Law360 has once again recognized Lisa Blatt among its Appellate MVPs. According to the publication, these winners represent “an elite group of attorneys who are leaders in their practice areas and have seen extraordinary wins in the past year.” During the 2022-23 Term, Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice was lead counsel in eight merits cases and argued seven—a record for any group in private practice, comprising more than 13% of the Court’s entire merits docket. Lisa argued four cases before the Court last Term. Her wins included Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a closely-followed copyright case involving the “transformative use” doctrine; Gonzalez v. Google, concerning the scope of immunity for interactive computer services under the Communications Decency Act; and Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, where the question presented was whether a defendant’s “humorous” or “expressive” use of another’s trademark insulates the defendant from liability for infringing or diluting the trademark.
During her interview with Law360, Lisa said “the thing she's most proud of this year was being involved in seven Supreme Court arguments made by women,” commenting “that has got to be a record.” “[S]he added that the firm has done a great job of making sure young lawyers, women and people of color are getting arguments.” “I'm proud of it,” she said. “It's what I hope will be my legacy.”
Click here to read Lisa's Law360 MVP profile; and here to see Law360’s full list of MVPs.
*All cases vary and none is predictive.