For the second year in a row, Law360 named Williams & Connolly among its Appellate Practice Groups of the Year, recognizing that the firm “notched multiple U.S. Supreme Court wins on behalf of benefits applicants and successfully represented health care firm GlaxoSmithKline in a Delaware case that could have a major influence on contract law,” among other victories. Led by chair Lisa Blatt, Williams & Connolly’s appellate partners argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court last Term, including Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., one of the most important First Amendment cases in recent years. Last year’s Term also saw the Supreme Court debuts of partners Amy Saharia and Sarah Harris. Sarah argued Salinas v. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board and Carr v. Saul, prevailing in both.* Amy argued Sanchez v. Mayorkas in April. Sarah also notched a victory in the Ninth Circuit, and Amy won cases in the Fourth and Fifth Circuits.* Last month, partner Luke McCloud made his U.S. Supreme Court debut arguing Concepcion v. United States.
In her interview with Law360, Lisa said her guiding philosophy is one she learned at Williams & Connolly early in her career: “You start the case as, ‘This is war, we have to win, and let's get busy.’”
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* All cases vary and none is predictive.