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Mayer Brown’s more than 45 appellate lawyers have argued over 220 cases before the United States Supreme Court, representing either parties or amici in approximately 15 cases each Term for the past several years, and arguing an average of four per Term. In addition, our lawyers have argued hundreds of cases in federal and state appellate courts across the nation.

Legal 500 US notes that “Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court and appellate practice melds ‘outstanding written advocacy, excellent judgment, and legal knowledge.’”
Chambers USA says that our“stellar appellate practice is an outstanding choice for complex, high-stakes cases.”
Chambers USA says that Mayer Brown has “[i]ncredibly smart, creative lawyers who are constantly involved in important work, and are cost-conscious at all times.”
Legal 500 US notes that Mayer Brown has an “‘excellent’ and ‘very deep’ team…where the ‘bench strength is a never-ending parade of the best and the brightest’, including four former deputy solicitors general, and three former assistants to the solicitor general.”

Clients expressed to Legal 500 US that Mayer Brown's Supreme Court and Appellate attorneys are "master strategists," and the "best at what they do - high-quality appeals.'"

Chambers USA and Legal 500 US continually recognize our Supreme Court & Appellate group's preeminence in the field: for the fifth year in a row, both Chambers USA and Legal 500 US rank us as a top tier practice. Chambers notes that “with [our] strong Supreme Court track record the firm is the first port of call for many high-profile appeals.”

Also, for the fourth year in a row, the National Law Journal named Mayer Brown to its “Appellate Hot List,” recognizing firms that practice “exemplary, cutting-edge appellate advocacy.” And finally, Mayer Brown was named an “Appellate Practice of the Year” in 2012 by Law360, which noted our successful work in Concepcion “that turned the world of consumer class action law on its head.”

Mayer Brown In The News

For a complete list of news and publications by Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice, please visit us at mayerbrown.com.

Federal Appellate Practice

Over two dozen members of the Supreme Court & Appellate practice worked together to author Federal Appellate Practice, which publisher BNA Books describes as “[a] practical manual on handling federal appellate matters, especially civil appeals and cases involving review of federaladministrative agencies.” The result is a very impressive volume, which practitioners will greatly appreciate. It makes a perfect companion to Supreme Court Practice, highlighted below and also published by BNA Books, for which several partners at the firm have been responsible for many years.

To view the table of contents or find out more information on the treatise, please click here.
Recent Oral Arguments
Mayer Brown's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice group has a depth and breadth of Supreme Court experience without equal in the private bar.  To see and listen to representative recent arguments by the members of the group, please visit our oral arguments page. To see a complete list of the 224 cases our lawyers have argued in the Supreme Court, click here.
Recent Briefs
We file hundreds of briefs in the Supreme Court and other federal and state courts of appeals a year.  We post a wide selection of these briefs on this site.  Briefs, sorted by case name, subject matter, court, or attorney, can be viewed here.
Recent Articles
Our lawyers frequently write articles on important appellate decisions, Supreme Court and appellate practice, and other topics.  To read a variety of recent articles by our lawyers, click here.
Focus On The Supreme Court

Mayer Brown boasts one of the premier Supreme Court practices in the country.  The following are some resources about the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Docket Reports
2014 Term, January 26, 2015

Mayer Brown prepares a newsletter describing all cases of interest to the business community in which the Supreme Court grants certiorari. The most recent docket report, issued January 26, 2015, discusses the following case in which the Court granted certiorari:

This docket report is available here.
All other docket reports from the last several years are available here.
Click here to request email delivery of future docket reports.

Decision Alerts - February 25, 2015
The Supreme Court issued one decision, described below, of interest to the business community.
Supreme Court Reference Material
The following are some useful charts and Mayer Brown publications on the Supreme Court and Supreme Court practice:

PDF Cases to Be Argued during 2013 Term 
PDF Supreme Court Cases Handled By Mayer Brown Attorneys - 2013 Term 
[ Final reports for term: 2012201120102009200820072006 2005200420032002200120001999 ]
HTML Document List of Cases Argued in the Supreme Court by Mayer Brown Attorneys
PDF Mayer Brown in the Supreme Court of the United States: A Brief History
Supreme Court Practice Treatise
With three current members of Mayer Brown's appellate litigation group among its coauthors, the leading treatise on Supreme Court litigation -- Supreme Court Practice by Eugene Gressman, Stephen M. Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Timothy S. Bishop, and Edward A. Hartnett -- is written from the authors' firsthand knowledge and experience. A new, ninth edition was released in December 2007 incorporating changes in practice resulting from the Court's new rules, which became effective October 1, 2007. The preface and table of contents are available on this site. To order the book from its publisher, BNA, click here.

Book Reviews
Click here to read the review of the ninth edition that originally appeared in the February 11, 2008 issue of Legal Times
Click here to read the review of the eight edition that originally appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of The Appellate Practice Journal
Click here to read the review of the eight edition that appeared in the Autumn 2002 issue of The Green Bag

The Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic

In addition to their duties at Mayer Brown, Andy Pincus and Charles Rothfeld helped found and are co-directors of the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic. The clinic provides clients with the highest quality pro bono representation before the United States Supreme Court, and is in addition to Mayer Brown's other pro bono efforts in the Supreme Court. More information about the Clinic is available at its web site.
The Oyez Project

The Oyez Project, at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, is a multimedia site with information on the Supreme Court and online recordings of most recent Supreme Court arguments.  Mayer Brown is a proud sponsor of the Oyez Project.
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