What are the best firms in NY to do a decent amount of appellate litigation?

Or ideally join an appellate/issues and appeals group (following an appellate clerkship)

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PW has a good appellate group now under Kannon Shanmugan.

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Mayer Brown. I’m in the appellate group there and enjoy it.

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