On January 4, 2013, Bancroft partner Paul D. Clement appeared on CNN to discuss Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a Minor under the Age of Fourteen Years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation, S. Ct. 12-399, following the Supreme Court’s decission to grant the petition for writ of certiorari. On October 22, 2012, Bancroft lawyers Paul Clement and Kelsi Brown Corkran filed a brief on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem as representative of respondent Baby Girl, supporting the petition for writ of certiorari. The Supreme Court will review a South Carolina Supreme Court decision holding that the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) required that at 27 months old, Baby Girl be transferred from petitioners’ custody to the custody of her biological father, whom she had never met because he had abandoned her before birth and shown no interest in her before finding out, four months after she was born, that the biological mother had placed her in an adoptive home. The Guardian’s brief argues that the South Carolina Supreme Court’s interpretation and application of ICWA in this case violated Baby Girl’s equal protection and due process rights under the U.S. Constitution.
The AmLaw Litigation Daily details “some impressive lawyering” by Paul Clement in his recent Supreme Court victory representing GlaxoSmithKline. The Court determined that sales representatives for the company were exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This holding will likely result in the dismissal of at least 67 class actions across the country. Jeffrey Harris and Stephen Potenza assisted Mr. Clement with the briefing.
Reuters names Bancroft partners Paul Clement and Viet Dinh as potential Supreme Court nominees in a Romney Administration
David Ingram, writing for Reuters, names Bancroft partners Paul Clement and Viet Dinh as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court in a Romney Administration. Ingram describes Clement as ”a favorite” and notes that Dinh would be the “first Asian-American justice.”
Business Insider profiles Bancroft partner Paul Clement and his role in the health-care case and the Arizona immigration case. Quoting a lawyer at Mayer Brown, Clement is referred to as the “LeBron James of law.”
Bancroft partner Paul Clement is interviewed about what he is reading, listening to, watching, and following.
On April 2, 2012, the National Law Journal profiled Bancroft associate Erin Murphy for her work preparing all seven merits briefs challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Bancroft partner Paul Clement calls Ms. Murphy a “stellar advocate on every level.”
CBS News Scott Pelley pegs Bancroft partner Chris Bartolomucci for insight into Chief Justice John G. Roberts
Scott Pelley of CBS Evening News interviews Bancroft partner Chris Bartolomucci about “the most brilliant attorney of his generation,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Supreme Court’s marathon oral arguments surrounding the Health-Care debate stretched over the course of three days beginning on Monday, March 26, 2012. Bancroft partner Paul D. Clement argued the mandate issue on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, and severability and medicaid issues on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 on behalf of the States challenging the Affordable Care Act. “The justices have broken the case into four discrete issues, scheduling a separate session for each, for a total of six hours, the most in one case in more than 40 years. Mr. Clement, like his principal adversary, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., will be arguing three times.”
The Wall Street Journal on Bancroft partner Paul Clement’s “courtly battle” with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in upcoming health-care argument
The Wall Street Journal discusses the upcoming health-care oral argument and Bancroft partner Paul Clement’s relationship with opposing counsel Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. The article notes that ”the two lawyers have similar styles, boiling complicated matters down to simple, compelling points.”
New York Magazine profiles Bancroft partner Paul Clement, describing him as “an unassuming attorney” who is “the GOP’s great hope for this Supreme Court season.”