March 28, 2022

Four Mayer Brown practices named 2021 Practice Groups of the Year by Law360


Four Mayer Brown practice groups are recognized as 2021 “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 for achievements in the Banking, Benefits, Environmental and Structured Finance categories. The annual awards honor “attorney teams behind litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry” in the past year, according to the publication. Brief write-ups included below:

  • Banking – For the third consecutive year, Mayer Brown was named a “Banking Practice Group of the Year” for securing numerous victories in high-profile banking litigation cases, including the dismissal of Anti-Terrorism Act claims brought against HSBC units. The firm also helped secure a voluntary dismissal in one of the first False Claims Act cases challenging loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program for Citibank and Citigroup. (View profile.)
  • Benefits – For the third consecutive year, Mayer Brown was named a “Benefits Practice Group of the Year” for scoring several major wins in significant ERISA lawsuits for high-profile clients. For example, the firm led Northrop Grumman Corp. to victory in a nationwide ERISA class action. (View profile.)
  • Environmental – Mayer Brown landed an “Environmental Practice Groups of the Year” recognition for handling high-stakes and complex litigation matters, including representing Veolia North America in the Flint, Michigan, water crisis case and fighting class action certifications for Florida residents against US Sugar Corp and the state’s sugar industry. (View profile.)
  • Structured Finance – For the third consecutive year, the firm was named a “Structured Finance Practice Groups of the Year” for advising on multi-billion dollar transactions, including helping Bank of America and Class A lenders including Citibank and Goldman Sachs Bank USA loan more than $4 billion in securities to borrowers acquiring Wells Fargo Bank's student loan portfolio, and representing Nomura Securities in a first-of-its-kind offering of securities backed by home equity contracts. (View profile.)

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