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Eric Konopka is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate and Tax Controversy Practices.
Mr. Konopka focuses on federal and state appellate litigation, with particular experience in complex tax, bankruptcy, and energy regulatory cases. He also regularly represents clients before federal and state trial courts around the country, the US Tax Court, and administrative agencies, preparing briefs and dispositive motions, and advising on appellate strategy.
Mr. Konopka also maintains a robust pro bono practice, where he has acted as lead counsel in cases implicating important and novel constitutional and statutory rights.
Mr. Konopka currently serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee. Super Lawyers named him a Rising Star in 2023.
Mr. Konopka received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize for highest academic honors in all three years, served as a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review, and was a finalist in the Harlan Fiske Stone Honors Moot Court Competition. Before joining Latham & Watkins, he clerked for Judge Raymond Kethledge of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Justice Leondra Kruger of the Supreme Court of California, and Judge Carlos Bea of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Before law school, Mr. Konopka worked in investment banking and private equity, focusing on financial institutions and esoteric financial products.