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Hogan Lovells

Appellate Law

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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

Clients report: "They are top notch, bright and strategic in their approach."

"The oral advocacy is excellent," add sources.

A source adds: "The team is very, very talented and extremely diverse, which I love. The team was excellent."

Work highlights

Represented Simon Rodriguez, as trustee for the estate of United Western Bancorp, before the Supreme Court to successfully argue that courts should use state law to determine ownership of consolidated tax refunds.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Stetson 's tremendous pedigree in the appellate sphere has seen her argue over a century of appeals before the Supreme Court, every federal circuit court and a diverse range of state supreme courts, with commentators regularly citing her excellent advocacy skills as a key strength.
"She's probably one of the finest appellate lawyers in the country and is almost unparalleled in terms of her writing and oral advocacy. If I'm going to anyone in the country on an appeal of some importance, it's Cate Stetson." "She's a zealous advocate for her clients and is also a responsible officer of the court." "Catherine is really good on her feet, and her legal work is extremely thorough." "She has a great way of communicating to courts and I am impressed with how she thinks, conveys her thoughts and represents clients."

Mitchell Reich enjoys a growing prominence in the appellate field, having made his first Supreme Court argument as an associate in a dispute over the ownership of consolidated tax refunds. His practice includes strength in civil rights issues, bankruptcy law, intellectual property and class actions.

Neal Katyal has a prolific and highly respected appellate practice and has attained a sterling reputation for his handling of significant civil rights disputes heard before the Supreme Court.
"Neal is a formidable appellate lawyer." "He is a skilled oral advocate." "He is a quick study, smart and he knows how to simplify the most complex matters in a clear manner."

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Appellate Law

Hogan Lovells

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Location

Columbia Square,

555 Thirteenth Street, NW,

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004

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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.

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Appellate Law


Catherine E Stetson
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Mitchell P Reich
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Neal K Katyal
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