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Big-firm associate argues at the U.S. Supreme Court


A rare accomplishment, and one that I like to note, especially when it's someone I know and respect—a feather in the cap both of the associate (Michael Kimberly, who is also a co-director of the Yale Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic) and of the firm, Mayer Brown LLP, at which I'm a part-part-part-part-time academic affiliate. (At most big firms, the partners generally get the high-profile, high-risk, high-reward assignments.) The ABA Journal (Victor Li) has the story, and Howard Wasserman (SCOTUSblog) summarizes Wednesday's argument.