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The American Lawyer Features Rice in ‘Behind an O’Melveny Lawyer’s SCOTUS Debut’

March 31, 2017

The American Lawyer featured O’Melveny counsel Deanna Rice in the March 29, 2017, article, “Behind an O’Melveny Lawyer’s SCOTUS Debut: Two Years, Four Moot Courts and a Plan of Attack.” The article details Rice’s work for a pro bono criminal defendant who has been trying to vacate a murder conviction for more than 30 years. On March 29, 2017, she argued before the Supreme Court that in Overton v. United States, the prosecution withheld important information from the defense that it was obligated to disclose.

According to the article, Rice received advice from O’Melveny Supreme Court Practice chair Jonathan Hacker and partner Walter Dellinger, a former solicitor general, who shared a basic tip for SCOTUS success: “Get to the point.”

Rice is an experienced litigator who has participated in numerous matters before the US Supreme Court, federal and state courts of appeals, and trial courts. She is an appellate counsel based in the firm’s Washington, DC, office.