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Stephen Kinnaird

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Appellate Litigation

Position

Stephen B. Kinnaird is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and co-chair of the Appellate practice. He is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He has represented clients in numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals and district courts, and state appellate courts. A highly experienced appellate lawyer, Mr. Kinnaird has handled matters involving energy, transportation, intellectual property, antitrust, environmental, telecommunications, administrative, criminal, and constitutional law. Specifically, Mr. Kinnaird has handled cases involving the Communications Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, the Federal Power Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, the Social Security Act, the Sherman and Robinson-Patman Acts, the Lanham Act, the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, CERCLA, the Patent and Trademark Acts, ERISA, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, and the Civil Rights Act; the Commerce, Due Process, and Takings Clauses; and the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Amendments. Mr. Kinnaird argued Padilla v. Kentucky in the United States Supreme Court in 2009. The Court ruled in favor of firm client Jose Padilla in holding that the Sixth Amendment imposed duties upon defense counsel to advise criminal defendants of the deportation consequences of criminal convictions. Mr. Kinnaird was featured on the cover of the July/August 2010 issue of The American Lawyer in a story highlighting the historic decision.

Career

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kinnaird served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court, and to Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Member

District of Columbia Bar New York Bar Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and co-teaches its Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic Member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Board Member, National Veterans Legal Services Program Board Member, Saint Anselm’s Abbey School

Education

Yale Law School, J.D., 1994 The University of Oxford, M.A., 1992 Yale University, B.A., 1984


United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

Within: Appellate

Paul Hastings LLP’s appellate practice is jointly chaired by San Francisco-based Paul Cane and Washington DC-based Stephen Kinnaird. Assisted by associate Sarah Besnoff, Kinnaird appeared on behalf of Jacobs Engineering in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. v ConAgra Foods, Inc. before the Nebraska Supreme Court, which affirmed the district court’s judgment awarding Jacobs Engineering $108.9m of settlement payments for wrongful deaths resulting from ConAgra’s negligent plant explosion. In a shareholder suit at the Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles-based William Sullivan convinced the panel to unanimously affirm a prior judgment entered in favor of William Weidner, the former President of casino operator Las Vegas Sands. John Phillips (San Francisco) and Yar Chaikovsky (Palo Alto) are also noted.

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