Appellate MVP: Orrick's Joshua Rosenkranz

By Ben James (November 23, 2011, 4:50 PM EST) -- Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's E. Joshua Rosenkranz helped Facebook Inc. fight off a challenge to a $65 million settlement with ex-classmates of Mark Zuckerberg who claimed the Facebook founder stole their idea for the social networking site, earning him a spot on Law360's list of Appellate MVPs.

Rosenkranz argued on behalf of Facebook before the Ninth Circuit in the high-stakes case in January, and convinced a three-judge panel to rule in April that the agreement was valid and enforceable.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Harvard classmates of Zuckerberg, alleged that he stole the idea for a social networking site after writing...

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