Samir Deger-Sen is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.
Mr. Deger-Sen focuses his practice on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex commercial litigation. He is a former US Supreme Court clerk, and has drafted Supreme Court briefs on the merits, and at the certiorari and amicus stages. Mr. Deger-Sen has also briefed and argued appeals in the federal courts of appeals. He has been a primary author of briefs filed in the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits, and has also authored briefs in various state appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeal, and the Nevada Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Deger-Sen has significant trial-level experience, including drafting dispositive motions in federal district court and critical briefs in numerous international arbitrations.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Deger-Sen was a law clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary. He clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Before law school, Mr. Deger-Sen was a lecturer in International Politics at Oxford University, where he taught several undergraduate level courses.
Mr. Deger-Sen has substantial public speaking experience. He is the winner of numerous national debating competitions, and a former World University Debating Champion.