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J. Chesley Burruss

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J. Chesley Burruss is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department with a focus on commercial matters. Chesley has extensive federal court experience on a range of issues, including antitrust, complex commercial disputes, white collar defense, internal investigations, and appeals. He has been involved in every aspect of litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions practice, and all aspects of discovery.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Richard R. Clifton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017-2018

Hon. Leslie E. Kobayashi, U.S. District Court for the District Court of Hawaii, 2015-2017



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2015)
Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

University of Hawaii at Manoa (M.A. 2011)

Wesleyan University (B.A., high honors, 2007)


District of Columbia

New York


Hawaii (inactive)