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.
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.
Paul, Weiss represented Seila Law in the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Awards & Recognition
Kannon Shanmugam was named to The National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List” in its 2019 special report.
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 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards does not preclude a nonsignatory to an international arbitration agreement from seeking to compel arbitration by invoking state-law doctrines of equitable estoppel.
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.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Entities Engaged in Nonjudicial Foreclosure Proceedings Are Generally Exempt from the FDCPA
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court held that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) generally exempts entities that merely engage in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings, in accordance with state law.
U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Primary Liability under the Federal Securities Laws May Be Based on Misstatements that the Defendant Did Not Make
The Supreme Court held in Lorenzo v. Securities & Exchange Commission that under certain circumstances a person who does not “make” a misstatement may nonetheless be held primarily liable.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Paul, Weiss client McCarthy & Holthus. In Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus LLP, the Court addressed whether the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act generally exempts law firms and other entities that merely engage in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings.