Mayer Brown LLP

Appellate Law Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Offers a wealth of knowledge in major business and public interest appellate work, with its considerable litigation strengths honed by decades of experience in the field. Demonstrates deep expertise across issues such as labor and employment, privacy and data security, intellectual property rights and environmental law, among others. Acts for an impressive client base which includes a number of leading charities, interest groups and governmental bodies, as well as financial services firms and wider corporates.

Strengths One client states: "They are superb Supreme Court and appellate lawyers. They are the best writers and the smartest, strategic thinkers and I find them to be really good partners."

Sources report: "They have a bench of fantastic lawyers and are well known for their Supreme Court work."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel for Weyerhaeuser in the US Supreme Court, in a dispute concerning the US Fish & Wildlife Service designation of 1500 acres of private timber land as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog under the Endangered Species Act.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Pincus
is regarded by clients as a "go-to lawyer for the highest-risk cases." His impressive practice includes handling a range of business and constitutional law matters before the Supreme Court and in the federal and state appellate courts. Interviewees regard him as an "outstanding appellate advocate and an outstanding strategist."

Andrew Frey
is an esteemed figure of the appellate Bar, counting 66 cases in the US Supreme Court to his name. His practice spans a broad array of disputes, from commercial issues to punitive damages defense matters.

Charles Rothfeld
offers longstanding experience in acting for clients in high-stakes appellate matters. His practice sees him handle appeals concerning constitutional matters, criminal law and commercial disputes.

Dan Himmelfarb
"is a superb appellate lawyer" according to sources, with others noting that "his writing is outstanding." He represents clients in a wide array of cases concerning contracts, issues, administrative law, criminal law and constitutional law, among others. One source states: "He is a great and an extremely smart lawyer."

Evan Tager
has particular expertise in the rail sector, with experience in railroad liability and punitive damages claims, in addition to cases concerning the enforceability of arbitration provisions. Clients say: "He is strong in structuring the appeal. He gives it the best chance of success and is very good at general strategy and legal analysis."

Nicole Saharsky
boasts an impressive 30 Supreme Court arguments to her name, with notable experience in cases concerning bankruptcy and tax. She acts for a range of clients, with particular expertise advising technology businesses. Sources describe her as a "formidable advocate and extraordinarily well respected."