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Battle of the Up & Comers

Last month Lawyers USA featured a number of Up & Coming Lawyers – folks with impressive, unique and otherwise notable legal careers who are less than a decade out of law school.

Today, two of those young guns went up against each other before the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons. The petitioner was represented by Jean-Claude Andre, while the government was represented by Kannon Shanmugam, assistant to the solicitor general.

Just because the attorneys are young doesn’t mean they don’t respect tradition. Mr. Shanmugam was dressed in coattails for oral argument, joining Clerk of the Court William K. Suter (who wears coattails every day) as the two formally dressed in the room.

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