"Two Top Litigators Preview Upcoming Supreme Court Cases," Daily Signal, September 23, 2015, featuring Lecturer Paul Clement and Adjunct Professor Lisa Blatt.
B.A., University of Texas; J.D., University of Texas
Lisa Blatt serves as Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Professor Blatt has argued 37 cases before the United States Supreme Court, prevailing in 34 (1 pending). The National Law Journal has called her a “visionary” and one of “the 100 most influential lawyers in America.” The National Journal has referred to her as a “SCOTUS legend.” Professor Blatt’s appellate work has been highlighted by multiple publications and has earned her rankings in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500, and Washingtonian magazine. Professor Blatt has argued and briefed numerous appeals on a wide range of business law issues in federal and state courts of appeal. The American Lawyer Litigation Daily has twice named her “Litigator of the Week” – for her work in Price v. Philip Morris, Inc. in overturning reinstatement of a $10 billion verdict against client Philip Morris in a “light” cigarette case, and in SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Abbott Laboratories, a landmark case on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline finding that the Equal Protection Clause bars peremptory challenges of jurors based on sexual orientation. Her oral advocacy has been cited as exemplary in the Supreme Court Clerk’s Guide for Counsel in Cases to be Argued Before the Supreme Court.
Professor Blatt assists the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in selecting cases for amicus participation and is on the Advisory Board for Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute.