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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Appellate Law

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What the team is known for

Famed litigation team with a burgeoning reputation for its abilities in high-stakes appellate arguments. Makes regular appearances before the Supreme Court in a variety of precedent-setting disputes, with expertise in areas including intellectual property disputes, regulatory enforcement, administrative challenges and criminal law work,.

Strengths

Sources note: "The entire team is outstanding. They're smart, strategic, responsive and they work well with others."

"It's a fantastic group, they are bright and brilliant lawyers," say clients.

One source reports: "Their strength is their teamwork. No one person was more importance than the goal."

Work highlights

Appeared on behalf of Seila Law before the Supreme Court in a dispute challenging the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, successfully arguing that the leadership of the CFPB by a single individual removable only for cause violates the separation of powers.

Notable practitioners

Kannon Shanmugam remains a leading choice for appeals with significant public import, with clients often turning to him for his imperious record in major Supreme Court arguments.
"Kannon is a master of his craft." "He is absolutely phenomenal, a powerhouse who is incredibly smooth and really persuasive." "Kannon has this ability to have a perspective that is beyond his years when he sees things that others don't."

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Appellate Law Department

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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2001 K Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20006-1047

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Kannon K Shanmugam
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