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A Take on the Term with Sarah Harrington and Erin Murphy

A Take on the Term with Sarah Harrington and Erin Murphy

The Supreme Court's 2019-2020 term seems poised to produce blockbuster opinions in several areas — from religious liberty, to immigration, to gun rights, to the separation of powers. Join us for a discussion of the big cases from this term with two of the country's leading Supreme Court advocates, Sarah Harrington, partner at Goldstein & Russell, P.C., and Erin Murphy, partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but highly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided and CLE (1 credit) will be offered.


Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:30pm
Sutliff Auditorium

Sarah Harrington, Goldstein & Russell, P.C.

Sarah is a partner of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., located in Bethesda, Maryland. She has argued 21 cases in the Supreme Court and has served as counsel or co-counsel in dozens of others. She has also argued dozens of cases in the federal courts of appeals. Sarah is a Chambers USA-ranked appellate litigator, known for her skill at oral argument and her tremendous judgment as an advocate. She has handled a wide range of topics before the Supreme Court, including bankruptcy, constitutional law, criminal law, tax law, preemption, trademark, civil procedure, environmental law, and federal statutory questions. Sarah’s court of appeals experience is similarly broad, covering topics such as criminal law, civil RICO, antitrust, constitutional law, employment discrimination, sovereign immunity, and civil procedure. She has also been a valuable resource to trial teams, providing expert support on strategy and briefing. Sarah is an instructor in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Harvard Law School and frequently speaks at conferences and with national news outlets about the Supreme Court.

Erin Murphy, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, D.C.

Erin Murphy is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation. She has argued four cases before the Supreme Court, including successfully arguing McCutcheon v. FEC, for which she was named American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week”; successfully arguing on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas v. United States; and successfully arguing on behalf of the Wisconsin State Legislature in Gill v. Whitford. Erin has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers” and a “Rising Star”; has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the nation’s top appellate lawyers; has been listed as a "Rising Star" for appellate litigation by Law360; has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for her appellate work; has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for appellate practice; and was one of 10 lawyers featured on LinkedIn’s list of “Top Professionals 35 and Under.” 

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