18 November 2015
Mayer Brown announced that its Supreme Court & Appellate practice has been named one of the best in the United States by The National Law Journal (NLJ) for the eighth consecutive year.
In its prestigious 2015 Appellate Hot List, the NLJ recognized Mayer Brown as one of 20 firms representing “appellate advocacy at its strongest—winning the big cases and changing the law” in state and federal appeals courts. Mayer Brown has been selected to the list in each year it has been published.
In its overview of Mayer Brown’s appellate work in 2014–2015, the publication highlighted several cases:
- A Mayer Brown team led by partner Andrew Tauber (DC) secured two victories over the past six months for Medtronic, Inc. and related entities in product liability cases in the US Court of Appeals for the Second and Tenth Circuits.
- A win for Altria Group subsidiary Philip Morris USA in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ended most of the claims in a 15-year-old consolidated personal injury suit. The Mayer Brown team led by Lauren Goldman (New York) also scored wins for Philip Morris in the Eleventh Circuit and Florida state courts.
- A Mayer Brown pro bono team led by partner Brian Netter (DC) secured budget autonomy for the District of Columbia Council when the DC Circuit vacated an injunction prohibiting the DC Council from passing its own budget.
- Mayer Brown lawyers are representing Spokeo in the class action Spokeo Inc. v. Robins in the US Supreme Court. The firm’s team is led by partner Andrew Pincus (DC), who has appeared more than two dozen times before the High Court justices.
- Among a small, elite group of associates arguing cases before the High Court, Michael Kimberly (DC) is representing the plaintiffs in Shapiro v. McManus, which addresses the purview of three-judge courts.
To select firms for the 2015 Appellate Hot List, the NLJ asked its readers to nominate firms with at least one significant win since January 2014 and with an outstanding track record.
Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate lawyers have argued more than 230 cases before the Supreme Court and hundreds more in federal and state appellate courts across the nation.