David C. Frederick

Partner, Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick

David C. Frederick is a partner at Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick, where he has focused primarily in appellate litigation. He has argued over 100 appeals – including 40 that rose to the U.S. Supreme Court, in every U.S. Court of Appeals, and in five state supreme courts. In 2014, Frederick was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Noteworthy cases Frederick has either won or settled in the Supreme Court include Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, Tibble v. Edison Int’l, Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, Pacific Operators v. Valladolid, CSX v. McBride, Matrixx v. Siracusano, Jones v. Harris Associates, Merck v. Reynolds, Wyeth v. Levine, and Altria v. Good. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, first as Counselor to the Inspector General, then as Assistant to the Solicitor General.

Frederick’s published books include “Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy,” “The Art of Oral Advocacy,” and “Rugged Justice: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the American West, 1891-1941.”

During Frederick’s work as Assistant to the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice, he received the Guard Medal for Distinguished Public Service in 2000, the Inspector General’s Award for Exceptional Service in 1997, and the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 1998.

Frederick received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas in Austin, his D.Phil from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and his B.A. summa cum laude from University of Pittsburgh. He also clerked for Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White, and the Hon. Joseph T. Sneed on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.