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Led by one of the country's premier Supreme Court advocates, our Supreme Court and Appellate Practice regularly handles high-profile cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts. Our lawyers consistently secure victories for our clients in some of the most complex and important cases of our time.

Recognition

  • The American Lawyer
    • The American Lawyer named Paul, Weiss “Litigation Department of the Year” in its biennial survey in 2006, a finalist for the same award in 2022, 2020, 2016 and 2010, and an “Honorable Mention” honoree in 2018, 2014, and 2012.
    • Kannon Shanmugam was a “Litigator of the Year” Finalist in The American Lawyer’s 2022 Industry Awards.
    • Kannon Shanmugam has been selected as The American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” four times.
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Appellate (USA) – Tier 1 (2024)
    • Shortlist, “Appellate Firm of the Year – East Coast” (2020-2022)
    • Kannon Shanmugam is ranked as “National Practice Area Star” for Appellate (2022)
    • Kannon Shanmugam named “Appellate Litigator of the Year” (2021)
  • Chambers USA 2023
    • Appellate Law (Nationwide) – Band 2
    • Kannon Shanmugam is ranked as a Star Individual for Appellate Law (Nationwide)
  • Law360
    • “Appellate Practice Group of the Year” (2021, 2022)
    • Kannon Shanmugam named “MVP” for Appellate (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)
  • The Legal 500 US 2023
    • Appellate: Courts of Appeals – Tier 2
    • Appellate: Supreme Courts (state and federal) – Tier 2
    • Kannon Shanmugam is ranked as “Leading Lawyer: Hall of Fame” for Appellate.
  • The National Law Journal
    • “Appellate Hot List” (2019-2023)
  • New York Law Journal
    • Finalist, “Litigation Department of the Year” (2020)
    • “Class Action Litigation Department of the Year” (2017, 2019)
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers" Best Law Firms" 2022, 2023, 2024
    • Appellate Law (DC) – Tier 1
    • Two lawyers listed

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