Parker Rider-Longmaid has significant briefing and argument experience before trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. He has argued before the Second and Seventh Circuits and drafted certiorari- and merits-stage briefs before the Supreme Court, as well as briefs before state and federal appellate and trial courts. Mr. Rider-Longmaid’s work spans many sectors, from constitutional and administrative law to bankruptcy, ERISA, telecommunications, criminal defense and habeas corpus, and interpretation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Rider-Longmaid worked at another international law firm and served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 2016 to 2017. Prior to his Supreme Court clerkship, he served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. During that time, he successfully argued a Second Circuit appeal, assisted with numerous cases before the Supreme Court, and advised the Solicitor General on cases pending before the lower federal courts. Before that, Mr. Rider-Longmaid clerked for Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Rider-Longmaid maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in criminal, habeas, immigration, and constitutional cases at all levels of the federal courts. For example, in a case he briefed and argued before the Seventh Circuit, Mr. Rider-Longmaid secured habeas relief for a client whose criminal defense attorney failed to provide him with the effective assistance of counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.