Peder K. Batalden
Large public companies and trial counsel hire Peder Batalden to handle their important federal appeals. He often works with clients before an appeal begins, advising them to preserve issues and present evidence in the best posture for appeal. And he routinely assists clients in responding to large money judgments, drawing upon a deep knowledge of federal jurisdiction and procedure to assist in staying enforcement of judgment and preparing post-trial motions so that issues for appeal are not lost.
Peder is a partner at the firm. He has particular expertise in federal appeals and procedure. He has successfully petitioned for review in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has argued and won numerous appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.
Peder has represented many significant companies, including Bank of America, Chevron, Ford Motor Company, Honeywell, Hospital Corporation of America, Lyft, Media News Group, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Sunbeam, TASER International, and Toyota Motor Sales. He has also represented cities, counties, and peace officers in federal civil rights actions; major hospitals and providers in healthcare matters; and numerous insurers in coverage disputes.
Peder is co-author of the leading treatise on civil appeals before the Ninth Circuit, the Rutter Group’s Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice. He is a past Chair of the State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on the Federal Courts, which works to enhance bench-bar relations and studies proposed changes to federal rules. He also routinely comments on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure considered by the Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure.