A successful litigation strategy includes defending wins, and reversing losses, on appeal. Boies Schiller Flexner has a long history of appellate success across a wide range of matters and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to handling our own trial matters on appeal, clients often ask us to enter a case solely as appellate counsel — either to craft a new strategy for overturning a disappointing lower court result or to help preserve victory when the other side appeals.

Our strength as appellate litigators derives both from our experience as trial lawyers and from the diversity of our practice. We handle appeals across the spectrum of practice areas, including administrative law, antitrust, bankruptcy, complex commercial issues, constitutional law, energy and environmental, intellectual property, securities, professional responsibility, white-collar criminal defense, and much more.
Our appellate practice includes lawyers who have argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal court of appeals, and many state supreme and intermediate appellate courts. Our group also features former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and clerks from federal and state appellate courts across the nation.

BSF’s appellate team has handled some of the most notable and important appeals in the last quarter century, including the U.S. Supreme Court cases Bush v. Gore, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Pennzoil v. Texaco, and Perry v. Brown. We regularly file amicus briefs before the Supreme Court and other appellate courts, and those briefs have been cited or relied upon in recent court decisions, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe v. Morrisey-Berru (Supreme Court), XY Planning Network v. SEC (Second Circuit), Borden v. United States (Supreme Court), Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado (Supreme Court).

BSF’s appellate lawyers have been recognized by leading professional publications for our appellate work, including our selection as The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week.