Administrative LawWe represent clients in connection with regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and various other federal agencies. In particular, we have represented clients in agency investigations, enforcement proceedings, and numerous rulemaking proceedings. We have special expertise in federal-court litigation involving challenges to agency action.
AppealsWe litigate appeals before federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. We have special expertise at developing litigation strategies in complex constitutional and statutory cases—at the trial court level or even before litigation commences—with an eye towards winning those cases on appeal. In addition, we are regularly called upon by clients to enter a case at the court of appeals level, to seek review of unfavorable agency decisions and lower court actions, and to preserve favorable rulings obtained in district court.
ArbitrationWe have broad expertise in matters relating to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). We regularly draft arbitration agreements and counsel clients on how best to leverage favorable FAA case law to minimize their exposure to the risk of class action lawsuits. We also have extensive experience enforcing arbitration agreements in courts across the country, from the trial level to the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, we represent clients in arbitration proceedings.
We have a broad range of experience litigating complex legal issues and resolving high-stakes disputes between private litigants. In particular, we have represented clients in cases against the government, in class actions, in parallel proceedings before courts and regulatory entities, and in multijurisdictional disputes.
We litigate a diverse array of constitutional issues both at the trial level and on appeal. In particular, we have substantive expertise litigating issues arising under the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as the scope of Congressional power under the Commerce Clause and Executive power under the Appointments Clause, the Treaty Clause, and the Commander-in-Chief Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Employment LitigationWe defend businesses and state governmental entities in employment disputes. In particular, we have successfully defended clients against claims of employment discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, and other federal statutes before agencies and in the federal courts.
We have experience representing state and local governmental entities before federal agencies and in federal courts. Notably, we regularly represent state and local governments before the Supreme Court of the United States or otherwise coordinate amicus strategies with them and represent their interests.
We have a broad range of experience representing financial institutions and individuals facing investigations against by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and other federal and state regulators.
White Collar Defense
We have represented companies and individuals in investigations relating to insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, and other white-collar matters.
Voting Rights and Election Law
We have experience in litigation involving voting rights and election law. We have represented state and local governments at all levels, including before the Supreme Court of the United States, in cases arising under the Fourteenth Amendment, the Fifteenth Amendment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We have special expertise in defending state and local governments in challenges brought in federal court over election-day issues, such as early voting schedules. We also represent clients in cases challenging campaign finance restrictions.
Antonin Scalia Law School Supreme Court Clinic
William Consovoy and Thomas McCarthy direct the Supreme Court Clinic at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, through which they regularly represent parties and amici before the Supreme Court of the United States. For more information on the Supreme Court Clinic, click here.
For a list of representative matters, click here.