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D.C. Litigation Departments of the Year

General Litigation Winner: Zuckerman Spaeder

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"The intense, shared experience of litigation inevitably creates strong bonds and great loyalty within our relatively small office setting. Being part of this culture is tremendously gratifying," Dwight Bostwick said.

General Litigation Winner: Kirkland & Ellis

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"There is nothing more satisfying than being presented with a Gordian knot and developing a strategy to unwind it in the face of legal, factual or procedural challenges," Dan Donovan, Ragan Naresh and Kate Katz said.

General Litigation Winner: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"We sit at the intersection of law, commerce and government. So, while we have a broad litigation practice with highly accomplished trial lawyers, the breadth of our D.C. litigation practice gives us an advantage," Charles Connolly and Tony Pierce said.

General Litigation Finalist: Sidley Austin

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"To work with our clients on their most difficult, sophisticated, bet-the-company litigation matters is both the most challenging and the most rewarding part of our work," Mark Hopson and Kristin Graham Koehler said.

General Litigation Finalist: O’Melveny & Myers

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"Serving our clients and the community at the highest level while giving meaningful opportunities to junior lawyers can present challenges, but we always find the right balance with our amazing junior lawyers," Jonathan Hacker and Katrina Robson said.

Intellectual Property Winner: Latham & Watkins

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"We start with the end in mind, to optimize the opportunity to “win” short of trial—to achieve our client’s commercial objective—by preparing for trial," Michael Morin, Tara Elliott and Max Grant said.

Labor & Employment Winner: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"Helping our clients navigate this in a practical, common-sense way and working to shape the law on cutting edge issues are the most challenging and satisfying parts of what we do," Jason Schwartz and Greta Williams said.

Insurance Winner: Blank Rome

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"We strive to provide young lawyers with the opportunity to take on meaningful roles early in our insurance cases," Jim Murray said.

White Collar Defense Winner: Paul Hastings

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"The most satisfying matters are those in which we formulate an effective global strategy that yields optimum results," Kwame Manley and Robert Luskin said.

White Collar Defense Winner: Winston & Strawn

ALM Staff | May 26, 2020

"Take more risks, both in your work and in your career choices. The road less traveled may have more potholes and scary turns but often leads to a more scenic destination and a more interesting trip along the way," Abbe Lowell said.

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