This past year saw Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's tax team mop up a $2.4 billion victory for Citigroup Inc. and advise Baker Hughes Inc. on its $32 billion combination with General Electric’s oil and gas business, earning the firm a place among Law360’s Tax Practice Groups of the Year.
When renowned music producer Quincy Jones looked to win royalties from the late pop superstar Michael Jackson’s estate, he turned to McKool Smith LLP, whose work winning a nearly $10 million verdict in the case has helped earn the firm a spot among Law360’s Trial Groups of the Year.
Latham & Watkins LLP helped to broker a lower settlement for Deutsche Bank AG over U.S. claims related to its sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis and to defeat a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against four chemical companies, making the firm one of Law360’s White Collar Practice Groups of the Year.
Plaintiffs firm Seeger Weiss LLP played an outsized role in the product liability realm this year, securing a massive settlement in the Volkswagen “clean diesel” litigation and a large settlement for farmers in tainted corn seed litigation, putting it on the shortlist for Law360’s Product Liability Group of the Year recognition.
Covington & Burling LLP has been the counsel of choice for companies and institutions in major public crises, including Takata Corp. in its highly sensitive $1 billion deal with the U.S. Department of Justice last year over faulty air bag inflators linked to at least 13 deaths in the U.S., landing on Law360's list of White Collar Practice Groups of the Year.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP was thrust into Law360's Practice Groups of the Year following a successful 2017 guiding headline-grabbing, multibillion-dollar transactions such as Anheuser-Busch InBev's $123 billion acquisition of SABMiller and Time Warner Inc.'s pending $108.7 billion sale to AT&T Inc.
Dentons LLP's real estate team has been helping to reshape the Chicago skyline, including assisting on a $1 billion deal to redevelop four blocks around Union Station, and is regularly a go-to for top financial institutions like U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp., earning the firm a spot among Law360’s 2017 Real Estate Groups of the Year.
Jones Day pulled out a record-breaking $2.54 billion patent infringement jury verdict for a Merck & Co. subsidiary in a battle over a hepatitis C drug and zealously represented big-name clients in a broad range of major trials, making the firm one of Law360's Trial Groups of the Year.
Archer Law achieved a massive victory this year when the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a Federal Circuit decision holding that the trademark of an Asian dance-rock band was protected by the First Amendment’s free speech clause, landing it among Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
Advising the NFL in multiple legal matters such as the lawsuit over the suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and representing the San Francisco 49ers in employment disputes has helped land Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP among Law360’s Sports Practice Groups of the Year.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP deployed innovative strategies across a range of cases in 2017, including in a U.S. Supreme Court win for a group of banks caught up in Lehman Brothers’ historic 2008 bankruptcy and in decertifying an investor class suing Brazilian oil company Petrobras, landing it among Law360's Securities Practice Groups of the Year.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP last year was the driving force behind legal victories for BNSF Railway Co. in a forum shopping showdown and the Association of American Railroads in a constitutional battle over regulatory authority, steering the firm right into a spot on Law360's Transportation Groups of the Year.
WilmerHale LLP's attorneys delivered high-value wins for technology giants including Intel Corp. and Comcast Cable Communications LLC last year, earning it a place among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Acclaimed merger and acquisition firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP negotiated major transactions for Kite Pharma, INC Research and other biopharmaceutical companies in 2017, raising its life sciences team to the ranks of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's product liability and mass torts team scored several wins in 2017 that will help courts hone their focus on scientific causation, and it took on some of the burgeoning lawsuits over the marketing of opioids, landing the firm a spot as one of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.
Jones Day secured a record $2.5 billion patent infringement jury award for Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board can't choose which challenged patent claims it may review, earning the firm a spot among Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's private equity group turned in a busy 2017, advising more than 250 private equity transactions valued at nearly $115 billion, earning it a spot for the second year running as one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
ZwillGen PLLC had a 2017 that included wins at the appellate level for CNN and Time Inc. in high-profile cases involving alleged violations of privacy statutes, landing the firm its place as one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP’s entertainment team this year won a copyright case for Walt Disney and successfully defended the Motion Picture Association of America, among other victories, earning the group a spot among Law360’s Media and Entertainment Practice Groups of the Year.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP played a major role in some of 2017’s most talked-about deals, representing big names like Amazon, Panera Bread Co. and Kite Pharma in industry altering and big-money transactions to earn a spot among Law360’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups of the Year.
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.