WASHINGTON — Feb. 3, 2016 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Robert P. Charrow and Laura Metcoff Klaus recently authored the book The Short Book on Standing: A Practical Primer for the Practitioner. Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business, published the book, which was released December 2015.
The Short Book on Standing examines the theory of standing, and more specifically, practical aspects of standing. It provides a full array of situations in which standing has been at issue, highlighted with practice pointers. It also examines the situations in which standing issues arise, including suits involving the environment, informational rights, competition, class actions, and taxpayer rights and other statutory standing cases.
“As more civil cases find their way into the federal courts, the need to control courts' dockets assumes greater significance. Challenges to a party's standing to sue or even to be sued are becoming more common,” said Charrow.
“In the second quarter of 2015 alone, more than 30 cases in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals involved standing issues,” said Klaus. “Our book is designed to fill the needs of practitioners who are either venturing into federal court or representing a client who has just been sued in federal court.”
Charrow focuses his practice on research, biotechnology, and health care issues. He litigates a broad range of subjects usually arising under the Administrative Procedure Act or other specialized statutes. Before joining the firm, he served as legal counsel to a successful presidential campaign. In addition, he was previously Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a law professor.
Klaus, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s D.C. office, focuses her practice on appellate litigation with a special emphasis on federal and administrative law and agency practice. She has litigated more than 300 court of appeals cases and six cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. Klaus also served as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice before entering private practice.