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Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation

Led by one of the country's premier Supreme Court advocates, the Paul, Weiss Supreme Court and Appellate Practice regularly handles high-profile cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts. Our lawyers have secured victories in some of the most important business and public interest cases of our time.

Client News

Goldman Sachs Wins Supreme Court Appeal in Securities Class Action

Paul, Weiss won an 8-1 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court representing the Goldman Sachs Group and former executives in a case that may have significant implications for plaintiffs’ ability to achieve class certification in putative securities class actions.

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Publications

Kannon Shanmugam Profiled in National Law Journal on His 100th Appellate Argument

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam was profiled in a National Law Journal article, “After His 100th Oral Argument, Kannon Shanmugam Reflects on Appellate Practice.”

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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Elected Honorary Fellow by Oxford University’s Keble College

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam was elected an Honorary Fellow by Oxford University’s Keble College, a recognition reserved for “distinguished individuals.”

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Publications

Appellate Litigation in the Age of COVID-19

The U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate courts are adjusting their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Courts are canceling arguments, postponing them, or providing for telephonic arguments and are making other adjustments in procedures, schedules and formats.  We provide an overview of the steps taken to date by the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts in light of the ongoing emergency.

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Awards & Recognition

The American Lawyer Names Aimee Brown “Litigator of the Week” for Spirit Airlines Appellate Win

Litigation associate Aimee Brown was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for her victory on behalf of Spirit Airlines in a high-stakes appeal over the Federal Aviation Administration’s allocation of peak-period flight authorizations at Newark Liberty airport.

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Client News

Spirit Airlines Wins Important APA Appeal at the D.C. Circuit

Paul, Weiss won a significant victory under the Administrative Procedure Act for client Spirit Airlines in an appeal taking aim at the way that the Federal Aviation Administration allocates flight authorizations at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Client News

Glencore Wins Appellate Victory in Multi-Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for commodities trading company Glencore when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Glencore and a host of other oil traders for allegedly conspiring to bribe Venezuelan officials and rig bids for contracts with Venezuela’s national oil company, PDVSA.

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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Named “Appellate Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam was recognized as a 2021 “Appellate Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation as part of its annual U.S. awards program.

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Awards & Recognition

Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Appeal for Citco Affirming Dismissal of Lawsuit by Louisiana Pension Funds

Ending eight years of litigation against The Citco Group Limited and several affiliates, Paul, Weiss won an appeal affirming the dismissal of all claims against Citco in a dispute with three Louisiana public pension funds.

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Client News

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That President Has Authority to Remove CFPB Director

Paul, Weiss represented Seila Law in the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Named Law360 MVP in Appellate

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam was honored with a Law360 2021 MVP Award in the Appellate category.

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Publications

Supreme Court: New York Convention Doesn’t Bar Non-Signatories to an International Arbitration Agreement from Seeking to Compel Arbitration

In GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, the Supreme Court held that the convention does not preclude a nonsignatory to an international arbitration agreement from seeking to compel arbitration.

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Client News

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of CFPB Structure

On March 3, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Kannon Shanmugam of Paul, Weiss argued on behalf of Seila Law that the CFPB’s structure is unconstitutional because it is led by a single director who is appointed by the president for a five-year term and may be removed only for cause.

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Firm News

Paul, Weiss Adds Kannon Shanmugam, Renowned Supreme Court and Appellate Lawyer

Kannon Shanmugam, a renowned Supreme Court and appellate lawyer, has joined Paul, Weiss as a partner in the Litigation Department and will chair the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group.

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