Kirkland’s Appellate Practice Group is one of the premier appellate practices in the country. Our lawyers, drawn from the ranks of former federal judges and law clerks at the United States Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals, have extensive experience litigating in every appellate forum: the United States Supreme Court, all federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts. This Term Kirkland won two significant victories in the Supreme Court in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds, 566 U.S. (2012), and CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, 565 U.S. (2012). Last Term, Kirkland won a landmark preemption case in Pliva v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011).