Denise Drake focuses her practice on appellate law and on complex commercial litigation.
Denise was a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from 2016 to 2017. She was also law clerk to Judge Charles R. Breyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 2014 to 2015; and to Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 2013 to 2014.
Prior to law school, Denise was an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York on the Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Desk. Denise co-founded an African investment hedge fund which is currently managed by its co-founder.
Stanford University, J.D., 2013
Stanford Law Review
Marion Rice Kirkwood Stanford Moot Court Competition, 2013 Winner
Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
Harvard University, B.A., with honors, 2007, Economics and Government
Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, 2023
Supreme Court of the United States
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
FINRA Series 7, Series 63 certified (inactive)
Houston Bar Association, Member