Anthony Franze is a member of Arnold & Porter LLP's Appellate and Supreme Court and Litigation practice groups in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Franze has represented clients in more than thirty cases at the petition, amicus, and merits stages in the United States Supreme Court. Since 2011, he represented clients in five merits cases -- each a victory for the firm's clients. In ranking the firm's appellate group among the nation's best, the National Law Journal highlighted Mr. Franze's work and the Legal 500 noted his "excellent reputation."
In addition to representing corporate clients before the high court, Mr. Franze maintains an active pro bono practice, including civil and criminal cases. Recent examples include the successful pro bono representation of a federal employee in a suit against the United States and representing amicus the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in a high-profile death penalty case challenging Alabama's capital punishment system. The National Law Journal commented that "although Franze would not say so, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's majority opinion seemed to draw inspiration from his brief, especially in its critique of the Alabama indigent defense system."
Mr. Franze also represents clients in complex litigation matters, including multiple civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) cases, parallel state and federal putative class actions alleging price fixing, consumer protection class actions, and various government investigations.
For the past decade Mr. Franze also has been an adjunct professor of law. From 2001 to 2003, he was an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Since 2004, he has been an adjunct Professor of Law for Michigan State University's semester-in-DC program, where his courses include Federal Jurisdiction and Appellate Practice. He also has participated in MSU's foreign faculty exchange program, teaching U.S. law at a European law school.
Mr. Franze has published articles in leading law journals, including the Harvard Journal of Law and Policy Review Online, the Notre Dame Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and many others.
The New York Times, Washington Post, and other prominent news outlets have quoted or cited Mr. Franze about the Supreme Court. He also has been a commentator for Bloomberg, SCOTUSblog, and the Supreme Court Insider.
Mr. Franze is a magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School where he was a member of the Law Review.
The Legal 500 US 2013 for Supreme Court and Appellate
The Legal 500 US 2012 for Supreme Court and Appellate