Kenneth S. Geller: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Kenneth S. Geller

Partner, Managing Partner
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8582

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Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxic Tort
 
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8582
Fax: +1 202 263 5225
http://www.mayerbrown.com/people/Kenneth-S-Geller/
 
University The City College of the City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, 1968
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1971
 
Admitted1972, New York; 1975, US Supreme Court; 1986, District of Columbia; US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
 
Memberships 

Activities

Member, Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Policy Advisory Board, 2004 to date

Member, Product Liability Advisory Council, Case Selection Committee, 2000 to date

Member (2000 to date) and Chairman (2006 to date), Advisory Committee on Procedures, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1999

Rules Advisory Committee, US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1994-2001

Panelist, National Association of Attorneys General and State and Local Government Legal Center Supreme Court Seminars, 1982 to date

Member, Board of Trustees, 1981-2002 and 2006 to date, and Chairman, Publications Committee, Supreme Court Historical Society, 1987-2002

Advisory Board, State and Local Government Legal Center, 1986-1992

Faculty, American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Institute, 1982-1985

Visiting Committee, Harvard Law School, 1981-1986

Federal Bar Association, Young Federal Lawyer Award, 1981

 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

...'a standout lawyer in a very talented group'...'extremely experienced and seasoned, with superb judgment.'

Chambers USA 2006

Kenneth Geller is Managing Partner of the firm and a leading member of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice. Described by Chambers USA 2006 as 'a standout lawyer in a very talented group' . . . 'extremely experienced and seasoned, with superb judgment,' Ken has written or edited some 300 briefs and certiorari petitions and argued more than 40 cases before the US Supreme Court. Most recently, he was described by Chambers USA 2007 as 'both incredibly organized and wonderfully clear. He is superb when you need someone to take a highly complex area of law and distill it to its essence.'

Recently, Ken was named one of Benchmark's 2013 Appellate National and Washington, DC Litigation Stars. In 2007, Ken was listed among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Appellate Law. Chambers USA 2004 named him to the top band of its America's Leading Lawyers for Business list, noting that Ken Geller has over 40 Supreme Court arguments under his belt, many of them for household names such as Ford, Chrysler and GM. 'Never less than immaculately prepared,' reported market observers, his is a familiar face in the highest courts, where he acts on cases of the ilk of American Insurance Association v Garamendi and National Park Hospitality Association v US DOI. In 1983, Ken received the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service in the field of law.

Ken joined Mayer Brown in 1986, was named Vice Chairman of the firm in 2007 and Managing Partner in 2009. He was Partner-in-Charge of Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office between 1995 and 2007, and has been a member of the firm's Management Committee since 1995. Prior to joining the firm, Ken served as Deputy Solicitor General of the US Department of Justice (1979-1986) and as Assistant to the DOJ's Solicitor General (1975-1979). Between 1973 and 1975, he worked as Assistant Special Prosecutor for the federal government's Watergate Special Prosecution Force. Previously, he worked with a law firm in New York and, between 1971 and 1972, served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Walter R. Mansfield, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

 
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Office Information

Kenneth S. Geller

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606




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