Luke Appling’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities litigation, class actions, and appellate litigation. He also has experience with regulatory investigations and white-collar matters. Super Lawyers has recognized Luke as a Rising Star each year since 2017. He has also been recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide in its commercial and securities litigation categories.
Prior to joining the firm, Luke was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Luke is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College. At Harvard Law School, he was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
This program is an introduction to the procedural challenges and complexities of defending against a federal civil forfeiture action. The Department of Justice is increasingly using the civil forfeiture actions to combat criminal activities, includin...