A key component of Chadbourne's reputation for excellence in both its commercial litigation practice and its products liability practice is its significant experience in representing clients in state and federal appellate courts throughout the United States. Our attorneys have extensive experience in federal appeals in matters ranging from consumer fraud class actions to RICO. In addition, we have particular capabilities in New York State appellate practice within both the Appellate Divisions of the New York State Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

  • Representation of Glickenhaus Brewster Development in obtaining reversal by the New York Court of Appeals of an Appellate Division ruling that Glickenhaus was required to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement in connection with a project that it was developing in Putnam County, New York.
  • Representation of British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited and B.A.T Industries p.l.c. in successful interlocutory appeals to the District of Columbia Circuit of evidentiary rulings in the United States v. Philip Morris et al. case pending in the D.C. District Court;
  • Representation of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. in a successful interlocutory appeal to the Appellate Division, Second Department, resulting in the dismissal of Plaintiff's fraud and conspiracy claims;
  • Representation of Rockwell International Corporation in connection with a Federal Circuit appeal from the Department of Energy Board of Contract Appeals Decision, which resulted in an affirmance, allowing Rockwell several million dollars of costs under Rockwell's Rocky Flats contract.

Chadbourne's litigation ranks are filled with seasoned attorneys whose appellate experiences and knowledge contribute greatly to Chadbourne's overall appellate talents, including several attorneys who served as clerks in various state and federal courts. Indeed, development of appellate expertise begins early at Chadbourne. Through its partnership with local pro bono service providers, virtually all Chadbourne associates brief and argue a criminal appeal within their first two years of practice.

Representative Experience

Honest Services Fraud Charges
Sen. John L. Bruno
Chadbourne represented former New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno in his criminal defense against eight federal "honest services" fraud charges in the United Stated District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Products Liability Counseling and Defense

Related Regions

North America
United States

Worldwide Contact

Abbe David Lowell
Washington, DC
New York
+1 (202) 974-5605
or +1 (212) 408-1170

Local Office Contacts

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