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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s appellate practice is split between Washington DC and Los Angeles, with former assistant to the Solicitor General Pratik Shah and Rex Heinke leading the practice from the two offices, respectively. Reflective of its geographic spread, the group is consistently engaged in matters at the Ninth Court, the California Supreme Court, and the US Supreme Court. Of recent note, Shah led the appellate effort for the respondent in Azar v Allina Health Services, where the US Supreme Court sided with the team on issues concerning administrative law and the Medicare Act. In addition, the practice group has niche strength in Native American law; it recently charted a win for the Gila River Indian Community in an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act brought before the Ninth Circuit. Alongside healthcare and Native American law issues, the caseload on the courts of appeal side also includes IP, labor, and financial restructuring disputes. James Tysse is a key contact for human rights and civil rights cases, and Julius Chen has significant administrative and constitutional law experience.