Davis Polk has a long track record of appearing before the federal Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts throughout the United States. Our lawyers have extensive experience arguing on a broad range of issues and many are former appellate law clerks, including former clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
We regularly handle appellate matters arising from work that we performed at the trial level and are often asked to take on appeals with respect to matters handled by other law firms in a lower court. We have also represented numerous clients as counsel of record in the U.S. Supreme Court both in cases accepted for decisions on the merits and in connection with petitions for certiorari and oppositions to petitions filed by other parties.
Because of our substantive knowledge and deep experience, we routinely prepare amicus briefs in important cases pending in the U.S. Supreme Court or in other appellate courts to address legal issues in which our clients have a vested interest.