Beth Brinkmann is a standout litigator who tackles the most challenging legal issues. She practices primarily in federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States as well as in the Supreme Court of the United States, where she has argued 25 cases. Ms. Brinkmann is especially skilled at managing appellate dockets across jurisdictions during the pendency of multi-district litigation or defending against coordinated cross-jurisdiction litigation.
Ms. Brinkmann brings to her practice a unique and extensive career in the federal government. She is often called upon by clients to advise on agency rulemaking, including regulatory litigation to challenge agency action. Ms. Brinkmann joined as co-chair of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, where she oversaw the Division’s nationwide appellate litigation, representing Executive branch officials and agencies. She previously served in the Office of Solicitor General for eight years. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brinkmann served as Assistant Federal Public Defender, representing indigent criminal defendants, including approximately a dozen felony jury trials, and as law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court; and Judge Phyllis Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.