Delaware Jury Returns Verdict In Favor of Client Alcon Research, Ltd.
On June 15, 2017, a Delaware jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of client Alcon Research, Ltd. Led by partners and trial lawyers Heidi Hubbard and Dan Shanahan, the trial team included associates David Riskin, Tamara Rubb, and Michelle Hood. The case, initiated by a medical device start-up, involved multiple trade secrets and contract claims. After winning summary judgment on the trade secrets claims, the team secured a jury verdict on the contract claims.
IAM Patent 1000 Ranks Patent Litigation Practice Among Leading Practices Nationally
Williams & Connolly’s Patent Litigation practice has been recognized among the leading practices nationally in the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, a guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions across the globe.
Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Santander In Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Case
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of client Santander Consumer USA Inc., holding that a company that has purchased debts and then attempts to collect on those debts for its own account is not a “debt collector” subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Led by Kannon Shanmugam, the team included Allison Jones Rushing, Masha Hansford, and Meng Jia Yang.
Firm Named “D.C. Litigation Department of the Year, Products Liability” by The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal has named Williams & Connolly “2017 D.C. Litigation Department of the Year” for Products Liability.
Firm Marks 50th Anniversary
It was during the week of January 15th, 1967 that Edward Bennett Williams, Paul Connolly, and Jeremiah Collins, along with a small team of associates, formed a new firm.
Kannon Shanmugam Named AmLaw Litigator of the Week
Following Supreme Court victories for financial services companies Midland Funding and Santander Consumer, The American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily named Kannon Shanmugam Litigator of the Week.
Firm Honored with Champion of Justice Award
For its dedicated advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence and at-risk children, Williams & Connolly has been honored with the Champion of Justice Award by the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Ana Reyes Named 2017 WBA Woman Lawyer of the Year
The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA) honored Ana Reyes, Partner and Co-chair of Williams & Connolly’s International Litigation Practice Group, as the 2017 WBA Woman Lawyer of the Year.
LCLD Selects Vidya Mirmira for Fellows Program and Cassandra Fields and Luke McCloud for Pathfinder Program
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has selected Partner Vidya Mirmira to participate in its prestigious Fellows Program and Associates Cassandra Fields and Luke McCloud for its Pathfinder Program.
Dane Butswinkas Nominated For Chambers USA “Litigation: Business Trial Lawyers” Award
Chambers USA has nominated Dane Butswinkas for the 2017 “Litigation: Business Trial Lawyers” award.