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The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers has elected Partner Lindsay C. Harrison to become a Fellow. Founded in 1990, the Academy recognizes outstanding appellate lawyers and promotes the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in appellate courts. Membership is by invitation only and extended only after nomination by two current Fellows; careful consideration of the lawyer’s appellate practice and accomplishments; an extensive vetting process that includes solicitation of input from appellate judges, justices, opposing counsel, co-counsel, and current Fellows; and approval by the Academy’s Board of Directors. Membership is limited to only 500 members in the United States.
Ms. Harrison has achieved significant appellate victories in recent years. In 2020, she led a team that won a legal challenge to the President’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on behalf of Princeton University, a Princeton graduate, and Microsoft. After Ms. Harrison prevailed in district court, the US Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the rescission of DACA was unlawful based on arguments made primarily in Ms. Harrison’s brief.
On behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists and a prominent scientist, she also recently prevailed in a legal challenge to an Environmental Protective Agency directive that limits the participation of scientists from academia and nonpartisan nonprofit organizations on federal science advisory committees. After the First Circuit found that the legal challenge was justiciable, EPA rescinded the directive at issue.