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USA California Litigation: Appellate

This ranking table covers the preparation, drafting and delivery of briefs before the appellate courts (state supreme courts, circuit courts and the US Supreme Court). Also includes interlocutory appeals and writs. Chambers USA features a Nationwide table of law firms who field teams of appellate lawyers. It also ranks appellate lawyers in each state where there is a prominent appellate Bar.

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Band 1
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    High-caliber practice group with top-tier credentials in securities and commercial disputes, regularly picked by clients for high-stakes, bet-the-company cases. Possesses a wealth of expertise in trial work, counting several former prosecutors with extensive litigation experience among its roster of standout attorneys. Handles a plethora of other disputes in areas such as IP, employment and product liability. Services an impressive array of blue-chip corporates, including a number of Silicon Valley behemoths, in highly publicized litigation battles. Also features a leading appellate practice with an enviable track record in representing major corporations in the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court.
  2. Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
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    Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Distinguished appellate boutique with proficiency in a wide array of industry sectors, acting for a broad range of individuals, public entities and corporate clients. Offers deep expertise in state and federal court work, including frequent appearances before the California Supreme Court. Often called upon to assist trial counsel in strategizing cases in anticipation of appeal.
  3. Horvitz & Levy LLP
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    Horvitz & Levy LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded appellate boutique with outstanding strengths in civil disputes, making regular appearances before the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court. Acts for an impressive roster of high-profile clients, including household names in the manufacturing, energy and media sectors.
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Band 2
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    A diverse group of skilled attorneys which is regularly called upon for unique and challenging appellate issues. Offers strengths in both state and federal appellate courts, with experience in a broad range of corporate disputes. Acts on behalf of clients in industries such as media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.
  2. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
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    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Renowned litigation outfit with strong credentials across commercial and securities disputes, counting household names and multinational corporations among its roster of clients. Offers comprehensive coverage in business-critical issues, ranging from antitrust, contractual disputes and IP to litigation arising from environmental disasters and industrial accidents. Calls upon a stable of leading trial and appellate advocates, notable for their breadth of expertise and deep experience.
  3. Stris & Maher LLP
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    Stris & Maher LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Boutique appellate firm with significant experience in business appeals before the California courts and a wide array of federal circuit courts. Acts for large corporates, midsize companies and individuals in issues involving environmental, intellectual property and labor and employment law.
  4. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 1 Years Ranked
    Sophisticated practice which excels in complex appellate disputes, drawing from a talented pool of litigators with a wealth of experience appearing before the California and federal courts. The firm's signature strengths in the technology, intellectual property and securities fields is complemented by deep expertise in First Amendment and wider constitutional law questions.
  5. California Appellate Law Group LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  6. Reed Smith LLP
    Litigation: Appellate
    USA 2022 | Band 2