Appellate Advocacy Blog

Editor: Tessa L. Dysart
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Monday, July 24, 2017

Law360 Top Appellate Attorneys Under 40

Last week Law360 named its "Rising Stars for 2017," which features accomplished attorneys under the age of 40 who have achieved significant career accomplishments in their respective fields.  The list is broken up into 35 areas, one of which is appellate.  The four "rising [appellate] stars" are listed below:

Paul W. Hughes--Paul Hughes is a partner at Mayer Brown in the firm's Supreme Court & Appellate practice.  He has argued twice before the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued before several of the federal circuit courts.  He also lectures at Yale Law, where he is the co-director of Yale's Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic.  He is a graduate of Yale Law School and clerked on the Fourth Circuit for Judge Diana Gibbons Motz.

Erin E. Murphy--Erin Murphy is a partner at Kirkland Ellis, having come over to Kirkland with the Bancroft crew.  She has argued three cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and has also argued before most of the federal circuit courts.  She is a graduate of Georgetown Law, and she clerked for Chief  Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Judge Diana Sykes.

Thomas G. Saunder--Tom Saunders is a partner at WilmerHale.  He has argued (and won) two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Like the others on this list, he has also argued  before several federal circuit courts.  He is a Yale Law graduate, and he clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge Pierre Leval.

Adam G. Unikowsky--Adam Unikowsky is a partner at Jenner & Block.  He has won five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing at least 4 of them.  A 2007 graduate of Harvard Law, he left Jenner in 2010 to clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia.  He also clerked for Judge Douglas Ginsburg on the D.C. Circuit.

Congratulations to the rising stars!

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