Overview

Eileen Penner concentrates her practice on appellate litigation. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, she worked in the Civil Rights Division at the US Department of Justice, first as a trial attorney in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section (1989-1996), then as an appellate attorney in the Appellate Section (1994-1996). She also served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1988-1989).

Eileen was named among the "Forty Under 40," a list of America's most successful young litigators, in which she was recognized as "an appellate attorney who has prevailed in every case she has argued in private practice" (National Law Journal, August 2002).

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude

Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

University of California, Berkeley, BA

Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court

  • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Adjunct Faculty Lecturer in Remedies, American University, Washington College of Law, Fall, 1996
  • Instructor, Appellate Advocacy, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, February 1996