OUR TEAM

Ruthanne M. Deutsch, Founding Partner: 

After more than a decade as an international development economist, Ruthanne had a dream that she was a lawyer.  Within a year she was enrolled in law school, after which she clerked for the Federal Circuit and then for the United States Supreme Court, and became an appellate litigator.

Dedication to sharp analysis and effective writing have been the constants throughout Ruthanne’s professional life, whether in her first incarnation as an economist, or her current vocation as an appellate lawyer.  Her legal experience spans the public, private, and academic clinical sectors, and includes appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States and federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.  She has particular expertise in the areas of federal jurisdiction, federal practice and procedure, public international law, federal consumer protection law, and patent and tort cases involving legal questions of first impression.  

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Hyland Hunt, Founding Partner:

Hyland has been in the business of analyzing complex questions and mitigating uncertainty her entire professional life.  After years as an intelligence officer in the Air Force, Hyland decided that she wanted to shift careers while continuing to work in a problem-solving, analytical field—and appellate litigation proved to be a perfect fit.

Hyland has practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States and federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.  Her practice focuses in particular on administrative law and cases that lie at the intersection of administrative law and other areas (e.g., health care and employment law), which often feature an agency on the other side of the “v.”