March 03, 2009

On March 3, 2009, Theodore B. Olson argued Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. in the U.S. Supreme Court, a closely watched case in which the Court will decide whether due process required a West Virginia Supreme Court justice who received $3 million in campaign support from the CEO of Massey Energy Co. to recuse himself from the company’s $50 million appeal.  The case represented the 100th argument in the U.S. Supreme Court by active attorneys at Gibson Dunn.  Olson has argued 53 of those cases.  Thomas G. Hungar has 24 arguments, Miguel A. Estrada has 18 arguments, William J. Kilberg has two arguments, Baruch A. Fellner has two arguments, and Mark A. Perry has one argument.

Gibson Dunn has two more arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court this Term.  Olson will argue Citizens United v. FEC on March 24 and Polar Tankers, Inc. v. City of Valdez on April 1.