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Williams & Connolly LLP

Appellate Law

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What the team is known for

Respected litigation practice with a notable presence in appellate courts nationwide, making frequent appearances in complex business litigation cases. Demonstrates strengths in an impressively broad range of industries, counting businesses in the technology, financial services and pharmaceutical sectors among its impressive client base.

Strengths

A client lists the firm's strengths as "persuasion, communication, word mastery, strategic vision and client relationships."

Market sources state: "They are a very strong team and present a united front. The attorneys demonstrate thorough understanding of legal issues."

Work highlights

Appeared on behalf of Booking.com before the Supreme Court in a trademark dispute against the US Patent and Trademark Office, successfully arguing that the addition of '.com' to a generic term can create a protectable trademark.

Notable practitioners

Lisa Blatt is widely considered as one of the leading authorities on Supreme Court disputes, having argued 40 cases before the Court across issues including intellectual property, environmental law, ERISA claims and bankruptcy.
"Lisa's command of the case law and the way she presents is a work of art. She is intelligent, insightful and just absolutely incredible." "She is just tremendous, and I think part of her success is when she takes on a case she turns it around her head until she sees a path to victory and she pursues that path." "Lisa is one of the best advocates today. She is extremely strong on her feet, connects with judges and has an unmatched win record."

Sarah Harris enjoys a growing profile for her appellate practice, which has seen her argue two cases before the Supreme Court as well as handling disputes before a diverse range of wider federal and state appellate courts.
"She's a terrific, dynamite writer and appellate advocate." "Sarah Harris is terrific, a rising star."

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Appellate Law

Williams & Connolly LLP

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Location

725 Twelfth Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005

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USA - Nationwide

Appellate Law


Lisa S. Blatt
Star Individuals
Sarah M Harris
Up and Coming