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This webinar provides an overview of the appellate process. Attendees will become acquainted with the phases of an appeal as well as key concepts like error preservation, the record, amicus practice, standards of review, and more. Along the way, our expert panelists will answer common questions: Are more appeals won or lost on the briefs or at oral argument? How do appellate courts decide issues and write opinions? And what are the key considerations when deciding whether to appeal a decision or judgment?
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Shane’s practice is focused on appeals and regulatory litigation for clients in a diverse array of industries, including energy, shipping, aviation, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare. Recent matters have involved challenges to federal agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act, preemption issues under the Airline Deregulation Act, and EPA rule-making challenges under the Clean Air Act. Drawing on his experience as a former law clerk to judges on both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Shane’s unique insights can also assist clients that may be evaluating potential or pending cases involving complex regulatory issues.
Shane received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law with high honors and served as both the Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review and as Managing Editor of Texas Review of Law and Politics. He completed three clerkships, including with the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, then-Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Honorable David B. Sentelle, then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Shane is recognized as "One to Watch" by Best Lawyers in America® and as a “Texas Rising Star” in Appellate Law by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. He is a published author on emerging issues in administrative law and founded admin.law, a blog where he comments on important happenings in administrative law in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is also part of Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice & Comment blog where he provides regular commentary and insight on a wide variety of administrative law issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Shane was an associate with Baker Botts.
David Axelrad is a partner with the civil appellate firm of Horvitz & Levy LLP in Los Angeles. David advises clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, with the benefit of 40 years specializing in civil appeals. He regularly counsels clients on toxic tort and personal injury cases, and guides clients through the process of preserving the record in the trial court, attacking judgments in the trial court through post trial motions, staying enforcement of judgments, and perfecting an appeal. David is also a leader in providing value added briefings and educational seminars to clients on a wide variety of topics.
Andrea Russi is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Horvitz & Levy. As a former federal prosecutor and California Court of Appeal senior appellate attorney, Andrea brings a unique skill set as both a trial and appellate lawyer. In 2020, Andrea assisted with California’s first fully remote civil jury trial by consulting throughout the trial and taking a writ to the Court of Appeal. Andrea has served as a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law teaching appellate advocacy and criminal procedure. Andrea is a frequent speaker on panels addressing diversity and gender issues as well as appellate advocacy.
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