In a post analyzing certiorari-stage amicus filings, SCOTUSblog named Shook, Hardy & Bacon as one of the top filers in cases involving financial interests in the Court’s 2008-2018 terms. According to the blog post, the cases involved business liability concerns: “How much these cases will affect the economy is often not entirely clear at the outset, but the potential areas of impact are often demarcated through cases’ progress in the lower courts.”
Sidley Austin led the group of firms who were counsel of record on the greatest number of amicus briefs filed in such cases, followed by a tie among Mayer Brown, Winston & Strawn, and Shook. Shook's National Amicus Practice is at the forefront of many key issues that affect litigation results, particularly where creative plaintiffs’ lawyers seek to expand tort, product liability and consumer law. This practice also publishes the biweekly State Supreme Court Watch to alert clients and friends of important cases, both when granted review and decided. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter, please email Phil Goldberg.
Leading the group of the most frequent amicus filers was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, followed by the Washington Legal Foundation and DRI, although the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Intellectual Property Law Association were described as “highly successful with their choices of cases for cert-stage amicus filings in this area.”