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Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation


Appealing a trial court decision is a high-stakes and often precedent-setting scenario—with the potential for profound business ramifications. With the time and cost involved and the risk of unfavorable outcomes, “double or nothing” can often feel like your reality.

That’s where we come in.

Whether we’re drafting and arguing critical motions, or presenting arguments before the Supreme Court, our leading team of appellate lawyers can engage on your behalf at every level of the judicial system. Equipped to handle the highest stakes appeals in forums across the country, we provide clients the agile counsel necessary to tackle substantial, multilayered challenges. And we’re always thinking ahead on your behalf by ensuring all trial issues are properly preserved for appeal.

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US Supreme Court:

  • Nasrallah v. Barr, 140 S. Ct. 1683 (2020): Achieved a crucial victory for our client in a case that held that courts may review the immigration agencies’ orders denying CAT relief for factual errors, as well as legal ones
  • Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr, 140 S. Ct. 1062 (2020): Achieved a sweeping victory providing broad judicial review over administrative agency action in the immigration context
  • Lucky Brand Dungarees v. Marcel Fashions Group, 140 S. Ct. 1589 (2020): Persuaded the Supreme Court to confirm our core argument that a party may not raise new defenses in a subsequent lawsuit between the same parties concerning later examples of identical continuing conduct held in a prior lawsuit to be unlawful

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