We have a depth of experience litigating high stakes appeals in state and federal courts, at all levels and in all types of matters.  We have litigated appeals that have vindicated important constitutional rights, successfully protected clients’ interests in billion-dollar cases, advocated for important criminal justice principles, and supported key legal interests in amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs before the United States Supreme Court and elsewhere.

Representative examples of the appellate work we have performed (some before launching Bloch & White) include:

  1. Secured near total affirmance by the Second Circuit of the dismissal of False Claims Act claims concerning clients’ $1 billion defense contract.
  2. Representing appellant-petitioner in the Second Circuit on an appeal of his denial of his petition of habeas corpus. 
  3. Argued an application before the New York Court of Appeals for leave to appeal in a matter raising novel issues concerning the admissibility of evidence in a criminal matter.
  4. Obtained reversal by the Second Circuit of the trial court’s dismissal of Sixth Amendment right of access claims on behalf of a federal organization of criminal defense attorneys.
  5. Obtained the First Department’s reinstatement of clients’ unjust enrichment claim valued at nearly $100 million.
  6. Represented criminal defendants on direct appeal of their criminal convictions and sentences, including in habeas corpus proceedings.
  7. Obtained expedited preliminary relief by the First Department in an appeal concerning client’s defense of the mass arbitration of supposed “reverse” discrimination claims.
  8. Obtained the First Department’s reinstatement of client’s statute of limitations defense in a mortgage-backed securities litigation alleging more than $1 billion in damages.

Practice Areas


We have a depth of experience litigating high stakes appeals in federal and state courts, at all levels and in all types of matters.


We have significant experience fighting for those whose fundamental rights have been violated, including victims of police and prosecutorial misconduct and racially-motivated violence.


We have years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes representing the most sophisticated of clients in a wide range of business disputes.

Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

We have substantial experience representing clients suspected of, or charged with, all manners of criminal offenses at the state and federal level, as well as individuals investigated by law enforcement or regulatory agencies.

Public Interest & Impact Litigation

We formed this firm to fight aggressively in the public interest, including in the spheres of political extremism, criminal justice reform, gun violence, reproductive rights, and many others. We know from experience that many of our most fundamental rights are vindicated in the courtroom.

Trials & Trial Support

As trial lawyers with significant courtroom experience, we are available to assist clients or other attorneys approaching trial, including by co-counseling cases that could benefit from additional trial support.

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