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Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Distinguished litigation practice noted for its impressive commercial and white-collar expertise. Further able to assist on securities litigation, including shareholder derivative suits and class actions. Sought after by corporations and individuals across various industries, including financial services, telecommunications and insurance. Features a team of outstanding litigators with decades of experience handling complex issues, including antitrust and product liability disputes. Boasts an impressive cross-border capacity, handling and coordinating EU and worldwide investigations.

Strengths

One source says: "Every attorney on the team has an excellent understanding of the client's business and goals."

"The firm has a very strong practice and a reputation for its top-notch trial lawyers,"a further interviewee adds.

Another client comments: "The firm has broad and substantial resources - whatever help we ask for, they have people who can handle it."

Work highlights

Represented Monsanto in the first Roundup product liability jury trial, defending against allegations that the herbicide causes cancer.

Defended a Ukrainian businessman against charges of bribery in a criminal FCPA case in the Northern District of Illinois.

Defended TreeHouse Foods and certain of its senior executives and directors in a purported federal securities fraud class action alleging that the company misled investors about the success of its acquisitions of certain parts of Conagra Foods.

Notable practitioners

Dan Webb is acclaimed for his market-leading litigation practice, which includes impressive civil and criminal trial capabilities and notable strength in high-stakes investigations.
"Not only is Dan the most preeminent trial lawyer in Chicago, he is arguably the most preeminent trial lawyer in America." "Dan Webb is the most accomplished lawyer of his generation for both civil and criminal matters." "His reputation is perfect and his technique and work ethic are legendary."

Kimball Anderson is recognized for his commercial disputes practice, which includes litigation involving breach of contract and the theft of trade secrets.
"He is a very distinguished courtroom lawyer.""He is very smart, very effective and is a good communicator."

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Overview

Winston & Strawn’s Chicago litigation practice has across-the-board strength with leading practitioners in general commercial, class action, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, professional liability, product liability, white collar criminal defense, and appellate law. Our lawyers continue to be retained by top clients for their largest cases and achieve favorable results, including our recent representation of Beef Products, Inc. in the successful resolution of its defamation case against American Broadcasting Company, Inc. (ABC), which was described as “one of the most high-stakes defamation court battles in U.S. history.” The case was followed closely by the AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, National Review, CNBC, Law360, and dozens of other national, local, and industry publications.

Clients

Alexander Gliklad

Altria Group, Inc./Philip Morris USA Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Beef Products, Inc.

Dell Inc.

Discover Financial Services

Goldman Sachs

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Morgan Stanley (Chicago Parking Meters, LLC)

Verizon Wireless

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP

firm
Location

35 West Wacker Drive

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60601-9703

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

Illinois

Litigation: General Commercial


Dan K Webb
Star Individuals
Kimball R Anderson
Band 2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Dan K Webb
Star Individuals