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Firms Seek to Share The Wealth of Supreme Court Oral Arguments

April 18, 2022, 8:45 AM

Some Big Law firms made room for more junior partners at the Supreme Court lectern this term as part of a bid to diversify who gets to argue before the justices.

Mel Bostwick, for example, will be the third attorney from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to argue when she makes her high court debut on Tuesday in George v. McDonough, a veterans’ benefits case. WilmerHale has sent five different attorneys to argue cases this term while Latham & Watkins has had four, and Williams & Connolly three.

That’s a shift in the “superstar” model that’s come to dominate ...