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 and state and federal appellate and trial courts. The Supreme Court appointed Anton during its 2017 Term to brief and argue Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, a precedent-setting case concerning the scope of the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. Anton has also presented oral argument in the US Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well as the New York Court of Appeals and Appellate Division.
Anton’s practice spans both civil and criminal matters, and includes a wide range of subject matters, including federal constitutional law, federal jurisdiction and procedure, antitrust law, patent law, securities law, ERISA, bankruptcy law, insurance law, administrative law, international and foreign affairs law, trademark, and federal preemption. Anton has also authored several law journal articles on various topics of federal law, and participated in panels and CLE presentations concerning Supreme Court litigation, the Alien Tort Statute, and effective legal writing.
Based on his accomplishments as an appellate advocate, the National Law Journal recognized Anton as a Litigation “Trailblazer” in 2018, and the New York Law Journal recognized him as a “New York Trailblazer” in 2020. American Lawyer named Anton “Litigator of the Week” in 2019. And 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.