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Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby dbt » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:19 pm

Think I have a good idea of what they are, but want to make sure I'm not missing any.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby EijiMiyake » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:25 pm

Just out of curiosity, what's the attraction to appellate work?

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby Hiei » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:20 pm

Strange how Robbins Russel is in band 3. It's pretty obvious from looking at these firms that DC is the mecca for elite litigation--particularly appellate.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:23 pm

dbt wrote:Think I have a good idea of what they are, but want to make sure I'm not missing any.

It would probably help if you said what your list was.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby dbt » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:32 pm

NYAssociate wrote:Chambers (http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/ ... 8#org_3636)

Band 1:
GDC
Mayer Brown

Band 2:
Jones Day
Latham & Watkins LLP
O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
WilmerHale

Band 3:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Farr & Taranto
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Band 4:
Baker Botts LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Horvitz & Levy LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP


Things to note:
1) Covington is Band 4.
2) Appellate work is almost never touched by an SA, and pretty much requires a good clerkship under your belt.


Thanks. I just checked this out too (after the guy before you said to). I'm under the impression that Kellogg is basically impossible without an amazing COA or SCOTUS clerkship. I am thinking about Farr and Robbins but I don't know if they're basically the same.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:33 pm

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby Hiei » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:34 pm

dbt wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:Chambers (http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/ ... 8#org_3636)

Band 1:
GDC
Mayer Brown

Band 2:
Jones Day
Latham & Watkins LLP
O'Melveny & [deleted] LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
WilmerHale

Band 3:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Farr & Taranto
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Band 4:
Baker Botts LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Horvitz & Levy LLP
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Vinson & Elkins LLP


Things to note:
1) Covington is Band 4.
2) Appellate work is almost never touched by an SA, and pretty much requires a good clerkship under your belt.


Thanks. I just checked this out too (after the guy before you said to). I'm under the impression that Kellogg is basically impossible without an amazing COA or SCOTUS clerkship. I am thinking about Farr and Robbins but I don't know if they're basically the same.



Look at the profiles for Robbins--- they're basically the same.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby Renzo » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:37 pm

dbt wrote:Thanks. I just checked this out too (after the guy before you said to). I'm under the impression that Kellogg is basically impossible without an amazing COA or SCOTUS clerkship. I am thinking about Farr and Robbins but I don't know if they're basically the same.

Getting into any appellate practice (as opposed to a firm with an appellate practice) is pretty much impossible without an appellate clerkship.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:46 am

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby enygma » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:12 am

TTT-LS wrote:As to OP's question, I think Chambers & Partners covers this question better than anyone here can. Off the top of my head, OMM, Jenner, Wilmer, Jones Day, Covington, GDC, Sidley, Mayer, and Kellogg Huber all come to mind.


would one look primarily to a particular office for these firms (i.e. DC), or would they be strong in this in all their offices?

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:17 am

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby nealric » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:33 am

If you are a current law student wanting to do appellate litigation, you should be researching judges to clerk for, not firms to work for. Although you might get an offer from a firm that does appellate litigation, they won't be putting you in appellate litigation without a clerkship.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby dbt » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:57 am

nealric wrote:If you are a current law student wanting to do appellate litigation, you should be researching judges to clerk for, not firms to work for. Although you might get an offer from a firm that does appellate litigation, they won't be putting you in appellate litigation without a clerkship.


I will research judges/clerkships when the time for that comes. But in about a week, we have to have a list of firms to bid on, so it's time for that.

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Re: Best Appellate Litigation Firms

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:48 pm

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