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Selected sample of appellate briefs authored


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

Brief in Opposition

Administrative Comm. of the Sea Ray ESOP v. Robinson, 164 F.3d 981 (6th Cir. 1999), cert. denied, 528 U.S. 1114 (2000)

Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellees

Albertson's, Inc. v. Kirkingburg, 527 U.S. 555 (1999)

Amicus Brief

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

Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, 133 S. Ct. 1184 (2013)

Amicus brief in support of petitioners (cert stage)
Amicus brief in support of petitioners (merits stage)

Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Cmtys. for a Great Oregon, 515 U.S. 687 (1995)

Amicus Brief

Bennett v. Spear, 520 U.S. 154 (1997)

Amicus Brief

Blackshire v. NAACP, 673 N.E.2d. 1059 (Ill. App. Ct. 1996)

Brief & Argument

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

Brief in Opposition

Brace v. United States, 515 U.S. 1158 (1995) (order)

Amicus Brief

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

Amicus brief (cert stage)

Centro Empresarial Cempresa S.A. v. America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V., 952 N.E.2d 995 (N.Y. 2011)

Brief for Defendants-Respondents

City of Hugo v. Buchanan, 132 S. Ct. 1744 (2012)

Amicus Brief

City of Monterey v. Del Monte Dunes, 526 U.S. 687 (1999)

Amicus Brief

Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, 585 F.3d 855 (5th Cir. 2009)

Petition for rehearing en banc

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

District Intown Props. v. District of Columbia, 531 U.S. 812 (2000) (order)

Amicus Brief of NAHB

Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994)

Amicus Brief

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

Amicus Brief

Eastern Enters. v. Apfel, 524 U.S. 498 (1998)

Amicus Brief

Friends of Everglades v. South Florida Water Management Dist., 570 F.3d 1210 (11th Cir. 2009)

Brief of Appellants
Reply Brief
Opposition to Petition for Rehearing

Friends of the Everglades v. U.S. EPA, 699 F.3d 1280 (11th Cir. 2012)

Brief for Intervenor U.S. Sugar Corporation

GDF Realty Investment, Ltd. v. Norton, 125 S. Ct. 2898 (2005) (order)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)

Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 133 S. Ct. 1326 (2013)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Reply brief (cert stage)
Supplemental brief for Petitioners
Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioner
Supplemental Brief for Petitioners (merits)

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

Brief of Amicus Curiae

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 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

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

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

Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003 (1992)

Amicus Brief

Marcavage v. City of Chicago, No. 09-3335, 2011 WL 4552529 (7th Cir. Oct. 4, 2011)

Brief for Defendant-Appellee

Massachusetts v. EPA, 127 S. Ct. 617ÿ (2006)

Amicus 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

McNamara v. City of Chicago, 138 F.3d 1219 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 525 U.S. 981 (1998)

Amicus Brief

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

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

Murphy v. United Parcel Serv., 527 U.S. 516 (1999)

Amicus Brief

National Ass'n of Homebuilders v. Babbitt, 524 U.S. 937 (1998) (order)

Amicus Brief

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

Brief for Appellees

Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 606 (2001)

Amicus Brief

Peters v. Village of Clifton, 128 S. Ct. 1472 (2008) (mem.)

Brief of Amicus Curiae The American Farm Bureau

Pronsolino v. Nastri, 539 U.S. 926 (2003) (mem.)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)

Public Lands Council v. Babbitt, 529 U.S. 728 (2000)

Brief for Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief

Rapanos v. United States, 126 S. Ct. 2208 (2006)

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

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook Cty. v. U. S. Army Corps of Eng'rs, 531 U.S. 159 (2001)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief

South Fla. Water Management Dist. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, 541 U.S. 95 (2004)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief of Petitioners on Petition for Certiorari
Petitioner's Supplemental Brief on Petition for Certiorari
Petitioner's Opening Brief on the Merits
Merits Reply Brief

Southview Farm v. Concerned Area Residents for the Env't, 514 U.S. 1082 (1995) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

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

Brief for Respondent

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

Brief for the respondents

Suitum v. Tahoe Reg'l Planning Agency, 520 U.S. 725 (1997)

Amicus Brief

Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, 133 S. Ct. 2120 (2013)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner
Supplemental Brief for Petitioner
Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioner (merits)

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

United States Sugar Corp. v. Friends of the Everglades, (Sup. Ct. No. 13-6) (pending)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

United States v. Deaton, 209 F.3d 331 (4th Cir. 2000)

Amicus Brief

Van Winkle v. Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation, 683 N.E.2d 985 (Ill. App. Ct. 1997)

Reply Brief

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

Zimmerman v. Board of County Commissioners of Wabaunsee County, 264 P.3d 989 (Kan. 2011)

Brief of Amicus Curiae The Wind Coalition
 
 
 
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