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Selected sample of appellate briefs authored


Adkins v. General Motors Corp., 505 U.S. 1230 (1992) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Agrium Inc. v. Minn-Chem, Inc., ---S. Ct.---, 2013 WL 3790907 (July 22, 2013)

Petition for Certiorari

American Ins. Ass'n v. Garamendi, 539 U.S. 396 (2003)

Petition for Certiorari
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief (merits stage)
Reply Brief (cert. stage)

American Ins. Ass'n v. Low, 534 U.S. 1120 (2002) (cert. dismissed)

Petition for Certiorari

American Trucking Ass'ns, Inc. v. Scheiner, 483 U.S. 266 (1987)

Brief for Appellants

Ameritech Corp. v. Internal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 21, 543 F.3d 414 (7th Cir. 2008)

Reply Brief for Appellant
Appellant's Opening Brief

Anderson v. General Motors Corp., No. B135147 (Cal. Ct. App.) (settled)

Amicus Brief

Axson-Flynn v. Johnson, 356 F.3d 1277 (10th Cir. 2004)

Brief of Appellant
Reply Brief for Appellant

Ballard v. Commissioner, 544 U.S. 40 (2005)

Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners

BASF Corp. v. Peterson, 544 U.S. 1012 (2005)

Petition for Certiorari

BASF Corp. v. Peterson, 549 U.S. 1047 (2006)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Bell Atlantic Corporation, et al., v. William Twombly, et al., 550 U.S. 544 (2007)

Petition for A Writ of Certiorari
Brief for Petitioners

Borst v. Chevron Corp., 514 U.S. 1066 (1995) (order)

Brief in Opposition

BSH Home Appliances Corp. v. Cobb, No. 13-138 (U.S. Sup. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus brief (cert stage)

California Dental Ass'n v. FTC, 526 U.S. 756 (1999)

Amicus Brief

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Echazabal, 536 U.S. 73 (2002)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Children's Healthcare v. McMullan, 532 U.S. 957 (2001) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Children's Healthcare v. Min de Parle, 212 F.3d 1084 (8th Cir. 2000), cert. denied, 121 S. Ct. 1483 (2001)

Brief for Defendant- Intervenor/Appellee

Concord Boat Corp. v. Brunswick Corp., 207 F.3d 1039 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 531 U.S. 979 (2000)

Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Reply Brief and Response for Defendant-Appellant-Cross Appellee

Covad Communications Co. v. Bell Atlantic Corp., 407 F.3d 1220 (D.C. Cir. 2006)

Amicus Brief

Credit Suisse Sec. (USA) LLC v. Billing, 551 U.S. 264 (2007)

Petition for A Writ of Certiorari
Repy Brief (Petition Stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief (Merits Stage)

DeMarco v. Robertson Stephens, Inc., 03 Civ. 590 (GEL) (2005)

Amicus Brief

Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo, 544 U.S. 336 (2005)

Amicus Brief

Empagran, S.A. v. F. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Ltd., 417 F.3d 1267 (D.C. Cir. 2005)

Brief for Appellees

Empagran, S.A., et al, v. F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd, 126 S.Ct. 1043 (2006)

Brief in Opposition

Estate of Kanter v. Commissioner, 544 U.S. 40 (2005)

Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners

F. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Ltd. v. Empagran S.A., 542 U.S. 155 (2004)

Brief for Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners
Brief for Appellees

Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America v. Garamendi, 400 F.3d 803 (9th Cir. 2005)

Opening Brief
Reply Brief

Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund, --- S. Ct. ---, 2013 WL 1091772 (2013)

Brief of Amicus Curiae

Goldwasser v. Ameritech Corp., 222 F.3d 390 (7th Cir. 2000)

Brief for Defendant-Appellee

Hartford Fire Ins. v. California, 509 U.S. 764 (1993)

Brief for the Petitioners

Hecker v. Deere & Co., 569 F.3d 708 (7th Cir. 2009)

Brief of Defendants-Appellees Fidelity Management Trust Co. and Fidelity Management & Research Co.

Hevesi v. Citigroup, Inc., 366 F.3d 70 (2d Cir. 2004)

Amicus Brief

In re Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. Tires Products Liability Litigation, 288 F.3d 1012 (7th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 537 U.S. 1105 (2003)

Amicus Brief (petition for review)
Amicus Brief (merits stage)

In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, 227 F.R.D. 65 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)

Underwriter Defendants' Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification
Underwriter Defendants' Sur-Reply Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification

In re United States, 572 F.3d 301 (7th Cir. 2009)

Brief for Respondent

In re: Potash Antitrust Litigation (II), No. 10-8007 (7th Cir. 2010) (petition granted in an unpublished order)

Petition for Interlocutory Appeal
Reply in support of Petition for Interlocutory Appeal

Intermedia Comm., Inc. v. Bellsouth Telecom., Inc., No. 01-10224-JJ (settled before argument)

Brief for Defendant-Appellee

International Paper Co. v. NLRB, 115 F.3d 1045 (D.C. Cir. 1997)

Brief for Petitioner

Jackie Hosang Lawson and Jonathan M. Zang v. FMR LLC, et al., No. 12-3 (U.S. Sup. Ct.) (pending)

Brief for Respondents

Jones v. Harris Assocs. L.P., 130 S. Ct. 1418 (2010)

Amicus Brief in Support of Respondent

Knudsen v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 127 S.Ct. 79 (2006)

Brief in Opposition

Knudsen v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 435 F.3d 755 (7th Cir. 2006)

Petition for leave to appeal
Motion to stay remand

Kong v. Scully, 341 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 2003)

Brief for Intervenor
Response to Petition for Panel Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc

Kurz v. Fidelity Management & Research Co. , 556 F.3d 639 (7th Cir. 2009)

Brief for Defendant-Appellees

Linde v. Arab Bank plc, 706 F.3d 92 (2d Cir. 2013)

Petition for Rehearing en Banc

Linde v. Arab Bank, PLC, 706 F.3d 92 (2d Cir. 2013)

Opening Brief
Appellants' Reply Brief

Little Rock Cardiology Clinic PA v. Baptist Health, 591 F.3d 591 (8th Cir. 2009)

Brief for Defendant-Appellees

Los Angeles Land Co. v. Brunswick Corp., 510 US 1197 (1994) (mem.)

Brief in Opposition

Los Angeles Land Co. v. Brunswick Corp., 6 F3d 1422 (9th Cir. 1993)

Reply Brief

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., 132 S. Ct. 1289 (2012)

Petition for a writ of certiorari
Reply brief (cert stage)
Brief for Petitioners
Petitioners' Reply Brief

Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 130 S. Ct. 3543 (2010)

Petition for writ of certiorari
Reply brief for petitioners

McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., No. 11-8008 (7th Cir. Apr. 20, 2011) (order)

Answer in Opposition to Rule 23(f) Petition for Leave to Appeal

McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 338 (2012)

Brief in Opposition

McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., No. 11-8027 (7th Cir. Nov. 16, 2011) (order)

Answer in Opposition to Petition for Leave to Appeal Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f) and 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b)

McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 2012 WL 592745 (7th Cir. Feb. 24, 2012)

Appellee's Brief

McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., No. 11-3639 (7th Cir. Mar. 27, 2012) (order)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Dabit, 126 S. Ct. 1503 (2006)

Amicus brief

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. McReynolds, 133 S. Ct. 338 (2012)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Microsoft Corp. v. United States, 530 U.S. 1301 (2000), cert. denied, 122 S.Ct. 350 (2001) (order)

Amicus Brief

Miles v. Merrill Lynch & Co, 471 F.3d 24 (2d Cir. 2006)

Brief for Defendant-Appellant Underwriters Seeking Reversal of Class Certification Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f)
Reply Brief for Defendant

Minn-Chem, Inc. v. Agrium Inc., 657 F.3d 650 (7th Cir. 2011), on rehearing en banc, 683 F.3d 84 (7th Cir. 2012)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants
Answer to Petition for Rehearing En Banc
Supplemental Brief for Appellants

Mpower Communications Corp., v. Hurley , 457 F.3d 625 (7th Cir. 2006)

Brief for Respondent

Newton v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 259 F.3d 154 (3d Cir. 2001)

Brief for Appellees

Nynex Corp. v. Discon, Inc., 525 U.S. 128 (1998)

Amicus Brief

Oak Brook Bank v. Northern Trust Co., 256 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2001)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 129 S.Ct. 1436 (2009)

Brief for the Petitioners

Pottawattamie County, Iowa v. McGhee, 2010 WL 6917 (U.S. Jan. 4, 2010) (Order)

Reply brief (cert stage)
Brief for Petitioners
Reply brief (merits stage)

Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Prods., Inc., 530 U.S. 133 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Santa Fe Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Doe, 120 S. Ct. 2266 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Sears, Roebuck and Co. v. Butler, 133 S. Ct. 2768 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Sears, Roebuck and Co. v. Larry Butler, et al., No. 13-430 (U.S. Sup. Ct.) (pending)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Silvernail v. Ameritech Pension Plan & Ameritech Corporation, 439 F.3d 355 (7th Cir. 2006) (order)

Brief for Defendants-Appellees

South Austin Coalition Community Council v. SBC Communications Inc., 274 F.3d 1168 (7th Cir. 2001)

Brief for Defendants-Appellees

Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives v. Flores, 557 U.S. 433 (2009)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners (merits stage)

Sprague v. General Motors Corp., 133 F.3d 388 (6th Cir.), cert denied, 524 U.S. 923 (1998)

Opening Brief of Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant
Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant

Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine, 197 Ill. 2d 112 (2001)

Brief of Appellee

Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine, 537 U.S. 51 (2002)

Brief for Respondent

State Oil Co. v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997)

Amicus Brief

Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 128 S. Ct. 761 (2008)

Brief for the respondents

Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd., 127 S.Ct. 2499 (2007)

Amicus Brief (petition stage)
Amicus Brief (merits stage)

Tribune Company v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, No. 06-3482 (7th Cir.) (pending)

Brief for the Appellant
Reply Brief for the Appellant

Verizon v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko LLP, 124 S. Ct. 872 (2004)

Amicus Brief (cert. stage)
Amicus Brief (merits stage)

Virginia Bankshares, Inc. v. Sandberg, 501 U.S. 1083 (1991)

Brief for Petitioners

Weaver v. Wood, 680 N.E.2d 918 (Mass. 1997), cert. denied, 522 U.S. 1049 (1998)

Brief for Appellants

Weisgram v. Marley, Co., 528 U.S. 440 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Wells Fargo & Co. v. United States, 641 F.3d 1319 (Fed. Cir. 2011)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief

Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer, 133 S. Ct. 1722 (2013)

Reply Brief for Petitioner

Whirlpool Corporation v. Gina Glazer and Trina Allison, No. 13-431 (U.S. Sup. Ct.) (pending)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Whitesell Corp. v. Whirlpool Corp., 2012 WL 3631491 (6th Cir. Aug. 23, 2012)

Opening Brief
Reply Brief

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U.S. 639 (2002)

Amicus Brief
 
 
 
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