Laura Metcoff Klaus

Laura Metcoff Klaus

Shareholder

Laura Metcoff Klaus is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office and focuses her practice on appellate litigation with a special emphasis on federal and administrative law and agency practice. Laura has represented the mining and insurance industry and others in rulemaking proceedings, regulatory challenges and appeals before the Department of Labor, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to joining the firm, Laura was a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she litigated criminal bid-rigging cases in the highway construction industry.

Concentrations

  • Administrative procedure
  • Agency Appeals
  • Rulemaking Challenges

Capabilities

Experience

  • New Process Steel LP v National Labor Relations Bd., 560 U.S. 674 (2010)
  • Director, OWCP v. Greenwich Collieries, 512 U.S. 267 (1994)
  • Pauley v. BethEnergy Mines, Inc., 501 U.S. 680 (1991)
  • Pittston Coal Group v. Sebben, 488 U.S. 105 (1988)
  • Mullins Coal Co. v. Director, OWCP, 484 U.S. 135 (1987)
  • Bayou Lawn & Landscape Servs. v. Sec’y of Labor, 713 F.3d 1080 (11th Cir. 2013)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Appellate Practice Group of the Year," 2010 
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, Administrative Law and Litigation Sections

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1979
  • A.B., Brown University, 1975
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit