Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation
attorneys have briefed and argued a wide variety of cases in the
Supreme Court, including cases involving
antitrust issues, employee benefits law, tort law, criminal law, and
numerous constitutional, administrative, and communications law issues.
In the federal courts of appeals, the attorneys of our appellate group
have similarly handled both communications cases—including wireless,
common carrier, cable, and broadcast issues—and a broad array of
appeals in other substantive areas. This
breadth of experience at the highest levels of our nation's judicial
system permits W&G to preserve victories at administrative
agencies or in the trial courts and to challenge adverse decisions. Our
appellate litigators' perspective ensures that our clients are in the
best posture for appellate review.
- Representing a major Internet company in patent appeals before the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.
- Representing a public utility before the Supreme Court on the merits of a FERC appeal growing out of the western energy crisis.
- Representing major telecommunications companies and equipment
suppliers in appeals of FCC orders before the United States Courts of
- Representing the world's largest business federation before the Supreme Court, both at certiorari stage and on the merits.
amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases of national importance, including
on behalf of the Michigan Black Law Students Alumni Society in Grutter v. Bollinger (challenge to University of Michigan Law School affirmative action policy); on behalf of a group of international experts in Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. v. Federal Election Commission (challenge to federal campaign finance statute); and on behalf of a human rights organization in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (challenge to trial by military tribunal).