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Arpit Garg

Arpit Garg focuses his practice on appellate litigation, principally on issues of federal law—including administrative law, arbitration, antitrust, civil rights, class actions, due process, employment discrimination, financial services, healthcare, Native American law and sovereign immunity. He has briefed cases before the US Supreme Court and the US Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and DC Circuits. He has also presented oral argument four times in the courts of appeals—twice before the Sixth Circuit, before the Eighth Circuit and before the Ninth Circuit. His victories include Hicks v. Commissioner, 909 F.3d 786 (2018), which held that the Social Security Administration's redetermination process violated due process and the Administrative Procedure Act.

Mr. Garg maintains an active pro bono docket, principally challenging the constitutionality of secured money-bail policies in jurisdictions around the country and litigating constitutional or statutory issues (not involving the Social Security Act) in suits against the Social Security Administration. In 2020, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives awarded Mr. Garg the Eileen P. Sweeney Award. The award is for an “individual[] whose outstanding service has resulted in a significant…improvement in the Social Security adjudicatory process.” 

Mr. Garg joined the firm after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable David H. Souter and the Honorable Stephen G. Breyer of the US Supreme Court. He has also clerked for the Honorable Denise L. Cote of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Garg worked as an intern for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and in the Appellate Section of the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice. He previously worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company.

Recognition

  • In 2020, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives awarded Mr. Garg the Eileen P. Sweeney Award. The award is for an “individual[] whose outstanding service has resulted in a significant…improvement in the Social Security adjudicatory process.” 

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Yale Law School, 2012

      Executive Editor, Yale Law Journal

    • BA, Economics and Philosophy, Yale University, 2007

      summa cum laude

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. David H. Souter, US Supreme Court, 2014 - 2015

    • The Hon. Stephen Breyer, US Supreme Court, 2014 - 2015

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013 - 2014

    • The Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012 - 2013

Credentials