Jeffrey Lamken, a nationally recognized appellate practitioner, has argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and briefed dozens more on a wide range of topics, including administrative law, 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. He possesses particularly deep expertise in the specialized Federal Circuit. Mr. Lamken also develops, briefs, and argues critical motions in trial matters.
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 U.S. 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 U.S. Supreme Court and the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Since 2005, Mr. Lamken has been recognized each year in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a “Band 1” appellate practitioner. In 2021, one client commented: “He’s wicked smart and has tons of experience. I like that he is not only willing but comfortable to dig into the deep technical aspects of a case, which makes him better prepared as an oral advocate.” The 2020 edition characterizes him as a “go-to for major appeals with significant commercial and public policy implications, particularly before the Supreme Court,” someone who “delivers the goods.” The 2019 edition describes him as “expert at speaking the court’s language,” while the 2018 edition hails him as “an exceptional communicator and extraordinary writer”—according to one client, “hands down one of the smartest, most able lawyers I have ever met.” The 2017 edition heralds his “exquisite” draftsmanship. Earlier editions describe him as “outstanding,” “incredibly knowledgeable and quick to understand issues,” “a real leading player,” and “a superstar lawyer”—“a fierce advocate” with a “very detailed” approach.
A member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Mr. Lamken has been honored as one of Washington, D.C.’s top 10 lawyers 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 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.
Updated Oct 2021