Senior Counsel

Miriam R. Nemetz

Product Liability & Mass Torts, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Supreme Court & Appellate

Overview

Miriam Nemetz is a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. Miriam has briefed dozens of cases in state and federal appellate courts and the US Supreme Court, and has argued before the US Courts of Appeals for the DC, Second, Sixth and Seventh Circuits. Miriam handles a wide variety of appeals but has developed specialized expertise in cases involving punitive damages and employment-related claims. Since 2009, Miriam has been selected by her peers every year for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America in the specialty of Appellate Law. She is a co-author of Mayer Brown's Federal Appellate Practice treatise, published by BNA Books in December 2008.

Experience

Employment

  • Represented Illinois employer in post-verdict proceedings and appeal in case involving claims of age and disability discrimination and retaliation; persuaded district court to reduce punitive award for retaliation from $3 million to $18,000.
  • Represented Missouri employer in post-verdict proceedings in case involving $10 million award of punitive damages for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation.
  • Represented Colorado employer in post-verdict proceedings and appeal in case involving $43 million award of punitive damages for retaliation.
  • Represent New York employer in post-verdict proceedings in case involving $24 million punitive award for claims of hostile work environment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Education

  • Harvard College, BA, summa cum laude
    Detur Prize; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Languages

  • English
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