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 and real estate companies.

Strengths A client says: "They have an amazing understanding of the way cases work, they're able to strategically get things ready that are highly persuasive and they're good in the courtroom."

Another source highlights the team's "great depth and individual brilliance."

"They turn out a very professional and effective product on a very quick basis," according to one interviewee, who adds: "I really feel they are able to serve us on a moment's notice very effectively."

Work highlights Represented Hint in a false advertising class action involving allegations that the company's flavored water was falsely advertised as "100% natural".

Counseled Dr. William Daniel Nicholson in connection with a criminal indictment in the Northern District of Texas. Dr. Williamson is charged with receiving payment in exchange for referring patients to Forest Park Medical Center in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Federal Travel Act.

Notable practitioners

Mark Werbner is a renowned trial lawyer who represents clients in litigation across Texas and nationally. He is adept at handling commercial litigation as well as white-collar matters.

Matthew Orwig offers considerable experience in white-collar litigation with notable strength in False Claims Act matters. Clients highlight "his knowledge and ability to gain a favorable outcome in almost every instance and in very short order."

Paula Hinton is active across a broad range of commercial disputes, from personal injury to misappropriation of trade secrets. Interviewees highlight her as an "accomplished trial lawyer." One source says: "She can win over juries and is something else to see in court."

Tom Melsheimer is a renowned trial lawyer, with one source describing him as "a persuasive advocate and tactician," and another interviewee reporting: "He has a quick mind and is even quicker on his feet." He handles a wide range of contentious matters, from intellectual property disputes to as white-collar litigation.