Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP announced on March 6, 2017 that Ginger D. Anders has joined the firm from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Anders will focus her practice on complex litigation and appeals.
During her nearly eight-year tenure as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, Ms. Anders represented the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court in 18 oral arguments, briefed 35 cases at the merits stage and hundreds of cases at the certiorari stage, and helped formulate the United States’ positions and appellate strategy in the lower courts. She has extensive experience in intellectual property law, particularly patent law, as well as transnational litigation and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, administrative law and constitutional law.
Ms. Anders represented the United States in the most noteworthy patent cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. She argued for the government in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, which established the standard for appellate review of factual findings in patent claim construction, and Commil v. Cisco Systems and Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies, both of which concerned the scope of liability for inducement of patent infringement. Ms. Anders also wrote the government’s briefs in the landmark line of patent-eligibility cases that began with Bilski v. Kappos and continued through Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. In other areas of law, Ms. Anders wrote the government’s briefs in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, Bank Markazi v. Peterson and American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant.
“Ginger is a brilliant litigator who demonstrated impressive mastery of the law in her numerous appearances before the Supreme Court,” Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., the former Solicitor General and a partner in Munger, Tolles & Olson’s Washington, D.C. office said. “Her experience working on the nation’s most influential cases, and her deep expertise on intellectual property matters, will deliver significant value and insight for our clients as they navigate their most complicated legal challenges.”
Following her tenure as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, Ms. Anders served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel. In that role, she provided advice on constitutional and statutory questions raised within the executive branch of the U.S. government.
Prior to joining the Office of the Solicitor General, Ms. Anders practiced appellate litigation, with an emphasis on copyright and commercial law, at a major law firm in Washington, D.C.
“I am thrilled to join such a high caliber and inclusive firm, one that is deeply trusted by its clients and well-regarded for its dedication to public service,” Ms. Anders said. “I look forward to working with the firm’s clients and bringing to bear the perspective that comes from advocating in both government and private practice.”
After law school, Ms. Anders clerked for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also clerked for current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor when Justice Sotomayor served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition, Ms. Anders served as law clerk to Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Anders is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Yale University.