Hogan Lovells Named to The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for Sixth Consecutive Year
17 November 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., 17 November 2015 – Hogan Lovells announced today that the firm was named to The National Law Journal’s 2015 Appellate Hot List, which recognizes a select group of U.S. appellate practices that “represent appellate advocacy at its strongest — winning the big cases and changing the law.” Hogan Lovells has been named to the Appellate Hot List each year since 2010.
In selecting Hogan Lovells’ Appellate practice for this honor, The National Law Journal took note of many of the group’s accomplishments over the past year, which included:
- A major copyright win on behalf of Google and YouTube at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Securing a landmark victory for former federal air marshal Robert MacLean in the first Supreme Court federal whistleblower case.
- Successfully arguing before the Supreme Court that Maryland's income tax law was unconstitutional.
- A high-profile victory before the D.C. Circuit in a significant class-action discrimination case against the United States Secret Service.
- Successfully arguing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of Depomed that its drug, Gralise, should be granted market exclusivity under the Orphan Drug Act.
- Winning a dismissal in the Fourth Circuit of tort claims against Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
- Playing a significant role in one of the most highly publicized insider trading decisions in the U.S., in a ruling that significantly limits the scope of insider trading liability for traders on Wall Street, especially for those who are several steps removed from the original leak of inside information.
- Working pro bono with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless to represent families who challenged the District of Columbia's handling of emergency cold weather housing.
- A win in the Third Circuit for Ford Motor Company in a second appeal stemming from a class action filed by former Ford heavy-truck dealers.
- A victory before the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on behalf of Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP, relating to the Maryland Public Service Commission’s approval of Dominion’s applications for a US$3.8 billion liquefied natural gas export project and construction of associated electric generation facilities.
- Securing a win for Dominion Transmission, Inc., rejecting challenges to the construction of a Dominion facility in Myersville, Maryland.
For more information on the Appellate Hot List, please visit The National Law Journal website here.