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 20, 2020

    Gov't Contracts Group Of The Year: Pillsbury

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's efforts to get an information technology firm back into consideration for a $20 billion contract and help a defense giant escape an adverse performance rating have earned it a place among Law360's 2019 Government Contracts Groups of the Year.

  • February 19, 2020

    Securitizations Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP guided several of the most cutting-edge securitization deals of the past year, including the $1.3 billion overhaul of fast-food chain Jack in the Box, earning the firm a spot on Law360's 2019 Securitization Groups of the Year.

  • February 19, 2020

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: Proskauer

    Proskauer Rose LLP in 2019 guided Eagle Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust in a complex $565 million initial public offering in Singapore and advised French hotel giant Accor on major deals in Australia and China, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2019 Hospitality Groups of the Year.

  • February 19, 2020

    Gov't Contracts Group Of The Year: Crowell & Moring

    Crowell & Moring LLP's broad scope of work, including representing Amazon in a prominent dispute over a Pentagon cloud contract and helping United Airlines secure a precedential False Claims Act victory, have earned the firm a place among Law360's 2019 Government Contracts Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2020

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: DLA Piper

    DLA Piper guided billionaire Phil Ruffin on his $825 million purchase of the iconic Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from MGM Resorts, landing the firm among Law360's Hospitality Groups of the Year for the second year in a row.

  • February 18, 2020

    Securitizations Group Of The Year: Ropes & Gray

    Ropes & Gray helped Dunkin' Brands issue $1.7 billion worth of notes backed by nearly its entire revenue stream and represented ServPro Industries on the first-ever whole business securitization in the restoration industry, landing the firm a spot among Law360's 2019 Securitizations Groups of the Year.

  • February 18, 2020

    Gov't Contracts Group Of The Year: Covington

    Covington & Burling LLP successfully defeated bid protests challenging multibillion-dollar contracts awarded to UnitedHealth and its subsidiary last year, securing it a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Government Contracts Groups of the Year.

  • February 14, 2020

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: Dentons

    Dentons advised hospitality clients on major matters with an environmental focus in 2019, including the giant Red Sea Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Starwood Capital Group's acquisition of an iconic Hawaiian resort, landing the firm among Law360's 2019 Hospitality Groups of the Year.

  • February 14, 2020

    Securitizations Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP was at the forefront of securitization trends in 2019, from its work with solar partnership interests to mortgage-backed securities, earning a spot in Law360's 2019 Securitizations Groups of the Year.

  • February 14, 2020

    Competition Group Of The Year: Robbins Geller

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP's competition team locked a bevy of massive settlements this past year, including a $6.3 billion deal with Visa and Mastercard as well as a group of big banks over excessive swipe fees, and a $96 million settlement with financial firms over alleged market manipulation, landing the practice among Law360's 2019 Competition Groups of the Year.

  • February 14, 2020

    Gov't Contracts Group Of The Year: Constantine Cannon

    Constantine Cannon LLP represented whistleblowers in several high-profile recent cases including the first-ever cybersecurity-related False Claims Act settlement and the largest-ever antitrust-related whistleblower recovery, earning the firm a place among Law360's 2019 Government Contracts Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    Product Liability Group Of The Year: Simmons Hanly

    A multimillion-dollar jury verdict against Ford Motor Co. over asbestos that caused a mechanic's mesothelioma and several multimillion-dollar settlements in the first bellwether case in sprawling multidistrict litigation over the opioid epidemic have earned Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Product Liability Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    Life Sciences Group Of The Year: Sidley

    Sidley Austin LLP led Bayer Healthcare to a $155 million patent verdict against Takeda Pharmaceutical unit Baxalta Inc. for infringing a hemophilia treatment patent and reeled in multibillion-dollar transactions, like Fortive's $2.7 billion purchase of Johnson & Johnson's medical sterilization unit, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2019 Life Sciences Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    Fund Formation Group Of The Year: Simpson Thacher

    Simpson Thacher guided the creation of the world's largest real estate fund to date, the Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX $20.5 billion fund, earning the firm a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Fund Formation Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: White & Case

    White & Case LLP secured a $650 million arbitration award for a Portuguese telecom company in a dispute with a state-backed Angolan telecom giant and scored precedent-setting wins in a long-running fight over European Union state aid rules, landing the firm among Law360's 2019 International Arbitration Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    Sports & Betting Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP handled some of the most important sports cases in the country over the past year, securing dismissal of a class action alleging that the NFL endangers players by distributing drugs to them and locking down a $209 million settlement between the NCAA and disgruntled college athletes, earning it a spot among Law360's Sports Practice Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    Competition Group Of The Year: Morgan Lewis

    Attorneys from Morgan Lewis & Brockius LLP scored important appellate wins last year, including in landmark Federal Trade Commission cases against Qualcomm Inc. and a unit of Shire PLC, helping earn the firm a spot among Law360's 2019 Competition Groups of the Year.

  • February 13, 2020

    Transportation Group Of The Year: Steptoe & Johnson

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP's transportation group counseled Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC on the regulatory aspects of a $8.4 billion acquisition of short-line rail holding company Genesee & Wyoming Inc., helping earn it a spot among Law360's 2019 Transportation Groups of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    Transportation Group Of The Year: O'Melveny & Myers

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP has defended major U.S. airlines in high-profile labor litigation and negotiated financing deals for some of the country’s largest airport infrastructure projects, landing the firm among Law360's 2019 Transportation Groups of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    Product Liability Group Of The Year: O'Melveny

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP's work in defending Johnson & Johnson in opioid litigation across the country and the firm's defense of J&J unit Ethicon in the first state attorney general suit to go to trial over its pelvic mesh products won the firm a place as a Law360 2019 Product Liability Group of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP helped to secure a landmark Third Circuit decision providing an opening for Venezuela's creditors to begin collecting an estimated $150 billion in debt, and convinced a California judge not to enforce a "sham" $18 billion arbitration award against Chevron Corp., landing it among Law360's 2019 International Arbitration Groups of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    Competition Group Of The Year: Dechert

    Dechert LLP guided CVS through unprecedented levels of court scrutiny applied to the merger clearance deal blessing its tie-up with Aetna, while also navigating intense Federal Trade Commission oversight of other transactions, netting it a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Competition Groups of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    Fund Formation Group Of The Year: Ropes & Gray

    Ropes & Gray LLP helped Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC create the first Bitcoin-focused futures fund, alongside launching over a hundred other private funds, earning the firm a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Fund Formation Groups of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    Sports & Betting Group Of The Year: Orrick

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP last year continued to be a key architect of state-by-state legalization of sports betting since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to do so, while it also reached into sports litigation by defending the NCAA against concussion lawsuits, landing it on the list of Law360's 2019 Sports & Betting Groups of the Year.

  • February 12, 2020

    Life Sciences Group Of The Year: Latham

    Latham & Watkins LLP was rewarded for taking a biotech company's securities class action to trial and backed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as it enforced restrictions on compounding drugs, earning the firm a place among Law360's 2019 Life Sciences Groups of the Year.

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