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Gregory G. Garre

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Gregory Garre is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and Global Chair of Latham's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. He handles an array of complex litigation matters at all levels of the federal and state court systems and counsels clients on constitutional, regulatory and other matters. Recently named an “Appellate MVP” by Law360, he is widely considered one of the nation’s top appellate advocates.

Mr. Garre served as the 44th Solicitor General of the United States (2008-2009), after being unanimously confirmed to the position by the US Senate. As Solicitor General, he was the federal government’s top lawyer before the Supreme Court and was responsible for overseeing the government’s litigation in the federal appellate courts. He also served as Principal Deputy Solicitor General (2005-2008) and as an Assistant to the Solicitor General (2000-2004). He is the only person to have held all of those positions within the Office of the Solicitor General.  

Position

Litigation Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/gregory-garre


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Latham & Watkins LLP provides 'thoughtful and sound case strategy' and global co-head Christopher Yates 'has a sense for clients' needs' and stands out through his 'outstanding experience not only in antitrust, but litigation as a whole'. Daniel Wall and Sadik Huseny are currently collaborating with him to advise Apple on putative class action suits challenging the legality of Apple's restrictions on third-party applications via its App Store. The US Soccer Federation appointed a team including New York's Lawrence Buterman and Washington DC's Gregory Garre to defend it in a claim brought by the NASL alleging that US Soccer and other professional leagues conspired to exclude NASL from the top divisions to monopolize the market. Also notable in Washington DC are Jennifer Giordano and Margaret Zwisler, while Al Pfeiffer sits in the San Francisco office. They recently acted for high-profile clients in the healthcare, telecoms and media sectors, such as Highmark and Cox Communications. Amanda Reeves co-heads the department in Washington, D.C., and was part of the team which defended Genentech in a suit filed by Russian biotechnology company Biocad alleging the client and other drug manufacturers engaged in predatory pricing and unlawful tying arrangements to prevent Biocad from competing in the US market. Named individuals are based in San Francisco unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

Within: Leading lawyers

Gregory Garre - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Appellate

Latham & Watkins LLP’s practice, which has handled numerous high-profile appeals, often adopts a proactive approach in working with trial specialists before an issue even reaches the appeal stage, for which it attracts praise from clients. ‘Terrific’ practice head Gregory Garre successfully defended the United States Soccer Federation against claims brought by appellant North American Soccer League (NASL) before the Second Circuit, which denied the NASL a preliminary injunction reinstating its Division II designation. At the US Supreme Court, Garre argued for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in a dispute with the State of Georgia over water rights and the equitable division of two rivers originating in Georgia. At the Ninth Circuit, Richard Bress and Philip Perry led the group in representing agricultural biotech company Monsanto joining as intervenor-respondent in support of the EPA in proceedings reviewing the EPA’s registration of the herbicide dicamba. Washington DC-based duo Melissa Arbus Sherry and Scott Ballenger acted for Union Pacific Railroad in the Ninth Circuit’s case of Wells v Union Pacific Railroad Co, which focused on property rights in Union Pacific’s rights of way. In a pro bono case at the Eleventh Circuit, Garre and Ballenger presented arguments on behalf of petitioner Cory R. Maples, and convinced the Court that the client was denied effective assistance of counsel during his death penalty trial. Other noteworthy highlights included the group’s successful representation of Pandora Media and iHeartMedia in a class action copyright lawsuit at the Ninth Circuit (currently pending at the California Supreme Court), as well as a victory for client DWA Holdings as plaintiff-appellant at the Federal Circuit. In February 2018, counsel Susan Engel joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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