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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Richard P. Bress

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Richard Bress is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. He focuses his practice on appellate and Supreme Court litigation as well as strategic analysis and briefing in high stakes trial court litigation and agency proceedings.

Mr. Bress has argued scores of appellate cases, including eight in the Supreme Court on a broad range of nationally important matters. He has particularly extensive experience in the area of administrative law, including handling numerous appeals involving the Department of Agriculture, the EPA, the FCC, the FDA, FERC and the STB.

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Litigation Partner

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

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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