Robert Holland – Sidley Austin, LLP

Practice/Organization Description

I am a litigation partner at Sidley Austin, LLP in Los Angeles. I specialize in appellate and complex commercial litigation.

I have participated in the briefing and/or argument of several dozen appeals and writ proceedings in a variety of subject areas. Some of the appellate matters in which I am or have been involved are:

• Synthes (U.S.A.) v. GMReis, No. 2008-1279 (Fed. Cir., pending)

• Sitrick v. Dreamworks, LLC, 516 F.3d 993 (Fed. Cir. 2008)

• Wooley v. Lucksinger, 961 So. 2d 1225 (La. App. 1st Cir. 2007)

• State of California ex rel. Grayson v. Pacific Bell Tel. Co., 142 Cal. App. 4th 741 (2006)

• USA Video Tech. Corp. v. Movielink, LLC, 185 Fed.Appx. 949, 2006 WL 1675337 (Fed. Cir. 2006)

• Israel Bio-Engineering Project v. Amgen, Inc., 401 F.3d 1299 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

• State of California ex rel. RoNo v. Altus Fin., S.A., 36 Cal. App. 4th 1284 (2005)

• State of California ex rel. RoNo v. Altus Fin., S.A., 344 F.3d 920 (9th Cir. 2003)

• Sierra Nat'l Ins. Holdings, Inc. v. Credit Lyonnais, S.A., 64 Fed.Appx. 6, 2003 WL 1793293 (9th Cir. 2003)

• Low v. National Org. of Life and Health Ins. Guar. Ass?ns, 44 Fed.Appx. 282, 2002 WL 1902643 (9th Cir. 2002)

• Carranza-Hernandez v. Artemis S.A., 34 Fed.Appx. 593, 2002 WL 987919 (9th Cir. 2002)

• In re Joe Adams Indus., Ltd., 269 B.R. 808 (N.D. Iowa 2001)

• Hickinbotham Bros., Ltd. v. Hix Holdings, Inc., No. C032738 (2000)

• Sutter's Place, Inc. v. Kennedy, 71 Cal. App. 4th 674 (1999)

• Vivian v. Poole, 161 F.3d 16, 1998 WL 560756 (9th Cir. 1998)

• Newcombe v. Coors Brewing Co., 157 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 1998)

• TCW Special Credits, Inc. v. Chloe Z Fishing Co., 129 F.3d 1330 (9th Cir. 1997), cert. denied 118 S. Ct. 2365 (1998)

• Polone v. United Talent Agency, No. B12152 (1998)

• McCoy v. American Suzuki Motor Corp., 936 P.2d 31 (1997), affirmed 961 P.2d 952 (1998)

• Quackenbush v. Mission Ins. Co., 62 Cal. App. 4th 797 (1998)

• Lane v. State of Israel, 105 F.3d 665 (9th Cir. 1996), cert. denied 117 S. Ct. 1407 (1997)

• Schwartz v. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, No. B097375 (1997), rev. denied 1997 Cal. LEXIS 8547 (1997)

• Western New York Pub. Broad. Ass'n v. Vestron, 661 N.Y.S.2d 555 (App. Div. 1997)

• De Laurentiis Enter. Group, Inc. v. Technicolor, 87 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 1996), cert. denied 117 S. Ct. 510 (1996)

• Quackenbush v. Mission Ins. Co., 46 Cal. App. 4th 458 (1996)

• Pomona College v. Superior Court, 45 Cal. App. 4th 1776 (1996)

Some of the trial-level matters in which I am or most recently have been involved are:

• In re Tamarack Resort Foreclosure and Related Proceedings, Case No. CV 08-114C, pending in the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho

• Credit Suisse v. Boespflug, Case No. 08-CV-00139-EJL, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho

• BCS Servs. v. Heartwood 88, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58600 (N.D. Ill., August 10, 2007)

• Garamendi v. Altus Fin., S.A., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39273 (C.D. Cal. November 21, 2005)

• California ex rel. RoNo, LLC v. Altus Fin., S.A., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9984 (C.D. Cal., May 16, 2002)

• Sierra Nat'l Ins. Holdings, Inc. v. Credit Lyonnais, S.A., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22301 (C.D. Cal., June 20, 2001)

• Low v. Altus Fin., S.A., 136 F. Supp. 2d 1113 (C.D. Cal. 2001)

I am a contributing author of: (1) Federal Appellate Practice: Ninth Circuit (2d ed. Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1999 & 2000 Supp.); and (2) "Survey of California Privacy and Related Claims Against the Media," in Libel Defense Resource Center, 1994-95 50-State Survey, Media Privacy and Related Law (1995)

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice in California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


• University of California, Irvine, 1990, B.A., Political Science/Pre-Law (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Associations & Memberships

• Member of and serve on the Appellate Courts and Amicus Briefs Committees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

• Member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Named as a Southern California Rising Star in Super Lawyers and Los Angeles Magazines in 2004, 2005, and 2006


555 West Fifth Street
40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States

  • 213-896-6042

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Litigation
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