Williams & Connolly has been selected as one of Law360’s “Trials Practice Groups of the Year” for 2021. Led by co-chairs Dane Butswinkas and Heidi Hubbard, the firm’s Civil Litigation and Trial practice has handled some of the most significant trials in the country, achieving precedent-setting victories along the way.
Noting that Williams & Connolly’s “foundational expertise is in trial work,” Law360’s profile highlights the firm’s successful defense of AstraZeneca and CVS Health Corp. in trials with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, as well as the firm’s ongoing representation of Cardinal Health in multiple opioid trials across the country and a second trial victory for AstraZeneca in a patent lawsuit concerning the company’s blockbuster Symbicort product, an inhaler treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As explained by partner Enu Mainigi, co-chair of the firm’s Health Care and False Claims Act and Qui Tam practices, “Williams & Connolly has built a reputation for taking cases irrespective of the subject matter and handling them successfully.” Ted Bennett, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, added that training for big cases starts early in the careers of Williams & Connolly associates, explaining that “the way we train our associates, expose them to on-their-feet experiences early and often in their careers, is really a fundamental part of what we do.” “Our team’s trial victories were the result of successful collaboration to achieve the best results possible for our clients,” echoes David Berl, partner and co-chair of the firm's Patent Litigation practice.
Click here to read Law360’s profile of Williams & Connolly’s Trials Group of the Year.