Pillsbury has recruited Daniel Bromberg to join the firm as partner in San Francisco. Bromberg, who will lead Pillsbury’s firmwide appellate practice, most recently served as a Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary to California Governor Gavin Newsom. Prior to his government service, he spent nearly three decades in private practice at Quinn Emanuel—where Bromberg was a founding member of the appellate practice—and Jones Day

“Dan further enhances our world-class litigation offerings, bringing significant appellate experience both at the federal and state levels,” said Deborah Baum, the leader of the firm’s global litigation practice. “He has an outstanding track record of success and our clients will benefit greatly from his extensive experience in the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts, as well as his knowledge of energy and environmental issues that complement our existing strengths in those areas.”

During his tenure as a Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary to Governor Newsom, Bromberg advised the governor on a variety of key issues, supervising the chief counsels for the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection agencies as well as overseeing litigation involving the border wall, high-speed rail funding, federal environmental rules and the constitutionality of California’s COVID-19 restrictions. In private practice, he has briefed more than one hundred cases, presenting arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, and other appellate courts in California and across the country.

“With a robust pipeline of appellate cases and a wealth of nationally recognized litigators—including my friend and colleague Kevin Fong—Pillsbury presents the perfect platform for me to return to private practice,” Bromberg said. “I look forward to further cementing Pillsbury’s standing as a go-to litigation firm and to working with its excellent and varied client base.”

Pillsbury’s litigation practice has grown significantly in 2021. To date this year, the firm has added former federal prosecutor Kimberly Jaimez in Los Angeles, oil and gas litigation partners Tony Guerino and Liz Klingensmith in Houston, international arbitration partner Derek Soller in New York, complex commercial litigator partners William Bosch and retired Judge James Catterson in DC and New York, and former Associate Deputy Attorney General and white collar and internal investigations partner Patrick Hovakimian in New York.

The San Francisco office has also grown significantly over the last several years despite the challenges of the pandemic. In addition to Bromberg, recent hires in San Francisco include energy and infrastructure finance partner Robert Nelson, insolvency and restructuring partner Joshua Morse and special counsel Jonathan Doolittle, intellectual property partners Chris Kao and David Tsai, and executive compensation and benefits partner Jonathan Ocker.

Pillsbury’s award-winning team of more than 200 litigators works with clients around the world to help them successfully resolve disputes, in trial and out of court, at home and in jurisdictions around the globe. The firm has garnered dozens of top-tier recognitions as a result of its exceptional litigation prowess, and was most recently recognized as one of the ten most feared law firms for litigation by BTI Consulting Group