Joseph Meyer represents clients in complex litigation, with a focus on appellate litigation. He has authored briefs and dispositive motions at all levels of state and federal court, including the US Supreme Court, and has argued successfully on behalf of disability-benefits recipients in a nationally significant case before the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. His clients include individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, Native American tribes and congressional committees.

Mr. Meyer has experience in various areas of law, with an emphasis on constitutional and administrative law. He also has substantial experience litigating election-law issues; for example, he has authored briefing in the US Supreme Court regarding the “independent state legislature” theory, and he successfully represented the Democratic National Committee in defending Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail law from constitutional challenge in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Meyer has also authored amicus briefs on behalf of former national-security officials, judges, prosecutors and other executive officeholders regarding election interference, presidential immunity and removal to federal court of state-court proceedings against federal officials.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Mr. Meyer clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Watford of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, he served as a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal and as an intern for the Honorable Paul A. Engelmayer of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before law school, Mr. Meyer was a research and opinion associate at the Constitutional Accountability Center, where he authored commentary and analysis on major cases involving marriage equality, campaign finance, voting rights, health care, free speech and privacy.

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  • Education

    • JD, Yale Law School, 2018

      Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal 

      Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic 

      International Refugee Assistance Project

    • BA, History, Astronomy, Amherst College, 2013

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • California

    • District of Columbia

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

    • US District Court for the District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Paul J. Watford, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2018 - 2019



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