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Joe Palmore Elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

16 Apr 2020

The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers has elected Joe Palmore, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group and managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, as a new member of the Academy.

Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, and candidates must be nominated by a present Academy member, reviewed and approved by a Membership Evaluation Committee, and elected at a meeting. The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers was founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts.

Joe has argued 12 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than 40 cases before federal and state appellate courts. His win in the Federal Circuit for Immersion Corporation was named among the most significant patent decisions in Law360’s Top Patent Cases of 2016, and his oral argument before the Supreme Court on the preemptive scope of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act in CTS Corp. v. Waldburger was described in the National Law Journal as “brilliant” and a “template for anyone arguing a statutory case before these nine justices in the future.”

Joe also serves as a member of the Technology Litigation Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center and is a former officer of the Coke Appellate Inn at Court. He is recognized in the latest editions of Chambers USA and Legal 500 US for appellate law.



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