Sophisticated advocacy at the highest levels

Our Appellate Group handles some of today’s highest-profile appeals involving a wide array of issues and industries before all levels of federal and state courts, all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. We are leaders in offering clients the skills and expertise they need in appellate advocacy. Combining our trial and appellate strengths allows us to shape our strategy from the start to maximize the likelihood of success. Our integrated approach allows us to work with lawyers from many other practice groups to combine their substantive experience with our appellate skills.

We specialize in complex appellate litigation, and have earned a reputation for substantive and tactical excellence in this demanding field. We not only brief and argue appellate cases, but also serve as a resource to our litigators and other lawyers at the trial level. Clients turn to us to advise them on complex and often unsettled legal issues, no matter what the particular forum or circumstance.

We understand the business of our clients through our work with them in all areas of law, including labor and employment, entertainment, sports, and commercial litigation. Our appellate expertise is just another aspect of these representations. Accordingly, we achieve excellent outcomes in the most challenging of circumstances and, as a result, attract the most high-profile and game-changing matters.

Over the past 12 months, we have handled appeals on behalf of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, the NBA, MLB, the NFL, Johnson & Johnson, Church & Dwight, Amgen, Shire, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, and the Miami Marlins, among other major companies and organizations.  Our appeals have involved cutting-edge legal issues, including novel issues of statutory construction involving recently-enacted federal statutes like PROMESA and the BPCIA.  And our victory for Wells Fargo at the 8th Circuit has been cited as a bellwether in the ERISA world.

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