U.S. Supreme Court Preview

October 15, 2015

Complimentary Webinar

Event materials

  • Presentation slides
  • Program agenda

In recent terms, the U.S. Supreme Court has focused increasingly on business issues that fundamentally affect how corporations operate and litigate. Some commentators have called the Roberts Court “the most pro-business of any since the 1930s,” but now, commentators are suggesting that the pendulum has swung back toward the center − with business groups suffering substantial losses in the last couple of terms.

Members of McGuireWoods’ Appeals and Issues provided a discussion of these issues with a distinguished panel that included the former solicitor general of Virginia and three former law clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Stephen Breyer.


  • A preview of upcoming cases with significant consequences for the business community
  • Key decisions from last year’s term and the practical implications for business
  • Analysis of lower courts’ application of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect business interests
  • Trends in the Supreme Court’s operation and rulings that may impact the business community
  • Commentary on the direction the Supreme Court may be heading in the future
  • A discussion of likely outcomes of cases in the upcoming term

McGuireWoods Panelists

  • E. Duncan Getchell Jr., Partner, former Solicitor General of Virginia
  • Matthew A. Fitzgerald, Associate
  • Brian D. Schmalzbach, Associate
  • Rebecca Gantt, Associate
  • R. Trent Taylor, Partner (Moderator)