Named to The National Law Journal's 2013 "Appellate Hot List," Arnold & Porter's Appellate and Supreme Court practice group is nationally ranked as among the best appellate practices in the country. Over the past three years, our lawyers have participated in at least 15 percent of the Supreme Court's argued cases. And since 2010, the firm has prevailed in eight Supreme Court merits cases involving issues of vital importance to the business community and the public interest.
Beyond the Supreme Court, our lawyers regularly appear in the federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts. Over the past year, for example, the firm represented parties in 41 appeals (prevailing in 19, 17 pending, five dismissals) in federal and state courts across the country.
Our practice is led by Lisa S. Blatt, a veteran of the Solicitor General's Office, who has argued 33 cases before the Supreme Court, prevailing in 32. Ms. Blatt has been hailed by The National Law Journal as one of America's "100 Most Influential Lawyers" for 2013, singled out by Chambers USA as one of the "leading former government officials," and named a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark: Appellate. Our team also includes former Supreme Court law clerks, former clerks from nearly every circuit of the U.S. courts of appeals; the former Chief and Deputy Chief of the Appeals Unit in the Criminal Division of the SDNY's U.S. Attorney's Office; and members of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (including a past-president) and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an invitation-only group limited to 500 appellate lawyers nationwide.
A key aspect to the Appellate and Supreme Court group's success can be attributed to the coordination between our appellate advocates and our nationally recognized attorneys in numerous global industries and areas of substantive law, including antitrust, banking, health care and pharmaceutical.
Members of our appellate team teach law school courses on appellate advocacy, write influential articles on appellate law, participate in symposia and panels on the Supreme Court, and are regularly quoted or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, USA Today, National Law Journal, and other media outlets concerning appellate law.