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Reuters Analysis: Morgan Lewis Among Top Firms That Petition the U.S. Supreme Court

December 08, 2014

Firm Among Nation’s 31 “Supreme Court Specialists”

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2014: A special report released today by Reuters shows that Morgan Lewis is among a small group of elite law firms with an outsized success rate getting U.S. Supreme Court petitions heard.

After pouring over thousands of court records filed from 2004 through 2012, Reuters found that Morgan Lewis is one of only 31 law firms that accounted for 44 percent of all cases the court accepted from private lawyers during the nine-year period. The small group of firms was culled from more than 8,000 firms doing business at the Supreme Court.

“The high court typically agrees to hear 5 percent of the petitions it receives from private attorneys,” Reuters noted. The success rate of petitions from Morgan Lewis lawyers was 19%—nearly four times the average—according to the report.

“We're pleased to be recognized among the top firms in representing our clients before the Supreme Court, as we continue to build our appellate practice on the platform of the nation's most elite labor and employment practice," said Allyson Ho, co-chair of Morgan Lewis’s Appellate Practice.

Allyson argued two cases before the high court this term. She argued on behalf of M&G Polymers in M&G Polymers v. Tackett and the Mortgage Bankers Association in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, both notable labor and employment cases followed closely by key industry groups.

The full Reuters report can be found here.