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Appellate Litigation

Shearman & Sterling's Appellate Litigation practice is broad in scope, and our lawyers have handled or advised on appeals in a wide variety of subject areas, including:

  • Securities Fraud
  • Corporate Governance/Fiduciary Duty
  • Business Torts and Contract Disputes
  • Banking
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Antitrust
  • International Trade
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor Law
  • Privilege and Sanctions
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Examples of clients we have represented in appeals in the federal and state courts include:

  • Arcelor 
  • Banco Español de Crédito
  • BASF Group
  • BCE Inc.
  • The BOC Group
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Duane Reade
  • First Boston
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Merrill Lynch
  • The Republic of France
  • West Publishing

Services Offered

Shearman & Sterling's appellate lawyers provide clients a full range of appellate services, including:
  • Providing independent judgment on the likelihood of successful appeals of matters handled by other firms or in-house counsel
  • Reviewing lower court records and overseeing post-trial motions to ensure the preservation of all potential appellate issues
  • Drafting briefs and arguing appeals on behalf of parties
  • Advising clients with respect to amici curiae participation in cases of industry-wide significance
  • Preparing and coordinating briefs on behalf of amici curiae
  • Drafting petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court for writs of certiorari
  • Commenting on appellate briefs written by other law firms or in-house counsel
  • Participating in moot courts to prepare advocates for oral argument
  • Advising on all facets of appellate practice, including appellate mediation, motions for stays, expedition requests, and the posting of supersedeas bonds and otherwise delaying execution of judgment pending appeal
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