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Selected sample of appellate briefs authored


Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 133 S. Ct. 2552 (2013)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for Respondent Birth Father

Alexander v. Lewis, 133 S. Ct. 933 (2013)

Brief in Opposition

Alice Corporation Pty., Ltd., v. CLS Bank Int'l, No. 13-298 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

AmChem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor, 521 U.S. 591 (1997)

Brief for Petitioners

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013)

Amicus brief (cert-stage)
Amicus Brief (merits)

American Isuzu Motors, Inc. v. Ntsebeza, 553 U.S. 1028 (2008)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply brief

ANR Pipeline Company, et al. v. Louisiana Tax Commission, et al., 549 U.S. 822 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Arizona v. Okun, No. 13-436 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition

Artesyn Technologies, Inc. v. SynQor, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 648 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Astrue v. Capato, 132 S. Ct. 2021 (2012)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for the Respondent

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)

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

Bandi v. Becnel, 133 S. Ct. 845 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Bernacki v. Connecticut, 133 S. Ct. 1804 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218 (2010)

Amicus Brief

Biomedical Patent Mgmt. Corp. v. State of California, Dep't of Health Servs., 553 U.S. 1003 (2008)

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

Bowman v. Monsanto Co., 133 S. Ct. 1762 (2013)

Amicus Brief

Broadcom Corp. v. Qualcomm Inc., 543 F.3d 683 (Fed. Cir. 2008)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Brooks v. Vassar, 550 U.S. 934 (2007)

Cert Petition

Buonora v. Coggins, 131 S. Ct. 995 (2011) (Mem.)

Brief in Opposition

Butts v. Hall, 133 S. Ct. 1805 (2013)

Brief in Opposition

buySAFE, Inc. v. Google, Inc., No. 2013-1575 (Fed. Cir.) (pending)

Brief for Appellee

Carr v. United States, 130 S. Ct. 2229 (2010)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief

CBT Flint partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., 2013 WL 6510953 (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Amicus Brief

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 130 S.Ct. 2971 (2010)

Amicus Brief (merits)

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. d/b/a Smith Barney v. StoneMor Operating LLC, 133 S. Ct. 758 (2012)

Cert petition
Reply Brief (cert stage)

City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S.Ct. 2619 (2010)

Amicus Brief (merits)

City of Pontiac Policemen’s & Firemen’s Retirement System v. UBS AG, No. 12-4355 (2d Cir.) (pending)

Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief

City of Reno v. Conn, 131 S. Ct. 1812 (2011)

Brief in Opposition
Supplemental Brief of Respondents

CLS Bank Int'l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., 717 F. 3d 1269 (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Amicus Brief

Coffin v. Bowater Incorporated, 501 F.3d 80 (1st Cir. 2007)

Cross-Appellant's Brief
Reply Brief

Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. Cuccinelli v. Sebelius, 656 F.3d 253 (4th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief Of Constitutional Law Professors

Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. v. Zinni , 133 S. Ct. 2337 (2013)

Amicus Brief

Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S.A., 131 S. Ct. 565 (2010) (Mem.)

Amicus Brief

DaimlerChrysler v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

Defenders of Wildlife v. Chertoff, 554 U.S. 918 (2008) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari

Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc. v. Strine, No. 12-3859 (3d Cir.)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief

Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida, (S.Ct. No. 11-398) (pending)

Amicus Brief (merits)

Depee v. Mahach-Watkins, 131 S. Ct. 898 (2011) (Mem.)

Brief in Opposition

DePierre v. United States, 131 S. Ct. 2225 (2011)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Reply Brief (merits stage)
Brief for Petitioner

Doe I v. Nestlé U.S.A., Inc., 10-56739 (9th Cir.) (pending)

Answering brief

eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Excel Corporation v. Kriefall, 541 U.S. 956 (2004)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief (Petition Stage)

Faulkner v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 761 (2011) (Mem.)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief
Supplemental Brief

First National Bank of Wahoo and Mutual First Federal Credit Union v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (U.S.) (pending)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief For Petitioners

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 133 S. Ct. 2411 (2013)

Amicus Brief

Florida ex rel. Att'y Gen. v. US Dep't of Health and Human Servs., 648 F.3d 1235 (11th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Brief

Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., 131 S. Ct. 2060 (2011)

Amicus Brief

Golphin v. Florida, 128 S. Ct. 40 (2007) (mem.) (order)

Cert Petition
Reply Brief (cert stage)

Granite Rock Co. v. Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters, 130 S. Ct. 2847 (2010)

Amicus Brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 126 S. Ct. 2749 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, 542 U.S. 507 (2004)

Amicus Brief

Harbison v. Bell, 556 U.S. 180 (2009)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits)

Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., 127 S. Ct. 2553 (2007)

Respondents' Brief

Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc., No. 12-1163 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

Hood v. Tex., 130 S. Ct. 2097 (2010) (Mem.)

Amicus Brief

Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC v. Jewell, No. 13-56 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink, Inc., 547 U.S. 28 (2006)

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

In re Bilski, 545 F.3d 943 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (order)

Amicus Brief

In re New York City Asbestos Litigation: Tucker v. A C & S, Inc. and Gomez v. A C & S, Inc., 806 N.Y.S.2d 531 (App. Div.-1st 2005)

Brief of Appellants
Reply Brief

In re Salomon Analyst Metromedia Litigation, 544 F.3d 474 (2d Cir. 2008)

Brief for amicus curiae Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

In re Sibley, 564 F.3d 1335 (D.C. Cir. 2009)

Brief for Court-Appointed Amicus Curiae

In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation, 707 F.3d 917 (8th Cir. 2013)

Amicus Brief for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032 (Cal.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

Jefferson County School District R-1 v. Elizabeth, 133 S. Ct. 2857 (2013)

Brief in Opposition

Johnmohammadi v. Bloomingdale's, Inc., No. 12-55578 (9th Cir.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

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

Amicus Brief in Support of Respondent

Josephs v. Pac. Bell Tel. Co., 443 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2006)

Petition for rehearing

Kiehle v. County of Cortland, 133 S. Ct. 1582 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief

Kilgore v. KeyBank, N.A., 673 F.3d 947 (9th Cir. 2012), rehearing en banc, 718 F.3d 1052

Amicus Brief (en banc)

Kinder v. Geithner, 695 F.3d 772 (8th Cir. 2012)

Amicus Curiae Brief of Constitutional Law Professors

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct. 1659 (2013)

Amicus Brief (merits)

Klein & Co. Futures, Inc. v. Board of Trade of the City of New York, Inc., 128 S. Ct. 828 (2007) (mem.)

Brief of Respondents

KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 127 S. Ct. 617 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Liberty Univ., Inc. v. Geithner, 671 F.3d 391 (4th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief Of Constitutional Law Professors

Los Angeles County v. Humphries, 131 S Ct. 447 (2010)

Brief for Respondents

Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, 132 S.Ct. 1201 (2012)

Petition for certiorari
Reply brief for petitioners

McCormick v. Waukegan School Dist. #60, 374 F.3d 564 (7th Cir. 2004)

Appellant's Reply Brief

McKenzie Check Advance of Florida, LLC v. Betts, 112 So. 3d 1176 (Fla. 2013)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners

Merrifield v. County Board of Commissioners, 132 S. Ct. 1991 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari

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

Amicus brief

Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership, 131 S. Ct. 2238 (2011)

Amicus Brief

Morrison v. National Australia Bank Limited, 130 S. Ct. 2869 (2010)

Amicus Brief

Negusie v. Mukasey, 555 U.S. 511 (2009)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits)

Nielson v. Ketchum, 2012 WL 1810350 (S. Ct. 2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief

Ninestar Technology Co. v. International Trade Commission, 667 F.3d 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2012)

Non-Confidential Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., No. 12-1184 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, 127 S. Ct. 2738 (2007)

Amicus Brief

People ex rel. Cuomo v. Greenberg, 95 A.D.3d 474 (2012)

Amicus Brief

People v. Greenberg, ---N.E.2d---, 2013 WL 3185179 (N.Y. June 25, 2013)

Amicus Brief

Preston v. Ferrer, 128 S. Ct. 978 (2008)

Amicus Brief

Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., 128 S. Ct. 2109 (2008)

Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief (merits)

Raniere v. Citigroup Inc., No. 11-5213 (2d Cir. Aug. 12, 2013)

Amicus Brief for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Society for Human Resource Management

Rio Tinto PLC v. Sarei, 133 S. Ct. 1995 (2013)

Amicus Brief

Rothstein v. UBS AG, 708 F.3d 82 (2d Cir. 2013)

Brief for the Defendant-Appellee

Rothstein v. UBS AG, No. 11-0211 (2d. Cir.)

Brief of Defendants-Appellees

Sarei v. Rio Tinto, PLC, --F.3d--, No. 02-56256, 2011 WL 5041927 (9th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Brief in Support of Appellees/Cross-Appellants

Schafer v. Astrue, No. 10-1500 (4th Cir. 2011)

Petition for rehearing en banc

Schafer v. Astrue, 132 S. Ct. 2680 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari

Schriro v. Landrigan, 550 U.S. 465 (2007)

Amicus Brief

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No. 12-682 (U.S.) (pending)

Amicus brief in support of Respondents (merits stage)

Seven-Sky v. Holder, 661 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief of Constitutional Law Professors

Smith v. Colson, 133 S. Ct. 2763 (2013)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Sole v. Wyner, 551 U.S. 74 (2007)

Amicus Brief

State of Arizona v. United States, S. Ct. No. 11-182 (pending)

Amicus Brief (merits)

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

Brief for the respondents

Strine v. Delaware Coalition for Open Government, Inc., No. 13-869 (U.S.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief

Synqor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc., 709 F.3d 1365 (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Opening Brief of Bel Fuse, Inc., Delta Electronics, Inc., Delta Products Corp., & Power-One, Inc.
Reply Brief

T-Mobile USA, Inc. v. Laster, 128 S.Ct. 2500 (2008) (mem.) (order)

Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Neither Party

Thomas More Law Center v. Obama, 651 F.3d 529 (6th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief Of Constitutional Law Professors

United States v. Castleman, No. 12-1371 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for Respondent

United States v. Faulkner , 636 F.3d 1009 (8th Cir. 2011)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc

United States v. Jeffries, 134 S. Ct. 59 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief of Petitioner

United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945 (2012)

Amicus Brief (merits)

United States v. Rodriquez, 128 S. Ct. 1783 (2008)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for the Respondent

Viking Global Equities v. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, f/k/a Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG, No. 650435/11 (N.Y. App. Div.) (pending)

Brief of Amici Curiae

Viking Global Equities, LP v. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, 958 N.Y.S.2d 35 (App. Div. 2012)

Amicus Brief

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., Inc., 127 S. Ct. 1069 (2007)

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

Wilson v. Flaherty, 133 S. Ct. 2853 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Wilson v. Stitts , No. 13-579 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition

Winfield v. Trottier , 710 F.3d 49 (2d Cir. 2013)

Answering Brief for Appellees

Wright v. United States, (8th Cir. No. 12-3639) (pending)

Answering Brief for Plaintiff-Appellee

Yang v. Holder, 132 S. Ct. 2772 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Yuma Anesthesia Medical Services LLC v. Fleming, 130 S. Ct. 3468 (2010) (mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner
 
 
 
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