Aaron Van Oort, partner and co-chair of the Faegre Baker Daniels appellate advocacy group, has been elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Academy membership is by invitation only and is offered to those who possess a reputation of recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. To be eligible, a nominee’s practice must have focused substantially on appeals during at least the last 15 years. Membership is limited to just 500 in the United States.
Van Oort is a nationally renowned litigator who has represented clients in nine of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeal as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and several state appellate courts. His recent experience includes successfully obtaining reversal in the 8th Circuit of an order certifying a class action, persuading the 3rd Circuit to grant immediate review of a class certification order, obtaining reversal of a $10 million jury verdict in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and obtaining a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court to permit the filing of a mandamus petition to enforce a ruling for a client in an immigration case.
Prior to joining the firm, Van Oort clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Richard Posner at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota–Morris and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.