October 2017 – The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the nation’s oldest lawyers’ organization dedicated to appellate practice, has elected Laura W. Brill, a KBK co-founding partner, as a member. The Academy’s membership is limited to California lawyers with “substantial appellate experience, who are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts.”

Ms. Brill is a certified appellate specialist who handles a broad array of high-profile business disputes, First Amendment and other constitutional issues, fine art restitution, government contracting, and challenges to municipal regulation. Recently honored as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers, she served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She also maintains an active pro bono docket, with a focus on equal rights, freedom of expression, and challenges to the use of the initiative process.

The California Academy of Appellate sponsors educational programs and often appears as amicus curiae in cases involving important issues of appellate practice. More.