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Appellate Law
8 Years Ranked

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Provided by William M Jay

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Willy Jay leads Goodwin’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice. He currently serves as co-chair of Goodwin’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Jay uses his deep experience litigating before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals to help clients formulate winning appellate strategy. A former Assistant to the Solicitor General and Supreme Court clerk, he has argued 17 cases before the Supreme Court, briefed more than 50 Supreme Court cases on the merits, and briefed more than 150 cases at the certiorari stage. In recent years he argued five of the most significant intellectual-property cases at the Court, involving patent, copyright, and trademark law.

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JD, Harvard Law School, 2001 (magna cum laude); AB, Harvard College, 1998 (magna cum laude).

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Appellate Law - USA - Nationwide
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Band 2

William Jay has a wealth of experience acting for clients in the Supreme Court and wider federal appellate courts, with particular expertise in IP matters.
"A super-efficient appellate litigator who is able to cut straight to the most critical issues and construct simple, persuasive arguments from extremely complex legal and factual records." "William Jay is extremely impressive and very knowledgeable on a large number of areas of law - you can expect a timely answer on anything ranging from a nuance of patent law to specifics on products liability. He is also a tremendous writer and finds a way to deliver a clear, concise message regardless of the knowledge or skill set of the audience."

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