Lisa Blatt Named to Washingtonian's List of "Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women"
September 27, 2011 -- In its October 2011 issue, Washingtonian magazine named Arnold & Porter partner and head of the firm's Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Lisa Blatt to its list of "Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women." The list celebrates the accomplishments of women who have made it to the top of their field in areas including business, labor and lobbying; advocacy and nonprofits; health and medicine; education; media; arts and letters; and the law.
Ms. Blatt was one of only eight women recognized in the category of "Law," along with three Supreme Court Justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor.
The Washingtonian noted that "[s]o many women are in powerful positions in Washington today that selecting the top 100 [was] more challenging than ever." Ms. Blatt was among those "who've made it to the top -- while recognizing that a few panes still remain in the glass ceiling."
In 2009, Arnold & Porter expanded its Appellate and Supreme Court Practice with the addition of Ms. Blatt, former Assistant to the Solicitor General, who had worked directly with six solicitors general over the course of three administrations since 1996. Ms. Blatt has argued 30 cases before the Supreme Court, prevailing in 29. Since joining Arnold & Porter, the Supreme Court granted the first two petitions for certiorari Ms. Blatt filed and ruled unanimously on the merits for the firm's clients in both cases. For the 2010-11 term, she successfully represented clients as counsel of record in three merits cases and co-counsel in a fourth merits case, including a (6-3) win on behalf of PhRMA in a landmark case holding that pharmaceutical manufacturers have a First Amendment right to market their drugs to doctors.