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 former associate Suzanne Salgado.
Law360 Names Williams & Connolly a “Litigation Powerhouse”
Williams & Connolly has been named to Law360’s list of “Litigation Powerhouses,” an inaugural ranking of the top 50 U.S. firms for litigation. According to the publication, the firms being honored have demonstrated “historic, precedent-setting wins in class action litigation, jaw-dropping jury verdicts in courts across the country, victories in the smartphone wars, [and] dramatic upsets on appeal.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.