5 Tips For In-House Counsel Reviewing Appellate Briefs

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT) -- As an in-house lawyer, you probably rely on outside counsel to draft your appellate briefs. Most likely, you receive a draft about a week before the filing deadline. Your goal is to ensure that the brief presents your case in the strongest possible light given the record and the governing law. You want to capture the panel’s attention and maintain it from cover-to-cover — and you certainly don’t want to turn the panel off.

So, what do judges like and dislike — and what kinds of...
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