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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.
- Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation
- Justin Anderson
- Bruce Birenboim
- H. Christopher Boehning
- Walter Brown
- Jessica S. Carey
- Lewis R. Clayton
- Yahonnes Cleary
- Andrew J. Ehrlich
- Andrew C. Finch
- Andrew G. Gordon
- Roberto J. Gonzalez
- Jaren Janghorbani
- Brad S. Karp
- Gregory F. Laufer
- Jane B. O'Brien
- Jessica E. Phillips
- Elizabeth M. Sacksteder
- Kannon K. Shanmugam
- Aidan Synnott
- Julia Tarver Mason Wood
- Daniel J. Toal
- Liza M. Velazquez
- Theodore V. Wells Jr.
- Martin Flumenbaum
- Braeshaun Dozier
- William T. Marks
- Garrett West
In Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, the Supreme Court recently held that the Due Process Clause allows a state court to exercise specific personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant whose contacts within the state did not cause the plaintiff’s claim, so long as that claim sufficiently relates to the defendant’s in-forum activities.
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 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.
Awards & Recognition
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.
Awards & Recognition
Paul, Weiss was recognized with a 2021 “Impact Case Award” by Benchmark Litigation as part of its annual U.S. awards program.
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.
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 does not preclude a nonsignatory to an international arbitration agreement from seeking to compel arbitration.
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.
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.