United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Affirms Verdict in Favor of AstraZeneca
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the jury’s verdict in favor of Williams & Connolly’s client AstraZeneca in an antitrust litigation case related to prescription heartburn medication Nexium®. The team included Dane Butswinkas, Kannon Shanmugam, John Schmidtlein, Paul Gaffney, Jonathan Pitt, Stanley Fisher and Benjamin Greenblum.
Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Omnicare in Significant False Claims Act Qui Tam Case
The Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of Omnicare in a significant False Claims Act Qui Tam case arising from allegations of supposed “kickbacks” to nursing home facilities. Led by Enu Mainigi, the team representing Omnicare included Craig Singer, Joseph Terry, Holly Conley, Ashley Hardin, Eric Blankenstein, Catherine Wagner, Jennifer Wimsatt Pusateri and Tamara Rubb.
Immigration Judge Grants Pro Bono Client Relief from Removal
Partner William Ashworth, Associate Shauna Kramer and Paralegal Miranda Delgado successfully achieved relief for a pro bono client facing deportation and exile from his family in the United States.
Williams & Connolly “Highly Recommended” By Benchmark Litigation
Williams & Connolly has been recognized as a “Highly Recommended” firm in Washington, D.C. by Benchmark Litigation, a guide to the leading litigation law firms and attorneys in the U.S. In the 2017 edition, a local peer is quoted stating that the firm "presents with a very understated style, but make no mistake about it: when it comes to trial work, they kind of own this town."
Patent Litigation Practice Is Three Time Winner at the 2016 LMG Life Sciences Awards
Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice group, Adam Perlman, was awarded Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Branded at the 2016 LMG Life Sciences Awards. Williams & Connolly also received awards for Patent Impact Case of the Year and Hatch-Waxman Impact Case of the Year.
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
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 associate Suzanne Salgado.
Ana Reyes Honored for Commitment to Advancing Global Human Rights
Partner Ana Reyes was honored by Unlikely Heroes with their 2016 Hero Award for her commitment to advancing global human rights and providing pro bono representation to persons seeking refuge in the United States.
Kannon Shanmugam Elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Partner Kannon Shanmugam has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, an honor reserved for the most experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.
Daily Herald Features “Political Chameleon” and Debate Prep Coach Bob Barnett
The Chicago Daily Herald published “Political Chameleon from Waukegan Helps Candidates Test Debating Skills,“ an article highlighting Bob Barnett’s role in helping presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Sen.
Heidi Hubbard Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Partner Heidi Hubbard was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial organization in North America. Membership in the College, which is by invitation only, is limited to the top one percent of the total population of lawyers in any state or province.
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.