Litigation Daily

Litigator of the Week

Litigators of the Week: Randall Baron of Robbins Geller and Joel Friedlander of Friedlander & Gorris

By David Bario |

Before Friedlander and Baron took control of the Delaware shareholder litigation over Warburg Pincus' acquisition of Rural/Metro Corp., the case was ready to fizzle. Instead, the duo uncovered a web of conflicts and deception that led up to a $75.8 million ruling against Royal Bank of Canada.

Litigator of the Week: Lewis Remele Jr. of Bassford Remele

By Jan Wolfe |

Capping years of litigation over an arbitration gone awry, Remele helped secure an estimated $800 million victory for Seagate in a trade secrets battle with rival hard drive maker Western Digital.

Litigator of the Week: Joseph Re of Knobbe Martens

By Jan Wolfe |

Re and his firm won their biggest victory yet for medical device company Masimo Corp., persuading a federal jury in Delaware that Philips Electronics owes $467 million for infringing two Masimo patents.

Gary Osen

Litigators of the Week: Plaintiffs Counsel in Linde v. Arab Bank

By David Bario |

Arab Bank may someday reverse a jury's verdict that it's liable for facilitating acts of terror. But for now the victims' lawyers are relishing a long-awaited victory.

Ogletree Deakins' Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn.

Litigators of the Week: Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn of Ogletree Deakins

By Jan Wolfe |

The threat of big overtime damages for contract lawyers in New York has been diminished, thanks to a ruling that Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn won for Skadden.

Brad Brian

Litigator of the Week: Brad Brian of Munger, Tolles & Olson

By Jan Wolfe |

As the owner of the oil rig whose explosion fouled the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Transocean has always been a key defendant in litigation over the Gulf spill. But thanks in part to Brian, BP is still stuck with most of the tab.

Litigators of the Week: Christopher Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Jeffrey Pollock of Fox Rothschild

By Jan Wolfe |

Placitella and Pollock persuaded an appeals court to revive fraud claims against BASF Corporation and Cahill Gordon—and to affirm that the litigation privilege isn't a license to deceive the courts.

Peggy Zwisler of Latham & Watkins

Litigator of the Week: Margaret Zwisler of Latham & Watkins

By Jan Wolfe |

Reports of aluminum price-fixing by big investment banks and the London Metal Exchange sparked widespread outrage—and class action litigation. Zwisler led LME to an early victory this week, leaving the other defendants to face the plaintiffs on their own.

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.