Late last week a federal jury in Raleigh, North Carolina, awarded Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, half-brothers who served 31 years in prison after being coerced into confessing to a murder they didn’t commit, $75 million. The verdict, which included $1 million in compensatory damages for each year McCollum and Brown served, and $13 million in punitive dames, was the largest ever handed down in a wrongful conviction case in the U.S.

Their lawyers, a Hogan Lovells team led by Des Hogan, Liz Lockwood and David Maxwell, are this week’s Litigators of the Week. The Litigation Daily recently caught up with Hogan, the head of the firm’s global litigation, arbitration, and employment practice, about the firm’s work on the case.