Law360 Names Williams & Connolly Among "Appellate Practice Groups of the Year"

February 2024

Law360 named Williams & Connolly among its "Appellate Practice Groups of the Year," recognizing that the firm notched multiple U.S. Supreme Court wins including 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.

Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice is led by Lisa Blatt, who has argued 46 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court—more than any woman in history—and has won nearly 90% of them.* During the 2022-23 Term alone, the group was lead counsel in eight merits cases and argued seven—tops for any group in private practice, comprising more than 13% of the Court’s entire merits docket. In addition to Lisa’s four arguments before the Court last Term, partner Sarah Harris argued twice and partner Amy Saharia argued once.

Click here to view Williams & Connolly’s Law360 "Appellate Practice Group of the Year" profile.

*All cases vary and none is predictive.

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