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Marc A. Hearron

Hearron, Marc A.


Washington D.C., (202) 778-1663


Oral Roberts University (B.S., 1998)
Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 2005)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, N.D. Texas (2005-2006)
Hon. Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2006-2007)

Marc Hearron is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. As a member of the appellate practice since 2007, Mr. Hearron has extensive experience handling appeals in complex matters. He has prepared well over 100 appellate briefs in cases at every appellate level, including in the Supreme Court of the United States, the First, Second, Ninth, Eleventh, D.C., and Federal Circuits, and several state appellate courts. He also has argued multiple cases in the Ninth Circuit and Second Circuit.

Mr. Hearron’s appellate practice mirrors the wide-ranging litigation breadth of the firm. He is particularly experienced in bankruptcy and patent appeals, including two significant bankruptcy wins in the Supreme Court and multiple patent victories in the Federal Circuit. The breadth of his experience also extends to many other subject matters, including antitrust, securities, and other intellectual property issues.

Marc is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. He regularly participates in the Supreme Court Moot Court Program at the Georgetown Law Supreme Court Institute, which conducts moot courts for advocates in nearly every case on the Supreme Court’s argument docket.

Mr. Hearron was recently named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, Class of 2013, by the National LGBT Bar Association for his work at the firm and his demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Hearron clerked for Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Mr. Hearron received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected Order of the Coif. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the SMU Law Review.