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Esteemed appellate group with a wealth of experience practicing before the US Supreme Court, state appellate courts and wider federal courts of appeals. Offers an integrated litigation and appellate practice with expertise in a broad array of disputes work, with recent activity in arguing cases concerning antiterrorism laws, labor and employment issues and intellectual property matters. Counts a number of former governmental luminaries among its distinguished team of high-caliber appellate advocates.
Clients note: "Their attention to quality means they're excellent lawyers. They are extremely good at brief writing and trials and they are very merit-focused in a way that's extremely helpful."
Fellow practitioners regard the team as being at the "very top of the game" for appellate work.
Represented Parker Drilling Company and its subsidiary, Parker Drilling Management Services, in the US Supreme Court in a case addressing whether state wage and hour laws apply on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Bartow Farr is a longstanding figure of the appellate Bar, having argued an enviable 32 cases before the Supreme Court. He brings an abundance of experience when counseling clients on major appellate disputes.
"Very fine lawyer" Erin Murphy is experienced in acting for clients in cases before the Supreme Court and federal appellate courts. She has a respected practice and represents clients in a wide range of disputes, spanning constitutional issues to contract issues to bankruptcy and punitive damages.
Paul Clement "is an incredible advocate" according to fellow litigators. He brings to bear a wealth of experience from his time as Solicitor General and regularly appears before the US Supreme Court, having argued over 100 Supreme Court cases. He continues to represent clients in high-profile appeals across a diverse range of areas. Clients state: "He is the best of the best; Paul is just really extraordinary."
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The Firm’s appellate attorneys have extensive experience briefing and arguing high-stakes cases in the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, and state appellate courts. The practice features Paul Clement, Solicitor General of the United States from 2005 to 2008; Erin Murphy, characterized by Chambers as a "future superstar"; and many other attorneys who have served as law clerks on the Supreme Court, the courts of appeals, and the district courts.