Robert M. Loeb, a nearly 25-year veteran of the Department of Justice, has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a partner in its Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice, the firm announced today.
Loeb, 49, was most recently the acting Deputy Director of the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. Among his high-profile cases was defending the Barack Obama administration’s decision not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden after the al Qaeda leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in 2011.
Loeb clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 and his A.B. from the University of Illinois in 1984.