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Roy T. Englert, Jr.

Robbins Russell Englert Orseck & Untereiner LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Roy Englert is a partner at Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP, a Washington firm he co-founded in 2001. From 1989 to 2001 he was with Mayer Brown in its Washington office. From 1986 to 1989 Roy was an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General.

Roy has argued 20 cases in the Supreme Court, the first in 1987 and the most recent in 2011. He expects to argue his 21st, American Trucking Associations v. Los Angeles, in April 2013. Baze v. Rees (involving the constitutionality of Kentucky's lethal-injection protocol for carrying out the death penalty) and Stern v. Marshall (involving Anna Nicole Smith, Article III of the Constitution, and the Bankruptcy Code) are among his wins in Supreme Court arguments.

In the spring of 2013 (probably May 22), Roy will argue against Pam Karlan in a reenactment of Flood v. Kuhn, the case in which the Supreme Court reaffirmed professional baseball's antitrust exemption. Justice Sotomayor is expected to preside.

Roy is proudly married to Daniel Boettcher and therefore has more than an academic interest in Windsor v. United States, which will be argued March 27, 2013.

Roy also argues cases in the courts of appeals. He argued a FERC case in the Second Circuit September 10, 2012, and is involved in litigation against the Republic of Argentina, which will have been argued by the time the PLI Appellate Advocacy seminar takes place. He has also argued in the D.C., First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.

Roy was appointed in late 2010 by the Chief Justice to be a member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, and in late 2012 was asked by the chair of the committee, Judge Sutton, to be liaison to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. He was President of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court in 2008-2009.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, working with the Appellate Litigation Clinic, since 2002. He holds or has held advisory positions with the Supreme Court Historical Society, the National Chamber Litigation Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Roy considers his judo and theater activities more interesting than all of those legal activities. Among other things, Roy was present at the London Olympics on August 2, 2012, when Kayla Harrison became the first American, male or female, ever to take an Olympic gold medal in judo. Kayla Harrison was featured along with R.A. Dickey in a Sports Illustrated cover story on December 17, 2012.

Roy received an A.B. in mathematics in 1978 from Princeton University. He received a J.D. in 1981 from Harvard Law School, where he was executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Roy clerked on the D.C. Circuit in 1981-1982. 

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