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.
Latham & Watkins LLP advised major investment companies in high-value consortium deals — including a $2.2 billion acquisition of power plants by longtime client ArcLight Capital Partners in a joint venture with Blackstone Group — landing a spot among Law360's Private Equity Practice Groups of The Year.
Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC’s efforts on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talc products, highlighted by two verdicts against Johnson & Johnson totaling $180 million, have landed the firm among Law360’s Product Liability Groups of the Year.
Norton Rose Fulbright's July 2017 merger with Chadbourne & Parke LLP promised to create a powerhouse project finance practice, and the results did not disappoint. The team earned a selection as one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year with 103 deals closed — the most of any firm — representing a collective value of $33.7 billion.
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC last year carved out new legal ground in brokering a record-setting $115 million deal to end litigation over a massive 2015 data breach at the nation's second-largest health insurer, enough to earn the firm a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP continued its private equity reign in 2017 by advising longtime client Bain Capital, along with Cinven, in its $6.3 billion public takeover offer for Stada Arzneimittel AG while also aiding flourishing clients such as Blackstone in its $6.1 billion acquisition of TeamHealth Holdings, landing the firm a spot among Law360's Private Equity Groups of the Year for the seventh year in a row.
Fish & Richardson PC led Coherus BioScience in invalidating three Humira patents, won GlaxoSmithKline $235 million in a post-market infringement challenge and scored $14 million in attorneys’ fees in the roller coaster aftermath of a $200 million infringement verdict, earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2017 Life Sciences Groups of the Year.
Dentons US LLP's Native American law and policy group's impressive work has recently included successfully defending the federal government's decision to take land into trust for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe against an attempted U.S. Supreme Court challenge, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP scored a win for TC Heartland LLC this year in a major patent case that overturned 30 years of established precedent and marked an integral landmark in patent litigation history, landing the firm a spot among Law360’s 2017 Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.
Ropes & Gray LLP’s work on both sides of the negotiating table for big names in hedge funds, private investment funds and mutual funds, including Angelo Gordon & Co., DoubleLine Funds and Cove Hill Partners, helped it stand out from other firms and land a spot among Law360’s 2017 Asset Management Groups of the Year.
In a year filled with criticism of the media, Ballard Spahr LLP’s lawyers helped The New York Times escape a high-profile defamation suit brought by Sarah Palin and assisted numerous other news organizations fighting for important government documents, earning their spot on Law360’s 2017 Media and Entertainment Practice Groups of the Year.
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in the past year advised on more than $587 billion in mergers & acquisitions transactions for big-name clients across a wide variety of sectors and industries, including British American Tobacco plc in its $97 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., earning the firm a spot among Law360's 2017 M&A Practice Groups of the Year.
Nossaman LLP’s environmental work, including representing Arizona in its efforts to build a $1.8 billion highway and representing the Kern County Water Agency on an $18 billion water project in California, helped its clients move forward with major developments and protected them during litigation, earning it a spot among Law360’s Environmental Groups of the Year.