U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2021 Term


Questions Presented

Whether federal courts have subject-matter jurisdiction to confirm or vacate an arbitration award under Sections 9 and 10 of the FAA where the only basis for jurisdiction is that the underlying dispute involved a federal question.

Case Updates


March 31, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court held that federal courts may exercise jurisdiction over applications to confirm or vacate arbitral awards solely where jurisdiction is established on the facts present in the application and may not look through to the underlying controversy in arbitration to identify a federal question. The U.S. Chamber filed a merits stage amicus brief urging the opposite result.

U.S. Chamber files merits stage amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hold that federal courts have jurisdiction over motions to confirm or vacate arbitration awards in matters involving federal issues

September 17, 2021

Click here to view the amicus brief. Zachary D. Tripp, Robert B. Niles-Weed, and Rachel M. Kaplowitz of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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