Bryan Leitch is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. Mr. Leitch has handled appeals in the federal circuit courts and in the Supreme Court of the United States, and has argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also has experience with all stages of complex litigation in state and federal courts, including critical motions and appellate briefs in matters involving patent and trademark law, class action certification, the Federal Arbitration Act, constitutional law, federal preemption, sovereign immunity, and habeas corpus.
Mr. Leitch also upholds an active pro bono practice and has volunteered as an intake attorney for numerous organizations, including the Washington, D.C. Landlord-Tenant Clinic, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and the D.C. Bar's Advice and Referral Clinic. He is currently serving as court-appointed pro bono counsel in an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Leitch was an associate at another international law firm and formerly clerked for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is also a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.
Bryan received his J.D. magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where he served on the Duke Law Journal and Duke Law Moot Court Board, and received the Faculty Award for Legal Scholarship. In addition, Mr. Leitch has published articles on constitutional law in the Cato Supreme Court Review, Law and Contemporary Problems, and the University of Virginia’s Journal of Law and Politics. In 2012, Bryan received a Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award for an article examining the constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
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