Lawrence A. Kasten

Partner & General Counsel at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Larry Kasten is a partner whose practice includes all aspects of litigation, with a focus on appeals. Larry is a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a former U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and District Court law clerk. He served on the Ninth Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Rules for several years, and he participates in a number of other appellate-related educational and professional activities. His experience includes securities, insurance, banking, and constitutional law, with an emphasis on class-action defense. Larry also is the firm’s General Counsel and has extensive experience in the fields of legal ethics and the law governing lawyers.

Larry is diligent and ensures that each client benefits from the legal and practical experience of the firm as a whole. Larry serves as the firm General Counsel, and his internal firm clients appreciate his judgment, candor, knowledge, and mentorship. Larry supports the firm’s lawyers by connecting the different practice areas of the firm to draw on the collective wisdom and experience of the entire firm. Larry utilizes these in-house counsel skills when advising clients outside the firm, so that he may provide them with the benefits of his experience in collaborative and multi-discipline problem-solving.

Larry’s appellate practice includes not only briefing and arguing cases, but also advising clients about dispute resolution opportunities for cases on appeal.

In his free time, Larry enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction literature and occasionally making spontaneous trips to domestic or international destinations.


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