Mr Steffen Johnson > Winston & Strawn LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Winston & Strawn LLP
1700 L STREET, N.W.
United States
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Work Department

Litigation; Appellate & Critical Motions Practice


Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate

Winston & Strawn LLP’s lawyers combine appellate skills with substantive expertise in areas such as patent law, pre-emption, securities, and constitutional law. ‘Brilliant’ practice chair Linda Coberly (Chicago) is ‘a force to be reckoned with’ and ‘very easy to work with’. Coberly led on securing a victory for the Fiduciary Trust International of California in a dispute against Tower Park Properties at the Ninth Circuit; the bankruptcy appeal raised procedural issues and involved interpretation of the Bankruptcy Code. Washington DC-based vice-chair Steffen Johnson and Michael Elkin (New York) convinced the Fourth Circuit to reverse a $25m copyright infringement jury verdict against client Cox Communications, which was sued by BMG Rights Management over illegal music downloads; a new trial was ordered due to flawed jury instructions. In a false advertising case at the Sixth Circuit, Johnson partnered up with Chicago-based Ronald Rothstein and successfully defended The J.M. Smucker Company and Big Heart Pet Brands against claims brought by Wysong Corporation. Elizabeth Papez (Washington DC) and Matthew Carter(Chicago) are also noted.