Our Representations

Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have successfully represented associations, businesses, governments, government officials, and religious institutions in complex litigation in virtually every field of law and at every level of our court system, including the U.S. Supreme Court. 


Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have represented a wide variety of associations in high-profile cases spanning virtually every area of legal practice – including copyright, federal preemption, arbitration, First Amendment, immigration, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, RICO, punitive damages, voting rights, and redistricting cases.

These associational clients include:

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Goodwill Industries
  • American Legion
  • Cato Institute
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
  • National Immigration Justice Center
  • National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)
  • Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Service Members Legal Defense Network
  • Human Rights First
  • Association of American Railroads
  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers 
  • The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)


Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have represented a wide variety of businesses in high-profile cases spanning a range of legal practice areas – including ERISA, trademark, First Amendment, energy regulation, patent, telecommunications, products liability, and environmental liability cases.

Select business clients include:

  • Hobby Lobby Stores
  • Boston & Maine Corporation
  • Bayer A.G.
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Comsat
  • AT&T
  • Qwest
  • Southwestern Bell
  • Bell Atlantic
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Fox Corporation


Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have represented numerous municipal, state, and foreign governmental entities, including about half of the States either as a party or as amici curiae, as well as numerous government officials in a wide variety of legal areas – including Free Exercise and Establishment Clause, Free Speech, section 1983, taxation, environmental, Eighth Amendment, prosecutorial liability, voting rights, redistricting, elections, civil procedure, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, evidence, public employee, expert qualification, sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, and federalism cases.

Select governmental clients include:

  • States of Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Utah, Idaho, Louisiana, Alabama, and Alaska (as parties)
  • Approximately half of the fifty States (as amici curiae)
  • Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah, along with dozens of U.S. Senators (as amici curiae)
  • New Orleans District Attorney’s Office
  • Sheriff of Orleans Parish
  • Louisiana Department of Corrections
  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
  • Louisiana Department of Revenue
  • Board of Commissioners of Warren County, Ohio
  • Former Illinois Governor George Ryan
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands

Religious Institutions

Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys have represented numerous religious institutions (including religious colleges and universities) from different faith backgrounds in a wide variety of areas – including Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, Free Speech Clause, associational rights, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, Title IX religious exemption, and legislative prayer cases.

Select clients include faith groups:

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Eternal Word Television Network
  • The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • The Church of God in Christ
  • The Orthodox Church in America
  • The American Islamic Congress (AIC)
  • The Queens Federation of Churches, Inc.
  • The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (“CALL”)
  • KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
  • The Sikh Coalition
  • The National Association of Evangelicals
  • The Christian Legal Society (CLS)
  • Interfaith Alliance Foundation
  • The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC)
  • Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A
  • The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • The American Jewish Committee (AJC)
  • The Union for Reform Judaism
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Religious higher education:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Liberty University
  • Notre Dame University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Wheaton College
  • Ave Maria University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Samford University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Biola University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Association of Southern Baptist Universities