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Due to the two separate ranking tables, the following editorial is in alphabetical order. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s bicoastal group maintains specialism in Indian law, employment and intellectual property. ‘Star’ co-head Pratik Shah, who has a ‘knack for boiling down complex cases to their essence and advocating for his client in a calm, clear and compelling way’, argued for the Gun Lake Tribe as respondents in Patchak v Zinke, a case challenging a federal statute on separation of powers grounds. At the lower Courts of Appeals level, Shah obtained favorable outcome for Gila River Indian Community in a Ninth Circuit appeal filed by the owners of land surrounded by Gila River reservation and concerning Article III standing issue in a case arising from an easement dispute.Rex Heinke in Los Angeles co-heads the practice. Clients also include Sikorsky Aircraft, McDonald’s and Starbucks.

Arnold & Porter’s group houses ‘bright’ attorneys, who manage appeals in areas such as product liability, antitrust, healthcare and banking. Practice head Lisa Blatt argued for the appellees in Advocate Health Care Network v Stapleton, a case concerning eligibility criteria for the ‘church plan’ exemption from ERISA, and represented Philip Morris in the Oklahoma Supreme Court legislative challenge to a cigarette tax. At the Third Circuit, Blatt acted for GlaxoSmithKline in an appeal arising from the denied enforcement of $35m settlement in an antitrust class action. New York-based James Blank represented Nintendo as a respondent at the Federal Circuit appeal filed by Tomita Technologies and pertaining to a patent infringement claim. Duo Howard Cayne and Michael Johnson, who are handling several appeals for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is also recommended, as is Anthony Franze. Sarah Harris joined the Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

Bracewell LLP’s team handles appeals in areas ranging from energy to contracting and tort in public procurement. Warren Harris and Yvonne Ho represented KBR at the Ninth Circuit challenge to the summary judgment in a case involving allegations of exposure to sodium dichromate at an Iraqi water treatment facility, filed by 170 national guardsmen. At the Fifth Circuit, Harris acted for respondents in Janvey v Libyan Investment Authority et al, concerning claims under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Weatherford International, Carlton Energy Group and BP Products North America are clients. Jeffrey Oldham is another name to note.

At the Second Circuit, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s Evan Chesler represented American Express in proceedings brought by the Department of Justice and 17 state attorneys general and challenging antitrust compliance of provisions in card agreements that prohibited merchants from steering customers to use other cards. In another Second Circuit example, Chesler acted for Avon Products in appeal proceedings concerning class certification of a class action alleging false advertisement.

‘Deep bench of talent’ is what defines Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s ‘outstanding’ team, led by the triumvirate of Mark Perry, Nicole Saharsky, who joined from the DOJ, and New York-based Caitlin Halligan. The group handles appeals in federal courts across the country, and has a strong Supreme Court offering. At the Ninth Circuit, Perry successfully handled a petition for dismissal of a False Claims Act suit filed by Amphastar Pharmaceuticals against Aventis. Theodore Olson argued for petitioners in the US Supreme Court case of Christie v National Collegiate Athletic Association, concerning compliance of the sports betting legislation provisions with the Tenth Amendment, while Matthew McGill represented victims of the 1998 African Embassy Bombings in the DC Circuit appeal concerning the enforcement of $556m judgments against Sudan. Los Angeles-based Theodore Boutrous secured the enforcement of arbitration agreements and defeated a class action alleging misclassification for Uber Technologies at the Eleventh and Ninth circuits respectively. At the DC Circuit, Helgi Walker is acting for the US Chamber of Commerce in a challenge to the FCC’s order expanding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Miguel Estrada obtained an 8-0 victory for petitioner in Coventry Health Care of Missouri Inc v Nevils. Thomas Dupree is another name to note. James Ho is now a judge at the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Goodwin’s ‘tactical and strategically superior’ team provides ‘great client service, high commercial acumen, quality of work and attention’ in cases involving intellectual property, consumer lending and regulatory matters. Co-chair William Jay obtained a victory in the US Supreme Court for respondents in Star Athletica, LLC v Varsity Brands, Inc. On the courts of appeals level, Jay led a team representing Unwired Planet at the Federal Circuit appeal concerning the scope of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s ability to invalidate patents. Meanwhile, co-head Kevin Martin, who is an ‘excellent writer, advocate and strategist’, is representing the Massachusetts High Technology Council in appellate proceedings challenging compliance of the proposed increase of income taxes with constitutional restrictions on ballot initiatives. The group also assisted Alkermes as the intervenor-appellee at the DC Circuit case Otsuka v Burwell, in addition to representing Hewlett-Packard at the Federal Circuit appeal concerning constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s inter partes review; the team successfully opposed MCM Portfolio’s subsequent certiorari petition in the latter. Thomas Hefferon and Brian Burgess are also recommended. Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’ group ‘swiftly provides pertinent opinions necessary to make real time decisions’. The team is representing Town of Ponce Inlet in an appeal stemming from a dispute with a would-be developer, who claimed unlawful deprivation of development opportunities. Dale Wainwright, who is ‘persuasive and concise in his argumentation’, represented the City of Lubbock in the Texas Supreme Court case stemming from the city’s water development plan conflicting with underground water rights of Coyote Lake Ranch. Elliot Scherker (Miami), Mark Solomons, Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick (New York) and Susan Phillips Read (Albany) head the practice. Barry Richard splits his time between Tallahassee, New York and Washington DC.

‘Superb briefs and well-prepared oral arguments’ are Hogan Lovells US LLP’s forte. ‘Leading appellate lawyer of our time’ Neal Katyal maintains a ‘stellar reputation and credentials’; he presented his 35th US Supreme Court argument in Cyan v Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund, a case concerning issues of state court jurisdiction over class actions alleging only Securities Act claims, where he is representing the petitioners. Also at the US Supreme Court, the ‘immensely impressive’ Cate Stetson argued for petitioners in Venezuela v Helmerich & Payne International, concerning the scope of the expropriation exception as defined by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Jessica Ellsworth is also recommended.

With its strong regulatory expertise, Jenner & Block LLP’s government-facing appellate group houses ‘smart, terrific strategists, who are easy to work with and very down to earth’. Adam Unikowsky obtained a 9-0 reversal in Kokesh v Securities and Exchange Commission, affirming applicability of five year statute of limitations to SEC disgorgement claims for illegally obtained profits. In another unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court granted a reversal in Howell v Howell, a case concerning the relationship between veteran benefits and spousal support, where Unikowsky also argued for the petitioner. The ‘fantastic’ Matthew Hellman argued for Carlo Marinello in the US Supreme Court appeal questioning the standard of proof for conviction under 26 U.S.C. 7212(a). Ian Gershengorn, who joined from the Department of Justice, is a new practice head. Chicago-based Michael Brody is another name to note, as is Jessica Ring Amunson.

Jones Day’s ‘outstanding’ team of ‘seamlessly cooperating subject matter experts’ is ‘top-notch across the board with deep talent pool at every level’. In addition to its ‘impressive commitment to achieving outstanding results’, it combines ‘great care in considering business imperatives and strategic considerations to manage the most difficult and complex matters’. Shay Dvoretzky secured a 6-2 victory for the respondent in NLRB v SW General, the US Supreme Court case challenging the appointment system of temporary acting officials. In addition to his Supreme Court activity, at the Second Circuit, Dvoretzky represented Constellation Brands in a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s bargaining order. Meanwhile, Gregory Castanias argued for the petitioner in SAS Institute v Matal, challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to handling third-party patent claims under the 2011 America Invents Act. Glen Nager (‘one of the finest lawyers, brilliant, outstanding advocate, strategic thinker, creative problem-solver with a clear strategic vision’) and Evan Miller (‘highly experienced litigator, who communicates clearly and thinks strategically’) are also noted, alongside Christian Vergonis and Beth Heifetz. ‘An absolute rising star with calm, thoughtful demeanor’ Yaakov Roth produces ‘effective and efficient briefs’.

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David Frederick is a key contact at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.’s group, renowned for its historic representations at the US Supreme Court. The team’s expertise spans antitrust, telecommunications, intellectual property, transportation and securities. It also handles appeals in regulated sectors and cases involving matters of jurisdiction. Scott Angstreich and Aaron Panner are also noted.

King & Spalding LLP’s ‘second to none’ expertise spans intellectual property, life sciences, healthcare, energy and environmental areas. The group is particularly strong in cases with a regulatory angle. At the Federal Circuit, Daryl Joseffer defended the district court judgment for Amgen in a $4bn patent infringement appeal by Sanofi and Praluent, and is leading a team, including Anne Voigts, defending a jury verdict for Google in copyright infringement case filed by Oracle and pertaining to the alleged use of the Java platform for Android. Jeffrey Bucholtz represented PODS Enterprises at the Eleventh Circuit appeal filed by U-Haul from a $65m award at the trademark infringement jury trial. ‘One of the finest’, Merritt McAlister is also noted.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’ ‘renowned’ group briefs and argues appeals at state and federal level, and maintains a strong workload of the highest level mandates. The ‘legendary’ Paul Clement maintains a steady stream of arguments at the US Supreme Court; in addition to obtaining victory for the respondent in California Public Employees Retirement System v ANZ Securities, Clement argued an impressive number of cases, including Jesner v Arab Bank, PLC (case concerning the federal common law right of action to bring claims under the Alien Tort Statute for violations of international law; Erin Murphy and Edmund LaCourt were team members), Encino Motorcars, LLC v Navarro (questioning the automobile dealerships’ exemption from the statutory obligation for overtime pay), and a consolidated appeal defending workplace arbitration agreements’ enforceability under federal law for Ernst & Young, Murphy Oil USA and Epic Systems. At the Tenth Circuit, George Hicks secured a victory for Air Methods in an appeal filed by the State of Wyoming. John O’Quinn is also recommended. Christopher Landau joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘impressive bench’ places the group ‘among the best’ for appellate work at state and federal level. Practice head Gregory Garre argued for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Florida v Georgia, the US Supreme Court appeal concerning water apportionment of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Garre remains active at courts of appeals across the country; he is representing the respondent in Salazar v South San Antonio Independent School District, the Fifth Circuit appeal involving issues of student abuse. The ‘superb’ Richard Bress and Melissa Arbus Sherry are representing the American Beverage Association at the Ninth Circuit appeal challenging compliance of ordinances issued by San Francisco and limiting advertising of sugar-sweetened beverages with the First Amendment. At the Seventh Circuit, Sherry and Russell Sauer acted for US Soccer Federation in a case concerning tequila advertisement before the 2014 World Cup. ‘Smart, strategic and collaborative’ Scott Ballenger is a ‘real work horse’. Roman Martinez rejoined the firm following four terms as Assistant to the Solicitor General.

‘Gold standard advice’ attracts the most complex mandates at Mayer Brown’s ‘outstanding’ team of ‘superstars, who think beyond the case to see the big picture and plan for it’. The group houses ‘exceptional partners, whose high-octane brain power provides actionable solutions and competitive business advantage’. Andrew Pincus, whose ‘oral advocacy and strategic acumen are unsurpassed’, argued for the petitioner in Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark International, Inc, the US Supreme Court patent infringement appeal; Paul Hughes was also part of the team, which secured a 7-1 victory. A team led by Pincus obtained another 7-1 judgment in the US Supreme Court in Kindred Nursing Centers Limited Partnership v Clark, also acting for the petitioner. Evan Tager ‘has a jeweler’s eye for legal issues, sees things that no one else does, and communicates them to courts as no one else can’. Both Brian Netter and Michael Kimberly ‘produce jaw-droppingly good work and are a joy to work with’. Charles Rothfeld and Chicago-based Stephen Shapiro are also recommended.

MoloLamken LLP’s ‘superlative’ boutique is ‘excellent for crystallizing the important issues for any appellate court’ and comes recommended for constitutional, statutory and regulatory appeals at all levels. The group’s US Supreme Court highlight was Ziglar v Abbasi, stemming from alleged violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments in the course of detentions forming part of the post-9/11 terrorism investigation; Jeffrey Lamken successfully argued for one of the petitioners. At the Federal Circuit, Lamken and Michael Pattillo represented Merck & Co in a dispute filed by Gilead Sciences and concerning patents for Hepatitis C treatment. Meanwhile, Robert Kry is acting for Christine Asia Co in the Second Circuit appeal from an order dismissing a securities fraud class action against Alibaba. In another Second Circuit case, United States v Silver, Steven Molo is representing Sheldon Silver. Jessica Ortiz and Justin Weiner are also recommended.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s group provides ‘top-shelf service’ to clients ranging from the healthcare sector to environmental and regulated industries. At the US Supreme Court, ‘client-focused A-lister’ and co-head Allyson Ho (Dallas), who is a ‘rising star at the Supreme Court with zero prima donna qualities’, secured a 9-0 victory for the petitioner in McLane v EEOC, and argued for Oil States Energy Services in a high-profile appeal concerning constitutionality of the inter partes review set out by the America Invents Act. Ho also obtained a favorable judgment for Rite Aid in the Second Circuit appeal dismissing a federal and state disability claim filed by a former employee, who justified his refusal to become an immunizer due to a fear of needles. David Salmons co-heads the group from DC. Bryan Killian, William Peterson (Houston) and Randall Mark Levine are also recommended.

Morrison & Foerster LLP’s group boasts an ‘extremely deep bench’. It houses ‘one of the finest appellate advocates nationwide’ Deanne Maynard and Brian Matsui, who are ‘skilled advocates, able to present highly technical issues and arguments to the judges’. At the US Supreme Court, Maynard, Joseph Palmore and Marc Hearron acted for the petitioner in Amgen Inc v Sandoz Inc, challenging the enforceability of certain Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act’s provisions under federal law, and thus streamlining the approval procedure for biosimilars. At the Federal Circuit, Matsui secured a victory for six movie studios in a patent appeal against MONKEYmedia.

Nixon Peabody LLP’s group houses ‘great strategic thinkers and highly inspiring individuals, who complement each other’, and assists clients with appeals on state and federal level. The team is representing various European clients in Holocaust art appropriation disputes; for example, it is acting for Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation in the Ninth Circuit proceedings, which raised points of jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. New York- and Los Angeles-based Thaddeus Stauber (who has the ‘power to persuade people and attracts attention whenever he takes the floor, and always firm knowledge behind what he says’) and Los Angeles-based Sarah Erickson André (a ‘highly professional expert who induces confidence’) are recommended.

Led by Jonathan Hacker, O'Melveny & Myers LLP’s team is described as ‘very responsive’ and ‘knowledgeable of the industry’. The group maintains a strong presence in state appellate courts across the country. Hacker, Deanna Rice and New York-based Anton Metlitsky, acting for the respondent, prevailed in the New York Court of Appeals case Flo & Eddie, Inc. v Sirius XM Radio, Inc., concerning royalties for broadcasting pre-1972 recordings. Hacker also obtained a reversal of a $3m jury award for Ford Motor Company at the Fourth Circuit. Other active clients include American Airlines, CoreLogic, Fidelity and Johnson & Johnson. Walter Dellinger is also noted.

The ‘extremely talented’ duo Joshua Rosenkranz and Eric Shumsky boasts ‘exceptional courtroom demeanor and presentation skills’, driving Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s ‘high-end’ practice. The group combines ‘advice of the highest caliber’ with a ‘deep bench’ and ‘outstanding level of service’ to assist major players in the technology and financial services sectors as well as state and local governments. Robert Loeb (‘a great lawyer with a talent for identifying key issues that matter to judges’) successfully argued for dismissal of the multibillion-dollar RMBS proceedings brought against Credit Suisse by US Bank; case is currently pending at the New York Court of Appeals. Other highlights included securing two Federal Circuit victories for Apple, thus reversing the decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Mark Davies and Rosenkranz led the advice). Kelsi Corkran and Brian Goldman are also recommended.

Paul Hastings LLP’s group handles patent appeals for major life sciences and technology companies, manages employment disputes, and represents other large corporates in appellate proceedings on the West Coast. San Francisco’s Paul Cane obtained a victory for Forever 21 in the California Supreme Court case concerning enforceability of a pre-dispute employment arbitration agreement. Stephen Kinnaird was appointed by the US Supreme Court as an amicus curiae in McLane Co. v EEOC. Neal Mollen is another name to note.

Mark Harris and Myron Rumeld head Proskauer Rose LLP’s team, which counts T-Mobile and Brown Jordan International among its clients. The group is frequently engaged on employment matters. Harris successfully represented Columbia University in the New York Court of Appeals challenge to the Article 78 petition filed by former faculty member Robert Taub. At the Ninth Circuit, the team is acting for Major League Baseball in proceedings pertaining to a class action brought by current and former minor league baseball players claiming violations of statutory minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Whether at the Supreme Court or Courts of Appeals level, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP’s maintains an impressive track record of success. At the US Supreme Court, ‘one-of-a-kind’ Kathleen Sullivan (New York) secured an 8-0 reversal of the $399m federal jury award in the landmark dispute over design-patent infringements brought by Apple against Samsung. Los Angeles-based Stephen Broome prevailed in Sessions v Morales-Santana, which held unconstitutional provisions of a federal citizenship statute, which made it easier to confer derivative citizenship on children born outside of marriage for US-citizen mothers than fathers. New York-based Mark Cheffo and Sheila Birnbaum as well as Silicon Valley-based Daniel Bromberg successfully represented Pfizer in In re Zoloft at the Third Circuit. Stephen Neuwirth in New York and San Francisco’s Charles Verhoeven are also recommended. Christopher Landau joined from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Reed Smith LLP’s team ‘competently and successfully walks the clients through unfamiliar territories, exemplifying the meaning of advocacy and providing exceptionally excellent service’. Pittsburgh-based James Martin (‘few lawyers attain his mastery of practice’) represented Rite Aid Corp and Walgreen in the California Court of Appeal case, which held retailers not compelled to seek sales tax reimbursement on behalf of consumers who paid said tax on diabetic testing supplies. At the Ninth Circuit, Kim Watterson (Pittsburgh) successfully petitioned for interlocutory review in CFPB v Garparyan, challenging certain powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Chicago-based Patrick Yingling is a ‘super-knowledgeable hard worker, who goes above and beyond to achieve the desired goals, while balancing toughness and persistence in pursuit of justice’.

Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber’s group includes founding partner Roy Englert, who has 21 US Supreme Court arguments under his belt. At the Federal Circuit, Donald Burke successfully argued for petitioner in Buchanan v United States, concerning issues of criminal procedure and evidence. The group also obtained a reversal of its client’s conviction in Armstrong v United States. Matthew Madden and Philip Sechler are also noted.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s stable of seasoned trial lawyers handle appeals in securities, financial services and insurance areas, as well as managing antitrust proceedings. The group is largely based in New York and clients include insurers, corporates and banks, such as JPMorgan Chase, Stonepeak Partners and Pfizer. Joseph McLaughlin and of counsel David Woll secured a victory for Countrywide Home Loans in the Appellate Division, First Department in New York, in an RMBS appeal case against Ambac Assurance. Mary Beth Forshaw, Lynn Neuner, George Wang and Los Angeles-based Chet Kronenberg represented Travelers in the New York Court of Appeals case against ACE and American Re-Insurance Company. Thomas Rice is also recommended, as are Linton Mann and Washington DC-based Abram Ellis.

Richard Pepperman and Robert Giuffra head Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York-based team, which manages federal and state appeals in cases ranging from securities matters to antitrust. At the Sixth Circuit, the team obtained dismissal of a federal action filed by William Beaumont Hospitals against Goldman Sachs, concerning the latter’s issuance of auction rate securities. Barclays is also a client; the group handled Strougo v Barclays plc at the Second Circuit and Great Pacific Securities v Barclays Capital at the Ninth Circuit. Garrard Beeney is also recommended. Jeffrey Wall joined the Solicitor General’s office.

‘One of the best in the energy sector’ Vinson & Elkins LLP is ‘peerless in oil and gas’ appellate work as well as managing appeals ranging from intellectual property to mass torts and regulatory matters. Dallas-based duo Thomas Leatherbury and Matt Henry successfully represented Oncor Electric Delivery Company in the Texas Supreme Court case, stemming from Oncor’s decision to recalculate its annual base rates. John Elwood secured a victory for Cortron Corporation in the Second Circuit appeal pertaining to an antitrust dispute with MacDermid Printing Solutions. Houston-based Marie Yeates is ‘quick on her feet, persuasive, extremely intelligent, thoroughly prepared and informed, extremely committed to clients and their objectives’. Austin-based Michael Heidler is another name to note.

Based largely in New York, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s broad practice spans areas including the media and publishing and financial sectors, with clients including Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Pandora Media and PayPal. Gregory Silbert led a team representing Simon & Schuster in the Second Circuit appeal, affirming the summary judgment against Abbey House Media and Lavoho in a dispute involving allegations of market conspiracy. At the Federal Circuit, Silicon Valley-based Edward Reines acted for Stanford University in an appeal stemming from a dispute with Chinese University of Hong Kong over inventorship of a non-invasive test for Down syndrome. Steven Reiss is also recommended. Adam Banks made partner.

Jonathan Freiman, Jeffrey Babbin and Aaron Bayer are key contacts at Wiggin & Dana LLP’s group, which handles appeals across the country. The team secured a victory for Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems in the Federal Circuit appeal stemming from a patent infringement dispute with Lufthansa. At the Second Circuit, Babbin represented RBS Securities in proceedings filed by F5 Capital and concerning enforcement of a forum selection clause for disputes following from a settlement of litigation in England. The group also acted for several former US National Security officials as amici curiae in International Refugee Assistance Project v Trump at the Fourth Circuit.

Wiley Rein LLP’s group boasts ‘unparalleled knowledge of subject matter’ and is led by Claire Evans, who combines ‘extraordinary expertise with excellent temperament’. Highlights at the Federal Circuit included representing Neustar in an appeal pertaining to the FCC’s decision to award the next local number portability administration contract to Telcordia Technologies, and acting for Alamo Broadband and Daniel Berninger in their challenge to the FCC’s net neutrality rules. Bert Rein and Eve Reed are also noted. Brett Shumate joined the Department of Justice.

Williams & Connolly LLP’s ‘outstanding’ team is ‘always responsive, with extraordinary writing skills and second-to-none strength in advocacy’. The group successfully handled two appeals in the US Supreme Court pertaining to the interpretation of the Fair Debt Practices Act: Henson v Santander, and Midland Funding v Johnson. Practice head Kannon Shanmugam argued for the respondent in the former and the petitioner in the latter, supported by Allison Jones Rushing. In another US Supreme Court highlight, Shanmugam, supported by Amy Mason Saharia, argued for the petitioner in Digital Realty v Somers, concerning applicability of the anti-retaliation provision in the Dodd-Frank Act to individuals who failed to report securities law violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission. John Williams is also noted.

WilmerHale’s group houses ‘real deal attorneys, who get results in high stakes cases’, with a particularly prominent track record in the US Supreme Court. The group secured a victory in Czyzewski v Jevic Holding Corporation, concerning the issue of structured dismissals in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases; vice-chair Danielle Spinelli argued for the petitioners. Catherine Carroll is representing Helmerich & Payne in the Federal Circuit proceedings against Venezuela, questioning the standard of review for expropriation claims under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Co-chair Seth Waxman’s numerous appearances in the US Supreme Court included, among others, arguing for the respondents in patent infringement case Life Technologies Corporation v Promega Corporation, and representing the petitioners in Amgen v Sandoz (concerning an abbreviated approval process of generic drugs). At the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, vice-chair Mark Fleming acted for the Board of Babcock Power in a case against its former executive, Eric Balles. Co-chair Paul Wolfson, William Lee (Boston) and Thomas Saunders are also recommended.

Chicago-based Linda Coberly heads Winston & Strawn LLP’s team, which receives mandates in appeals in areas ranging from intellectual property to financial services and antitrust. Coberly represented both defendants in the Seventh Circuit appellate antitrust proceedings filed by the Federal Trade Commission and pertaining to a proposed merger between NorthShore University HealthSystem and Advocate Health Care in the Chicago metropolitan area. Steffen Johnson acted for Cox Communications in long-standing patent litigation against Spring Communications, concerning voice over IP technology. Elizabeth Papez, Geoffrey Eaton and Andrew Nichols are also noted.

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