Appellate Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

Law360, New York (January 19, 2012, 4:35 PM EST) -- The appellate group at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP notched a landmark victory for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that reshaped class action law and a helped limit the scope of liability for securities fraud in a case involving Janus Capital Group Inc., earning the firm a spot on Law360’s Appellate Groups of 2011.

The U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Wal-Mart v. Dukes and Janus v. First Derivative Traders both represented important shifts in the legal landscape, said Gibson Dunn partner Mark Perry.

"For the most part, we're...
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