in Mathematics, earned the Kurzman Prize in Political Science, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Last updated October 2018