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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 12, 2018

    Securities Group Of The Year: Quinn Emanuel

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has recovered more than $25 billion for the Federal Housing Finance Agency from shoddy residential mortgage-backed securities and bagged a $1.74 billion settlement from Citibank for Lehman Brothers’ creditors, earning it a spot as one of Law360’s 2017 Securities Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 9, 2018

    Securities Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal & Manges

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP notched decisive victories in a string of high-profile securities cases over the last year, including the complete dismissal of a 10-year-old, $4 billion shareholder class action in one of the largest real estate investment trust leveraged buyouts ever and reversal of a $171 million trial verdict for energy giant Kinder Morgan, to earn a spot among Law360's 2017 Securities Groups of the Year.

  • February 8, 2018

    Tax Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's global tax practice has provided advice on transactions to big-name companies such as NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its proposed $47 billion acquisition by San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its $8.8 billion spin-off and merger of its software business with a foreign company, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2017 Tax Practice Groups of the Year for the third year in a row.

  • February 8, 2018

    Trial Group Of The Year: Winston & Strawn

    During recent trials, Winston & Strawn LLP squeezed a nine-figure settlement out of the Walt Disney Co. over ABC News' "pink slime" reports, saved a pharmacy service provider from doom in a trade secrets case and allowed generic-drug makers to tap into Allergan's $1.5 billion dry-eye medication market, placing the firm among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 8, 2018

    Real Estate Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher

    In the past year, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s real estate group guided deals worth more than $70 billion, including such blockbuster transactions as Invitation Homes’ $11 billion merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes, earning the group a spot among Law360’s 2017 Real Estate Groups of the Year.

  • February 8, 2018

    Securities Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    In the past year, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s securities practice won dismissal of a high-profile SEC suit seeking a $200 million disgorgement from a distressed debt fund manager and defended Yahoo board members in a shareholder class derivative action related to the firing of the company’s chief operating officer, earning the firm Practice Group of the Year honors for 2017.

  • February 8, 2018

    Transportation Group Of The Year: Steptoe & Johnson

    In 2017, Steptoe & Johnson LLP helped defend major railroads in antitrust and liability suits, and also helped airlines like Portugal's TAP and Japan Airlines navigate the complex international regulatory environment for air travel, as well as U.S. regulations, landing the firm among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 8, 2018

    Sports Group Of The Year: Winston & Strawn

    A year spent representing Ezekiel Elliott in his fight to dodge a six-game suspension from the NFL and the North American Soccer League in its antitrust fight against the U.S. Soccer Federation helped earned Winston & Strawn LLP a place among Law360’s Sports Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 8, 2018

    White Collar Group Of The Year: Quinn Emanuel

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP helped to secure a global resolution to bribery allegations that saved Odebrecht SA from going out of business and obtained victim status for FIFA in a widespread corruption scandal, earning a spot for the third consecutive year as one of Law360’s White Collar Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 7, 2018

    Tax Group of the Year: Morgan Lewis & Bockius

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP’s growth strategy paid off big in 2017, evident in its blistering $1.5 billion win for Amazon in a case against the Internal Revenue Service that went back more than a decade and marked one of the largest transfer pricing disputes ever litigated, landing the firm a spot among Law360's Tax Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 7, 2018

    Trial Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has earned a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year for helping to notch a string of knockout courtroom victories, including one of the largest-ever intellectual property verdicts in a case on behalf of video game developer ZeniMax Media Inc.

  • February 7, 2018

    Securities Group Of The Year: Robbins Geller

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s big victories at the end of long-fought shareholder suits against a unit of HSBC Holdings PLC, Community Health Systems Inc. and the former bosses of auto parts supplier Dana Corp. have set it apart from other securities litigation shops and have earned it a spot on Law360’s list of Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 7, 2018

    Real Estate Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

    Successfully navigating private deals for Starwood Capital Group, portfolio acquisitions for Gramercy Property Trust, and financing for a major New York property development is no easy task, but Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s real estate team was up to the job, scoring these deals and many more for clients and earning a spot among Law360’s 2017 Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 7, 2018

    Transportation Group Of The Year: Seyfarth Shaw

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP in 2017 led $10 billion in transportation construction projects, including massive redevelopment endeavors at the bustling New York City travel hubs of LaGuardia Airport and Pennsylvania Station, landing the firm a spot on Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 7, 2018

    Sports Group Of The Year: Proskauer

    For its accomplishments steering the $1.2 billion sale of the Miami Marlins to completion and representing Los Angeles in its successful bid to host the 2028 Olympics, the sports group at Proskauer Rose LLP nabbed a spot as one of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 7, 2018

    White Collar Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP helped contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions exit multidistrict litigation over a data breach that affected more than 20 million government employees and represented Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC in a $413 million deal with regulators, landing on Law360's list of White Collar Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 6, 2018

    Trial Group Of The Year: Quinn Emanuel

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP lived up to its reputation as a litigation powerhouse this year, scoring a $1.75 billion win for Lehman Brothers against Citibank NA and fending off more than $3 billion in claims against billionaire Len Blavatnik, earning it a spot among Law360's Trial Groups of the Year.

  • February 6, 2018

    Technology Group Of The Year: Fenwick & West

    Whether it's helping Cisco with six acquisitions, including its $3.7 billion buy of AppDynamics and $1.9 billion deal for BroadSoft, or representing blockchain consortium R3 in a $107 million investment, Fenwick & West LLP's technology victories in 2017 have landed the firm on Law360's Practice Groups of the Year for the fifth year running.

  • February 6, 2018

    Real Estate Group Of The Year: Hogan Lovells

    Hogan Lovells spent the last year reshaping the real estate sector through landmark deals, including DuPont Fabros’ $7.6 billion sale to Digital Realty Trust Inc. and The JBG Cos.’ $8.4 billion reverse Morris trust deal, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Real Estate Groups of the Year.

  • February 6, 2018

    Securities Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP employed novel arguments over the last year to secure victories in an array of diverse cases, ranging from dismissal of class certification for a group of investors suing Brazilian oil company Petrobras to a decisive win for Putnam Investments in an Employee Retirement Investment Security Act class action, landing the firm among Law360's 2017 Securities Groups of the Year.

  • February 6, 2018

    Transportation Group Of The Year: Nossaman

    Nossaman LLP spent its year building with public agencies, from a $1.8 billion upgrade to Denver's airport to a $900 million Texas highway segment, both of which hit major milestones over the summer, carving out a spot for the firm as one of Law360's Transportation Groups of the Year.

  • February 6, 2018

    White Collar Group Of The Year: Willkie Farr

    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP won a rare Second Circuit reversal of a former Rabobank employee's conviction for Libor manipulation and secured a nearly $4.8 million settlement on behalf of an investment firm facing a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, landing it among Law360's 2017 White Collar Groups of the Year.

  • February 6, 2018

    Tax Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP’s tax practice — a global heavyweight in the transactional and litigation spheres — was a shoo-in for Law360’s 2017 Practice Groups of the Year after having successfully defended Eaton Corp. against the IRS’ cancellation of two agreements and guided several multibillion-dollar transactions such as a major Canadian bank’s expansion in the U.S. and one of last year’s largest IPOs.

  • February 6, 2018

    Sports Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s sports practice set itself apart from the pack in 2017 by taking on some of the biggest sports cases, including a challenge to the federal sports wagering law, while simultaneously helping clients secure a major broadcasting deal and an Olympic bid, earning a spot as one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 5, 2018

    Securities Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP notched a major victory for securities defendants in the U.S. Supreme Court this past year and fired off a volley of successful dismissal bids for corporate clients from a variety of industries, landing its securities team a slot among Law360’s 2017 Practice Groups of the Year.