Petition Filed Challenging Unconstitutional Delays in Veterans Appeals System by The American College of Trial Lawyers
Williams & Connolly partner Steve Raber, along with American College of Trial Lawyers Fellows, filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims seeking an order requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to eliminate unconstitutional delays in VA appeals. Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
Williams & Connolly Named #1 Law Firm in D.C. by Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms
Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms has named Williams & Connolly the #1 law firm in Washington, D.C. The firm is also listed as the top firm in three separate quality of life categories, including associate/partner relations, business outlook, and integration of laterals/clerks.
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee Selects Williams & Connolly for Outstanding Achievement Award
Williams & Connolly was selected by the Washington Lawyers’ Committee to be a recipient of its 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award. The firm was recognized for its work with the committee’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project on the matter Karla Ayala v. Taqueria Distrito Federal, Inc. Representation of the pro bono client was led by Eli Schlam, Ted Bennett, and former associate Suzanne Salgado.
Patent Litigation Practice Ranked Among Leading National Practices by IAM Patent 1000
IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners has ranked Williams & Connolly among the top patent litigation practices nationally for 2016. Clients surveyed described the firm’s patent practice as "the finest litigation shop there is." Several partners were also recognized as leading patent practitioners.
Court Reverses Pro Bono Client’s Convictions in Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Associate Isia Jasiewicz led a pro bono appeal in which the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed the client’s convictions on eighty-six counts arising from four separate armed robberies.
Chambers USA names Williams & Connolly 2016 Product Liability Firm of the Year
Williams & Connolly was named 2016 Product Liability Firm of the Year by Chambers USA, and the firm received rankings for several practices and individuals. Regarding the firm’s Product Liability practice, Chambers noted, “This preeminent litigation outfit continues to be consistently praised for its excellence in the most contentious product liability cases.”
Second Circuit Reverses $1.27 Billion Judgment Against Williams & Connolly Client Bank of America
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a New York district court’s award of $1.27 billion against Williams & Connolly client Bank of America in an action brought by the government arising from the sales of allegedly fraudulent mortgage loans. The team representing Bank of America included Brendan Sullivan, Enu Mainigi, Ken Smurzynski, Craig Singer, and Kannon Shanmugam.
Bayer Prevails in Bench Trial over Validity of Patent Protecting Staxyn Product
The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware recently ruled in favor of Bayer in a bench trial over the validity of three patents protecting its drug Staxyn. The trial team for Bayer’s most recent win was led by Dov Grossman for the patent directed to Staxyn’s pharmaceutical formulation and by David Berl for the patents directed to Staxyn’s active ingredient.
Rob Cary Delivers Speech at ACTL Induction Ceremony
Partner Rob Cary was invited to deliver the induction speech at the American College of Trial Lawyers 2016 Spring Meeting on behalf of the forty-nine new Fellows. Rob’s speech was published in the summer issue of the ACTL Journal.