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Mayer Brown: An American Lawyer “Litigation Department of the Year” finalist

19 December 2017

Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that the firm is a finalist in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year” competition.

Mayer Brown earned this impressive recognition on the strength of two years of headline-making victories in a variety of venues, highlighted by wins in four closely watched disputes in the US Supreme Court. Leading the list of Mayer Brown victories was the Court’s ruling in favor of people search company Spokeo in May 2016. The firm also persuaded the justices to rule for its clients in: a dispute over arbitration clauses; the enforcement of patents in the resale market; and a closely watched gerrymandering case from Maryland.

“This is a tremendous honor for my litigation colleagues and our firm,” said Mike Lackey, the leader of Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. “Finalists in this competition must demonstrate strength at all stages of litigation, from motions to dismiss to trial to appeal. The award attests to our clients’ confidence that we are the firm of choice for difficult, high-stakes disputes.”

In its profile of Mayer Brown, the publication noted the firm’s victory in Spokeo, describing it as a “game-changer.” Additionally, the article pointed to significant wins in closely watched disputes involving the pharmaceutical and pet food industries. Also cited was Mayer Brown’s win in a landmark redistricting case in the US Supreme Court.

“Mayer Brown has found success in out-of-the-box arguments that shape not just the client’s path forward, but an entire industry’s practices, making the firm a clear finalist for Litigation Department of the Year,” the publication reported.

The American Lawyer received more than 60 submissions from prominent law firms throughout the US. View the article.

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