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Melissa Arbus Sherry

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Melissa Arbus Sherry is Deputy Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. Ms. Sherry returned to Latham’s Washington, D.C. office in October 2014 after serving five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. In this role, Ms. Sherry represented the federal government before the Supreme Court and assisted in overseeing the government’s litigation in the federal appellate courts. Ms. Sherry has worked extensively with federal government agencies and various components within the Department of Justice.

Ms. Sherry has argued ten cases before the Supreme Court, including:

  • POM Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Co.
  • Bowman v. Monsanto
  • Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds
  • CSX Transportation v. Alabama Department of Revenue

Ms. Sherry has also drafted more than a hundred briefs before the Court, including in numerous commercial cases. Her expertise spans a wide range of areas, including intellectual property, securities fraud, healthcare, international law, employment discrimination, personal jurisdiction and equitable tolling.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Sherry was an associate at Latham. During that time, she briefed several appeals in the Second, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and D.C. Circuits, as well as in state appellate courts, and she argued a case in the Second Circuit.

Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Sherry served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, and to Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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Publications and Multimedia
Supreme Court Preview: Packingham v. North Carolina - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
February 23, 2017