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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Appellate Law

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What the team is known for

Maintains its premier standing in the appellate arena, calling upon a formidable array of highly experienced and deeply respected litigators to offer a wealth of experience before the US Supreme Court and state and federal courts nationwide. Makes frequent appearances in high-value and far-reaching matters, with notable experience in constitutional law, legislative challenges and wider business disputes. Its impressive client base spans a range of leading multinationals, trade associations and financial institutions.

Strengths

Interviewees note: "The team worked very well together, their knowledge was seamless and they were very responsive."

Clients report: "The firm has a very deep bench at every level. The team's strength is in handling very complex factual and legal scenarios and getting results on a deadline."

Sources hail the group for having "a preeminent appellate practice."

Work highlights

Acted for Comcast before the Supreme Court, successfully vacating a Ninth Circuit verdict which had allowed a discriminatory contracting claim brought by the National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks to proceed past the pleadings stage.

Notable practitioners

Allyson Ho is particularly adept at handling cases in the Fifth Circuit. Her expertise extends nationally and she has experience acting for clients across the country in federal and state courts.
"Allyson is very smart and presents thoroughly. She is forceful and has exactly the right tone." "She is a well-respected litigator."

Helgi Walker has standout expertise in the telecommunications sector and is regularly called upon to advise on appellate challenges to federal agency actions.
"Helgi is an expert appellate specialist, a skilled legal strategist and an exceptional communicator." "She is a top-notch intellect."

Matthew McGill has a broad appellate practice spanning appeals to the Supreme Court and wider state and federal appellate courts. He is particularly noted for his successes in cases concerning sports gambling and the Wire Act.
"Matthew is talented. He is a strong writer and a strong advocate."

Miguel Estrada offers clients a wealth of experience acting in appeals spanning multiple federal and state courts, in addition to the US Supreme Court.
"Going against him reinforces to me what a superb lawyer he is, he really is extraordinary." "Miguel has an unbelievable memory of what the US Supreme Court has done and he understands the best placement and arguments." "He is one of the first-class intellects and is highly sought after by clients."

Theodore Olson 's five-decade career has cemented his reputation as one of the most respected and formidable appellate advocates in the legal market, with clients turning to him for his outstanding pedigree in the most complex constitutional questions and precedent-setting business disputes.
"He is one of the biggest names in the appellate field." "I could not have asked for better advocacy, thoughtfulness and preparedness."

Theodore Boutrous is experienced in acting for clients in federal and state appellate courts, as well as in Supreme Court matters, with a particularly strong reputation in First Amendment and product liability disputes.
"He is fantastic. He was very impressive in argument and he's nice and easy to work with, he is a gentleman. He's charismatic and highly effective as an appellate lawyer."

Thomas Dupree is particularly noted for his expertise in the transport sector, as part of a broad appellate practice which also includes strengths in intellectual property, employment law and shareholder disputes.
"Thomas has a solid reputation and is a fine lawyer."

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Appellate Law

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Location

333 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071-3197

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Appellate Law


Allyson N Ho
Band 3
Helgi C Walker
Band 4
Matthew D. McGill
Band 4
Miguel A Estrada
Band 1
Theodore B Olson
Senior Statespeople
Theodore J Boutrous Jr
Band 2

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