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Latham & Watkins LLP

Appellate Law

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What the team is known for

Enjoys a strong reputation in appellate litigation, drawing from a formidable roster of experienced practitioners with an excellent track record in high-stakes legal challenges. Handles a broad range of substantial matters of significant national and constitutional import. IP work stands out as a particular highlight, alongside wider strengths in the professional services sector, tax disputes and criminal law matters.

Strengths

Interviewees state: "Latham & Watkins has a strong appellate team, with a deep bench of heavy hitters."

A client says: "They are very good with strategy and presenting our case in a persuasive, effective manner."

"They are very generous with their time and talents," sources say.

Work highlights

Appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of the petitioner in Babb v Wilkie, successfully arguing that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act's federal sector provision requires an employee to only show that a personnel action was tainted by the consideration of age, instead of showing it was a 'but-for' cause, to establish liability.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Garre is held in high esteem for his impressive track record in appellate matters. He is an experienced advocate, appearing numerous times before the Supreme Court and courts of appeal, having argued an array of highly significant constitutional challenges and commercial litigation matters.
"Greg is phenomenal and can take a complex case and present it in an accessible way." "He's an exceptional advocate." "Greg is a very fine lawyer with tremendous credentials."

Melissa Arbus Sherry represents significant clients in a wide range of appeals, including First Amendment and tax matters.
"Melissa is a superb appellate and Supreme Court advocate. She is a creative thinker, and an excellent writer and oral advocate."

Richard Bress is a popular choice for well-known corporations, advising clients on an array of commercial and constitutional issues.
"Richard is really smart, really intelligent and incredibly responsive."

Roman Martinez has quickly established himself as an impressive and highly sought-after choice for Supreme Court and wider appellate arguments, having handled civil and criminal appeals across issues such as employment, civil rights, environmental and First Amendment law.
"He is very thorough and extremely responsive." "He is stellar and has excellent judgment."

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Appellate Law

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

555 Eleventh Street, NW

Suite 1000

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004-1304

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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.

USA - Nationwide

Appellate Law


Gregory Garre
Band 1
Melissa Arbus Sherry
Band 4
Richard Bress
Band 4
Roman Martinez
Band 3