Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A deep bench of seasoned trial lawyers, offering wide-ranging expertise in commercial and white-collar litigation. Well equipped to handle disputes in the energy sector, with additional experience litigating on behalf of financial services, technology, real estate and manufacturing companies.

Strengths"The team knows our business very well and is strong on commercial matters," reports a client.

Another source comments: "I love the firm - they are passionate, flexible and have expertise in many different areas."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Metaswitch Networks in litigation brought by one of its competitors seeking damages for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.

Represented former Dean Foods chairman Thomas Davis in connection with a multiple-count indictment for insider trading and other charges in the Southern District of New York.

Notable practitioners

Mark Werbner
is a seasoned litigator with notable recent experience handling disputes in the banking and finance sector. An interviewee comments: "He is a great lawyer in the courtroom. He is smart, capable, good at practical problem-solving and provides excellent advice."

Matthew Orwig
maintains a strong reputation for his handling of sensitive internal investigations. He frequently acts on behalf of clients in False Claims Act and fraud cases.

Paula Hinton
is hailed as "a sensational trial attorney" by an interviewee, who adds: "She connects with jurors and tells a compelling story." She tries a wide array of high-stakes disputes, including on behalf of energy companies. One source says: "She is very tenacious for her clients and comes up with clever ways to achieve the best result possible. She is a great courtroom lawyer."

Tom Melsheimer
is "extraordinarily gifted both in handling and trying cases," according to one source, who adds: "I can't speak highly enough of him." His varied practice sees him representing clients in civil and criminal matters.