On November 30, 2020, Williams & Connolly was named among Law360’s Appellate Practice Groups of the Year. This annual series recognizes “the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.” Winners are recognized for the size, complexity and significance of the litigation matters on which they worked. During 2019-2020, Williams & Connolly secured three wins before the U.S. Supreme Court, and represented the prevailing parties in multiple matters before federal courts of appeals.*
Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice group is chaired by Lisa Blatt. Lisa has argued forty cases before the Court—more than any other woman in U.S. history—including the first telephonic argument in the Court’s history in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office v. Booking.com.
Partners Amy Saharia and Sarah Harris—both of whom are former U.S. Supreme Court clerks—also lead the practice. This past year, Amy will have argued four appeals, as well as numerous dispositive motions at the trial level. Sarah will have argued six appeals, including the U.S. Supreme Court case Salinas v. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Associate Luke McCloud will have argued three appeals, and the team will have helped line up seven pro bono appellate arguments in federal courts of appeals for associates in the group.
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* All cases vary and none is predictive.