No group is more keenly aware of its competition than the litigators at the world’s most elite law firms. In court at least, Am Law 200 litigation departments clash one-on-one, or maybe in twos and threes. In this contest, 108 competitors faced off before our judges, including 64 submissions for the top Litigation Department of the Year honor in the general litigation category. After months of intense vetting and interviews, the results are below: A repeat winner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, claimed the top prize, and we recognized three practice area winners and 11 finalists whose hard-fought successes stood out over the contest period from August 2013 through July 2015. We also named six individual lawyers as Litigators of the Year, including top individual honoree Philippe Selendy of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Congratulations to all, and sincere thanks to every one of the firms that participated. As always, the competition was fierce.

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