Mayer Brown partner Nicole Saharsky, co-leader of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice, was named a 2022 “Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer. This list recognizes individuals who are “agents of change in the legal industry,” according to the publication.
The American Lawyer highlighted Ms. Saharsky’s precedential victory as lead appellate lawyer for the US Women's National Team players in their equal-pay lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation. The landmark $24 million settlement marked the first commitment from a major US sports federation to pay female and male athletes equally. Ms. Saharsky told the publication she is “hopeful that this case will inspire others across the nation—and the world—to continue to fight for equality.”
Ms. Saharsky is a leading appellate lawyer who focuses her practice on briefing and arguing cases in the US Supreme Court and in the federal and state appellate courts. In the US Supreme Court, she has argued 30 cases, briefed 46 cases on the merits and filed hundreds of certiorari-stage briefs and motions. Before joining the firm, Ms. Saharsky served for 10 years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice.