Nat Garrett is a certified appellate specialist by the California State Bar and a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He has been recognized as a "Rising Star" for appellate litigation and one of the "Top 40 Under 40" attorneys in California by leading legal publications. Nat has argued appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the California Court of Appeal and also regularly embeds with trial teams to write dispositive motions, formulate trial strategy, prepare jury instructions, preserve trial errors for appeal, and handle post-trial proceedings.
Nat has handled appeals involving legal issues in numerous areas of the law, including constitutional, False Claims Act (FCA), business torts, consumer class actions, environmental, labor, and products liability. Recent engagements include: obtaining dismissal of a False Claims Act complaint against a medical device company; obtaining affirmance of dismissal of federal securities law claims based on the sale of a LLC; successfully representing a homebuilder in an appeal challenging the nondisclosure of its mortgage practices; successfully representing a developer in an appeal raising medical exposure and causation issues; and obtaining affirmance of summary judgment on behalf of a national security laboratory in a trade secret case.
Nat was a member of the California State Bar's Committee on Appellate Courts from 2014 to 2017 and an Appellate Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2011 to 2014.
- January 30, 2012
To Transfer or Not To Transfer: An MDL Overview, Law 360 Product Liability Reporter
- Stanford University (J.D. 2006; Order of the Coif; Best Brief and Overall Team, Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition; Hilmer Oehlmann Jr. Legal Writing Prize; Olaus & Adolph Murie Award in Environmental Law); Yale University (B.A. cum laude 2000; distinction in the major of political science; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society)
Member, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Certified Appellate Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Daily Journal, "Top 40 Under 40" (2017)
Northern California Super Lawyers, Appellate "Super Lawyer" (2019); "Rising Star" (2017-2018)
- Law Clerk to: Judge Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2007-2008) and Judge Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2006-2007)