CLE: So You Want to Sue an Agency: Litigating Administrative Law Cases

March 2023

Partner Sarah Harris and associate Whitney Hermandorfer will present the CLE “So You Want to Sue an Agency: Litigating Administrative Law Cases,” which will review key trends in challenging administrative agency rules, policies, and enforcement proceedings. Sarah and Whitney will begin by covering strategic considerations for preserving potential litigation arguments during the regulatory phase, as well as options for preliminary relief from impending agency action. The CLE will then discuss considerations in challenging agency action in both district court and circuit court, as well as intervening to defend agency action that is favorable. The CLE will cover everything from venue and constitutional challenges to nuts-and-bolts administrative procedure challenges and remedial questions. Finally, the CLE will discuss considerations for intervening to defend agency rulemakings. Sarah and Whitney will cover recent Supreme Court cases and circuit court developments throughout. 

Sarah Harris has argued five Supreme Court cases over the past three terms, including multiple administrative law cases. She is recognized nationwide for her appellate advocacy, including being named a Law360 Appellate MVP. Before joining the firm, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel and clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas.

Whitney Hermandorfer focuses on appellate and regulatory litigation in cases involving constitutional and Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency action. Whitney clerked for Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Justice Samuel Alito. She also clerked for Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12:00 -1:00 PM ET



If you need CLE credit, we will send you a CLE Request and Evaluation Form the day of the presentation that you must submit with the CLE Code.

* General credit provided in AZ, CA, CT, NJ, NY, and PA.
* We will apply for credit in other states, if requested.
* We cannot provide AL, IN, NC, and WV credit for this program.

If you need more information or have questions about a particular state, please contact Sherry Bridge at

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