Richard Bress is a partner in Latham’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises clients on appellate and Supreme Court litigation, as well as high-stakes strategic litigation challenging federal and state laws and federal agency actions.
Mr. Bress has argued scores of appellate cases, including eight in the Supreme Court, on a broad range of nationally important matters. He also has led numerous lawsuits successfully challenging the constitutionality of federal, state, and local government actions.
Mr. Bress is consistently recognized as one of the top US appellate and Supreme Court advocates by The Legal 500 US and Chambers USA, which have described him as an “excellent advocate, a strategic thinker, a fantastic writer” and a “superb” lawyer with “an impressive range of experience at the top level,” who “provides great representation.” He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Advocates, and has been recognized consistently by Best Lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of appellate law, based on peer recommendations. In the 2020 and 2021 issues of Benchmark Litigation, he was recognized as a Litigation Star, and in 2015, Mr. Bress was named a Client Service All-Star in BTI Consulting Group’s survey of US corporate leaders.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Bress is the Global Chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee. He previously served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.