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Rex  Heinke, Esq.

Rex Heinke is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced appellate practitioners in California, and among the best in the nation. He has argued more than 150 appeals in federal and state courts across the country. Between 2001 and 2020, Rex was co-head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s nationally renowned Supreme Court and Appellate practice. 

Rex is regularly called on to defend major corporations and high-profile individuals in some of their most hotly contested appellate matters. He has extensive experience before the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as other federal and state appellate courts. Rex’s victories have led to reversals of individual judgments worth more than $100 million and dramatic changes in law to the benefit of his clients. 

Rex is also a respected leader in First Amendment, intellectual property, entertainment, media, and Internet-related appellate litigation, as the author of BNA’s treatise on Media Law. He has frequently represented newspapers, magazines, television networks, motion picture studios, websites, and entertainment production and distribution companies in their litigation and appellate work. 

Rex has been recognized for his talents. Chambers USA has named him one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the “Litigation: Appellate” section every year since 2012. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America guide for nearly 30 years, and in 2018 was named to both the Daily Journal ‘s list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California and the National Law Journal‘s Appellate Hot List. The Legal 500 business litigation guide has included him as one of the nation’s top appellate lawyers for state and federal Supreme Courts since 2019. And he was twice named California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine.

Programs by Rex  Heinke, Esq..

Few things are more daunting than a blank page. In this program, experienced appellate advocates Rex Heinke and Susan Yorke will offer practical tips to help take you from that blank page to an effective brief. They will offer insights on the writing...

Program Number
3237
Program Date
2022-02-24
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsBusiness LawBusiness Organizations & ContractsFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIn-House CounselLegal ManagementLegal Writing
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

This fall, the Supreme Court was supposed to hear argument in Servotronics, Inc. v. Rolls Royce PLC. That case recently settled, but the issues involved are compelling ones that will likely come before the Court again.  On its face, Servotronic...

Program Number
31269
Program Date
2021-11-15
Category
Business Organizations & ContractsComplex LitigationConstitutional LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIntellectual Property LawTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study