Taking Citigroup Inc. over the finish line in its effort to overturn U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff's controversial 2011 decision to reject a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was just one in a string of victories Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP chair Brad S. Karp achieved this year for the top-shelf client, earning him a spot on Law360’s list of 2014 Securities MVPs.
Jones Day's Stephanie Parker has been R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s go-to attorney since she began trying cases for it 15 years ago, and as its lead defense counsel, she has helped it win cases even in the post-Engle litigation landscape, including the first federal dispute involving a living smoker, landing her among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs.
Covington & Burling LLP partner Doug Gibson’s name appears on many high-profile sports industry deals, including this summer’s negotiation of former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers and the National Football League’s extension on DirecTV’s rights for NFL Sunday Ticket, landing him a spot on Law360’s list of Media & Entertainment MVPs.
A resurgence in corporate deal-making kept Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s David Caplan busy this year as a number of longtime clients tapped him for various billion-dollar deals — including the year’s third-largest tie-up — landing him a spot on Law360's list of M&A MVPs.
Securing multiple settlements of more than $100 million for institutional shareholders that challenged mergers and other corporate governance decisions, Stuart Grant of Grant & Eisenhofer PA earned a spot on Law360’s list of Class Action MVPs.
Proskauer Rose LLP partner Leslie Loffman was the tax expert that American Realty Capital Properties Inc. turned to when it sealed its storied $11.2 billion acquisition of Cole Real Estate Investments, but multi-billion-dollar real estate investment trust deals are nothing new for Loffman, whose expertise landed him on Law 360's Tax MVP list.
Veteran intellectual property litigator Nicholas Groombridge of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP has many wins under his belt, but a recent $1.1 billion settlement between Edwards Lifesciences AG and Medtronic Inc. ending a lengthy patent war is among the victories that have helped to earn him a spot on Law360’s list of Intellectual Property MVPs.
Guiding health insurance giant Aetna Inc. to court victories over coverage disputes and helping the insurance industry block a Georgia law penalizing health plan administrators for not promptly paying claims has helped earn Gibson Dunn partner Geoff Sigler a spot on Law360's list of Health Care MVPs.
Drawing on her knack for simplifying complicated science and regulatory jargon, Sherry Knutson of Sidley Austin LLP helped Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. escape liability in the first jury trial among thousands of Illinois lawsuits blaming the company’s diabetes drug Actos for causing bladder cancer, earning her a spot among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs.
With accomplishments such as clearing sTec Inc.’s ex-CEO of insider trading claims and scoring one of the first judicial decisions outside of Delaware to enforce forum selection bylaws, Latham & Watkins LLP’s Patrick E. Gibbs has earned himself a spot among this year’s Law360 Securities MVPs.
When the plaintiffs bar set its sights on false advertising suits against the food industry and targeted Mayer Brown LLP client Nestle USA Inc., the firm's Dale Giali shifted his focus to fighting those high-stakes cases and has since racked up a series of wins that landed him on Law360's list of Class Action MVPs.
King & Spalding LLP's Michael Paulhus has set himself apart in the False Claims Act space over last year by securing several key wins for clients like Omnicare Inc. that set precedent for future whistleblower cases, earning him a spot as one of Law360's Health Care MVPs.
When California tax authorities insisted Comcast Corp. had a unitary relationship with its then-independent subsidiary QVC, the company turned to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP’s Jeffrey Friedman and Carley Roberts, who scored a win for Comcast in a historic ruling and sealed their place on Law360’s list of tax MVPs.
Thanks to his work over the past year guiding numerous multibillion-dollar deals that spanned a number of different sectors and had various international components, Andrew R. Brownstein has earned a spot on Law360’s list of M&A MVPs.
When William Gaede of McDermott Will & Emery LLP recently stood at the vanguard of using patent law to open up access to gene-based cancer testing, earning him a spot on Law360’s list of Intellectual Property MVPs, Gaede was fulfilling a promise he made to himself nearly 20 years ago.
John Browne of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP spent the past year securing the first recovery for investors in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and helping set up a new plaintiff-friendly standard for pleading loss causation in the Fifth Circuit, earning him a spot on Law360's Class Action MVP list.
Gibson Dunn partners Thad Davis and Michael Li-Ming Wong topped federal prosecutors aiming to convict a China North East Petroleum Holdings Ltd. executive on criminal fraud charges, earning them a place on Law360's list of Securities MVPs.
Guiding Google Inc. to a win in a copyright suit over the search giant's Google Books project is just one of the recent accomplishments that earned Durie Tangri LLP's Daralyn Durie a place among Law360's intellectual property MVPs.
Bob Baradaran, managing partner at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, helped broker one of the biggest sports deals of 2014 — the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer — earning him a spot among Law360's Media and Entertainment MVPs.
Jones Day’s Leon F. DeJulius Jr. has played leading roles recently in some of the nation’s highest-profile health care fights, including an epic tussle between University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Inc., landing him a spot among Law360's Health Care MVPs.
Mayer Brown LLP’s Henninger "Hank" Bullock had a big summer, with a victory in the Sixth Circuit protecting Eli Lilly & Co. from multidistrict litigation over injuries allegedly caused by generic painkillers and a win at the Iowa Supreme Court that cleared Schwarz Pharma Inc. of injury claims stemming from generic versions of a nausea medication, earning him a spot as one of Law360’s Product Liability MVPs.
Deep deal-making experience across several sectors helped Davis Polk LLP's Gar Bason keep up with the recent M&A surge and nail down a series of high-stakes transactions, including Baker Hughes Inc.'s $35 billion sale to Halliburton Co. this week, that landed him a spot on Law360’s list of M&A MVPs.
Reed Smith LLP's Mardiros Dakessian boasted a productive year that saw him claim a watershed decision on legal fee recovery and a steady record of lucrative tax relief for his clients before trial courts, regulators and administrative panels, earning him a spot among Law360’s Tax MVPs.
Beginning this week, Law360 will profile those elite attorneys whose successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters earned them a spot on this year's list of MVP award winners.
Reed Smith LLP's Mardiros Dakessian helped his clients land a blockbuster $100 million in tax relief in the past year and forced California to roll back unconstitutional portions of a small business stock incentive, earning him a spot among Law360's Tax MVPs.