Christopher Landau has joined the firm as a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Landau was previously a partner at Kirkland & Ellis for 25 years, where he was head of the firm’s appellate litigation practice. Mr. Landau has vast experience in courts across the country, briefing and arguing appeals on a wide variety of subject matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, all of the federal courts of appeals, and multiple state appellate courts. In the October 2015 and 2016 Terms, the U.S. Supreme Court granted five consecutive petitions on which Mr. Landau was counsel of record. Mr. Landau is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, which addresses the need for changes in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was the Articles Editor for the Harvard Law Review and was awarded the Sears Prize, given to the two students with the highest GPAs in their second year. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was first in his class and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Landau clerked twice at the United States Supreme Court, first for Justice Antonin Scalia and then for Justice Clarence Thomas before entering private practice.