Litigator of the Week

Brad Caldwell

Litigator of the Week: Bradley Caldwell of Caldwell Cassady & Curry

By Julie Triedman |

The software patent gravy train is still chugging for VirnetX and its lawyers, who won a $625.6 million infringement verdict against Apple this week.

Richard Godfrey, left, and Mike Brock, right.

Litigators of the Week: Richard Godfrey and Mike Brock of Kirkland & Ellis

By Scott Flaherty |

In the first GM ignition switch trial, the automaker’s lawyers exploited an unexpected advantage.

Jonathan Mitchell.

Litigator of the Week: Jonathan Mitchell

By Scott Flaherty |

An unexpected champion of class action rights, law professor Jonathan Mitchell helped win a rare victory for consumers at the Supreme Court.

Stuart Singer, left, and David Barrett, right.

Litigators of the Week: Stuart Singer and David Barrett of Boies Schiller

By Susan Beck |

In the latest settlement tied to so-called feeder funds that funneled money to Bernie Madoff, PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to pay $55 million to investors.

Bill Lee

Litigator of the Week: Wilmer's William Lee

By Scott Flaherty |

Just months after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt Cisco Systems a stinging defeat, Lee reversed his client’s fortunes at the Federal Circuit.

Christopher Landau of Kirkland & Ellis.

Litigator of the Week: Christopher Landau of Kirkland & Ellis

By Susan Beck |

Landau kept up a defense winning streak in cases challenging consumer contracts that mandate arbitration.

Kannon Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly.

Litigator of the Week: Kannon Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly

By Susan Beck |

To vacate the conviction of a former bond trader who had admitting to lying to investors, Shanmugam pressed a bold argument: Lots of bond traders lie.

David Gindler

Litigator of the Week: David Gindler of Irell & Manella

By Scott Flaherty |

In a closely watched patent battle over fetal DNA testing, Gindler cut off his opponent’s options one by one.

Gibson Dunn's Brian Lutz

Litigator of the Week: Brian Lutz of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

By Scott Flaherty |

By going on the offensive for client Depomed, Lutz helped bring an abrupt end to a $1.75 billion hostile takeover bid.

Litigator of the Week: Steven Thomas of Thomas, Alexander & Forrester

By Scott Flaherty |

The Sullivan & Cromwell partner turned plaintiffs lawyer says a verdict he won against Ernst & Young may be his most significant yet.

Litigator of the Week: Michael Myers of McClanahan Myers Espey

By Scott Flaherty |

A Houston plaintiffs lawyer and a dentist took on the International Trade Commission’s authority to regulate data transmissions, and they won.

Litigators of the Week: James Thompson of Winston & Strawn and Lisa Blatt of Arnold & Porter

By Scott Flaherty |

Is Philip Morris finally clear of a $10.1 billion verdict for misleading smokers? The roller-coaster case is still too early to call, but Thompson and Blatt may be close to claiming a final victory.

Litigator of the Week: Robert Schwartz and Victor Jih of Irell & Manella

By Scott Flaherty |

After steadily chipping away at claims that online video provider Hulu LLC broke privacy laws by sharing users’ viewing histories, Schwartz and Jih finally closed the book on the case.

Christine Lepera.

Litigator of the Week: Christine Lepera of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

By Scott Flaherty |

Months after Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams suffered a major blow in the "Blurred Lines" case, Lepera helped score a big win for music copyright defendants in the battle over Jay-Z’s "Big Pimpin'."

Litigator of the Week: Eric Maier of Maier Shoch

By Scott Flaherty |

Maier and his tiny firm prevailed over top-shelf opposing counsel in a copyright fight with controversial hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury.

Litigators of the Week: John O’Quinn and Steven Cherny of Kirkland & Ellis

By Scott Flaherty |

In a $2 billion patent battle with roots as old as the lawyers who fought it, Cherny and O’Quinn can finally claim a final victory.

Litigators of the Week: Jonathan Cohn and Mark Hopson of Sidley Austin

By Scott Flaherty |

Litigation’s always a gamble, and there was no exception for Sidley Austin as it defended Bayer AG in a dispute with the Federal Trade Commission over Bayer's promotion of its Phillips Colon Health probiotic supplement.

Litigator of the Week: Mark Rifkin of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz

By Scott Flaherty |

It took a class action plaintiffs lawyer to make sure no one ever gets sued again over “Happy Birthday.”

Jeffrey Kessler leaves Manhattan federal court after a hearing in the Tom Brady case on Aug. 19.

Litigator of the Week: Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn

By Scott Flaherty |

The NFL’s toughest courtroom foe struck again, just in time for kickoff.

Litigator of the Week: Joseph Neuhaus of Sullivan & Cromwell

By Scott Flaherty |

Thanks to Neuhaus, after nine years of litigation, Argentina’s central bank is off the hook from having to cover more than $2 billion in defaulted Argentinian bond debt.

Litigator of the Week: Michael Mueller of Hunton & Williams

By Scott Flaherty |

Mueller knocked out a pair of wage-and-hour class actions against Tyson Foods this week, even as he and his longtime client face an even bigger test at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Litigator of the Week: Todd Harrison of McDermott Will & Emery

By Scott Flaherty |

Despite the shifting landscape in insider trading law, it’s still rare these days for a jury to clear an accused inside trader. But that’s what happened this week, when Todd Harrison of McDermott Will & Emery won an acquittal for a retired hedge fund manager.