Veteran Supreme Court appellate advocate Daniel Geyser found a new home at the Dallas-based corporate law firm of Haynes Boone.
The firm announced Aug. 30 that Geyser will be relocating from Dallas to Denver to serve as the chair of its U.S. Supreme Court Practice.
“Texas had been our adopted home for over a decade, but we’re excited for this next chapter in cooler weather by the mountains,” Geyser said of his family’s plans to relocate.
Geyser’s 11 Supreme Court arguments have been business-focused, on topics ranging from bankruptcy to patents to securities litigation. He’ll make his 12th high court appearance Nov. 2 in an arbitration case Badgerow v. Walters, over questions of when federal courts can review arbitration decisions.
“I have seen firsthand the extent to which companies crave the unique insights Dan can offer about how to distill and craft arguments so that they win the day on appeal,” said Haynes Boone Appellate Partner Ben Mesches.
Geyser joins the firm from appellate boutique Alexander Dubose & Jefferson, where he headed the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Appellate Practice.
He’s one of a handful of lawyers who regularly practice before the Supreme Court, having argued every year since 2016.
Geyser “recently had three cert petitions granted in a 12-month period (a feat matched by few global firms), and personally handled over 5% of the Supreme Court’s merits docket in the 2018 Term,” according to the firm’s Aug. 30 announcement.
Heading Back West
The California-native said the move is a perfect fit.
His family was inspired to move by friends’ vacation stories—"and, of course, Justice Gorsuch,” Geyser said, referring to the Colorado-born jurist.
Haynes Boone has 18 offices, including in Dallas, Denver, and Washington D.C. The “great news is that both Dallas and D.C. are only a direct flight away.”
Geyser also said he’s worked with Haynes Boone attorneys before and has developed friendships with them over the years.
“We share the same core values and practice law the same way,” Geyser said.