Richard P. Bress is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins LLP. He is a member of the firm's litigation department and practices in the areas of appellate and constitutional litigation. Bress has handled scores of cases in the Supreme Court and courts of appeals for a diverse client base, including the U.S. House of Representatives, AOL, DirecTV, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Inc., HCA, Mirant, Monsanto, PG&E, Sempra, the Calvary Chapel ministry and the Republic of Peru. He is also a frequent commentator on appellate advocacy issues. Bress has particular expertise litigating disputes over federal agency action, including challenges to rules and orders of the Agriculture and Commerce Departments, EPA, FERC, FCC, HUD, and HHS. Before joining Latham, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. During his tenure in the Solicitor General's Office, he argued six cases before the Supreme Court, drafted more than 100 briefs and petitions for certiorari, and assisted the Solicitor General in developing the government's position on a broad range of constitutional and commercial issues. Before his work in the Solicitor General's Office, Bress spent several years in private practice, engaged primarily in general and appellate litigation. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Antonin Scalia and D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams.
Judge Janice Rogers Brown sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a position she has held since 2005. Before her federal appointment, she was an associate justice on the Third Circuit of the California Court of Appeals and then on the California Supreme Court. Judge Brown graduated from California State University and red her J.D. from University of California School of Law. In 2004, she received an LL.M. from the Universieceivty of Virginia School of Law. Before coming tothe bench, Judge Brown was deputy legislative counsel in California's Legislative Counsel Bureau, deputy attorney general for the State of California, and deputy secretary and