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Jones Day named to National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List" for seventh consecutive year

October 2018

The National Law Journal, on October 26, 2018 and for the seventh consecutive year, named Jones Day to its annual "Appellate Hot List."

"We are proud to once again be recognized for our work representing clients in significant appeals and precedent-setting matters," said Beth Heifetz, leader of Jones Day’s Issues & Appeals Practice. "Our clients ask us to handle important cases in appellate courts throughout the country, as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court. Our skilled advocates, including a large number of former Supreme Court clerks, collaborate closely to develop creative and coordinated strategies that change the law."

Asked by the National Law Journal about the Firm’s top appellate wins over the past year, partner Shay Dvoretzky cited Jones Day’s success in ACA v. FCC in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which successfully challenged an FCC Order that expanded the types of calling equipment prohibited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a win that shifted the landscape in class action defendants’ favor nationwide.

He also mentioned the Firm's victory in Heller v. DWT, argued in the California Supreme Court, The court ruled that Jones Day had established, after a nearly decade-long fight, that a bankrupt law firm has no right to hourly fees earned by other firms on the defunct firm’s prior matters, because client matters belong to clients, not lawyers.

Also, in SAS Institute v. Iancu, the Firm persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court, contrary to prior policy and Federal Circuit precedent, that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes review requires review and decision of all disputed patent claims, which will fundamentally transform the way that patents are litigated before the PTAB.

Read the National Law Journal’s "Appellate Hot List" interview with Jones Day partner Shay Dvoretzky (subscription required).

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