DAVID CARPENTER is the head of Sidley’s West Coast Appellate practice and co-chair of Sidley’s Regulatory Litigation practice group. David’s expansive practice cuts across substantive areas of law and industries and involves three main areas:
- Appeals and writs in state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court and California Supreme Court.
- Acting as embedded appellate counsel at trial, working with trial counsel to prepare key motions, trial briefs, and jury instructions, and to craft strategy and preserve issues for appeal.
- Litigation challenging state, agency, and local government regulatory actions.
David is ranked by Chambers USA for California Litigation: Appellate, with clients remarking that he “has phenomenal subject matter expertise and is very responsive” (2022). Prior to joining the firm, David clerked for the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the Southern District of New York.