March 20, 2016 — Jeremy Rosen, partner at Horvitz & Levy LLP, Encino, and director of Pepperdine Law’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic, has received a 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) award from the Daily Journal in the area of Appellate Practice. In 2015, Rosen and two now-alumnae members of the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic — Sarah E. Gerdes (JD ’15), Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Los Angeles), and Katelin J. Eastman (JD ’15), Johnson & Kroll LLC (Chicago) — won published guidance from a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel regarding the outer income limits for those petitioning for waiver of filing fees. The case may be viewed at Escobedo v. Applebees, 787 F.3rd 1226 (2015). A Daily Journal article about the award closes with Professor Rosen praising the clinic and staff at Pepperdine:
He credits work by two Pepperdine law students, Sarah E. Gerdes and Katelin J. Eastman, who argued for Escobedo before the circuit panel. Both are now lawyers, Gerdes at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Eastman at Johnson & Krol LLC. “Those are extremely talented young women,” Rosen said. “They did a better job at oral argument than the experienced lawyer on the other side.” Also helpful were their professor, Jeffrey R Baker, Pepperdine’s director of clinical education, and Pepperdine’s dean, Deanell R Tacha. Rosen said Tacha, a former chief judge of the Denver, Colo.-based 10th Circuit, prepped Gerdes and Katelin for oral argument in extensive moot court sessions. “She really gave us all an insight into how a federal appellate judge thinks,” Rosen said.
More about Jeremy Rosen
- Read Jeremy Rosen’s online bio at Horvitz & Levy’s website.
- Read a Horvitz & Levy press release about the award on their website.
More about the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic
- Learn more about Pepperdine Law’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic.
- Read the original Pepperdine news story about Escobedo v. Applebees and the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic.
(Original Jeremy Rosen photo by Alex Drecun for Daily Journal)