Rankings: Practice Groups of the Year

Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year highlights up to five practice groups that notched the biggest litigation victories or deals of the year. Winners are recognized for the size, complexity and significance of the deals or litigation they worked on.
  • February 24, 2022

    Construction Group Of The Year: Troutman Pepper

    Troutman Pepper served as lead counsel to JPMorgan Chase & Co. as it demolished its previous Manhattan headquarters in sections and last year began construction on an estimated $2 billion new HQ, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Construction Groups of the Year.

  • February 24, 2022

    Benefits Group Of The Year: Zuckerman Spaeder

    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has advised thousands of clients on behavioral health benefits, securing a judge's order to reprocess 67,000 UnitedHealth insurance claims and settling a case over the NFL's "race-norming" practices, earning it a spot among Law360's 2021 Benefits Groups of the Year.

  • February 24, 2022

    Structured Finance Group Of The Year: Sidley

    Sidley Austin LLP's structured finance group helped secure some of the largest and most-ambitious securitization transactions in recent history, including the issuance of over $7.5 billion in investment-grade rated asset-backed notes, earning the team a spot among Law360's 2021 Structured Finance Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Construction Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

    King & Spalding LLP worked on major projects over the past year, including the development of a $500 billion Saudi city from scratch, earning it a third consecutive year as one of Law360's 2021 Construction Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Structured Finance Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP helped Bank of America and Class A lenders including Citibank and Goldman Sachs Bank USA loan more than $4 billion in securities to borrowers acquiring Wells Fargo Bank's student loan portfolio, and represented Nomura Securities in what the firm says was a first-of-its-kind offering of securities backed by home equity contracts, landing the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Structured Finance Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Fintech Group Of The Year: Paul Hastings

    In a field brimming with regulatory uncertainties, Paul Hastings LLP's regulatory work with cryptocurrency companies, payment platforms, online lenders and more has put it at the cutting edge of fintech developments, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Fintech Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: Jeffer Mangels

    Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP last year advised real estate developer Relevant Group on a $1 billion hospitality and entertainment district portfolio in Hollywood and Condor Hospitality Trust on a $305 million sale of the company's entire portfolio to Blackstone, landing it among Law360's 2021 Hospitality Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Transportation Group Of The Year: Sullivan & Cromwell

    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP steered the $60 billion megamerger of auto giants Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot and continued to steadfastly defend Volkswagen in ongoing litigation stemming from its 2015 "clean diesel" emissions-cheating scandal, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Transportation Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Benefits Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP scored several wins this past year defending clients who had been accused of mismanaging pension plans, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Benefits Groups of the Year.

  • February 23, 2022

    Telecommunications Group Of The Year: Wiley

    Wiley Rein LLP has led some of the biggest names in the telecom industry through Federal Communications Commission lobbying and helped secure a U.S. Supreme Court win in favor of the FCC and a wireless industry trade group, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Telecommunications Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Structured Finance Group Of The Year: Dentons

    Global powerhouse Dentons spearheaded many first-of-their-kind deals over the past year, including leading financial companies Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs as underwriters for the issuance of $450 million of bonds backed by collateral from Zillow Offers, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Structured Finance Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: Greenberg Traurig

    Greenberg Traurig LLP in the last year represented investment firms in the acquisition of the iconic W Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., and advised on the development of a five-star luxury hotel in Kyoto, Japan, illustrating why it is again among Law360's 2021 Hospitality Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Benefits Group Of The Year: Keller Rohrback

    Keller Rohrback LLP convinced the Ninth Circuit to keep in place a Seattle law that expanded hotel workers' access to health care last year, landing the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Benefits Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Construction Group Of The Year: Jones Day

    Jones Day attorneys helped reach a settlement for Freyssinet stemming from delays completing the Las Vegas Raiders' new stadium and defended a Spanish client against since-dropped claims related to a Texas toll road, landing the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Construction Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Compliance Group Of The Year: Cravath

    A Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP partner served as the independent compliance monitor tied to what the U.S. Department of Transportation called the "largest and most complex" vehicle recalls ever, helping the firm land a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Compliance Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Fintech Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

    King & Spalding LLP's fintech team steered longtime client Mailchimp's $12 billion sale to Intuit, advised Square's Cash App on its quest to integrate an investing function and guided Capital One Ventures through multiple multimillion-dollar investments, earning the firm a place among Law360's 2021 Fintech Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Transportation Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

    Securing an antitrust suit win for BASF Corp. against a competitor, winning a decision on comparative fault in Georgia on behalf of Suzuki Motor Corp. and prevailing in a COVID-19 class action for Postmates has earned King & Spalding LLP a spot among Law360's 2021 Transportation Groups of the Year.

  • February 22, 2022

    Telecommunications Group Of The Year: Steptoe & Johnson

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP helped block a contentious Trump-era effort to clamp down on social media and notched high-profile wins for satellite TV providers, landing it among Law360's 2021 Telecommunications Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Fintech Group Of The Year: Cravath

    Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP helped steer some of 2021's biggest moments in fintech, including Robinhood's initial public offering and "meme stock" litigation and Block's $29 billion acquisition of Afterpay, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Fintech Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Structured Finance Group Of The Year: Cadwalader

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP's team of securitization and structured finance attorneys guided Wells Fargo through the $3 billion financing of Midtown Manhattan skyscraper One Vanderbilt and emerged as leaders in the sustainable finance space, netting it a spot among Law360's 2021 Structured Finance Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Benefits Group Of The Year: Cohen Milstein

    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC notched several key court wins and settlements over the past year in Employee Retirement Income Security Act class actions, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Benefits Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: Cadwalader

    Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP during the pandemic guided a $4.65 billion securitized financing for the acquisition of 570 Extended Stay America hotels and represented a lender in its $158.4 million construction loan to develop a Great Wolf resort, placing it among Law360's 2021 Hospitality Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Transportation Group Of The Year: Dykema Gossett

    Dykema Gossett PLLC has built a top-tier practice representing global automakers and parts suppliers in high-stakes product liability litigation and advising leading developers of autonomous vehicle technology, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Transportation Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Telecommunications Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher

    Attorneys at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP have recently steered billions of dollars in broadband infrastructure investment deals, including propping up Chile's first open-access wholesale fiber company, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2021 Telecommunications Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2022

    Compliance Group Of The Year: Covington & Burling

    Covington & Burling LLP represented Salesforce in its $27.7 billion July 2021 acquisition of Slack and played a key role in the formation of the fourth-largest car manufacturer in the world, landing the firm a spot as one of Law360's 2021 Compliance Groups of the Year.

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