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 20, 2017

    IP Group Of The Year: Fish & Richardson

    Fish & Richardson PC helped win a U.S. Supreme Court decision that reshaped a key aspect of patent law, and also secured major litigation victories for companies such as Gilead Sciences Inc. and Power Integrations Inc., landing the firm among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 9, 2017

    The Firms That Dominated In 2016

    Law360's Firms of the Year rose above the competition in 2016 by earning a combined 20 Practice Group of the Year awards on the strength of work that helped their clients attain game-changing judgments and close record deals.

  • January 9, 2017

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2016 Practice Group of the Year awards, the law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.

  • February 8, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: WilmerHale

    Securing several huge wins on behalf of Apple in patent litigation and a complete victory for GoDaddy.com against a $29 million claim in a cybersquatting suit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has earned WilmerHale a spot among Law360’s 2015 Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • February 5, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Sheppard Mullin

    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP last year was on the winning side of the first substantive trademark case before the U.S. Supreme Court in more than a decade, successfully representing Hana Bank in a dispute involving the use of its name, earning the firm a place among Law360's 2015 Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • February 4, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Orrick

    From protecting game-changing television technology to swatting down mobile device management infringement claims, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP continued to establish itself as a leader in the intellectual property sector last year, making it one of Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • February 3, 2016

    IP Group of the Year: Morrison & Foerster

    Attorneys from Morrison & Foerster LLP won major litigation victories this year for Apple and Sandoz, as well as big patent review wins for Oracle and Whirlpool, easily earning the elite IP practice a spot among Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • February 2, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins LLP’s intellectual property group secured an important en banc Federal Circuit ruling that the U.S. International Trade Commission can hear induced infringement cases and got an Ultramercial LLC patent invalidated as abstract following a closely-watched fight, landing the group among Law360's list of IP Groups of the Year.

  • February 1, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP's intellectual property team helped Intel overturn a $10 million Ericsson standard essential patent verdict, nabbed a rare injunction for C.R. Bard in a patent infringement suit and fought off a $13 million claim for Samsung from "the original patent troll," landing the group a spot on Law360's list of IP Groups of the Year.

  • January 29, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block

    From representing Hospira Inc. in a major appeal over patents for a popular blood thinning drug, to nabbing a copyright victory for rapper Jay Z, Jenner & Block LLP has had a slew of intellectual property successes this year, landing the firm on Law360’s list of IP Groups of the Year.

  • January 28, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Goodwin Procter

    Goodwin Procter LLP scored two U.S. Supreme Court victories on cases related to patents and trademarks and prompted the Federal Circuit to rewrite precedent last year, earning a spot among Law360's 2015 Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • January 27, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Fish & Richardson

    The intellectual property attorneys at Fish & Richardson PC secured a slew of high stakes appellate and trial patent victories in 2015 for companies like Ion Geophysical Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc., earning the firm a spot among Law360's IP Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 26, 2016

    IP Group Of The Year: Debevoise & Plimpton

    Securing a win for Snyder's-Lance in a battle over the “Pretzel Crisps” trademark and scoring a copyright victory for Costco in its sale of “gray market” Omega watches have placed Debevoise & Plimpton among Law360’s IP Practice Groups of the Year.

  • December 18, 2015

    4 Firms Are IP All-Stars

    Four firms have consistently shown they can win big in significant intellectual property cases, each racking up multiple IP practice groups of the year wins in the past five years.

  • December 18, 2015

    The Firms That Dominated In 2015

    Three legal stalwarts landed at the top of the pack in 2015 to take the title of Law360’s Firms of the Year, bolstered by their combined 27 Practice Group of the Year wins and their deft handling of high-stakes, high-profile work.

  • December 18, 2015

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Group of the Year awards, given to those firms that came through for clients by sealing the biggest deals and securing wins in high-stakes litigation.

  • February 4, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: WilmerHale

    The intellectual property attorneys at WilmerHale made Law360’s IP Groups of the Year for the third time in four years by winning huge appellate and trial patent victories for Apple Inc. and successfully handling major post-grant proceedings for companies like Becton Dickinson and Co.

  • February 3, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Orrick

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP scored a major win for Oracle Corp. in a high-stakes dispute over Google Inc.'s Android operating system and successfully defended Dish Network Corp. from a copyright suit by the TV networks over its Hopper DVR, landing the firm among Law360's Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • February 2, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Morrison & Foerster

    From scoring Apple Inc. another $120 million in damages from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to notching a win for Yahoo! Inc. in the Federal Circuit, Morrison & Foerster LLP had a string of major victories in 2014, landing the firm among Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • January 30, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Latham & Watkins

    From securing a win for InterDigital Communications Inc. in a wireless patent case to defending Capital One Financial Corp. in a bellwether suit with a patent holding company, Latham & Watkins LLP had an impressive string of recent victories, earning a spot among Law360’s Intellectual Property Groups of the Year.

  • January 29, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Knobbe Martens

    By helping biotechnology company Masimo Corp. win a $467 million jury award in a patent infringement suit against two Koninklijke Philips NV units and guiding Monster Energy Co.'s victory in a trademark dispute with a Las Vegas hotel, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has landed on Law360's Intellectual Property Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 28, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Goodwin Procter

    Goodwin Procter LLP’s intellectual property group had a banner year, from scoring a high court decision on claim construction for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to securing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s first precedential decision during post-grant proceedings, earning a spot among Law360’s IP Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 27, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Gibson Dunn

    Gibson Dunn's intellectual property group convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to side with Nautilus Inc. in a ruling that made it easier to prove patent claims invalid for indefiniteness and scored another high court win for CLS Bank International in 2014, landing the team its second consecutive spot among Law360's IP Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 26, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Fish & Richardson

    The intellectual property attorneys at Fish & Richardson PC landed on Law360’s IP Groups of the Year for the third year in a row by doing more of the same: winning major patent cases for the likes of Apple Inc., Fresenius USA Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. and continuing to lead the pack in the aggressive use of new post-grant review proceedings.

  • January 23, 2015

    IP Group Of The Year: Durie Tangri

    Durie Tangri LLP secured a ruling that Google Inc.'s massive book digitization program is fair use under copyright law and has successfully invalidated several patents using the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision in the last year, landing the firm among Law360's Intellectual Property Practice Groups of the Year.