King & Spalding turned a streak of courtroom loses on its head for Johnson & Johnson and prevailed in the regulatory arena in 2017, landing its life sciences team among Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.
Mayer Brown LLP was all over the map in 2017, advising lenders to Sembcorp Industries Ltd. on a first-of-its-kind power project in Myanmar and creating an equally unique financing plan for the modernization of Chicago's Red and Purple train lines, landing the firm a spot among Law360's Project Finance Practice Groups of the Year.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's private equity team was on point in 2017, executing an array of deals for frequent clients like KKR and even boasting a banner two-deal day in July, making it one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Mayer Brown LLP secured a victory in the Supreme Court decision Impression Products v. Lexmark International, a major win for Impression and companies in the secondary market for patented products, landing the firm a spot among Law360's 2017 Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
Edelson PC has demonstrated its dogged commitment to protecting consumer privacy rights over the past year, landing among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year with accomplishments like defending its standing victory in a closely watched suit against Spokeo Inc. and securing more than $130 million in settlements.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP in 2017 freed The Walt Disney Co. from a copyright feud in federal court over the film “Zootopia” and represented Lionsgate in its joint $1 billion sale of premium pay television network Epix to Metro Goldwyn Mayer, earning a spot among Law360’s Media & Entertainment Practice Groups of the Year.
King & Spalding LLP notched courtroom wins for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in so-called Engle progeny cases and Johnson & Johnson in the first trial over the alleged connection between the company's talc products and mesothelioma to go to verdict, helping land the firm among Law360's Product Liability Groups of the Year for the fifth straight time.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has advised on a wide variety of megadeals this year, from the $1.2 billion acquisition of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins to United Technologies Corp.'s $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins, landing the firm among Law360's Mergers & Acquisitions Groups of the Year.
Covington & Burling LLP's continued defense of Roche's Accutane and its leadership in guiding air bag giant Takata through its massive recall litigation helped land the firm's product liability group a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Finnegan Henderson Garrett & Dunner LLP obtained a $168 million award for LG in a case accusing numerous companies of selling counterfeit wireless headphones and secured a game-changing ruling from the Federal Circuit that makes it easier to amend patents in America Invents Act reviews, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
Behind many of the country's largest infrastructure and energy projects rising up today, including a more than $4 billion redevelopment at New York's LaGuardia Airport and a groundbreaking wind project in Texas, stands O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s project finance team, earning them a spot among Law360’s 2017 Project Finance Groups of the Year.
Williams & Connolly LLP got multiple courts to uphold patents protecting Eli Lilly's lung cancer drug Alimta, helped Alcon Laboratories escape a trade secrets case stemming from a partnership gone wrong and prevented the revival of a pay-for-delay class action against AstraZeneca, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Life Sciences Groups of the Year.
The privacy team at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP swatted away a massive data breach suit against a government background check contractor while helping longtime clients Uber and Facebook fend off data security disputes, remaining a go-to firm for tech giants in behind-the-scenes cybersecurity matters and landing it a spot on Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Jenner & Block LLP in the past year obtained a $13.15 million jury verdict for John Steinbeck’s stepdaughter in a case over rights to the late author’s works and secured reversal of a ruling that would have let certain websites stream Fox Television Station’s copyrighted programming, landing among Law360’s Media & Entertainment Practice Groups of the Year.
In the past year alone, WilmerHale's attorneys have struck favorable settlements for five bands of Mission Indians, the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Jicarilla Apache Nation in water, land and natural resources disputes, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
A year spent steering Walgreens’ nearly $5.2 billion bid to buy 2,186 Rite Aid stores and Blackstone’s $6.5 billion sale of a Hilton Worldwide stake, as well as other multibillion-dollar deals, has once again earned Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP a spot among Law360's Mergers & Acquisitions Groups of the Year.
Ropes & Gray LLP led a business group’s $18 billion acquisition of Toshiba Corp.’s semiconductor business, showcasing its ability to create an intricate international deal on an epic scale, while also striking a series of other nine- and 10-figure deals notable in their own right, placing the firm among Law360’s Private Equity Practice Groups of the Year.
When the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Niantic and the Golden State Warriors faced privacy suits in 2017, they relied on attorneys at Cooley LLP to solve complex issues posed by the handling of sensitive information, resulting in innovative legal solutions and the firm being named among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Whether drafting tribal constitutions, fighting for millions in funding for Seneca Nation members' medical needs or securing gaming rights for tribes, Holland & Knight LLP was at the forefront of tribal legal battles last year, landing it among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
In two of the biggest intellectual property cases of 2017, Goodwin Procter LLP first convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that Varsity Brands could copyright its cheerleading uniforms, then helped Otto Trucking escape a bitter trade secrets dispute between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology, securing its spot among Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
White & Case LLP expanded the definition of its infrastructure practice and its geographic boundaries in 2017, making AU$190 million in project financing and off-take arrangements for a wind farm in South Australia and advising on a $1.4 billion loan for a pipeline in the Ohio River system, landing the firm a spot among Law360’s Project Finance Groups of the Year.
Paul Hastings LLP convinced the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate a major patent covering AbbVie's $16 billion biologic Humira and uphold four patents covering an Acorda Therapeutics Inc. multiple sclerosis drug, landing the firm a spot among Law360's 2017 Life Sciences Groups of the Year.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in 2017 successfully expanded protections for reporters against revealing sources and quashed a libel claim lobbed by billionaire Sheldon Adelson against a reporter who labeled him “foul-mouthed” in a story, earning a spot among Law360’s Media & Entertainment Practice Groups of the Year.
For its success in steering big-ticket, complex transactions, such as the tie-up between the oil and gas division of General Electric Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. as well as the largest acquisition by a Chinese company of a foreign company ever completed, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s mergers and acquisitions team seized a spot as one of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year for the fifth year in a row.
Bowman and Brooke LLP’s representation of clients in high-profile multidistrict litigation in 2017, such as the cases against Honda over Takata’s exploding airbags and lawsuits against Riddell over head trauma in football players, helped earn the firm a place on Law360's list of Product Liability Groups of the Year.