We strive to bring a fresh and creative perspective to cases on appeal and present clear, focused, and powerful arguments in our written and oral advocacy. We pride ourselves on the thoroughness of our research and our mastery of the law and record in each case.
Our lawyers gained experience through serving in prestigious clerkships for federal and state appellate and trial judges, including multiple federal circuit courts and the highest court of the District of Columbia. Before joining the Tycko & Zavareei LLP team, they practiced law at top-tier international law firms, leading civil rights organizations, and the government. These backgrounds and experiences give our lawyers diverse perspectives and thorough knowledge of the appellate process, both of which are crucial assets when a case is taken to appeal.
Below is a sample of our ongoing appellate matters and prior successes:
- UPPI, LLC v. Cardinal Health, Inc., No. No. 21-35905 (9th Cir.): Co-lead counsel for relator in ongoing, multimillion-dollar False Claims Act appeal. Read the Opening Brief.
- King v. Baylor University, No. 21-50352 (5th Cir.): Briefed and argued appeal in breach-of-contract class action against university on behalf of students who did not receive refunds for tuition and fees after the university closed campus and moved to online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Appellant Brief and Reply. Listen to the argument.
- McAdams v. Robinson, 26 F.4th 149 (4th Cir. 2022): Obtained affirmance of settlement approval in class action against loan servicer for violating federal and state consumer protection laws in servicing mortgage loans. Read the Brief. Listen to the argument.
- Alexander v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC, 23 F.4th 370 (4th Cir. 2022): Obtained reversal of dismissal of class action against mortgage servicer for violating debt-collection laws by charging them fees to make their mortgage payments online or by phone, even though their mortgage agreements did not provide for such fees. Read the Opening Brief and Reply Brief. Listen to the argument.
- Spielman v. United Services Automobile Association, No. 21-80132 (9th Cir. Feb. 25, 2022): Successfully opposed petition for appellate review of class certification against one of the nation’s largest auto insurance companies in class action alleging that the insurer underpaid policy holders whose vehicles were totaled in an accident. Read the Brief.
- Webb v. City of Maplewood, No: 21-8012 (8th Cir. Dec. 30, 2021): Successfully opposed petition for appellate review of class certification in constitutional challenge to a city’s cash bail practices.
- Dillon v. BMO Harris Bank, N.A., 856 F.3d 330 (4th Cir. 2017): Briefed and argued appeal that resulted in affirmance of the district court’s invalidation of an arbitration agreement in payday lending class action. Listen to the argument.
- In re APA Assessment Fee Litig., 766 F.3d 39 (D.C. Cir. 2014): Briefed and argued appeal that led to reversal of the trial court’s dismissal of class action alleging improper dues-charging practices by a professional organization.