Appellate lawyers handle all kinds of cases in administrative litigation. Some of the most prominent appellate lawyers are at Akin Gump and Joseph, Greenwald & Laake. Pratik Shah and Danielle B. Laake are also notable names. Below is a list of Cases they have handled. You can also find more information about the firms’ litigation practice areas. This article focuses on the areas of litigation that these firms specialize in.
Cases handled by Akin Gump’s appellate lawyers
Appellate lawyers at Akin Gump handle a wide range of cases, including appeals from agency orders. Their knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act and constitutional doctrines includes notice-and-comment rulemaking strictures, the Article III doctrines of standing and ripeness, and other areas of government law. Akin Gump lawyers regularly represent clients in presentations to federal agencies, draft comments in rulemaking proceedings, and meet with key decisionmakers to make persuasive arguments. Akin Gump’s attorneys handle a range of appeals, including those brought against the Department of Interior and the Department of State.
Pratik is a former Assistant Solicitor General of the United States Department of Justice. He has extensive experience litigating administrative law matters involving government agencies, and he has successfully argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that raise core administrative law issues, including the Medicare Act’s special notice-and-comment provision, and a federal statute requiring prompt dismissal of lawsuits. Pratik also serves as a member of the D.C. Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Procedures and has been appointed amicus curiae in a major constitutional challenge to administrative law judges.
The firm’s New York office has recently laid off 57 associates and 57 paralegals, resulting in a total of 654 layoffs. The firm plans to offer comprehensive severance packages to its employees who were laid off in January. The ten-year anniversary of the firm’s founding was celebrated with a new office in the city. Akin Gump is a firm that has been ranked consistently by clients and peers for decades.
Cases handled by Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s appellate lawyers
The firm’s highly successful appellate attorneys routinely appear before the highest courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. The firm represents clients in a variety of administrative arenas, including insurance disputes, professional licenses, and employment rights. These attorneys also have extensive experience before federal appellate courts, such as the Fourth Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit. In addition to serving clients throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C., Maryland, and the District of Columbia, the firm’s lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in these areas.
The firm’s attorneys have extensive trial experience and a proven track record of success. They handle challenging and complex civil litigation cases. They also have significant civil litigation practices in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition to their extensive trial experience, JGL’s litigators apply aggressive and creative advocacy methods to maximize their clients’ potential. JGL’s attorneys are renowned for taking cases that other firms would not take.
Andrew Greenwald is an accomplished litigator with over three decades of experience. He is the former co-chair of the Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group and has lectured to national legal audiences. He also regularly writes for a variety of legal journals and has contributed to several legal instruction audiotape series. He has published numerous articles in leading legal journals and publications, and has testified on numerous cases.
Cases handled by Pratik Shah
Attorney Pratik A. Shah joins Akin Gump as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as co-head of its Supreme Court practice and national appellate practice. He has a background in the biopharmaceutical industry, having worked at several companies and as an adviser at McKinsey & Company. Pratik currently serves on the boards of Ocera Therapeutics and SG Biofuels.
Since 2008, Mr. Shah has served as the Solicitor General of the United States. In that role, he argued 13 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and authored merits briefs in ten other cases. He handled some of the most challenging cases during his tenure in office, including issues ranging from same-sex marriage to securities and ERISA law to Indian law. Before joining the government, Mr. Shah worked at a large international law firm.