Litigation

Appellate

When you are appealing a court’s decision, it’s important to have a firm on your side that has the experience and know-how to work effectively and efficiently to achieve your goals.

We take a client-centered approach and balance a thoughtful analysis of the legal issues with a realistic assessment of the economics of your appeal. Our senior appellate lawyers are involved in every phase of the research and writing to formulate an argument that is logical, applicable, and highly readable. The result is a targeted, carefully honed argument for you. This overall approach results in a cost-effective and winning end product.

Quick Facts


  • Significant appellate experience, supported by procedural experts across various sectors
  • Backed by 100+ trial attorneys
  • Experience before appellate courts at all levels: the US Supreme Court, US Circuit Courts of Appeal, and state appellate courts
  • Former law clerks and staff attorneys with federal circuit courts and state supreme courts
  • Amicus briefs authored on behalf of industry associations and advocacy groups

Areas of Focus


Rankings & Recognitions

  • Practice group ranked by Benchmark Litigation
  • Attorneys ranked by Super Lawyers
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Representative Experience

  • Federal Circuit entirely reversed and remanded for the first time a Patent Trial and Appeal’s Board’s decision that cancelled patent claims in an inter partes review of a patent.
  • First Circuit decision rejecting an antitrust challenge to our client’s pharmacy network.
  • Seventh Circuit decision protecting bondholders from the potential loss of their investment in the United Airlines bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of state tax exemptions for municipal bonds, in which Justice Souter’s majority opinion repeatedly cited the amicus brief that we submitted on behalf of a national professional organization.
  • Seventh Circuit decision instructing the district court to decertify a nationwide class of consumers.
  • Decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court that reversed an injunction and a seven-figure judgment against our client on trade secret and unfair competition claims.
  • Decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reverse the decision of the trial court resulting in our client, a pharmaceutical company, recovering nearly $7 million in compensation and bonuses from a disloyal former CEO.
  • DC Circuit decision upholding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules for sharing high-capacity network elements against challenges brought by incumbent telephone companies.
  • Decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court protecting fast-track approval for affordable housing.
  • Decision by the New York Appellate Division to set aside the jury verdict against our client, a high-profile real estate developer, in a race discrimination case.

Clients We Serve

  • Directors and officers
  • Industry trade associations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public and private companies
  • Senior executives