And speaking of former judges (and Reed Smith appellate lawyers) now at appellate boutiques, retired Judge George Schiavelli is now with the Moskovitz Appellate Team (M.A.T.).
Over at the Ninth Circuit, Judge Randy Smith begins a dissenting opinion with a reminder about horizontal stare decisis here (p.24):
Colleagues, even if you don’t like circuit precedent, you must follow it. Afterwards, you call the case en banc. You cannot create your own contrary precedent.