HWG attorneys have briefed and argued a wide variety of cases in the Supreme Court, including cases involving antitrust issues, employee benefits law, tort law, criminal law, and numerous constitutional, administrative, and communications law issues. In the federal courts of appeals, the attorneys of our appellate group have similarly handled both communications cases—including wireless, common carrier, cable, and broadcast issues—and a broad array of appeals in other substantive areas. This breadth of experience at the highest levels of our nation’s judicial system permits HWG to preserve victories at administrative agencies or in the trial courts and to challenge adverse decisions.
Our appellate litigators work with HWG attorneys during trial and agency proceedings to ensure that our clients are in the best posture for appellate review. HWG attorneys also have extensive experience working on appeals with in-house counsel and attorneys from other firms who worked on the matters during agency proceedings and trials. We value the knowledge and expertise those attorneys bring to the appellate proceedings.
Representative Matters During the Last Twelve Months:
- After assisting a small firm obtain a favorable outcome at the Supreme Court in an ERISA class action, working with the firm to win a $184 million judgment.
- Arguing on behalf of major Internet companies in the D.C. Circuit in the pending net neutrality case.
- On behalf of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, successfully challenging an FCC decision restricting access to the “lifeline” program that ensures affordable access to telecommunications services.
- Representing D.C. residents before a three-judge district court, challenging the denial of voting representation in Congress on constitutional grounds.
- Representing a major telecommunications carrier in various cases involving significant legal issues and hundreds of millions of dollars.