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HTML DocumentMayer Brown partner Kenneth Geller named "Litigator of the Week" by American Lawyer magazine
Among the myriad hot-button issues in American jurisprudence today, federal preemption is at the top of the list. To its critics, it's a license for companies to escape liability for misleading consumers. To its defenders, it's the only sensible way to regulate businesses. Read >>
Reprinted with permission from the January 9, 2009 edition of AmLaw Litigation Daily ¸ 2009 ALM Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.
HTML DocumentCharles Rothfeld Mentioned in USA Today Article on Advocacy at the Supreme Court
14 December 2008 - USA Today highlighted Charles Rothfeld, who has argued in front of the Supreme Court 23 times, as "part of an emerging elite private-sector group of lawyers who dominate advocacy at the court." Click here to link to the full article. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Partners Argue Three Supreme Court Cases in Seven-Day Span
Three attorneys from Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate practice, Stephen Shapiro, Charles Rothfeld and Andrew Pincus, were recently mentioned in several online stories regarding their arguments of Philip Morris USA v. Williams; Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee and Arizona v. Johnson in front of the Supreme Court. Read >>
External DocumentMayer Brown LLP and BNA Books Publish 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 and cases involving review of federal administrative agencies.” The result is a very impressive volume, which practitioners will greatly appreciate. It makes a perfect companion to Supreme Court Practice, also published by BNA Books, for which several partners at the firm have been responsible for many years. Read >>
PDF DocumentUS Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Drug Preemption Case
Andrew Tauber predicts a narrowly written decision that upholds preemption due to the extent of the questioning on such issues as whether a manufacturer must have new information about risks to change a label unilaterally. Read >>
Reproduced with permission from Product Safety & Liability Reporter, 36 PSLR 1116 (Nov. 10, 2008). Copyright 2008 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)
External DocumentMayer Brown argues Eritrean accused of torture deserves asylum
Andy Pincus quoted in article discussing the case he argued at the Supreme Court on whether the US should deny political asylum to a man who, out of fear for his own life, stood by as others were tortured. Read >>
HTML DocumentJustices Appear Torn Over Drug Labeling Case
Andrew Tauber predicts a narrow ruling that will grant federal pre-emption in cases like the Wyeth case “where there are no allegations that the company withheld information” about potential risks and where the FDA rejected a stronger warning label. Read >>
HTML DocumentMany familiar faces to appear before justices
Article mentions Mayer Brown’s “strong appellate bench” and lists Andy Pincus, Andrew Frey and Charles Rothfeld as attorneys who will argue in front of the Supreme Court this term. Also mentions the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic. Read >>
Reprinted with permission from the September 22, 2008 edition of National Law Journal © 2008 ALM Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.
HTML DocumentAmong business cases, pre-emption looms large
Andy Pincus quoted on pre-emption. Read >>
External DocumentAM Law Daily Quotes Mayer Brown Partner Andy Pincus on Securities Class Action System
24 July 2008 - The AM Law Daily  today quoted Mayer Brown partner Andy Pincus in an article discussing the current securities class action system, which has brought in over $17 billion in the past 10 years for Plaintiff's lawyers and continues to gain momentum. Pincus spoke as a panelist at the luncheon, which was cosponsored by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Attorney Discusses Kennedy v. Louisiana on C-SPAN
On June 26, 2008, Mayer Brown attorney Kevin Ranlett was featured in C-SPAN's Washington Journal for a full 30-minute segment on the Kennedy v. Louisiana Supreme Court case decided the previous day. He discussed the case as well as an amicus brief filed by Mayer Brown LLP on behalf of the National Association of Social Workers and other victims'-rights groups, which was cited repeatedly in the decision. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown again stands alone atop appellate rankings in both Chambers USA and Legal 500 United States
17 June 2008 - For a second consecutive year, the Supreme Court & Appellate practice of Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, is ranked in the top tier of the appellate law category in both Chambers USA and Legal 500 United States, a distinction achieved by no other law firm. Read >>
External DocumentLegal Times Quotes Mayer Brown Partner Andy Pincus On Supreme Court Patent Case
The Legal Times today quoted Mayer Brown partner Andy Pincus quoted in an article discussing the Supreme Court's decision in Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., which-in a unanimous opinion reversing the Federal Circuit-held that the doctrine of patent exhaustion applies to method patents. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court & Appellate Practice Named to the National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List"
7 April 2008 - The Supreme Court & Appellate practice of Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, was listed in the inaugural edition of the National Law Journal's (NLJ) "Appellate Hot List." The NLJ rankings honor law firms that practice "exemplary, cutting-edge appellate advocacy." The NLJ noted in its article that Mayer Brown and other firms chosen deserved "credit for unqualified excellence." Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Scores Major Victory
Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, scored a major victory in the Appellate Court of Illinois on Monday on behalf of iPCS Wireless, Inc in its high-profile litigation with Sprint. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court Issues Three Preemption Decisions In One Day—And Mayer Brown Is On The Winning Side In Each One
20 February 2008 - The Supreme Court today issued three major decisions relating to the federal preemption of state law, and Mayer Brown lawyers were on the winning side in each case. The three decisions—in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. (No. 06-179), in Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transport Association (No. 06-457), and in Preston v. Ferrer (No. 06-1463)—directly affect medical device manufacturers, interstate shippers, and all companies that enter arbitration agreements, but are also tremendously important for all businesses that confront state-law requirements in federally regulated areas. The decisions are discussed in more detail after the jump. Read >>
HTML DocumentLatest Edition of Supreme Court Practice Published
15 February 2008. The ninth edition of Supreme Court Practice, co-authored by Mayer Brown lawyers Stephen Shapiro, Kenneth Geller, and Timothy Bishop has just been published by BNA Books. Calling it "the unquestioned bible for Supreme Court practitioners," Legal Times covered the publication of the book in a recent article, "Much More Than a Doorstop." The article goes on to say that, the book "is a soup-to-nuts guidebook to everything lawyers need to know about petitioning, briefing, and arguing before the Supreme Court, with insights into the best ways of getting favorable attention from the Court at every stage." Please click here to view the full article or visit the BNA Books site to purchase a copy of the book. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Wins (Yet Another) Supreme Court Victory In Important Securities Case
16 January 2008 - In a case argued by Mayer Brown partner Stephen Shapiro and previously described by the Wall Street Journal as "the biggest securities-litigation court clash in a generation," the Supreme Court yesterday affirmed that third parties who do not themselves mislead investors cannot be held liable for damages under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act even if their conduct facilitates the fraud of another. The decision, in Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., No. 06-43, is the latest in a long series of Mayer Brown victories for the business community. Last term Mayer Brown represented the prevailing parties in two major antitrust cases, Credit Suisse First Boston v. Billing, 127 S. Ct. 2383 (2007), and Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., 127 S. Ct. 1069 (2007), and in Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 127 S. Ct. 1057 (2007), a ruling expected to impose new curbs on the use of punitive damages across the country. Given its significance, yesterday's Stoneridge decision is discussed in many news outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Business Week. A summary of the decision is available hereRead >>
HTML DocumentCharles Rothfeld Argues in Supreme Court
15 January 2008 - Mayer Brown attorney Charles Rothfeld, a former assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, who together with Mayer Brown partner Andy Pincus supervises the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, today argued his twenty-first case before the Court. Rothfeld, on behalf of the clinic, represented the respondent in United States v. Rodriquez, No. 06-1646, which presents the question of whether a state drug conviction can serve as a predicate for enhanced sentencing under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e) when the sentence imposed on that conviction satisfied the threshold length set forth in § 924(e) only by virtue of having itself been enhanced under a separate state recidivist statute. The case and the clinic are discussed in a New Haven Register articleRead >>
External DocumentMayer Brown Honored in The Washingtonian's 800 Top Lawyers List
Three lawyers in Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office--Ken Geller, Andy Pincus, and Evan Tager--were named in the category, "All the Way to the Supreme Court," in The Washingtonian's 800 Top Lawyers list, more than any other firm in that category. The list recognizes Washington's top one percent of lawyers across 28 legal specialties, and as a firm Mayer Brown received a total of fourteen mentions across seven categories. The list is based primarily on peer reviews and recommendations from more than 1,000 attorneys who were asked to name top practitioners in their field and whom they would hire to represent them. Clients, judges and former judges also commented. Read >>
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