In the article “Williams & Connolly Women Take Second Turn at High Court Lectern,” published on January 9, 2023, Bloomberg Law highlighted Williams & Connolly partners Lisa Blatt and Sarah Harris for each arguing their second cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this Term. At a time when men far outnumber women in arguing before the Court, Lisa and Sarah are bucking that trend. According to Bloomberg Law, Lisa and Sarah are two of only four women in private practice who have argued before the Court this Term, while 74 men have done so, with about half coming from private practice.
On October 12, 2022, Lisa argued Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a closely-followed copyright case involving the “transformative use” doctrine. On January 17, 2023, Lisa will argue Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States, where the question presented is whether U.S. district courts may exercise subject-matter jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions against foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities under 18 U.S.C. § 3231 and in light of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
On December 6, 2022, Sarah argued Bartenwerfer v. Buckley, where the question presented is whether a bankruptcy debtor can discharge debts arising from someone else’s fraud. On January 11, 2023, Sarah will argue Financial Oversight Board v. CPI, which involves the Board’s immunity from federal suits under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.
The Williams & Connolly appellate team will argue six merit cases before the Court this Term. In addition to the cases mentioned above, the team will also argue Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC and Gonzalez v. Google.
Click here to read “Williams & Connolly Women Take Second Turn at High Court Lectern,” published by Bloomberg Law on January 9, 2023.