January 20, 2015

Jenner & Block’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice has been named among Law360’s Appellate Groups of the Year.  Law360 honors the practice for last year’s victory in the U.S. Supreme Court during an “epic battle” against online streaming service Aereo  Inc.  In Law360’s profile of the practice, Chair Paul M. Smith is quoted saying, “It’s certainly a practice that the firm is very proud of and has a long history with.  We are open to lateral hiring, as well as potentially [welcoming back] the people returning after having worked in the government for a while. That happens in Washington.”  The profile describes the key victory on behalf of broadcaster clients in their quest to stop Aereo from retransmitting copyrighted television broadcasting.  In June, the Court issued a ruling that prohibited Aereo from retransmitting the broadcasters’ over-the-air programming without authorization.  “It’s obviously a suit that’s very important to the industry,” says Partner Matthew E. Price, a member of the Aereo team.  “Whenever you’re litigating a high-profile suit, it’s all the more important to hold yourself to the highest standards of professionalism and care, as we do in every case that we handle.”