Lisa S. Blatt


Lisa Blatt serves as Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Lisa has argued 50 cases before the United States Supreme Court and has a nearly 90% win rate in cases decided. The National Law Journal has called her a “visionary” and one of “the 100 most influential lawyers in America.”  Bloomberg has described her as a “legendary high court litigator” while The National Journal likewise has referred to her as a “SCOTUS legend.”  In 2021, The American Lawyer recognized Lisa as the “Litigator of the Year.”  Lisa’s appellate work has been highlighted by multiple publications and has earned her rankings in Chambers USABenchmark LitigationThe Legal 500, and Washingtonian magazine.  Lisa was selected as one of the “Top 10 Women in Litigation” in the United States by Benchmark Litigation (2020-2023). Managing IP named her the 2021 “Practitioner of the Year (Appellate)” for her work as lead counsel to before the Supreme Court. In 2021, Chambers USA reported that clients describe Lisa as “one of the best advocates today. She is extremely strong on her feet, connects with judges and has an unmatched win record,” and her “command of the case law and the way she presents is a work of art.”

Lisa has substantial experience with trademark and copyright law and the pharmaceutical industry.  She has secured four recent Supreme Court victories for the rights of trademark and copyright holders. Her Supreme Court cases also have addressed a broad range of other issues, involving First Amendment, arbitration, antitrust, civil procedure, preemption, employment and ERISA, and bankruptcy.

Lisa began her career at Williams & Connolly as an associate before joining the general counsel’s office at the Department of Energy, followed by thirteen years in the Office of the Solicitor General.

Lisa received her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Texas School of Law before clerking for The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Lisa assists the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in selecting cases for amicus participation, and is on the Advisory Boards for Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute and the Washington Legal Foundation.  She also teaches at Georgetown University’s Law Center.

Lisa S. Blatt

Williams & Connolly LLP

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