Arent Fox’s Appellate group has earned a reputation for aggressively and effectively managing high-stakes, precedent-setting appeals that protect our clients’ interests. Arent Fox attorneys have broad experience in complex appellate litigation at nearly every level of the federal and state court systems.
Our goal with every case is to devise the most successful and innovative appellate strategy for clients facing complex legal and business challenges.
The practice is led by partner Mark F. (Thor) Hearne, II. Mr. Hearne has earned a national reputation for his work in complex federal and state litigation and appeals, especially in matters involving property rights. He is nationally recognized for his practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including having argued cases before the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Kansas Supreme Court, and the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Additionally, many members of our Appellate group have served as judicial clerks, providing clients with critical insight into the appellate process.
In recent years the Appellate group has argued before the US Supreme Court; handled major appeals for companies in the energy, technology, life sciences, and financial industries before an array of appeals courts; overseen an array of complex white collar appeals; led on patent appeals in the Federal Circuit; and filed amicus briefs in high-stakes Supreme Court matters for industry groups.
With more than 30 practice areas representing a broad assortment of business and industries, Arent Fox advises clients in appellate matters in cases involving administrative, bankruptcy, constitutional, corporate and securities, environmental, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health care, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use, and telecommunications law.
Our recent appellate work includes:
- Arent Fox argued before the US Supreme Court in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, an important legislative redistricting case filed on behalf of Arizona voters challenging the constitutionality of unequally populated voting districts created by a state commission.