Kenneth Geller is recognized by Chambers USA, Benchmark, Legal 500 USA, and other industry publications as one of the country’s leading Supreme Court and appellate lawyers.
As the 2014 edition of Chambers USA reports, Ken’s peers in the appellate bar regard him “as a ‘top-rate appellate lawyer.’”
A former Deputy Solicitor General, Ken has argued 42 cases in the Supreme Court and many other cases in the federal and state appellate courts.
Ken is a co-author of the leading treatise on Supreme Court practice—aptly named Supreme Court Practice. He also is co-author of the chapter on Supreme Court practice in the ABA’s multi-volume treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts and is co-author of the chapter on seeking and opposing Supreme Court review in Mayer Brown’s treatise Federal Appellate Practice. Ken’s areas of expertise include federal preemption of state law, constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation.
Ken joined Mayer Brown in 1986 and was named Vice Chairman of the firm in 2007. He was Partner-in-Charge of Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office between 1995 and 2007, and has been a member of the firm's Management Committee since 1995.
to joining the firm, Ken served as Deputy Solicitor General of the US Department of Justice (1979-1986) and as Assistant to the DOJ's Solicitor General (1975-1979). Between 1973 and 1975,
he worked as Assistant Special Prosecutor for the federal government's Watergate Special Prosecution Force. Previously, he worked with a law firm in New York and, between 1971 and 1972, served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Walter R.
Mansfield, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.