Lisa Blatt Recognized as 2020 Law360 Appellate MVP

October 2020

Each year, Law360 names practice area “MVPs” as “an elite group of attorneys who are leaders in their practice areas and have seen extraordinary wins in the past year.”  This year, Law360 recognized Lisa Blatt among its 2020 Appellate MVPs.  Law360 highlighted Lisa’s three U.S. Supreme Court victories last Term, including United States Patent & Trademark Office v., where the Court ruled 8-1 in favor of firm client and held that the addition of “.com” to a generic term can create a protectable trademark.  In her interview with Law360, Lisa was asked to reflect on her career and what motivates her:  “I just love being an advocate and fighting for a client,” she said, adding that she was motivated to “ensure that those around her – particularly her female colleagues – were getting argument opportunities,” in light of the small percentage of women arguing before the Supreme Court.
Lisa serves as Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice.  She has argued 40 cases before the United States Supreme Court, prevailing in 37, more than any woman in U.S. history.*  The National Law Journal has called her a “visionary” and one of “the 100 most influential lawyers in America.”  Bloomberg has described her as a “legendary high court litigator,” while The National Journal likewise has referred to her as a “SCOTUS legend.”  
Click here to read Lisa's Law360 MVP profile.
Click here to see Law360’s full list of MVPs.
*All cases vary and none is predictive.

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