Benchmark Litigation names Neal Katyal its 2018 Appellate Attorney of the Year

Washington, D.C., 20 February 2018 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation has named partner Neal Katyal as its 2018 Appellate Attorney of the Year.

Over the past year, Katyal has argued more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any other lawyer in the country (he personally argued almost 10% of all Supreme Court cases last Term) and recently broke Thurgood Marshall’s 50-year old record for most arguments before the Supreme Court by a minority lawyer in United States history. He achieved landmark wins for Bristol-Myers Squibb limiting forum-shopping in mass torts cases, and for Wells Fargo reversing a decision allowing cities to sue under the Fair Housing Act. Katyal also continues his high-profile representation of the state of Hawaii as it challenges the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Katyal is expected to argue that case in the Supreme Court in April.

Now in its 11th year of publication, Benchmark Litigation exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market in North America. Winners are selected following extensive research including interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.

In addition to being named Benchmark Litigation’s Appellate Attorney of the Year, Katyal was also named the Litigator of the Year by The American Lawyer and a Law360 Appellate MVP this past December.

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