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Williams & Connolly LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Top-flight DC firm and litigation powerhouse, with a legacy of excellence in contentious civil matters. Deep and dynamic bench of talented litigators consistently involved in major commercial disputes and securities litigation. Offers top-drawer advice and masterful trial expertise to an enviable list of clients that includes a whole host of high-profile individuals as well as multinational companies, global financial institutions and media organizations. Houses recognized strength in litigating complex cross-border disputes, as well as nationwide class actions and mass torts.

Strengths

One client comments: "They are very ready to dive in at a moment's notice and they're great long-term strategic thinkers and advocates."

Another adds: "It's a phenomenal law firm with incredible depth and expertise. Overall they're very smart, very experienced, responsive, very thoughtful and strategic."

"It's a great litigation firm," reports an interviewee, adding: "They are extremely responsive, well versed in the applicable legal areas and have exceptional writing and advocacy skills."

Work highlights

Acted for CVS Health in six securities class actions both at state and federal level relating to its acquisition of Omnicare.

Successfully acted for Booking.com before the Supreme Court in a case concerning whether the addition of '.com' to a generic term creates a trademark if consumers understand the combined term as potentially referring to a brand.

Notable practitioners

Dane Butswinkas enjoys an excellent reputation for his representation of leading clients in the financial services sector. He is called upon to handle matters ranging from antitrust and securities to corporate governance.
"Dane is a longstanding, very experienced trial lawyer. I really think very highly of him."

Enu Mainigi wins praise from all corners of the market for her representation of major clients in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services sectors.
"She's at the top of her game with a number of great clients and really high-profile cases." "She is a very practical, engaging, quick-on-her-feet lawyer."

Kevin Downey represents clients in complex and high-value securities litigation. He is adept at handling derivative claims and 10(b) class actions, as well as IPO-related disputes.
"I have admired him for years and he's a really good lawyer."

Robert Van Kirk maintains a wide-ranging practice, including large class actions, derivative suits and significant, multijurisdictional disputes. His clients include private equity firms and corporations in the security and healthcare sectors.
"He's a real lawyer's lawyer. He has a good temperament and is always prepared. Everything is really well researched and written, you'll get the best results with him." "He is a top-notch litigator with excellent writing skills, presentation and composure in the heat of battle."

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Litigation

Williams & Connolly LLP

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Location

725 Twelfth Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia

Litigation: General Commercial


Dane H Butswinkas
Band 1
Enu A. Mainigi
Band 2

Litigation: Securities


Kevin M. Downey
Band 1
Robert A Van Kirk
Band 1