About Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC

Washington, DC-based Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel is a firm happy taking cases in the trial and appellate world, even when those cases bring its attorneys to the court of last resort.

Litigation Powerhouse

In 1993, three partners at large law firms jumped ship to form their own small firm focused on trial and appellate litigation. Since then, the firm has grown to house more than 70 attorneys and has strong practices in commercial litigation, Supreme Court and appellate litigation, government investigations and white collar practice, intellectual property litigation, and telecommunications practice. Kellogg Huber's attorneys are trial and appellate specialists.

The firm serves clients large and small, in practically every kind of trial court litigation (criminal and civil, contract and torts, antitrust and unfair competition, patent law, and government and corporate investigations).  The firm is notable for securing huge wins for both plaintiffs and defendants. For example, it boasts both the largest and second largest antitrust judgments in U.S. history (Conwood v. U.S. Tobacco and In re Urethanes Antitrust Litigation).  But, it also won huge antitrust victories for defendants and, in doing so, established a new pleading standard for federal cases (Bell Atlantic v. Twombly) and expanded the enforcement of arbitration clauses in commercial contracts (American Express v. Italian Colors)

Kellogg Huber has also been active in both sides of the patent-litigation game, such as defending accused offenders or representing patent holders of such technologies as semiconductors, optical disc drives, medical ultrasound equipment, and pharmaceutical innovations.

With several former federal prosecutors among its ranks, a significant portion of the firm's practice also involves representing corporate and individual clients in governmental investigations and parallel private civil litigation arising under state and federal fraud, securities, banking, antitrust, consumer protection, telecommunications, and health care statutes, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices and False Claims Acts.

Although the firm represents a wide range of industries, they have a particular depth of experience in the telecommunications industry, representing companies like Verizon and AT&T in both court litigation and dealings with the Federal Communications Commission. Among its victories were negotiating Comcast's ability to broadcast Washington Nationals baseball games, challenging FCC orders denying Verizon relief from restrictive regulation, and successfully challenging regulations stemming from the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Standing Before the Supreme Nine

In addition to extensive experience in federal appeals courts (seven Kellogg Huber lawyers have argued a total of 24 appeals since November 2013), Kellogg Huber Hansen's attorneys are not afraid to take their cases to the very top. Kellogg attorneys have argued 47 merits cases before the Supreme Court, with three additional arguments on the calendar for 2016. Recent victories have included combating a drug manufacturer's claim that FDA approval preempted lawsuits against a company for failure to issue warnings about a product (Wyeth v. Levine), upholding a jury award for an injured railroad worker plaintiff by pointing to Federal Employers' Liability Act standards (CSX v. McBride) and defeating limitations on certification of securities fraud class actions (Amgen v. Connecticut Retirement Funds). 

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Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC

Sumner Square
1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 326-7900
Fax: (202) 326-7999


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Michael K. Kellogg
  • Hiring Partner: Courtney Simmons Elwood
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 70

  • Employment Contact
    Courtney Simmons Elwood
    Hiring Partner

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $225,000
    2nd year: $225,000
    3rd year: $275,000
    4th year: $275,000
    5th year: $275,000
    6th year: $275,000
    Summer associate: $3,077/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    BecauseKellogg Huber hires associates who have at least one year of clerkship experience, the firm generally does not give offers of employment at the conclusion of the summer.

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Commercial Litigation
    Supreme Court
    Government Investigations & White Collar Practice
    Telecommunications Practice

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC

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