Hashim Mooppan is an experienced appellate litigator and legal strategist. A former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, Mr. Mooppan is a partner in the Issues & Appeals practice at Jones Day, and he previously served in leadership positions in the two premier appellate offices in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), as Counselor to the Solicitor General and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Appellate Staff. Mr. Mooppan has argued four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and dozens more in the lower federal courts, including nine en banc arguments in six different circuit courts of appeals.
During his DOJ service and his tenure at Jones Day, Mr. Mooppan has developed a broad range of substantive experience concerning federal constitutional, statutory, and regulatory litigation, from both an offensive and defensive perspective. He has personally litigated many significant cases involving, among other things, the separation of powers, the Interstate Commerce Clause, the First Amendment, the Takings Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the False Claims Act, the Tobacco Control Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), federal antitrust and immigration laws, and the scope of federal court jurisdiction.