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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Philip J. Perry

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Phil Perry is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. His career has been unique. Mr. Perry has served in private practice as lead trial counsel on high-profile matters of national importance, but has also served as the General Counsel to two federal agencies, and in multiple high-ranking positions in the US Department of Justice.

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Partner

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https://www.lw.com/people/PhilipJPerry


United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate

Within: Appellate

Latham & Watkins LLP‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄėTerrific‚Äô 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‚Äôs registration of the herbicide dicamba. Washington DC-based duo Melissa Arbus Sherry¬†and Scott Ballenger¬†acted for Union Pacific Railroad in the Ninth Circuit‚Äôs case of Wells v Union Pacific Railroad Co, which focused on property rights in Union Pacific‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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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