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Mayer Brown announced that Supreme Court & Appellate partner Andrew J. Pincus (Washington DC) has been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) 2015 list of “Litigation Trailblazers.” The list recognizes 50 people who have “helped make a difference in the fight for justice”—individuals who show “a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way” and who are “advocating strongly for their causes.”

As an example of a trail blazed by Mr. Pincus, the NLJ noted his work in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, one of the 25 cases he has argued before the US Supreme Court. In Concepcion, Mr. Pincus convinced the Court to uphold the enforceability of arbitration agreements. “I’m a big believer that as many benefits as the court system has, it has its flaws in terms of accessibility to real people,” Mr. Pincus told the NLJ. “Arbitration empowers people to be able to vindicate their rights on their own in a less complicated way.” In another example of his groundbreaking work, the publication noted that Mr. Pincus co-founded Yale Law School's Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, where students work with him to provide pro bono counsel on 10-15 High Court cases each year. (View profile.)