Chris Landau is the head of the Firm's Appellate Litigation Practice, based in the Washington office. He has handled appeals involving a wide range of subject matters in courts all across the country, including the United States Supreme Court, every one of the federal courts of appeals, and many state appellate courts. In 2006, he won a significant arbitration case,Buckeye Check Cashing v. Cardegna, in the United States Supreme Court. Chris served twice as a law clerk at the United States Supreme Court, first to Justice Antonin Scalia (1990-91) and then to Justice Clarence Thomas (1991-92).
Most recently, Chris was featured inThe National Law Journal's "2008 Appellate Hot List" and in the article "Young Guns" in which Kirkland was named asThe American Lawyer’s "2008 Litigation Department of the Year." In addition, Chris was featured in theWashingtonian Magazine's articles "2007 Washington's Top Lawyers" and "40 Top Lawyers Under 40." He was previously featured in theChicago Lawyer's article "Clerks See Life on the Inside of the U.S. Supreme Court." Chris has also commented on the Supreme Court on a variety of media outlets, including CNN, PBS, MSNBC, C-SPAN and radio.