Monday, June 10, 2013

NLJ Appellate Hot List

Last week the National Law Journal published its Appellate Hot List insert, featuring 20 firms "doing killer appellate work."
The usual East Coast suspects were profiled: e.g., Sidley Austin (Carter Phillilps); Wilmer Cutler (Seth Waxman); Bancroft (Paul Clement); Hogan Lovells (Neal Katyal); Kellog Huber (David Frederick); Latham & Watkins (Maureen Mahoney, Greg Garre); Mayer Brown; Jenner & Block; Covington & Burling; Fish & Richardson.
California: Land of Natural Wonders... and great appellate practices!
But California and firms with strong Golden State offices were noted too: Gibson Dunn (the Teds); Quinn Emanuel (Kathleen Sullivan); Jones Day; Akin Gump; Arnold & Porter; DLA Piper; O'Melveny & Myers; Kirkland & Ellis (Chris Landau), which cited to a win for actor Don Johnson in the Second District; and Paul Hastings (Paul Cane) also citing a California appellate win.
Also receiving a nice spread was SoCal appellate boutique Greines Martin (quoting Robin Meadow and Kent Richland).