Goodwin's appellate litigators have briefed and argued hundreds of high stakes appeals, securing victories for clients in federal and state appellate courts throughout the United States. Lawyers in our Appellate Litigation practice are experts at working cooperatively as part of a team — alongside trial counsel and subject-matter experts — to preserve and present the best possible case on appeal and maximize our clients’ chances for success.

Goodwin lawyers have established a record of success in every federal court of appeals and in state appellate courts from Alabama to Wyoming. Six members of the group were U.S. Supreme Court clerks, numerous others clerked on the federal courts of appeals or on state supreme courts, and several previously worked in the U.S. Solicitor General’s office, which houses the government’s top Supreme Court and appellate counsel.

Respectfully Submitted: Goodwin Appellate Briefs is a collection of briefs for the matters we’ve handle across multiple jurisdictions and practice areas.

Continental Casualty Company v. Carr

The Bankruptcy Code provides courts with broad authority to channel asbestos-related tort claims against debtors and their insurers to a trust, in order to facilitate rehabilitation in bankruptcy and ensure equal treatment of claimants. In this case Goodwin litigators represent an insurer seeking to uphold a channeling injunction against post-confirmation…

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Elmrock v. Citigroup

Goodwin is representing Citigroup and wholly-owned subsidiaries in commercial litigation concerning a subordinated option in a nuclear power facility.  The plaintiff (a fund controlled by Elmrock Capital) purchased a subordinated option in the residual value of Citigroup’s interest in a nuclear power facility.  Following an appraisal that left the subordinated…

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Ernst & Young LLP v. Stephen Morris Amicus Brief

Goodwin filed cert.-stage and merits-stage amicus briefs on behalf of the Business Roundtable (BRT) in three consolidated cases, all of which present the question of whether the collective-bargaining provisions of the National Labor Relations Act prohibit enforcement of an arbitration agreement requiring an employee to arbitrate claims against an employer…

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