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Horvitz & Levy is a solutions-based firm focused on appellate success. We are distinguished by our commitment to responsive service and on-going innovation in the areas of civil appellate litigation, amicus curiae support, and trial strategy consultation.

Our firm history, honors and awards, and locations speak to our collaborative approach and commitment to serving clients as well as the outstanding legal resources we bring to bear.

Gaspard  Rappoport

Gaspard Rappoport

Associate - Los Angeles Office

How Gaspard Helps Clients

Gaspard has a decade’s worth of experience in high-profile business litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has handled a broad swath of cases, from commercial disputes to class action lawsuits, for companies in a variety of industries, including in the financial services, consumer products, transportation, and telecommunications sectors. As an advocate, Gaspard pays special attention to understanding his clients’ business and regulatory environments in order to convey their stories and legal arguments in a meaningful and persuasive way. 

Before joining the firm, Gaspard served as a litigation associate at DLA Piper LLP (US) in Los Angeles and at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City. He clerked for the Honorable Brenda K. Sannes of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and for Judge Paul G. Feinman of the New York Court of Appeals. 

Gaspard has received recognition for his pro bono work, including helping underprivileged children with special needs secure appropriate educational programs and obtaining asylum for an artist persecuted in his home country on account of his sexual orientation.

Gaspard earned his law degree, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor on the Boston University Law Review. During law school, Gaspard was an extern for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented nuclear power company in a successful appeal in the Second Circuit, which clarified important bankruptcy law principles governing classification of claims and operation of the automatic stay. [prior firm]

  • Defended former executive of tech company in breach-of-contract dispute, resulting in dismissal after week-long trial. [prior firm]

  • Represented educational publisher facing nationwide TCPA class action, with favorable settlement after arbitration was compelled on individual basis. [prior firm]

  • Represented private equity company and affiliates in multiple state court actions involving former executive’s allegations of unpaid carried interest. [prior firm]


  • Boston University School of Law
    J.D., Articles Editor on the Boston University Law Review, cum laude, 2013
  • Columbia University
    Master of International Affairs, 2005
  • Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies)
    Diplôme (akin to a B.A./M.A.), cum laude, 2005


  • Hon. Paul G. Feinman, New York State Court of Appeals (2020–2021)
  • Hon. Brenda K. Sannes, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (2017–2019)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

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