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.
Williams & Connolly Clients Win Motion to Dismiss All Claims in FCA Contract Suit
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama recently granted a motion to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit against Patriarch Partners, MD Helicopters, and Lynn Tilton, who were represented by partners Chris Manning and Ed Reddington, and associates Alexis Lien, Kristin Shapiro and Tracey Fung.
Pro Bono Client Obtains Complete Victory in a Maryland Criminal Speech Matter
Associates Nick Gamse and Masha Hansford led a pro bono matter in which the court ordered the government to identify all police and prosecutors who listened to an illegal recording in violation of the state wiretap statute. Critical Brady evidence was also uncovered, undermining the credibility of the complainant.
Williams & Connolly Named 2016 “D.C. Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation
For the second year in a row, Williams & Connolly was named “D.C. Firm of the Year” at the third annual Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards. Dane Butswinkas was selected as “Commercial Attorney of the Year” and Heidi Hubbard was named “Products Liability Attorney of the Year.”
AstraZeneca Wins Case Before the Federal Circuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently agreed with Williams & Connolly client AstraZeneca that generic drug makers can be sued for patent infringement in any jurisdiction where those firms intend to market their products. Kannon Shanmugam, head of Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice, argued for AstraZeneca.
The American Lawyer Selects Williams & Connolly for A-List - Am Law’s Most Prestigious Ranking
Williams & Connolly LLP was named to The American Lawyer’s 2015 A-List. According to the publication, the firms on the A-List are “the best of the best in the already exclusive world of Am Law 200 law firms. The 20 firms that made this list are best in show, excelling not just in a single area, but in four separate categories integral to a well-rounded, successful brand.”
Paul Boehm and Ashley Hardin Named 2016 "Rising Stars" by Law360
Law360 recently recognized Paul Boehm as one of the leading young trial attorneys in the nation and also as one of the top young specialists in product liability/mass torts litigation. Ashley Hardin was also named among the country’s leading young health law attorneys.