DAVID CARPENTER is the head of Sidley’s West Coast Appellate practice and co-chair of Sidley’s Regulatory Litigation group. David’s practice spans substantive areas of law and industries and includes:
- Appeals and writs in federal and state 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 a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyer and is ranked by Chambers USA for California Litigation: Appellate (2022–2023), with clients most recently remarking that “his writing is fantastic.” 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.