Law360 Names Firm “Legal Lion” For U.S. Supreme Court Verdict on Behalf of Midland Funding
Partners Kannon Shanmugam and Allison Jones Rushing, and associates Masha Hansford, Katherine Petti and Will Marks, are recognized as Law360 “Legal Lions” for U.S. Supreme Court verdict on behalf of client Midland Funding.
Supreme Court Rules For Midland Funding In Debt-Collection Case
Reversing an Eleventh Circuit decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Midland Funding was not liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for filing claims for time-barred debts in bankruptcy proceedings. Led by Kannon Shanmugam, the team representing Midland Funding included Allison Jones Rushing, Masha Hansford, Katherine Petti, and Will Marks.
Intel Plan Fiduciaries Win Summary Judgment in Alternative Investment Suit
Federal district court granted summary judgment in favor of Intel Plan Fiduciaries, including members of Intel’s retirement plan’s Investment Policy and Administrative Committees, in putative class action challenging allocations of plan assets to alternative investments. The team included John Buckley, Dan Katz, Vidya Mirmira, Patrick Kim, David Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Juli Lund, Ava Baker, Tanya Abrams, and Catherine Wagner.
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.
The Republic of Paraguay Prevails in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
Williams & Connolly client The Republic of Paraguay secured dismissal of claims by an Italian company seeking to enforce judgments of approximately $100 million awarded in Switzerland. The enforcement proceedings were brought in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia. Dane Butswinkas, Ana Reyes, Rich Moore, and Seth Bowers represented Paraguay in the proceedings.
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.
John Buckley Appointed to ICDR’s Panel of Arbitrators
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association, has appointed John Buckley to its Panel of Arbitrators.
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.