Andrew Pincus

Washington D.C.

Andrew Pincus focuses his appellate practice on briefing and arguing cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and in federal and state appellate courts; developing legal strategy for trial courts; and presenting policy and legal arguments to Congress, state legislatures, and regulatory agencies.

Andy has argued 27 cases in the Supreme Court, including most recently his victories in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (2017); Kindred Nursing Home Centers Limited Partnership v. Clark (2017); and Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (2016). Law360ranked Andy’s victory in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), as the most important Supreme Court class action decision of the last 15 years.  Andy was named a 2016 “Appellate MVP” by Law360; was recognized in 2015 as a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal; and was profiled as a member of Law360’s 2014 Appellate A-List. Andy’s work in Concepcion and successful defense of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s right to run for office were cited by the American Lawyer in its article naming Mayer Brown as one of the top six US litigation firms in the 2012 Litigation Department of the Year report.

A former Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice (1984-1988), Andy co-founded and serves as co-director of the Yale Law School’s Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic (2006-present), which provides pro bono representation in 10-15 Supreme Court cases each year. Andy’s Supreme Court oral arguments are available here. A selection of his more than 250 appellate briefs is available here.

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