Sanford I. Weisburst
New York Office
Energy Sector Litigation and Arbitration
Member, The State Bar of New York; Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals: D.C. Circuit, Second Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Circuit; United States District Court: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York
A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Sandy Weisburst specializes in brief-writing and oral argument at both the appellate and trial levels, in federal and state court. Sandy has argued five cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, one case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, two cases in the New York state appellate courts, and several others in federal district and bankruptcy courts. Sandy has briefed dozens of additional cases in federal and state court, with particularly broad experience in the Second Circuit. Finally, Sandy has been involved in several cases at the petition stage in the U.S. Supreme Court. These cases have involved various areas of substantive law, including administrative law, admiralty, bankruptcy, commercial torts, criminal law, patent law, securities law, and trademark law.
Sandy graduated first in his class, with highest honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998. Sandy served as the Topics and Comments Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. Upon graduation, Sandy was awarded prizes for the best student in law and economics and the best paper by a graduating student, and was also admitted to the Order of the Coif. Sandy earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in economics, magna cum laude, and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa.
Following law school, Sandy served as a law clerk for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1998-1999, and as a law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas from 1999-2000.