Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout-Outs

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The American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily gave White & Case a shout-out for a recent opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

White & Case worked with the ACLU of Virginia to file a class-action lawsuit against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC), seeking to end the practice of long-term solitary confinement in two of its most notorious prisons.

As a result, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied qualified immunity to VADOC officials in a lawsuit challenging the agency’s system of long-term solitary confinement. The Court affirmed a lower court ruling that the incarcerated plaintiffs’ allegations against VADOC constitute violations of clearly established law under the US Constitution. 

The case was argued by Andrei Popovici, associate at White & Case, with White & Case partners Tara Lee and Daniel Levin, and associates Nathan Swire, Kristen McAhren, Tim Wilson and Eden Hileman on the appellate brief. 
Read the full article here.

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