Former Federal Prosecutor Paul Butler Provides Powerful Insights in Chokehold: Policing Black Men
Georgetown University Law Center Professor and Williams & Connolly alumnus Paul Butler visited the firm on July 11th for a compelling discussion about his new book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men. Krystal Commons moderated the insightful conversation with Paul, one of the nation’s most frequently consulted scholars on issues of race and criminal justice.
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.
Brendan Sullivan Honored with “Champion of Justice Award” by the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
Brendan Sullivan received the 2017 “Champion of Justice Award” from the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to fighting injustice in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by bringing comprehensive legal assistance to individuals facing wrongful convictions and incarceration.
Adam Perlman Named an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal has named partner Adam Perlman among the 48 lawyers featured in its 2017 special report on “Intellectual Property Trailblazers.” Honorees are selected for their outstanding leadership and success in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law.
Luke McCloud Appointed to D.C. Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Procedures
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has appointed Luke McCloud to its Advisory Committee on Procedures. The committee is charged with studying the rules and internal operating procedures of the court and making recommendations on possible improvements. Luke’s term on the committee runs through June 30, 2019.
Jessamyn Berniker Selected as One of the “Top 250 Women in IP”
For the fifth year in a row, Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS, recognizes partner Jessamyn Berniker as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP.” The list features the leading female intellectual property attorneys in over 50 countries.
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.