David C. Frederick

David C. Frederick

NMAH Board Member; Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.

David C. Frederick is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C. where he represents clients across a broad spectrum, principally in appellate courts. He has argued more than 100 appeals, including 50 in the Supreme Court. In the Supreme Court, he has represented individuals, workers, investors, immigrants, classes of consumers, farmers, Native Americans, small corporations, public-sector unions, trade associations, large companies, foreign governments, States (Alaska, Delaware, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vermont), the European Union, and the United States. Between 2005 and 2017, David was the only advocate in private practice to have won or successfully settled cases in the Supreme Court each year within that thirteen-year period. A former law clerk to Justice Byron White and Judge Joseph Sneed, David holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law; a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a Truman Scholar. David served in the Department of Justice as Assistant to the Solicitor General and as Counselor to the Inspector General. He is the author of three books: Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy; The Art of Oral Advocacy; and Rugged Justice: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the American West, 1891-1941.