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Herbert, Ari

Ari Herbert

Direct Tel: +1 213-443-3255, Direct Fax: +1 (213) 443-3100
Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 443 3000 Fax: +1 213 443 3100

Ari Herbert is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on appeals and commercial litigation. Whatever the challenge, Ari relentlessly pursues his clients’ interests. But he also knows that the thorniest problems often call for tactful negotiation.

Ari clerked for Fifth Circuit Judge Don Willett. In law school, Ari edited the late Justice Scalia and Bryan Garner’s statutory-interpretation book, Reading Law. Ari also worked in the Supreme Court Clinic, representing clients at the certiorari and merits stages before the Supreme Court of the United States. And he served on the Texas Law Review editorial board, externed for Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski, and was a teaching assistant to contracts professor Andrew Kull. In 2019, the University of Texas School of Law recognized Ari with the Alumni Mentor of the Year Award.

  • University of Texas School of Law
    (J.D., with Honors, 2017)
    • Texas Law Review:
      • Chief Online Editor
    • U.S. Supreme Court Clinic
    • Dean’s Award in Constitutional Law
  • College of William & Mary
    (B.A., Government, 2014)
The State Bar of California
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Don R. Willett:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2018-2019
  • Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
    • Associate, 2017-2018
  • Harry Potter, Ethereum, and the Blockchain: Revised Implications and Current Shortcomings of Smart Contracts, 8 WAKE FOREST L. REV. ONLINE 1 (2018)
  • Can We Still Talk Things Out?: A Case Study of Campus Hate Speech Regulations at the University of Texas, 16 CONN. PUB. INT. L.J. 117 (2017)
  • Changing Tack in the Night: The Supreme Court’s Misapplication of Katz, 44 AM. J. CRIM. L. 253 (2017)
  • Portlandia, Ridesharing, and Sex Discrimination, 115 MICH. L. REV. ONLINE 18 (2016)
  • A Chicken-or-Egg Dilemma of Software Patents: Nonobviousness Standards, Functional Claims, and the Rise of Overly Broad Patents, 1 XAVIER UNDERGRADUATE L. REV. 29 (2014)
  • Software Patent Law: Patenting the Output Instead of the Invention, 2 TEX. UNDERGRADUATE L. REV. 6 (2013)