Practicing Appellate Law in the Public Sector

The Appellate Law Section  presents

Practicing Appellate Law in the Public Sector 
Insights into federal, state, and local public service careers

Date Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Justice Brian Hoffstadt
California Court of Appeal
Second District
Aileen McGrath
Senior Counsel,
Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
Helen Hong
Deputy Solicitor
General for
the State of California


 Andrea Russi
BASF Appellate Section, Executive Committee Member
Senior Counsel, Horvitz & Levy

The panel will address practicing law as an appellate lawyer in the public sector. What are the unique opportunities for appellate lawyers outside of private practice? What are the different types of public sector jobs at the local, state and federal level? What are the pathways to government service? The panelists have each held various public service jobs as appellate lawyers and they will share their experiences.


  • Types of public service jobs for appellate lawyers
  • Pathways to government service
  • Transitions to and from private practice
  • Benefits (and downsides) to public sector practice

Section Chair

Michael Von Loewenfeldt, Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch & Radwick

Event Code: G215302

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5/18/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA
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