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 previously tried by other firms.

We regularly handle 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. We also have brought major Supreme Court cases for leading energy companies, and played a principal role in 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 FDA and major federal False Claims Act litigation.

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 and includes numerous attorneys with prestigious appellate clerkships, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our Appellate team also provides strategic counseling and advice on legal issues well before they reach the appellate level. We are frequently retained to brief and argue constitutional and other 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 analyze pending legislation and regulations to assess their constitutionality and the viability of potential legal challenges.

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