Federal Appeals Courts
Drafted both party and amicus briefs addressing a circuit split among the Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits (in the Fourth Circuit).
Represented energy companies appealing from orders issued by FERC—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (in the D.C. Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and Fourth Circuit).
Represented a bank urging that a New York banking law had no private right of action (in the Second Circuit).
Represented nine U.S. Senators and two U.S. Representatives in drafting an amicus brief on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (in the Tenth Circuit)
Supreme Court of Virginia
Crafted and briefed a separation of powers issue, presenting a constitutional question of first impression.
Represented banking institutions opposing petitions for appeal in foreclosure-related lawsuits.
Drafted and argued an inmate’s petition for appeal on double jeopardy and sufficiency of evidence grounds.
Other Constitutional Issues
Defended against a defamation lawsuit on constitutional grounds in Virginia state court.
Advised a corporation considering a constitutional challenge to a recently-passed statute and its implementing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.
Represented an energy company briefing the preemptive effect of a federal mining law on a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
Experienced in briefing emergency motions, including a motion opposing sanctions for discovery violations and a motion for a hearing to investigate prosecutorial misconduct.
Represented a banking institution opposing class certification in two foreclosure-process cases in federal district courts.
Drafted a white paper to assistant U.S. attorneys in defending against a criminal investigation relating to a high-dollar government contract.