Daryl Joseffer

Daryl Joseffer
Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Appellate Litigation, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

Daryl Joseffer is senior vice president and chief counsel for appellate litigation at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Joseffer handles a variety of litigation matters for the Chamber. A former principal deputy solicitor general, Joseffer has argued 12 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and briefed many more. He has argued dozens of appeals in other courts across the country.

Before joining the Chamber, Joseffer practiced law with King & Spalding LLP, where he was a partner and head of the firm’s appellate group. Previously, he served in the Solicitor General’s Office and as a deputy general counsel in the White House Office of Management and Budget, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, and a law clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Joseffer’s successful appellate litigation record includes major employment discrimination, environmental, pharmaceutical, and intellectual property cases.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and received a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.

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Blog post: Frank v. Gaos and the importance of actual injury

In a welcome development, a case that was supposed to be about cy pres settlements has turned into one about the viability of no-injury class actions.  The Supreme Court granted cert. in Frank v. Gaos to consider the permissibility of cy pres settlements, which provide no direct relief to class members but instead benefit charitable entities and enrich class counsel.  While observers generally expected the Court to restrict or even bar the use of such settlements, an interesting thing happened:  the Court realized that the case presents a serious standing problem and requested supplemental briefing from the parties and the United States on that topic.