Anton Metlitsky is an accomplished lawyer whose practice focuses specifically on appellate and complex litigation matters. Anton’s diversified legal experience is considerable. He has drafted numerous briefs in the US Supreme Court, state and federal courts of appeals, and trial courts. He has also presented oral argument in the New York Court of Appeals, the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, and District of Columbia Circuits, and the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. In addition, his practice spans both civil and criminal matters, and includes a wide range of subject matters, including federal constitutional law, federal criminal law, federal jurisdiction and procedure, patent law, securities law, ERISA, bankruptcy law, insurance law, administrative law, international and foreign affairs law, antitrust, trademark, and federal preemption. Anton has also authored several law journal articles on various topics of federal law, and participated in panels concerning Supreme Court litigation, the Alien Tort Statute, and effective legal writing.
Based on his accomplishments as an appellate advocate, Law360 named Anton a 2013 “Rising Star”—one of five appellate attorneys under 40 nationwide to be recognized. Within O’Melveny, Anton is the recipient of a Warren Christopher Values Award, an honor bestowed on those who exemplify the Firm’s legacy of excellence, leadership, and citizenship.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits
- US District Court, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of Texas
- Harvard University, J.D., 2005: magna cum laude
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., B.S., 1999: summa cum laude
- Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., US Supreme Court
- Honorable Merrick Garland, US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- “The Alien Tort Statute, Separation of Powers, and the Limits of Federal-Common-Law Causes of Action,” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2013)
- “Commentary: What’s Left of the Alien Tort Statute,” SCOTUSBlog (April 2013)
- “The Alien Tort Statute, Federal Common Law, and Corporate Human Rights Litigation,” Georgetown Journal of International Law (November 2012)
- “Indirect Purchaser Standing In Federal Court: Take 2” (co-authors Ken O'Rourke and Mark Davies), Law360 (October 12, 2009)
- Note, “How Clear is Clear in Chevron’s Step One?” 118 Harv. L. Rev. 1687 (2005)