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“Firm of the Year” in the Appellate Law category for the second consecutive year
                                    – US News & World Report/Best Law Firms 2014

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For the seventh consecutive year, Mayer Brown is named to the National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List”

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Mayer Brown’s more than 45 appellate lawyers have argued over 220 cases before the United States Supreme Court, representing either parties or amici in approximately 15 cases each Term for the past several years, and arguing an average of four per Term. In addition, our lawyers have argued hundreds of cases in federal and state appellate courts across the nation.

Chambers USA and Legal 500 US continually recognize our Supreme Court & Appellate group's preeminence in the field: for the eighth year in a row, both Chambers USA and Legal 500 US rank us as a top tier practice. Chambers notes that “with [our] strong Supreme Court track record the firm is the first port of call for many high-profile appeals.” The publications’ comments illustrate Mayer Brown’s dominance in the field of appellate advocacy:

  • Chambers USA says that our “stellar appellate practice is an outstanding choice for complex, high-stakes cases.”
  • Chambers USA says that Mayer Brown has “[i]ncredibly smart, creative lawyers who are constantly involved in important work, and are cost-conscious at all times.”
  • Legal 500 US notes, “This ‘excellent’ and ‘very deep’ team now has 55 attorneys where the ‘bench strength is a never-ending parade of the best and the brightest’, including four former deputy solicitors general, and three former assistants to the solicitor general.”

Also, for the sixth year in a row, the National Law Journal named Mayer Brown to its “Appellate Hot List,” recognizing firms that practice “exemplary, cutting-edge appellate advocacy.” And finally, Mayer Brown was named an “Appellate Practice of the Year” in 2012 by Law360, which noted our successful work in Concepcion “that turned the world of consumer class action law on its head.”

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