Allon Kedem




Washington, D.C.

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Allon Kedem has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts on a diverse range of constitutional, statutory and administrative legal issues.

Notable matters have included:

  • the successful defense of a nine-figure award of costs and fees under the Copyright Act;
  • the defeat of a preliminary injunction request in connection with a challenge under the Administrative Procedure Act;
  • the representation of several large commercial real estate entities in court proceedings based on the Federal Arbitration Act;
  • a constitutional challenge to state regulation under the dormant Commerce Clause;
  • the representation of a nonprofit in an appeal against the government based on the Freedom of Information Act; and
  • a defense against campaign finance charges in proceedings before the Federal Election Commission.

Mr. Kedem brings a special perspective to the practice of litigation, having clerked at all levels of the federal judiciary, including for Supreme Court Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Elena Kagan. Before clerking on the Supreme Court, he served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2007 to 2009.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and D.C. Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., Yale Law School, 2005

A.B., Harvard University, Harvard College, 2002


Law Clerk, Hon. Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court (2010-2011)

Law Clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court (2009-2010)

Attorney-Adviser, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (2007-2009)

Law Clerk, Hon. Pierre Leval, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2006-2007)

Law Clerk, Hon. Mark R. Kravitz, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (2005-2006)

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