On May 10, 2021, Bloomberg Law featured Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice in an article addressing gender disparity in the Supreme Court bar. The firm had four arguments before the Court this Term – all by women. Partner Lisa Blatt, who has argued more Supreme Court cases in her career (41) than any other woman, has led the practice to no fewer than five victories before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2020-2021.* The team’s industry-influencing victories have helped shape the legal landscape in areas as diverse as trademark, product liability, environmental, and commercial law.
This Term also saw debuts by partners Amy Saharia and Sarah Harris before the Court. On April 22nd, the team notched a 9-0 win in Carr v. Saul, a case argued by Sarah. Amy argued her first case before the Court last month (Sanchez v. Mayorkas). Earlier this year, the team obtained a 5-4 victory in Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board, another case argued by Sarah. During her interview with Bloomberg, Lisa added: “the bottom line is [t]here’s a ton of women out there who are extremely talented in the Supreme Court bar and if the firm and the person at the top is committed to diversity, it’s going to happen.”
Click here to read “Men Repeat at Lectern—Firms, U.S. Drive Supreme Court Gender Gap,” published by Bloomberg.
*All cases vary and none is predictive.