When eBay needed a Supreme Court advocate who could persuade the justices to adopt its view of a patent infringement challenge, one name appeared on every recommendations list: Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin. Phillips won the eBay challenge in May, one of an extraordinary six arguments before the high court last term. Although he didn't win them all, the number of cases, the range of law and the complexity of issues reflect his stature within the small, but highly skilled, Supreme Court bar.
For a High Court Battle, Two Words: Get Carter
The National Law Journal
December 21, 2006