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Arnold & Porter Named to The National Law Journal's 2018 'Appellate Hot List'

October 31, 2018

For the sixth consecutive year, Arnold & Porter has been named to The National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List." The annual report recognizes 20 firms that have performed significant appellate work during the previous year before the US Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeal, and state courts of last resort. The firm was previously named to the list in 2010 and 2013-2017.

The annual report also features "stars of the appellate bar" who consistently win "key matters." Lisa Blatt, who heads the firm's Appellate and Supreme Court practice, was featured this year for a Ninth Circuit appeal involving the music of Marvin Gaye. The Ninth Circuit upheld a sizable verdict for Arnold & Porter's clients, finding that Robin Thicke's hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed their copyright for Marvin Gaye's chart-topping song, "Got To Give It Up."

Blatt noted teamwork as an important element of Arnold & Porter's appellate success over the past year, and highlighted the contributions of partners Reeves Anderson and Stanton Jones; counsel Dirk Phillips and Anthony Franze; and associates Elisabeth Theodore, Sally Pei, Stephen Wirth, Bill Perdue, and Andrew Tutt.