Chevron Ruling Poised to Boost Business for Corporate Litigators

The Supreme Court’s move to gut a decades-old precedent on agency authority is a big boost for corporate litigators, incentivizing companies and industry trade groups to challenge government regulations and stirring business for the firms that represent them.

The June 28 decision to overturn the Chevron doctrine, which empowered regulators to interpret unclear laws, also shows how a single case at the high court can send wide ripples across the legal sector.

“In the short-term, there will be more chaos, a lot of uncertainty, and a lot more litigation,” said Gordon Todd, a leader of the regulatory litigation group at Sidley Austin LLP, which launched last year to capitalize on the rise in challenges to government regulations.

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