Litigation Daily

Litigator of the Week

Stephen Neal

Litigator of the Week: Stephen Neal of Cooley

By Jan Wolfe |

When Roche tried to stake a claim to Gilead Sciences' blockbuster Hepatitis C drug, Gilead turned to Cooley to neutralize the threat.

Michael Hausfeld

Litigators of the Week: Michael Hausfeld of Hausfeld LLP and William Isaacson of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

By Jan Wolfe |

Hausfeld and Isaacson's landmark win in O'Bannon v. NCAA promises to transform the business of college sports—and the fate of the student athletes who play them.

Litigator of the Week: David Wasinger of The Wasinger Law Group

By Jan Wolfe |

In his first and only forays into whistleblower litigation, Wasinger helped the government win nearly $2 billion from Wall Street—including a $1.27 billion ruling against Bank of America that came at precisely the wrong time for the bank.

Yas Banifatemi and Emmanuel Gaillard of Shearman & Sterling announce a $50 billion arbitral award against the Russian federal on July 28 at Shearman & Sterling's London office.

Litigators of the Week: Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi of Shearman & Sterling

By Jan Wolfe |

We've always rejected strict formulas for choosing Litigators of the Week. Here's an exception: If you win a $50 billion judgment in a complex, politically charged battle with a major world power, you've got it made.

Litigator of the Week: Michael Carvin of Jones Day

By Jan Wolfe |

Two contradictory appellate court rulings this week framed the next battle over Obamacare. Carvin was at the center of both of them.

Gregory Garre of Latham & Watkins.

Litigator of the Week: Gregory Garre of Latham & Watkins

By Jan Wolfe |

Navigating his way through racial politics, education policy and U.S. Supreme Court precedent, Garre won a ruling this week that preserves student affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rengan Rajaratnam, left, exits federal court with his attorney Daniel Gitner in New York on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

Litigator of the Week: Daniel Gitner of Lankler Siffert & Wohl

By Jan Wolfe |

Gitner kept U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara from claiming another scalp in his war on insider trading. More importantly, he kept his client out of jail.

Paul Clement

Litigator of the Week: Paul Clement of Bancroft

By Jan Wolfe |

In the span of less than a week, the former U.S. solicitor general unraveled the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate and derailed a threat to the broadcast and cable TV industries.

David Boies

Litigator of the Week: David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

By Ross Todd |

Unlike Boies's most famous cases, most Americans will never hear of Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund. But for corporations, or anyone whose bread is buttered litigating securities class actions, Halliburton was the big news at the Supreme Court this week.

Theodore Grossman

Litigator of the Week: Theodore Grossman of Jones Day

By Jan Wolfe |

Grossman didn't just help Macy's win its high-profile bench trial against rival J.C. Penney over the Martha Stewart brand. He publicly shamed J.C. Penney's entire leadership for trying to lure Stewart away.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's Seth Waxman

Litigator of the Week: Seth Waxman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

By Jan Wolfe |

For the second time in two weeks, Waxman has clinched a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. This latest win will allow his client Pom Wonderful to move forward with its false advertising claim against Coca-Cola.

Joel Cohen of Gibson Dunn, Roland Riopelle of Sercarz & Riopelle,  Mark Cohen of Cohen & Gresser

Litigators of the Week: Joel Cohen of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Mark Cohen of Cohen & Gresser; and Roland Riopelle of Sercarz & Riopelle

By Jan Wolfe |

The three defense lawyers won trial victories for clients accused by the SEC of an insider trading scheme at hedge fund Wynnefield Capital.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Andrea Neuman.

Litigator of the Week: Andrea Neuman of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

By Jan Wolfe |

Neuman made a name for herself exposing fraud on the part of plaintiffs lawyers suing Dole over its pesticide use in Latin America. This week, she finished off nearly all the remaining cases in a more old-fashioned way, winning a ruling that Dole's opponents waited too long to sue.

Litigators of the Week: Stephanos Bibas and Glen Kulik

By Jan Wolfe |

Kulik of Kulik Gottesman & Siegel and U. Penn law professor Bibas scored a rare win against a movie studio this week after the U.S. Supreme Court revived a copyright infringement suit over the 1980 film "Raging Bull."

Bradley Ruskin

Litigator of the Week: Bradley Ruskin of Proskauer Rose

By Jan Wolfe |

For many defense lawyers, winning a ruling that could stem the tide of shareholder lawsuits would be a career-defining achievement. For Ruskin, it was the icing on the cake in an influential sports law case he's dominated from start to finish.

Jeffrey Shinder

Litigator of the Week: Jeffrey Shinder of Constantine Cannon

By Jan Wolfe |

The battle over Chevron's environmental legacy in Ecuador has claimed its share of victims. This week the wisdom of Shinder's decision to walk away from the case was hammered home by Patton Boggs, the law firm that took his place.

Stephen Tillery of Korein Tillery.

Litigator of the Week: Stephen Tillery of Korein Tillery

By Jan Wolfe |

It's more than a little unusual for an intermediate court to undo a high court decision. But Tillery's $10 billion battle with Philip Morris is no ordinary case.

Harold Barza and Michael Williams

Litigators of the Week: Michael Williams and Harold Barza of Quinn Emanuel

By Jan Wolfe |

The duo's client complained that 3M Company stole his work, patented his technology, and then sued him for allegedly infringing it. Now it's 3M's turn to complain, after a judge socked the company with a $26 million judgment this week.

Litigators of the Week: Matthew Moore of Latham & Watkins and Robert Angle of Troutman Sanders

By Jan Wolfe |

Moore and Angle won a ruling this week that promises to stem an assault by patent powerhouse Intellectual Ventures against a group of major banks.

Gerald Maatman

Litigator of the Week: Gerald Maatman Jr. of Seyfarth Shaw

By Jan Wolfe |

When the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses his clients of discrimination, Maatman doesn't just defeat the government's claims. Instead, he has a knack for shining a light on the EEOC's own practices, embarrassing the agency and vindicating employers in the process.

Erin Murphy of Bancroft

Litigator of the Week: Erin Murphy of Bancroft

By Jan Wolfe |

Like her mentor Paul Clement, Erin Murphy of Bancroft PLLC now knows what it's like to deliver the winning argument in a polarizing U.S. Supreme Court case.

Orin Snyder

Litigator of the Week: Orin Snyder of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

By Jan Wolfe |

Paul Ceglia claimed in a 2010 lawsuit that Facebook's founder promised him a 50 percent stake in the company. Now Ceglia's fighting criminal fraud charges for bringing the case, and Snyder's relishing a slam-dunk victory.

Michael Rhodes

Litigator of the Week: Michael Rhodes of Cooley

By Jan Wolfe |

Data-mining class actions against Silicon Valley's tech heavyweights will be raging for years. But plaintiffs lawyers looking for a big payday are facing a major new obstacle after Rhodes' victory this week for Google Inc.

Litigator of the Week: Rollin Chippey II of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

By Jan Wolfe |

Chippey not only helped secure a $520 million verdict for firm client Asahi Kasei Pharma, but also successfully blocked an appeal by high-priced counsel from Quinn Emanuel that drew formidable amicus support from the business community.

Randy Mastro

Litigator of the Week: Randy Mastro of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

By Jan Wolfe |

The ruling vindicating Chevron's fraud and racketeering case against Steven Donziger runs to nearly 500 pages. And on pretty much every page, the aggressive strategy of Mastro's team at Gibson Dunn shines through.