Law Firm Fantasy League

The 2021-22 Fantasy League season has begun, with all four teams scoring in double figures.  To no one’s surprise, the defending-champion Gavels of the State Public Defender’s Office set a brisk pace with 10 points for a brief, oral argument, and successful outcome in Waukesha County v. E.J.W. and five points for a brief and oral argument in State v. Cesar Antonio Lira.  However, the league’s offseason effort to create more robust competition appears to have paid off—at least in the early going—as two of the newly-fortified teams surpassed the Gavels, and the third trails them by only two points.  Here’s a breakdown of the scoring for all three of the Gavels’ rivals.

The Writs (22 points)
10 points, Godfery & Kahn, for a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Daniel J. Hennessy, Jr. v. Wells Fargo Bank.
8 points, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, for a brief and favorable outcome in Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission.
3 points, Pines Bach, for a brief in Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission.
1 point, Cannon & Dunphy, for an amicus brief in Andrea Townsend v. ChartSwap, LLC.

The Waivers (18 points)
8 points, Troutman Pepper, for a brief and favorable outcome in Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission.
5 points, Crivello Carlson, for a brief and oral argument in Danelle Duncan v. Asset Recovery Specialists, Inc.
4 points, Boardman & Clark, for a brief in Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission and an amicus brief in Danelle Duncan v. Asset Recovery Specialists, Inc.
1 point, Husch Blackwwell, for an amicus brief in Danelle Duncan v. Asset Recovery Specialists, Inc.

The Affirmed (13 points)
10 points, Foley & Lardner, for a brief, oral argument, and favorable outcome in Andrea Townsend v. ChartSwap, LLC.
3 points, Stafford Rosenbaum, for a brief in Billie Johnson v. Wisconsin Elections Commission.

(The scoring does not include Timothy Rave v. SVA Healthcare Services, in which the petition for review was ultimately dismissed on grounds of mootness.)

About Alan Ball

Alan Ball is a Professor of History at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

alan.ball@marquette.edu

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