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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.
  • January 19, 2018

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

    After a year in which Crowell & Moring LLP helped create a public-private partnership worth over $45 billion and defended a $17 billion health care contract, it's no surprise that one of the legal world's best-known firms earned a place among Law360's Government Contracts Groups of the Year.

  • January 19, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

    King & Spalding LLP’s success in treaty cases, such as its bitter battle with the Argentine government over expropriated airlines and its brokering of a $337 million settlement with Ecuador on behalf of ConocoPhillips Co., earned it a spot on Law360’s list of International Arbitration Practice Groups of the Year for 2017.

  • January 19, 2018

    Hospitality Group Of The Year: Dentons

    Lawyers from Dentons' long-standing hotels practice assisted Ohana Real Estate Holdings LLC on the nearly $1 billion Twin Dolphin development in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and guided Starwood Capital Group in its complex acquisition of an under-construction luxury hotel in West Hollywood, winning the firm a place among Law360's Hospitality Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Employment Group Of The Year: Outten & Golden

    In the past year, Outten & Golden LLP has gotten results for workers across the U.S. that include a pair of settlements for police and airline pilots in respective class actions brought under a federal law aiding veteran employees, earning itself a nod as one of Law360's Employment Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Consumer Protection Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP's consumer protection practice built on its landmark Spokeo win while also helping shape pet food labeling law in 2017, earning the firm a spot among Law360's Consumer Protection Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Class Action Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Capitalizing on recent landmark victories at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mayer Brown's class action practice proved itself a leader in the arena once again in 2017, fending off class actions for some of the most recognizable brands in the world and advancing case law to prevent frivolous class actions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, earning it yet another spot as one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Banking Group Of The Year: Quinn Emanuel

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP continued making its mark in 2017 as one of the leading firms to challenge Wall Street banks in the aftermath of 2008’s financial crisis, winning big for country and countryman alike to earn a place among Law360’s Banking Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Appellate Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block

    Jenner & Block LLP’s appellate group delivered significant U.S. Supreme Court wins in challenges to Securities and Exchange Commission disgorgement in enforcement actions and racial gerrymandering over the last year, earning it a spot as one of Law360’s 2017 Appellate Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Capital Markets Group Of The Year: Cleary Gottlieb

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP spent 2017 guiding the Republic of Iraq, Verizon, a Citigroup Inc. unit and others in complex, unique capital markets offerings, capturing value for clients around the globe and landing the firm a spot among Law360’s Capital Markets Practice Groups of the Year for the third year in a row.

  • January 18, 2018

    Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP continued its streak in 2017 of representing some of the largest companies seeking bankruptcy protection, including retail giant Toys R Us and offshore oil exploration company Seadrill Ltd., to land itself among Law360’s Bankruptcy Groups of Year.

  • January 18, 2018

    Competition Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal

    The competition group at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP helped steer more than 20 transactions with a total value of around $70 billion through the merger clearance process last year while also working on high-stakes antitrust litigation for a number of clients, securing the team a place among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Employment Group Of The Year: Seyfarth Shaw

    Seyfarth Shaw’s employment lawyers worked on three cases involving the U.S. Supreme Court while defeating two major lawsuits brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, securing the firm its seventh consecutive spot among Law360's Employment Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Competition Group Of The Year: Cleary Gottlieb

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP's team of antitrust attorneys had a hand in some of the year's largest legal matters, including a $130 billion merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont, earning it a spot among Law360's Competition Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Consumer Protection Group Of The Year: Kelley Drye

    Kelley Drye & Warren LLP's staunch defense in regulatory and litigious cases solved dual-pronged problems for many clients last year — from the dismissal of the FTC's suit against the maker of a popular dietary supplement to a First Circuit victory for Kohl's over allegedly false and misleading "comparison prices," the firm's noteworthy victories have landed its consumer protection practice among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Capital Markets Group Of The Year: Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins LLP’s capital markets group had a 2017 full of achievements that included handling one of the biggest technology initial public offerings of the year and Saudi Arabia’s blockbuster, first-ever bond offering, earning the team a slot among Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Jones Day

    Hard-nosed negotiating that averted a steep loss for second priority noteholders in Caesars Entertainment’s Chapter 11 and debtor representation that led Peabody Coal to a rare industry comeback helped place Jones Day among Law360’s 2017 Bankruptcy Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Class Action Group Of The Year: Seeger Weiss

    Seeger Weiss LLP proved itself to be a David unafraid of Goliath-style litigation last year, with firm attorneys’ leading role in the settlement of the Volkswagen clean diesel litigation earning it a place among Law360’s Class Action Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Appellate Group Of The Year: Goodwin Procter

    Goodwin Procter LLP's appellate group racked up two recent victories in the Supreme Court, as well as key circuit court wins for clients such as Hewlett-Packard Co., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PHH Corp., earning the group a spot as one of Law360’s 2017 Appellate Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2018

    Banking Group Of The Year: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown LLP’s banking practice continued to notch courtroom victories and handle mega-sized transactions for some of the world’s largest financial institutions over the last year, earning it a spot among Law360’s 2017 Banking Groups of the Year.

  • January 16, 2018

    Competition Group Of The Year: Latham & Watkins

    The competition group at Latham & Watkins LLP scored important wins for clients in multidistrict litigation and arbitration last year, including for Toshiba Corp. in both, while also helping to guide several high-profile mergers through the regulatory process, earning the team a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 16, 2018

    Banking Group Of The Year: Davis Polk

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has again proven its dedication to guiding financial institutions through an ever-changing regulatory environment, including advising on over two dozen "living wills" and penning a letter to guide the U.S. Treasury Department on potential new rules under the Trump administration, earning it a spot among Law360’s Banking Groups of the Year for the fifth year straight.

  • January 16, 2018

    Bankruptcy Group Of The Year: Davis Polk

    Shepherding one of the largest retail post-petition financing packages for Toys R Us and the confirmation of Arch Coal’s Chapter 11 plan while avoiding an expensive litigation fight are just a few examples of how Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has distinguished itself to land among Law360’s Bankruptcy Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 16, 2018

    Class Action Group Of The Year: Susman Godfrey

    Susman Godfrey LLP continued to push for victories in class actions varying from auto parts purchasers to film animators in the past year, proving the firm's role as a litigation powerhouse and landing it among Law360's Class Action Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 16, 2018

    Appellate Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    Employing a “beginning to end” approach to appellate work, the Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP team won a major U.S. Supreme Court decision in recent months limiting the doctrine of general personal jurisdiction and secured a historic False Claims Act judgment at the Fifth Circuit, earning the firm a spot on Law360’s 2017 Appellate Groups of the Year.

  • January 16, 2018

    Consumer Protection Group Of The Year: Edelson PC

    Edelson PC defended consumers against everything from unwanted robocalls to nosy sex toys over the last year, with more than $130 million in settlements demonstrating why the firm was named among Law360's Consumer Protection Practice Groups of the Year.