7 April 2008 - The Supreme Court & Appellate practice of Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, was listed in the inaugural edition of the National Law Journal's (NLJ) "Appellate Hot List." The NLJ rankings honor law firms that practice "exemplary, cutting-edge appellate advocacy." The NLJ noted in its article that Mayer Brown and other firms chosen deserved "credit for unqualified excellence."

In its overview of Mayer Brown's accomplishments, the NLJ focused on three of the firm's most significant wins from the last year: Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta Inc.; Philip Morris USA v. Williams; and Credit Suisse First Boston v. Billing. The NLJ also devoted separate articles to the Supreme Court's decision in Stoneridge, a case that was argued by Steve Shapiro of Mayer Brown's Chicago office, and the growing number of Supreme Court clinics at law schools, with a particular focus on the Mayer Brown-founded Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic.

The lawyers of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate practice have argued more than 200 cases before the Supreme Court and hundreds more in federal and state appellate courts across the nation. Client representations include briefing and arguing cases on the merits, petitioning for and opposing certiorari, submitting amicus briefs in cases that affect clients' interests, and assisting the firm's trial practices with pre- and post-trial motion support. Mayer Brown is listed as the sole national leader for appellate work by both Chambers USA 2007 and Legal 500 US, with Chambers declaring the group is "exceptionally strong across the board."  

The full "Appellate Hot List" article can be viewed by clicking here.