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What the team is known for Highly distinguished appellate practice with attorneys who are regular fixtures in high-stakes appeals heard before the Supreme Court, DC Circuit and wider state and federal appellate courts. Particular areas of strength include technology, energy and automotive disputes, in addition to significant expertise in high-profile regulatory and constitutional challenges. Acts for an impressively diverse array of major corporates, financial institutions and sovereign clients, alongside a prolific pro bono practice.
Strengths Interviewees report: "Their group is very strong and they're true generalists, meaning they can write persuasively on any topic."
Sources regard the team as "brilliant, dedicated, passionate advocates," adding: "This is a premier legal team."
Clients say: "They’re terrific, they provide excellent strategy advice and work product."
Work highlights Successfully represented the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission before the US Supreme Court in a dispute brought by the American Humanist Association concerning whether a cross-shaped war memorial would have to be torn down because it stood on public property.
Catherine Stetson "is just unbeatable when arguing cases," reports one source. Her respected practice sees her arguing a diverse range of cases before the Supreme Court in addition to the federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts. One client states: "Cate is one of the most gifted litigators and orators I have ever encountered. Her arguments are intuitive, her language simple, and her strategy perfected."
Mitchell Reich enjoys a growing prominence in the appellate field. His experiences include arguing before the Supreme Court in a tax dispute and before the Ninth Circuit in a challenge to travel restrictions enacted by the US Government.
Neal Katyal has an excellent Supreme Court practice, acting for clients on high-profile appeals spanning constitutional law to business appeals and civil rights issues. A client notes: "He is a top appellate advocate and one of the smartest lawyers I've ever met. He is just magic in the courtroom; judges love him and he is such a superior advocate.He can drop in and master any case."