DAVID CARPENTER is the head of Sidley’s West Coast Appellate practice and a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office. David’s expansive practice cuts across substantive areas of law and has included significant work for clients in the life sciences, consumer products, financial services, technology, and entertainment industries. David has experience briefing cases in the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and numerous federal and state courts of appeals. He also has significant experience at the trial level briefing class certification oppositions and dispositive motions, as well as working with trial counsel to prepare trial briefs, motions in limine, and jury instructions, and to preserve key issues for appeal.
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.