January 26, 2024
Appeals and Strategic Counseling practice Co-Head Greg Silbert was featured by The American Lawyer, alongside his twin brother, David Silbert of Keker, Van Nest & Peters, for securing a momentous victory on behalf of Washington State University and Oregon State University, respectively, against the Pac-12 Conference and its Commissioner.
Working together for the first time, the identical twins, both with over 20 years of experience, succeeded in ensuring the two remaining Pac-12 universities would have sole control over the Conference moving forward, following the pending departure of the 10 remaining members. The Silbert brothers explained to The American Lawyer that David was involved with Oregon State since the school filed its suit, while Greg joined the existing Weil team representing WSU when the case reached the Washington State Supreme Court, working alongside Complex Commercial Litigation partner Arianna Scavetti on the appellate briefing.
“Sometimes I am handed a hot mess and have to deal with it,” Greg told the publication. “Between November and December, there were a flurry of briefs, many of which had to be done in a day or less. David and I were jumping on calls often, with him the spokesperson for their side. We had the Washington State attorney general in there, all the schools, and it is David and I going back and forth on the issue. And he was incredibly sharp.”
The twins prevailed for their clients in the high-stakes case, working seamlessly and supportively throughout the process. David recalls how, “it was really funny to be on constant calls with my twin brother and I had to resist the urge to talk to him as my brother and relate to him more as a professional.”
To view the full article, please visit The American Lawyer.