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Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Our Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law team succeeds in major appeals for our clients in virtually every litigation forum, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state appellate courts, government agencies, and national and international arbitration panels. In addition to cases originally tried by our firm at all levels of the state and federal court systems, we frequently handle high-profile appeals for cases tried by other firms.

We  have brought major Supreme Court cases representing business interests  and have played a principal role in significant administrative law and regulatory cases before the federal courts of appeals. In the life sciences and healthcare area, we frequently advise on matters involving state regulatory agencies, the Food & Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and major federal False Claims Act litigation. We also frequently represent leading energy companies in significant state and federal appellate matters. And we are often involved in high-stakes, leading-edge intellectual property matters, including Section 337 matters, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for the level, complexity, and number of appellate matters we handle, our Washington, D.C.-based team is co-chaired by a former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. It  includes numerous attorneys with prestigious appellate clerkships, including for Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our Appellate team has deep expertise in government-facing litigation with a reputation for assisting clients in significant administrative and constitutional law matters. We often provide strategic counseling and advice on legal issues well before they reach the appellate level. And we are frequently retained to brief and argue complex legal issues in trial courts, and regularly assist clients with:

  • pretrial motions;
  • preparation of jury instructions;
  • presentation of motions and objections during trial;
  • post-trial motions; and
  • pre-appellate evaluation and mediation of cases.

We also often analyze pending legislation and regulations to assess their constitutionality and the viability of potential legal challenges.

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Supreme Court and Appellate Firm of the Year (2015)


Legal 500

Nationally Ranked by Chambers & Partners

Law360 Appellate Group of the Year (2013)