MoloLamken Releases 2019 Supreme Court Business Briefing

July 01, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
(Washington, D.C., July 1, 2019) The national litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP is pleased to announce the release of this year's MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing. This is the ninth year the firm has published its summary of the decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court's past Term that have the greatest relevance to business.

"When Justice Kavanaugh took the bench in October 2018, some predicted that a new majority would take the Court in a sharply conservative direction. The reality has been far more nuanced," noted MoloLamken partner Robert Kry. "In the Court's business docket in particular, various combinations of Justices issued plaintiff-friendly decisions in some contexts and defendant-friendly decisions in others," added Michael Pattillo, another firm partner.

The Supreme Court addressed many significant issues this Term. In a case with major implications for regulated businesses, the Court dialed back the deference courts owe to a federal agency's interpretation of its own regulations. The Court also made it harder for media groups and other parties to obtain confidential business documents from federal regulators under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Court decided multiple cases concerning arbitration, including one favoring business by making it easier to avoid class actions in arbitral forums, and another favoring plaintiffs by recognizing a broad exemption from arbitration for transportation workers. And in a major antitrust case, the Court refused to extend prior cases that had limited suits by indirect purchasers.

Steven Molo and Jeffrey Lamken, who had held leadership positions in large full-service firms, founded MoloLamken on the belief that complex disputes and investigations are most effectively handled by smaller teams comprised of smart, highly experienced lawyers who are focused on results rather than process.

MoloLamken provides experienced advocacy - for plaintiffs and defendants - before juries, judges, arbitral forums, and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm's international client base includes leading corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, and executives. The firm has grown from 5 to 36 lawyers in just over nine years and has offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

The MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing has been widely praised in both the business and legal communities for its clarity and insight. To read this year's edition, please click here. If you wish to receive a paper copy, please email Mike or Robert.

For more information visit:

Robert Kry, 202-556-2011,
Michael Pattillo, 202-556-2012,

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