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’ perspective ensures that our clients are in the best posture for appellate review.
- Representing a major Internet company in patent appeals before the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.
- Representing a public utility before the Supreme Court on the merits of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) appeal growing out of the western energy crisis.
- Representing major telecommunications companies and equipment suppliers in appeals of FCC orders before the United States Courts of Appeals.
- Representing the world’s largest business federation before the Supreme Court, both at certiorari stage and on the merits.
- Filed amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases of national importance, including on behalf of the Michigan Black Law Students Alumni Society in Grutter v. Bollinger (challenge to University of Michigan Law School affirmative action policy); on behalf of a group of international experts in Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. v. Federal Election Commission (challenge to federal campaign finance statute); and on behalf of a human rights organization in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (challenge to trial by military tribunal).