Appellate Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

By Stewart Bishop (January 18, 2012, 5:27 PM EST) -- In a long-planned move that turned the world of consumer class action law on its head, the appellate team at Mayer Brown LLP successfully argued AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion before the U.S. Supreme Court, earning the firm a top spot on Law360's Appellate Groups of 2011.

Tasked nearly 10 years ago by its client Cingular Wireless LLC, now AT&T, with finding a way to address what its client said had become the rampant and abusive class action system, Mayer Brown worked to craft the right argument and find the proper vehicle to take to the high court.

"It was nine...

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