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Supreme Court & Appellate Practice Named to the National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List"

6 April 2009

6 April 2009 – Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that its  Supreme Court & Appellate practice was named as one of the best in the country by a leading legal publication.

In the second annual edition of its prestigious “Appellate Hot List,” the National Law Journal (NLJ) recognized Mayer Brown among the law firms with “stellar records in appellate advocacy.” The NLJ noted in the article from the April 6 issue that the firms chosen for this list “contributed in meaningful ways to the most important appeals of the year, whether through drafting the main briefs, presenting oral arguments or as friends of the court.” 

In its overview of Mayer Brown's accomplishments, the NLJ focused on the firm’s extensive track record of arguments before the Supreme Court and highlighted three of the firm's most significant wins from the past year: Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Comm.; Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel; and Andrews v. Chevy Chase Bank

As part of the “Appellate Hot List” feature section, the NLJ also published a separate article titled “Insight Into Court's Thinking Paid Off,” which detailed the Supreme Court's decision in Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel. The article described how Mayer Brown attorneys Kenneth Geller, Charles Rothfeld, David Gossett and Brian Netter, on behalf of client Philippine National Bank, persuaded the court that $35 million allegedly looted by former President Ferdinand Marcos should go to the Philippine government rather than to private citizens. Mr. Rothfeld argued the case.

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 was selected to last year’s “Appellate Hot List” as well. 

The entire "Appellate Hot List" feature section for this year can be viewed at

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