The Huffington Post profiles partner Paul Clement, noting that “Clement is playing a key role in three politically charged Supreme Court cases in which Republican-led states object to Obama administration policies or federal laws on health care, immigration and redrawing political boundaries.”
The Washington Post profiles Bancroft Partner Paul Clement, highlighting that “legal allies and foes alike talk with awe about [his] professional style.”
Bloomberg profiles partner Paul Clement, noting that he is arguing seven cases in this Supreme Court term and “is poised to make a deeper imprint on American law this year than anyone without the title ‘justice.’”
On March 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered the U.S. Government to respond to a petition for mandamus that Bancroft attorneys had filed on behalf of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (“PMOI”) urging removal of the group from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list. The court also granted Bancroft’s request for expedited review of the petition, which was filed in response to years of agency delay by the Department of State regarding the review of PMOI’s status.
Corporate Counsel Magazine features Bancroft in discussion of the impact of amicus briefs at the Supreme Court
On March 8, 2012, Corporate Counsel magazine published an article concluding that “[i]f general counsel ever wonder whether their companies’ friend-of-the-court briefs really have any impact, they only need to look at this week’s U.S. Supreme Court action involving the Alien Tort Statute.” The Supreme Court requested additional briefing and argument in the Kiobel case to address an alternative theory raised by a number of prominent multinational corporations in an amicus brief written by Bancroft attorneys Paul Clement and Jeffrey Harris, and co-counsel John Bellinger, Lisa Blatt, and Reeves Anderson of Arnold & Porter.
The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Flatbush Apartments in the Eastern District of New York. Bancroft is seeking dismissal of the complaint, alleging that three members of the NLRB have not been validly appointed.
The case is Paulsen v. Renaissance Equity Holdings LLC, et al., Civil No. 12-350 (BMC). The case is pending before Judge Brian M. Cogan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
On January 31, 2012, Paul Clement argued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of KG Urban Enterprises in KG Urban Enterprises, LLC v. Patrick, et al. The case addresses new Massachusetts legislation that authorizes the development of three casinos and gives Indian tribes the ability to apply for commercial casino licenses first. Clement argued that “the state’s new casino law gives an unconstitutional advantage to the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe in its pursuit of a gambling resort in Southeastern Massachusetts.”
Mark Arsenault, Casino Developer Seeks an Injunction, Boston Globe (Feb. 1, 2012).
On January 20, 2012, Bancroft prevailed for its client Cambium, Ltd. in the Supreme Court of Delaware in the case of Cambium, Ltd. v Trilantic Capital Partners III, L.P., Case No. 363, 2011, a commercial dispute arising out of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. On January 23, 2012, Law360 discusses the decision, indicating the Court’s agreement with Bancroft’s argument that the Court of Chancery erred in dismissing Cambium’s complaint by applying the wrong legal standard.
ABC News profiles Bancroft partner Paul Clement, noting “while it is not unusual for a top notch Supreme Court advocate to make frequent visits to the Court in one term, it is almost unprecedented for one lawyer to handle so many high-profile, politically divisive cases.”
Paul Clement was named #25 on GQ’s list of The 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, noting “W.’s former solicitor general has snatched up every high-profile legal challenge against the administration.”