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Jeremy C. Marwell

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Marwell, Jeremy C.

Biography
Jeremy’s principal area of practice is appellate litigation, with a focus on constitutional and administrative law. His practice involves both civil and criminal matters in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, state appellate courts, and federal and state trial courts, as well as regulatory and legal counseling. Before joining the firm, Jeremy served in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he provided legal advice and analysis to the White House and federal agencies on a wide range of constitutional and statutory issues. His particular areas of focus included administrative and environmental law, privilege and congressional oversight, domestic implementation of international law, legal issues regarding review of foreign investment in the United States, cyber security and computer networks, and national security matters. Jeremy has authored dozens of briefs in federal and state trial and appellate courts and at the certiorari and merits stages in the Supreme Court of the United States, with a particular focus on constitutional, administrative, environmental and tax law, energy issues, complex commercial litigation, and the False Claims Act.


Representative Experience
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  • Successfully briefed and presented oral argument to the en banc Nevada Supreme Court defending constitutionality of conflict of interest rules governing state officials
  • Key member of litigation team that successfully argued in the Eleventh Circuit that a foundry that had settled its liability with EPA was not subject to a private party's cost recovery action under § 107 of CERCLA
  • Principal drafter of briefs in district court and Third Circuit obtaining dismissal of enforcement action brought by the EPA and several states under the Clean Air Act seeking to require the former owners of a coal-fired power plant to pay for the installation of billion-dollar pollution controls; the court denied EPA and states’ petitions for rehearing en banc
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • New York University School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2006 (Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review; Order of the Coif)
  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil. Historical Studies first-class honors, 2001 (Paul Mellon Fellowship)
  • Yale University, B.S. Chemistry and History summa cum laude, 1999 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Law clerk to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States, 2009 - 2010
  • Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C., Attorney-Adviser, 2007 - 2009
  • Law clerk to Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2006 - 2007
  • Admitted to practice: New York, 2008; District of Columbia, 2011; United States Courts of Appeals for First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits
Professional Recognition
  • Selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list, Rising Stars, Appellate, 2013 and 2014
Activities and Affiliations
  • Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court; New York State Bar Association
Publications and Presentations
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