Supreme Court of the United States

Why Latham

Litigating before the Court is no easy task. Leading companies and global market leaders need to know what to expect when interacting with the Court, including how to:  

  • Successfully petition for (or oppose a petition for) a writ of certiorari 
  • Successfully brief and argue a merits case before the Court and attract influential amicus support, including from the United States
  • Make the most of the Supreme Court docket as a non-party with business and industry interests that will be impacted by a pending case

When interacting with the Court, Latham’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice has the institutional experience and insight to navigate an issue or case to a successful outcome. The group is led by a former US Solicitor General and includes three former Assistants to the Solicitor General. All of the partners in the group have served as law clerks to Supreme Court Justices. Latham’s Supreme Court practitioners have argued before the Court more than 65 times, representing Fortune 100 corporations, governments, leading educational institutions, and individuals. Between 2001 and 2015, Latham had the highest rate of certiorari petitions granted among all Am Law 100 law firms, with the Court granting 28.3% of Latham’s petitions (compared to an average of about 1% for other firms). Latham’s practitioners provide clients skilled and seasoned representation when advocating to the Solicitor General’s Office and before the Supreme Court. We’ve got Washington covered.

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Six Washington, D.C. Partners Recognized as Top Lawyers - December 15, 2020

Between 2001 and 2015, Latham had the highest rate of certiorari petitions granted among all Am Law 100 law firms, with the Court granting 28.3% of Latham’s petitions.

Media Coverage

Litigators of the Week Runners-Up and Shout outsSolo Practitioner, Backed by Latham & Watkins, Wins SCOTUS Tax RulingJustices Revive Law Firm's Day-Late IRS Levy Challenge

News

Cross-border Team Delivers Unanimous US Supreme Court Victory for ZF AutomotiveLatham Delivers Unanimous Supreme Court Victory in Significant Tax CaseLatham Secures Major Supreme Court Victory for Guam

Thought Leadership

Supreme Court to Decide if PSLRA Discovery Stay Applies in State CourtSupreme Court Allows Challenge to IRS Rule Despite Anti-Injunction ActSupreme Court: “Generic.com” Trademarks May Be Registered if Consumers Do Not Perceive Them as Generic

Webcasts & Podcasts

Supreme Court: Highlights and Implications of the 2020-2021 TermSupreme Court: Highlights and Implications of the 2018-2019 TermSupreme Court: Highlights and Implications of the 2017-2018 Term