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Winston & Strawn LLP

Law Firm of the Year

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Rankings National & 76 Metro Areas
Practice Areas 49
No. of Best Lawyers® 84
Client Comments 129
Fee Practices See Details
Firm Size (U.S. & Non-U.S. Employees) 1829

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  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Google Inc.
  • JP Morgan
  • Monsanto Co.
  • Motorola Mobility LLC
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • National Football League Players Association
  • Nissan
  • Omnicare, Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Philip Morris USA, Inc.
  • Tate & Lyle
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation
  • Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Selected Client Comments

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bob Julian of Winston & Strawn is one of the best in the business."

- William A. Brandt , Jr., Development Specialists, Inc.

Litigation - Patent

We've had a lot of success with Winston & Strawn working on litigation matters, and at reasonable costs. Winston strikes a great balance between expertise and cost."

Energy Law

Winston & Strawn consistently gives great advice and does so in a very efficient and timely manner. I work with Lisa Cottle in their San Francisco office frequently and she is great to work with; she’s very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful."

Energy Law

Our firm uses Winston & Strawn as our number one resource in legal matters. The partners and associates are highly knowledgeable and responsive to our questions and also commercially reasonable to work with for our clients. Winston takes complicated issues and explains them in a way so that the business side can understand how the deal is impacted. I would highly recommend Winston as a resource for any legal needs."

Antitrust Law

Working on an antitrust case involving a hospital merger is extremely complex for a layman. Our lead attorney, David Dahlquist, with Winston & Strawn has been great. He keeps use updated every step of the way."

Employment Law - Management

The employment team at Winston & Strawn is extremely competent and dedicated to getting the best results for their clients. This team successfully defended our company in a lengthy and complex trial. "

Environmental Law

The attorneys in Winston & Strawn’s environmental department are experts in their field, with a wide range of experience. They are responsive, effective, and very business practical. "

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Winston & Strawn is hands down the best generic side ANDA/Hatch-Waxman patent litigation group. We go to Winston for our most important cases, and they deliver time and again."

Litigation - Antitrust

Winston & Strawn are highly experienced lawyers for criminal investigation and complex litigation. There is an authority in each field. "

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael Falk of Winston & Strawn is a real star in the Employee Benefits area. He is especially knowledgeable in navigating the traps through Code Section 409A issues."

- Gary Holihan, Sycamore Partners

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

I have used Winston & Strawn for many years to deal with a variety of issues. I have always found the firm's attorneys to be highly responsive, and their advice-both technical and practical-spot on."

Litigation - Patent

John Keville and his team at Winston & Strawn are exceptional. They were thorough, prepared, and highly strategic in case planning and execution. It is fairly rare to have top notch litigation skills blended with superb technical analytics."

- Rob Mooney, True Science Holdings

Employment Law - Management

Patience and understanding underlie Winston & Strawn's success."

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Winston & Strawn always works toward a solution instead of grandstanding."

Energy Law

Winston & Strawn is best in Administrative Law litigation for our industry sector and best for legal and regulatory issues associated with facility decommissioning."

Commercial Litigation

Winston & Strawn gets up to speed quickly with complex issues; and are razor sharp when developing a strategy."

- Pete Pannes, National Mortgage Insurance Corp.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Winston & Strawn are experienced from both sides of bankruptcy. They have a clear understanding of the mechanics that leads to creative strategy."

- Pete Pannes, National Mortgage Insurance Corp.

Commercial Litigation

The attorneys that I deal with at Winston & Strawn are simply the best at cutting to the chase."

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

We have worked with Winston & Strawn to develop an absolutely consistent strategy that has worked very well and saved us substantial amounts of time, energy, and money."

Energy Law

The attorneys at Winston & Strawn have excellent knowledge of energy law."

Environmental Law

Winston & Strawn is my "go to" firm for environmental issues."

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