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Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States
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Melissa Arbus Sherry is Deputy Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. Ms. Sherry returned to Latham’s Washington, D.C. office in October 2014 after serving five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. In this role, Ms. Sherry represented the federal government before the Supreme Court and assisted in overseeing the government’s litigation in the federal appellate courts. Ms. Sherry has worked extensively with federal government agencies and various components within the Department of Justice.


Partner, Deputy Office Managing Partner


Lawyer Rankings

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

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Satisfied clients of Latham & Watkins LLP highlight the appellate group’s ‘excellent writing and advocacy skills‘, ‘acute strategic sense‘ and ‘tremendous grasp of the law‘. Over the past year, the team secured a series of high-profile wins for a diverse mix of clients, from major corporates through to state governments. Mainly centered in Washington DC, the sizeable practice benefits from its ability to draw on the firm’s comprehensive US network and it regularly appears before Circuit Courts nationwide, as well as making frequent appearances before the US Supreme Court. Its subject matter expertise is equally as extensive and it handles the full range of business law cases, including IP, antitrust, tax, securities and consumer law-related issues. It also packs a punch in constitutional and administrative law. As a former Solicitor General, practice head Gregory Garre is well versed in complex, precedent-setting litigation; he successfully represented the US Territory of Guam before the US Supreme Court in a case seeking to hold the US accountable for its share of the costs of cleaning up a landfill built by the US Navy. According to sources, up-and-coming partner Melissa Arbus Sherry demonstrates a ‘wonderful ability to think on her feet‘. Sherry had a banner year, which included successfully securing a certiorari petition in a tax case against the federal government. Roman Martinez provides ‘exceptional service‘ and his broad experience spans civil and criminal law cases across a range of constitutional, statutory and administrative law matters; he recently acted alongside the firm’s securities litigation and professional liability practice to represent Facebook in a SCOTUS case addressing the scope of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability. Richard Bress, who has argued eight Supreme Court cases, and Michael Bern are also key members of the team.