Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that its Supreme Court & Appellate practice has been named one of the best in the country by The National Law Journal for the fifth consecutive year.

In its prestigious 2012 "Appellate Hot List," The National Law Journal recognized Mayer Brown’s impressive record in appellate advocacy. The Appellate Hot List recognizes firms that made exemplary contributions to appellate practice during the past year. Mayer Brown has been selected to the list in each year it has been published.

In its overview of Mayer Brown’s accomplishments, The National Law Journal highlighted Mayer Brown’s work on AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, in which the Court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act pre-empted a California state law prohibiting contracts from disallowing class actions. The publication noted, “All U.S. Supreme Court victories are big events, but one that revolutionizes consumer class action law? Call it the capstone to an already big year for…Mayer Brown.” Washington, DC partner Andrew Pincus is noted as the lawyer who argued the case. The National Law Journal also highlighted the firm’s win in the Ninth Circuit in Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co. Palo Alto partner Donald Falk is noted as the lawyer who presented the argument.

Paul Bland, senior attorney at Washington-based public interest law firm Public Justice, who has opposed Mayer Brown partner Evan Tager (Washington, DC) in a variety of cases, said in the article that Tager “exemplifies the Mayer Brown style... He's a good-hearted, professional and courteous person. There are a lot of lawyers at that level who behave like they're in the NBA, but there's nothing like that at that firm."

Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate lawyers have argued more than 220 cases before the Supreme Court and hundreds more in federal and state appellate courts across the nation.