Supreme Court and other Appellate Practice

The firm advises counsel and drafts party and amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court:

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Featured Cases

DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno, No. 04-1704 (2006)(Of counsel to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, amicus)

Barclays Bank, PLC v. Franchise Tax Board & Colgate-Palmolive Co. v. Franchise Tax Board, 512 U.S. 298 (1994) (Filed two amici briefs, one on behalf of Congressmen Don Edwards, et al. and one of behalf of California Tax Reform Association, et al.)

Delaware v. Texas v. New York, 507 U.S. 490 (1993) (Counsel to several States, amici)

Kraft Foods v. Iowa Dept. of Revenue, 505 U.S. 71 (1992) (Of counsel to the State and Local Legal Center, amicus)

Quill Corp. v. State of North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992) (Of counsel to the Multistate Tax Commission, amicus).

Franchise Tax Board v. Alcan Aluminium, Ltd., 493 U.S. 331 (1990) (Of counsel to the State and Local Legal Center, amicus)

Amerada Hess Corp. v. Director, Division of Taxation, 490 U.S. 66 (1989) (Of counsel to the State of New Jersey)

Goldberg v. Sweet, 488 U.S. 252 (1989) (Of counsel to the State and Local Legal Center, amicus)

Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs v. Isla Petroleum Corp., 485 U.S. 495 (1988) (Counsel for Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin, amici)

Bolar Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Ciba-Geigy Corp., 465 U.S. 1010 (1984), denying cert. in 719 F.2d 56 (3d Cir. 1983) (amici)

In addition to its Supreme Court work, the firm represents clients in appellate practice in the District of Columbia and in federal courts throughout the country.  Lawyers from the firm have participated in such cases as:

United States v. Exxon Corp., 561 F.Supp. 816 (D.D.C. 1983) aff'd 773 F.2d 1240 (TECA 1985), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 1105 (1986)

Arkla Exploration Co. v. Watt, 548 F.Supp. 466, 76 Oil & Gas Rep. 1 (1982) (preliminary); 562 F.Supp. 1214, 78 Oil & Gas Rep. 235 (W.D. Ark. 1983), aff'd, 734 F.2d 347, 81 Oil & Gas Rep. 486 (8th Cir. 1984), cert. denied sub nom. Texas Oil & Gas Corp. v. Arkla Exploration Co., 469 U.S. 1158 (1985)

Zewadski, Trustee v. Johnston, Lemon & Co., Inc., 1975-1976 Fed. Sec. L. Rep. ¶ 95,353 (D.D.C. 1975)(CCH), aff'd mem., 543 F.2d 418 (D.C. Cir. 1976).

Wieck v. Sterenbuch, 350 A.2d 384 (D.C.App. 1976).

Louisiana Power & Light Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 82-4042, Slip op. (5th Cir. June 21, 1982) (Firm was counsel for Intervenor, The City of Winfield, Louisiana).

Local 82, Furniture Drivers v. Crowley, 467 U.S. 526 (1984) 

DelCostello v. Teamsters, 462 U.S. 151 (1983) 

Daniel v. Teamsters, 439 U.S. 551 (1979)

Hines v. Anchor Motor Freight, 424 U.S. 554 (1976)