Supreme Court Veteran and Solicitor General Office Alum Jeffrey B. Wall To Join Sullivan & Cromwell’s Appellate Litigation PracticeOctober 16, 2013
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP announced today that Jeffrey B. Wall will be joining the firm's Washington, D.C. office as Co-Head of the Appellate Litigation Practice. Mr. Wall joins the firm from the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he argued 10 cases and filed more than 150 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on issues involving securities law, bankruptcy, taxation, preemption, labor and employment, the False Claims Act, and the First Amendment. Mr. Wall will work in conjunction with Brendan P. Cullen, the other Co-Head of Sullivan & Cromwell's Appellate Litigation Practice.
“We are delighted Jeff will be joining us,” said Joseph C. Shenker, Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell. “His expertise in all phases of appeals, up to and including the Supreme Court, will add to the quality and depth of the services we offer to clients.”
Daryl A. Libow, who manages the firm's Washington office, added, “Jeff is a rising star, with considerable experience across many areas of commercial law where our firm already has a deep bench of experience. His addition will further enhance our ability to represent clients in complex business cases at every stage of the litigation process.”
Mr. Wall noted, “I'm thrilled to be joining Sullivan & Cromwell. The firm's litigation practice is second to none, and it has a long history of handling high-profile appeals in the Supreme Court and other federal and state courts. I'm excited to be a part of that tradition and represent such a wide variety of clients and industries in their most challenging cases.”
Mr. Wall has extensive experience in appellate litigation, critical motions, and regulatory litigation in federal and state courts and before federal agencies. Mr. Wall has received a number of recognitions for his advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court, including awards from the U.S. Attorney General for outstanding contributions by a new employee and from the Internal Revenue Service for outstanding support to the Office of Chief Counsel. Before serving in the Office of the Solicitor General, he was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Wall also worked in the appellate practice of an international law firm, and taught courses in law school on administrative law and federal jurisdiction. Mr. Wall graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, served as an editor of the Law Review, and won the moot court competition.
About Sullivan & Cromwell's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice
For more than a century, Sullivan and Cromwell's appellate litigation practice has represented clients in complex cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state courts of appeals, and administrative agencies. With 14 former law clerks of the U.S. Supreme Court and a number of other former appellate law clerks, attorneys in Sullivan & Cromwell's appellate practice bring to bear extensive experience in providing the highest-caliber representation in a wide range of fields, including antitrust, banking, corporate and securities, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, products liability, and taxation law. The firm has prevailed in numerous significant cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, from the landmark decision in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents that recognized an implied cause of action against federal agents for a violation of the Fourth Amendment, to more recent decisions in Watters v. Wachovia Bank, N.A. and Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific Atlanta, Inc. that recognized important limitations on the reach of the federal securities laws. In the federal and state courts of appeals, Sullivan & Cromwell has represented clients in recent victories in the Tenth Circuit (Novell v. Microsoft), the Second Circuit (Parisi v. Goldman Sachs & Co.), the Fifth Circuit (City of New Orleans' Employees' Retirement System v. Hayward), and the Delaware Supreme Court (Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.).