Leif Sigmond and his team at Baker & Hostetler land runners-up honors this week for their continued work for Siemens Gamesa in a patent showdown over wind turbine technology with General Electric. After a Massachusetts jury this summer awarded Siemens Gamesa a royalty rate of $30,000 per megawatt for infringement, or roughly $60 million, U.S. District Judge William Young in Boston issued an injunction last week barring GE from making, selling, importing or installing its flagship Haliade-X offshore wind turbines in the U.S. The team representing Siemens Gamesa also included Michael Gannon, Daniel Goettle, Jason Hoffman, Cy Walker, Stephanie Hatzikyriakou and Elizabeth Sneitzer of Baker & Hostetler as well as Alissa Lipton and Cory Bell of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Another runners-up spot goes to Meredith Kotler and Mary Eaton of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, who beat back a securities class action against AstraZeneca, its CEO, and several other executives regarding the company’s disclosures surrounding its COVID-19 vaccine. Shareholders alleged the company failed to adequately disclose that some clinical trial participants were only given half the designed dose and that the trial didn’t include enough participants over age 55, among other things. But U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in Manhattan this week dismissed the case with prejudice on the first round of briefing. “Even if defendants had access to the omitted facts, the nondisclosures here do not raise a strong inference of conscious misbehavior or recklessness,” the judge wrote. The Freshfield team includes senior associates Marques Tracy and Adam Rosenfeld.