Firm Profile > Winston & Strawn LLP > New York, United States

Winston & Strawn LLP
200 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10017
United States

E-discovery Tier 1

Winston & Strawn LLP’s e-discovery and information governance team continues to perform at the top of the market, serving as national e-discovery counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Its full-service offering covers all aspects of the electronic discover reference model (EDRM) in-house, utilising internal staff and its own platform. The practice is well-versed in complex class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL), as well as M&A-related e-discovery issues and consultation matters. The team is headed by ‘a leader in the field’, John Rosenthal, who is based in Washington DC, and is recommended for e-discovery, privacy, and data security matters. Houston-based Sheryl Falk is co-leader of the firm’s global privacy and data security practice, and is adept at handling regulatory and litigation issues arising out of data security incidents.

Practice head(s):

John Rosenthal

Other key lawyers:

Sheryl Falk; Steven Grimes; Christopher Costello; Matthew Poplawski

Testimonials

‘John Rosenthal is the leader and the real strength of Winston’s practice’.

‘John Rosenthal is active in e-discovery conferences and is considered a leader in the field’.

Key clients

Danfoss

GraniteOne Health

International Dehydrated Foods

Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 1

Fielding dedicated teams of practitioners from across the firm's multi-disciplinary nationwide energy group, Winston & Strawn LLP 'sets the standard for its knowledge of the subject matter and ability to adapt to any scenario' and is consequently able to provide 'thoughtful and constructive' advice to a myriad stakeholders engaged in domestic renewables matters throughout the project life cycle. Much of the work handled by the firm in this space is led from its California offices, which have over the years developed a strong track record advising on solar and wind farm-related project development matters. As well as regularly advising developers on renewable projects, San Francisco-based energy group chair Joe Karp is also praised for his 'in-depth knowledge of what is "market"' in relation to power purchase agreements (PPAs), enabling him to effectively advise both sellers and end-users in relation to power off-take arrangements. Los Angeles-based partner Laurae Rossi is regularly instructed by commercial/regional bank in debt financing related to the development of single projects, as well as in relation to renewables-related portfolio mandates. Mike Pikiel and Richard Shutran co-chair the energy and infrastructure energy group from the firm's New York office, which is also a significant hub for renewables-related transactional work, particularly on the corporate and finance front. Jonathan Birenbaum  handles a great deal of M&A work in the space, for both private equity funds and strategics, including as it relates to the acquisition and sale of existing and development-stage renewable energy assets. 'Superb' corporate finance partner Tara Greenberg is also based in New York and regularly works alongside Birenbaum for clients seeking to acquire, dispose of or finance assets relating to solar and wind projects, in particular.

Practice head(s):

Joe Karp; Mike Pikiel; Richard Shutran

Other key lawyers:

Laurae Rossi; Jonathan Birenbaum; Tara Greenberg; Tom Solomon

Testimonials

‘The team sets the standard for its knowledge of the subject matter and ability to adapt to any scenario. The way they describe issues to me so I can understand, and always come up with thoughtful and constructive approaches makes them my go-to-firm.’

‘Joe Karp provides expert advice on Power Purchase Agreements. He is a very good negotiator, obtaining great substantive results. We involve him directly in our discussions with potential PPA customers.’

‘Joe Karp has in-depth knowledge of what is “market” for Power Purchase Agreements. He is a smooth negotiator and excellent draftsperson.’

‘Jonathan Birenbaum and Tara Greenberg are the leading lawyers in this field. They understand the issues that matter most to my company and figure out solutions in difficult negotiations.’

Tara Greenberg is superb.

Key clients

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Brookfield Renewable Power

Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited

Hecate Energy LLC

John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)

MJE-Loop Capital Partners LLC

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER)

Leading trial lawyers Tier 1

Dan Webb - Winston & Strawn LLP Based in Chicago, Dan Webb has extensive experience in white-collar criminal trials, and also has a strong reputation in general commercial, civil and regulatory disputes. Among his historical highlights, Webb served as lead trial counsel for General Electric, successfully defending it against price-fixing allegations related to industrial diamonds. In 2021, he was instructed by the Honourable Michael P. Toomin to serve as special prosecutor in the highly publicized case of The People of Illinois v. Jussie Smollett.

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) Tier 1

Winston & Strawn LLP has a significant track record in public and private M&A as well as in private equity matters, acting both for the target companies and the funds. The main activities of the team include carve-outs, distressed acquisitions and restructurings. Dominick DeChiara is a well-known name in the market and leads the practice in New York. Matthew Bergmann and Christopher Zochowski act as co-heads from Chicago and Washington, respectively.Other names to note include Timothy Kincaid, who focuses on equity purchase, capital raising and sale transactions; Oscar David, who has expertise in the consumer products sector and regularly advises on M&A, securities, and corporate governance; and Allen Miller, a name to note for international transactions.

Practice head(s):

Dom DeChiara; Matt Bergmann; Chris Zochowski

Other key lawyers:

Timothy Kincaid; Oscar David; Allen Miller

Testimonials

‘Leadership and deep knowledge combined with efficient use of high level subject matter experts.’

Key clients

AAR Corp.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

American Access Casualty Company

Beam Suntory Inc.

Boxwood Merger Corp.

Chart Industries, Inc.

Danfoss A/S

Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp.

Diginex Limited

Forum Merger II Corporation

Glycom A/S

International Dehydrated Foods, LLC

KAR Auction Services Inc.

Kleinfelder Group

Koppers, Inc.

Molina Healthcare

Morningstar, Inc.

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Netfin Acquisition Corp.

NexPoint Advisors, L.P.

Reyes Holding, LLC

Sandvik Mining and Construction BV

Silva International, Inc.

Skillz Inc.

SW Brewing Company

Treehouse Foods, Inc.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

United American Healthcare Corporation

ValTek Holdings, Inc.

WaterBridge Resources

Sport Tier 1

Winston & Strawn LLP is most notable for its strong litigation practice, representing individual athletes, major players' associations, and sports franchises and leagues. Practice leadership is divided between Jeffrey Kessler, David Feher, and David Greenspan, all of whom are based in New York. Kessler is prominent in antitrust litigation and successfully represented a class of current and former Division I college basketball and FBS football players in a lawsuit alleging that the NCAA violated antitrust laws by limiting the amount of compensation that athletes could receive. Feher and Greenspan co-head the practice and have extensive experience in litigations and arbitrations, with Feher playing a significant role in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Also recommended are Jonathan Amoona, who has built a strong reputation in player's union work, acting on both litigation and transactional matters; and Adam Dale, a standout associate in the team.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Kessler; David Feher; David Greenspan

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Amoona; Adam Dale

Testimonials

‘Jeffrey Kessler, who leads the sports practice, is the most experienced and effective sports lawyer I have had the privilege to work with.’

‘Jon Amoona and Adam Dale have been exceptional. The response time and care are second to none. I know they will get back to me, no matter the issue, within minutes.’

Key clients

A class of current and former college football and basketball players

National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)

United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT)

National Basketball Association Players Association (NBAPA)

Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA)

North American Soccer League (NASL)

Blake Leeper

Super Slam Ltd.

Relevent Sports

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

Oak View Group

Guggenheim Baseball Management LP, an affiliate of Los Angeles Dodgers

William Morris EndeavorWilliam Morris Entertainment

Advertising and marketing: litigation Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP is highly skilled in cases involving food labeling and packing, and has developed a particular niche in disputes involving the word "natural" on food packaging. Practice head Ronald Rothstein is a key name in this space; he also has expertise in consumer class actions, more generally, and Lanham Act false advertising cases. Amanda Groves co-chairs the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice and is noted for her strong track record in false advertising claims and product liability litigation. Rothstein is based in Chicago and Groves is in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Rothstein; Amanda Groves

Key clients

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Hint, Inc.

Abbott Laboratories

Whitebridge Pet Brands LLC

The J.M. Smucker Company

North American Coffee Partnership

Diamond Foods; Pop Secret Popcorn

Raising Cane’s Restaurants

Panasonic Corporation

Dell, Inc.

T. Marzetti

Philip Morris USA

Big Heart Pet Brands

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition LLC dba Rachel Ray Nutrish

Cartel Tier 2

Located in offices across the country, Winston & Strawn LLP’s antitrust lawyers bring to bear decades of experience of global and domestic investigations. In New York, Jeffrey Kessler and Eva Cole jointly lead the department and demonstrate strong investigation know-how in tandem with their litigation capabilities. In recent years, Cole's practice has focused principally on international cartel investigations, most of which are conducted by foreign enforcement agencies in the electronics, sports, and retail sectors. Meanwhile, Kessler’s investigations practice revolves around advice on antitrust, trade, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. In Washington, Eric Meiring and Heather Lamberg also handle their fair share of worldwide internal investigations into cartel activity. James Herbison (Chicago) also has a track record in the investigations space.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Kessler; Eva Cole

Other key lawyers:

Heather Lamberg; Eric Meiring; James Herbison; Jeffrey Amato; Jim Herbison

Testimonials

‘In addition to being knowledgeable and smart – which are prerequisites – this team is incredibly creative and appropriately aggressive. In addition, their experience on the plaintiffs-side provides a unique and helpful perspective.’ 

Key clients

Panasonic Corporation

NTN Corporation

NEC Corporation

Hitachi Metals

Corning Inc. / Corning International Kabushiki

Kaisha

Fresenius

JTEKT Corporation / JTEKT North America

Corporation / Koyo France SA / Koyo

Deuthchland GmbH

Baxter International / Baxter Healthcare

Corporation

Nippon Seiki

Discover Financial Services

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd.

Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP shines in its representation of household name clients in the areas of big-tech, electronics and sports in civil litigation and class actions. 'Adept at performing critical fact-intensive analysis', the group is jointly led by New York pair Jeffrey Kessler and Eva Cole. Kessler stands out for his involvement in single-firm monopolization cases and cases at the nexus of antitrust and sports law, while Cole represents clients in the consumer electronics, financial services and private equity sectors. Also in New York, Susannah Torpey primarily handles disputes for tech companies, some of which lie at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. Contacts in Chicago include Michael Mayer and James Herbison ('one of the leading antitrust defense lawyers in the country' according to one client). Heather Lamberg is recommended in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Kessler; Eva Cole

Other key lawyers:

James Herbison; Heather Lamberg; Michael Mayer; Susannah Torpey

Testimonials

‘The team helmed by Jeff Kessler did a fantastic job litigating our case, both from a strategic perspective and from a day-to-day standpoint. The communication regarding case developments and budgeting was excellent.’

‘In addition to being knowledgeable and smart–which are prerequisites–this team is incredibly creative appropriately aggressive. In addition, their experience on the plaintiffs-side provides a unique and helpful perspective.’ 

‘The Winston antitrust civil litigation team is led admirably by senior partner Jim Herbison. Jim is one of the leading antitrust defense lawyers in the country; in addition, he has as much or more actual antitrust trial experience as most lawyers his age. Jim is an effective and efficient coordinator and is super responsive to client inquiries.’

‘I have only used two other North American firms in the last year but Winston is far and away better in terms of electronic billing especially in the area of complete time descriptions and getting out bills in a timely manner.’ 

‘While Jim leads a team that is on the cutting edge of antitrust defense issues, Jim and his team are also quite practical in their approaches. As opposed to simply providing ivory tower white papers, Jim is more concerned with suggesting operative business solutions.’ 

‘This practice section of Winston is widely recognized for its expertise and success. In the specialized arena of anti-trust law, companies must have a reliable partner that is adept at performing the critical fact-intensive analysis and communicating a strong position.’ 

‘They understand our way of thinking (including a decision-making process by Japanese companies) well and deal with the matter respecting our interests and expectations.’

Key clients

Baxter Healthcare

Camber Pharmaceuticals

Class of NCAA Football and Basketball Players

Corning Corporation

Discover Financial Services

Granite One

JTEKT Corporation

Loro Piana

LVMH

Metaswitch Networks Ltd

Motorola Solutions

National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)

Nippon Seiki

North American Soccer League

NorthShore University HealthSystem

NTN Corporation

Panasonic Corporation

Relevent Sports Group

SANYO

Spring Pharmaceuticals

TreeHouse Foods

WestRock Company (f/k/a RockTenn and Smurfit Stone Container Corp.)

William Morris Endeavor

Zillow Group, Inc.

Copyright Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP has a reputation for representing entertainment companies in high-stakes copyright disputes, though the team also acts for digital service providers and significant brands. In particular, the group is noted for its record in litigation and counseling regarding the DMCA and secondary copyright liability. Trial lawyer and practice co-head Michael Elkin splits his time between New York and California and represents clients in Silicon Valley and Hollywood in digital media copyright matters. California-based partner Jennifer Golinveaux is recommended for copyright and trademark litigation for technology companies and ISPs. Another name to note in California is Erin Ranahan, who handles litigation for clients in the media and entertainments sectors. In New York, Thomas Lane is rated for his expertise in DMCA and complex IP liability issues, and is handling a number of pro bono matters involving tensions between IP rights and First Amendment rights.

Practice head(s):

Michael Elkin; Jennifer Golinveaux

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Lane; Erin Ranahan

Key clients

Cox Communications

Charter Communications

Global Eagle Entertainment

PepsiCo

Bill Graham Archives

Verizon Media

Hasbro, Inc.

PNY Technologies, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc.

Cloudflare, Inc.

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP has an excellent reputation for its strengths across the gamut of employee benefits issues, acting for an impressive client roster of public and private companies. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is one such client; the group provides daily fiduciary advice to the Association relating to its pension and 401(k) plans. Joe Adams is currently assisting the Association with fiduciary issues concerning a value loss, as well as requesting prohibited transaction exemptions from the DOL. Susan Nash and Amy Gordon have extensive expertise in health and welfare benefit plans, including compliance with the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA policies. Nancy Gerrie and David Rogers (managing partner of the Washington DC office) are also highly regarded in this area, as is Steve Flores, who focuses on executive compensation. Named attorneys are based in Chicago unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Gerrie; Scott Landau

Other key lawyers:

David Rogers; Steve Flores; Amy Gordon; Susan Nash; Joe Adams; Anne Becker

Key clients

AECOM

Applied Materials, Inc.

Baptist Health South Florida

Baxter International Inc.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Brunswick

Carnival Corporation

Embraer Aircraft Holdings

ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)

Federal Signal Corporation

Fresh Direct

Guidehouse

Holland America Group

IKEA Purchasing

Illinois Tool Works

Listerhill Total Maintenance Center

Molson Coors Brewing Company

Northern Trust

Nuveen/TIAA

Restaurant Brands International

Rialto Capital Management

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Sixt Rent a Car LLC

Unity Point Health

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP’s employee benefits and executive compensation team recently handled a number of high-value M&A transactions for an established client portfolio of private equity firms, with a focus on the healthcare sector. A key figure in this regard is New York-based practice co-chair Scott Landau, who has led many of the group's recent highlights. In Chicago, Bill Merten is the go-to name for ESOP mandates. He has expertise in advising shareholders, boards of directors and corporations on private equity and public-to-private transactions and ESOP-owned company sales, among other areas. Other names to note in the New York office are Nyron Persaud and associate Maria Kenny; Persaud has extensive experience in ERISA fiduciary compliance and 409A and 280G tax considerations, while Kenny assists with severance, equity and compensation arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Gerrie; Scott Landau

Other key lawyers:

Nyron Persaud; Bill Merten; Jennifer Stadler; Maria Kenny

Key clients

A&M Capital Advisors

Argand Partners

Atlas Holdings

Bed Bath & Beyond

Brookfield Asset Management

Century Park Capital

Danfoss

DS Smith plc

Eos Partners

Gartner

GTY Technology Holdings

Guidehouse

LEO Pharma A/S

NGL Energy Partners

Skillz Inc.

Southern Cross Capital Management

TransUnion

TreeHouse Foods

VMG Partners

Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP fields a very experienced team including a number of former FERC and CFTC officials, bringing varied industry expertise to the group and marking it out as strong performer in the electricity regulatory market. Key areas of work include FERC rate cases, negotiations with independent system operators (ISO) and regional transmission organizations (RTO), and transmission and distribution ratemaking procedures. The team is also able to provide seamless support on project development, M&A, tax, financing and trading, working in conjunction with experts from across the firm, both domestically and internationally. The energy regulatory practice is coordinated by a tiro of partners: Mike Blankenship in Houston, Richard Shutran and New York-based Mike PikielWilliam Horin specializes in nuclear energy regulation and has been singled out by a number of clients, as has San Francisco-based Lisa Cottle, 'a creative thinker' who is rated for her 'deep knowledge' and 'well-reasoned advice'. Named partners are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Richard Shutran; Mike Pikiel; Mike Blankenship

Other key lawyers:

Kimberly Ognisty; Ryan Norfolk; Michael Yuffee; Lisa Cottle; William Horin; Joe Karp

Testimonials

‘Winston & Strawn’s Energy Regulation practice is among the best in the country. I work across a number of different states, and we utilize Winston for energy regulatory matters in California. Their attorneys, and Lisa Cottle, in particular, have incredibly deep knowledge and provide well-reasoned and well-supported advice. They make my job as in-house counsel easier because they are sophisticated enough to think of legal questions from the client’s point of view.’

‘Lisa Cottle is a great attorney. She is incredibly responsive, a creative thinker, and very persistent in finding and developing the right answer.’

‘I chose to work with Winston & Strawn for two main reasons: – it is one of the very few US firm able to provide deep expertise in the field of energy regulation. – Besides, as the file was a strategic file scrutinized by the Board of Directors in France, it was also very important to have a strong and very reactive support in France and Winston & Strawn was also able to provide it ’

‘In the US, I had a single point of contact, Bill Horin from the Washington office. The issues at stake were very specific, close to first of a kind questions in the energy regulation field. Each time, Bill was able to provide a convincing analysis that highly contributed to the green light given by the board of directors to the project, which was very sensitive at different levels.’

‘What makes this practice unique is that very few lawyers in the world are experts in this area. I can say, that I am very pleased with the service that I have received and that I have no desire to seek out another law firm to handle this area for my company. I believe that in-house peers would like information, in addition to examples of matters that the team has worked on in the past, about the strategy that the team has developed and implemented to ensure that they stay up to date on all legal and commercial related matters. ’

‘I enjoy working with Bill Horin. He is extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter. More importantly, he is very easy to talk with about any issues I need assistance in handling. Even though I am not an expert in this area, he respects my opinions and makes me feel valued. He is also very responsive to all of my requests. For the foregoing reasons, Mr. Horin is a stand out attorney. ’

Key clients

Nuveen Investments

Macquarie Energy LLC

Calpine Corporation

Golden State Water Company

Horizon West Transmission, LLC

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

Hartree Partners LP

Trans Bay Cable LLC

Ormat Nevada

General commercial disputes Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP fields a large nationwide team of trial lawyers, including six fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a dozen former prosecutors in the US Attorney's Offices. In a recent highlight, Steve D’Amore (Chicago) successfully represented A.J. Gallagher & Co in the defense of a nationwide putative class active filed in Arizona, winning on appeal in the Ninth Circuit. Denise Scofield (Houston) also had a strong year; she has been representing Schlumberger in numerous high-stakes disputes, and also served as part of the team that secured the country's first permanent injunction requiring a prison to introduce measures to protect inmates from  Covid-19. Co-chairs Amanda Groves (Los Angeles), Thomas Walsh (Dallas) and George Lombardi (Chicago) are also key members of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Groves; Thomas Walsh; Steven D’Amore; George Lombardi

Other key lawyers:

Denise Scofield

Key clients

FM Global

Schlumberger Technology Company and subsidiaries

MegaFon PJSC

M-I LLC

Prophet Equity

Panasonic Corporation

Comcast Corp.

Marc Sigel

Archer Daniels Midland

Westlake Chemical

Arthur J. Gallagher

AMN Healthcare, Inc./Merritt Hawkins

Lexington Health Network

CPB Contractors Pty Ltd. (CPB)

Plymouth Venture Partners III

Plymouth Management Co.

Bootstrap Venture Fund

Bootstrap Venture Fund II

Cloud 2011

Indiana 21st Century Fund

Team Health

Young Living Essential Oils

Seminole Electric Cooperative

Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP has long-term relationships with its clients in the tobacco sector and acts for clients in the food and beverage sector, handling litigation related to false advertising, FDA-issued recalls and cases brought by state attorneys general. The firm’s legal innovation centre which opened in 2019 assists the team's litigation work by performing complex document reviews with lower-cost reviewers and advanced analytical tools. George Lombardi in Chicago co-chairs the litigation department; he represents Phillip Morris in tobacco-related disputes. Experienced trial lawyer Sandra Edwards in San Francisco, who joined from Farella Braun + Martel LLP in Fall 2019, and Matthew Campbell in Washington DC jointly head the product liability and mass tort practice group.  Michael Murphy from K&L Gates and Daniel Blouin from Seyfarth Shaw LLP joined the firm in March 2020.

Practice head(s):

George Lombardi; Sandra Edwards; Matthew Campbell

Other key lawyers:

Chris Essig

Key clients

Atlantic Richfield Company

Philip Morris

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Cameron International

The J.M. Smucker Company

Structured finance: securitization Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP's securitization practice has developed a focus on esoteric assets and the team has a strong reputation for non-commoditized asset classes, including marketplace lending and fintech-related assets, as well as those in the energy sector. The structured finance group is jointly led by New York's Jeffrey Stern and Daniel Passage in Los Angeles. Also recommended in New York is Peter Morgan, who has expertise in warehouse financings, and also handles a variety of the group's more exotic work. Francisco Flores in Los Angeles has a strong auto lease- and commercial mortgage-focused practice.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Stern; Daniel Passage

Other key lawyers:

Francisco Flores; Patrick Hardiman; Ronald Jacobson; Warren Loui; Peter Morgan; Michael Mullins

Key clients

Affirm, Inc.

Aviation Capital Group

Beach Point Capital Management

Conventry First

Fundbox, Inc.

First Eagle (THL Credit)

ING Group

Intuit Financing, Inc.

Monroe Capital

Stilt Inc.

Transport: shipping - finance Tier 2

With broad experience in shipping finance, Winston & Strawn LLP's maritime attorneys regularly lead major finance deals in the sector. Their experience includes assisting US and non-US entities with Jones Act financing; foreign investments in Jones Act vessels and companies; and vessel finance involving the US government’s Title XI guarantee and capital construction fund programs. Widely lauded for his expertise in US shipping regulations, Charlie Papavizas chairs the firm's maritime and admiralty practice from the Washington DC office. Also recommended in DC is Bryant Gardner, a key point of contact between the federal government and the international logistics community. Gardner and Papavizas recently represented BP in the sale of three large Alaskan-class, Jones Act-qualified tankers.

Practice head(s):

Charlie Papavizas

Other key lawyers:

Bryant Gardner

Key clients

Liberty Maritime Corporation

BP America, Inc.

Centerline Logistics Corporation (formerly known as Harley Marine Services)

Black Diamond Capital Management

Stellex Capital Management LLC

The Mosaic Company

American Cruise Lines

Liberty Global Logistics

Barclay’s Capital, Inc.

Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation Tier 2

Winston & Strawn LLP is widely known for its expertise in handling litigation and other challenging maritime problems involving US government policy, maritime regulations and enforcement, and transactions. The team has particular expertise in representing port authorities and marine terminal operators in wide-ranging disputes before the Federal Maritime Commission. Charlie Papavizas chairs the Washington DC-based maritime and admiralty practice; he focuses his practice on administrative, legislative, and finance matters, and also has experience in the US offshore wind industry. Providing key support is Bryant Gardner, who led Schuyler Line Navigation Company's successful defense of a bid protest of a $44m Defense Logistics Agency contract for the supply of liquid natural gas.

Practice head(s):

Charlie Papavizas

Other key lawyers:

Bryant Gardner

Key clients

Liberty Maritime Corporation

BP America, Inc.

Centerline Logistics Corporation (formerly Harley Marine Services)

Schuyler Line Navigation Company

Holland America Group

Carnival Corporation

American Cruise Lines

American Petroleum Institute

The Mosaic Company

Liberty Global Logistics

International litigation Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP’s international litigation team has an impressive record in cross-border disputes ranging from criminal extradition to global cartel litigation and multi-jurisdictional enforcement matters. In New York, the group is noted for its antitrust work; a contact in this regard is Jeffrey Kessler, who also handles contentious sports and IP issues. Kessler jointly leads the practice alongside Dan Webb in Chicago and Washington DC-based Abbe Lowell, both of whom have deep expertise in white-collar criminal matters, and are regularly advising on criminal extraditions and cross-border investigations. The team also has particular experience representing Latin American and Caribbean clients; Marcelo Blackburn is the name to note in this space, following Julissa Reynoso's appointment as chief of staff to the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Kessler; Dan Webb; Abbe Lowell

Other key lawyers:

Marcelo Blackburn

Testimonials

‘Availability, response time and general know-how of managing and coordinating multiple international teams. That have made our international litigation involving 4 jurisdictions feel like a simple local matter. ’

‘Eric Bloom is the partner that has been managing this matter. Experience and availability that is seldom found together.’

Key clients

CPB Contractors Pty Limited

Michael Leroy Taylor and Peter Taylor

GolTV, Inc. and Global Sports Partners

Rupert Stadler, Audi AG Chief Executive Officer

Jared Kushner

Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co. Ltd. and Harmoni International Spice, Inc.

Dimitry Firtash

BP plc, BP America Inc., BP Corporation North America Inc.

NTN, Nippon Seiki, Panasonic, Hitachi Metals, Corning, JTEKT

Jamal Benomar

Rafael Ramirez, former U.N. Ambassador to Venezuela, former Minister of Energy for Venezuela, and former head of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)

Kingdom of Morocco

Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Occidental Exploration and Production Company

M&A litigation: defense Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP is a specialist litigation firm with a deep bench of trial lawyers and an enviable reputation in corporate governance and merger-related litigation in Delaware. James Smith in New York is chair of the securities litigation practice, which handles deal-related disputes. Along with John Schreiber, who works from both the New York and Los Angeles offices, Smith is currently representing SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners in a post-closing purchase price adjustment case concerning its $4.2bn sale of LDC Funding LLC. Matthew DiRisio has led numerous cases in the special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) sector, including representing Boxwood Merger Corp in a putative class action filed in Delaware concerning its $710m merger with professional testing and consulting services firm Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC. Accomplished trial lawyer William O’Neil in Chicago is also well versed in post-closing M&A litigation.

Practice head(s):

James Smith

Other key lawyers:

John Schreiber; Matthew DiRisio; William O’Neil

Key clients

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Boxwood Merger Corporation

Danfoss A/S and affiliates

Duff & Phelps, LLC

Medtronic, Inc.

Jernigan Capital, Inc. and its board of directors

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Four private equity funds and management company defendants (defendants include Plymouth Venture Partners III, LP; Plymouth Management Company; Bootstrap Venture Fund, LP; Bootstrap Venture Fund II, LP; Cloud 2011, LLC; and Indiana 21st Century Fund, LP)

PLZ Holdings

Reyes Holdings

Reza K. Irani, as representative of the former owners of Energy Labs, Inc.

Shore Capital Partners

SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners

Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP is particularly well suited to disputes in the pharmaceutical, technology and life sciences sectors and is among the most successful practices in the country for Section 101-related litigation, a key strength of the group's Californian team around Kathi Vidal. With practice heads David EnzmingerChuck Klein and Thomas Patrick Lane based in Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York respectively, George Lombardi and Kurt Mathas in Chicago and Thomas Melsheimer in Dallas, the group has experienced practitioners across the US. As a result of its strategic alliance with Shanghai-based Yuanda China Law Offices, the firm bolstered its presence in China, a key market in the group's international caseload. In July and August 2020, Steven Anzalone, Michael Murray and Paul Goulet joined FisherBroyles, LLP. Andrew Grossman left for a position at Game Mind. Joseph Lechtenberger retired.

Practice head(s):

David Enzminger; Chuck Klein; Thomas Patrick Lane

Other key lawyers:

Kathi Vidal; George Lombardi; Kurt Mathas; Thomas Melsheimer; Krishnan Padmahabhan; Nimalka Wickramsekera; Michael Rueckheim; Michael Bittner; John Keville; Jovial Wong

Testimonials

‘They understand the client’s needs and work very closely to address those. The team has subject knowledge and applies it effectively in strategizing pre-litigation and litigation matters.’

‘Kurt Mathas is the individual who stands out. He gels with the client’s team very well, understands their needs, is flexible, innovative, strategizes properly.’

Key clients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

ARRIS Group

Associated British Foods

Cisco

Comcast Corp.

Cox Communications

Discover Financial Services

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Electronic Arts, Inc.

Energy Transfer Partners

Epic Games

Ericsson

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Hospira, Inc.

Intuitive Surgical

Lupin Limited

Nucor Corporation

NVIDIA

Sandoz

SAP America

Schlumberger Limited

Sun Pharmaceuticals

Sunoco

Take-Two Interactive Software

Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP continues to demonstrate its ability to take on a leading role in mass torts with its defence of pharmaceutical companies in opioid litigation as well as in the Abilify litigation, an MDL related to antipsychotic medication. The team, which is notable for its trial expertise, includes acclaimed product liability lawyer Dan Webb and is co-chaired by Washington DC-based Matthew Campbell and Sandra Edwards, who is located in San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Matt Campbell; Sandra Edwards

Other key lawyers:

Bryce Cooper; Chris Essig; Dan Webb

Key clients

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

Abbott Laboratories

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP has taken on key roles in some high-profile cases such as the defense of Monsanto company in the country’s first Roundup product liability jury trial. It is also involved in groundwater contamination and air quality cases. Recognised litigator George Lombardi co-chairs the litigation department from Chicago. San Francisco-based Sandra Edwards, who joined the firm from Farella Braun + Martel LLP in Fall 2019, co-chairs the product liability, mass and toxic torts practice. She has considerable experience in the product liability, pharmaceutical liability and toxic torts area. Michael Murphy joined the team from K&L Gates in March 2020 and contributes his expertise in the oil and gas sector.

Practice head(s):

George Lombardi; Sandra Edwards

Other key lawyers:

Denise Scofield; Dan Webb

Key clients

Atlantic Richfield Company

Monsanto Company (now Bayer AG)

Philip Morris

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Cameron International

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 3

The capital markets team at Winston & Strawn LLP has a strong background working with REITS, with significant experience representing public and private REITS in formations and transactions. The team has a wealth of experience in IPOs, having represented issuers and underwriters on three major public offerings over the review period. It also advises REIT clients on M&A and investment transactions, taxation and regulatory matters. Dallas-based Charlie Haag and Christina Roupas in Chicago jointly lead the practice group, while Dennis Kelly, also based in Chicago, is the key figure for tax issues in this space. Bryan Goolsby is also recommended in the Dallas office.

Practice head(s):

Charlie Haag; Christina Roupas

Other key lawyers:

Dennis Kelly; Bryan Goolsby; Kenn Bets

Testimonials

‘The strength of this practice is Bryan Goolsby, who is one of the long-time REIT industry veterans. He has been a leader in this area since the early 1990s.’

‘Bryan Goolsby is a REIT legend – a leader in the REIT space since the 1990s. He has extensive experience in providing counsel to public REIT Boards and their independent directors. They inherently trust his advice, and he provides no-nonsense, pragmatic guidance to them that is appreciated by both Management and the Boards. Bryan is also available and ultra-responsive to client calls at all hours. Ken Betts also provides support to the REIT business.’

‘Experienced with the ability to work with various types of clients.’

‘Talented with a great bedside manner.’

Key clients

Cypress REIT, LLC

Federal Realty

NETSTREIT Corp.

NexPoint Advisors, L.P.

NexPoint Hospitality Trust

Plymouth Industrial REIT Inc.

R&R REIT

Spirit Realty Capital

Ventas, Inc.

Vinebrook Homes Trust, Inc.

Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP is highly regarded for its work in parallel and civil proceedings following governmental investigations, qui tam lawsuits and other high-stakes cases in heavily regulated sectors such as healthcare and financial services. Head of securities litigation James Smith leads the practice from New York, where Matthew DiRisio is among the prominent partners. Together, they are acting for medical device company Becton Dickinson in a federal securities class action alleging over $9bn in lost market capitalization following the announcement of a recall of a flagship product. John Schreiber, who divides time between Los Angeles and New York, works closely with Smith in major cases, among them a class action for Teva Pharmaceuticals. Schreiber also led the defense of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation in a piggyback shareholder suit filed after the company's announcement of its 2017 financial results and dividend guidance which led to a drop in its market capitalization of more than $2bn. In 2020, the firm merged with Scheper Kim & Harris, adding on-the-ground securities litigation capabilities in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

James Smith

Other key lawyers:

Matthew DiRisio; John Schreiber

Key clients

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Howard B. Schiller, former CFO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Jernigan Capital, Inc. and its board of directors

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC)

Medtronic, PLC

OneSpan, Inc.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

US taxes: contentious Tier 3

At Winston & Strawn LLP, criminal tax controversies are handled by New York-based practice co-head Lawrence Hill, who has extensive experience in headline criminal investigations for global financial services companies. Cross-border tax shelter litigation (involving German, Swiss and Irish jurisdictions) has been another workflow for the team, and indeed, these matters have included criminal allegations, such as RICO violations, fraud and negligence. Of counsel Richard Nessler is a key contact for representation in civil matters in federal tax court, including high-value appeals. The group has particular experience in the areas of technology, manufacturing and telecoms.  Named partners are New York based.

Practice head(s):

Lawrence Hill; Olga Loy; Robert Heller

Other key lawyers:

Richard Nessler

Testimonials

‘Lawrence Hill is a superb lawyer and one of the leaders of the tax controversy bar.’

Key clients

Telos CLO 2006-1 and Telos CLO 2007-02

American College of Tax Counsel

The Dillon Trusts

U.S. Virgin Islands

Artex Risk Solutions, Inc. and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Inc.

US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP’s tax practice is particularly noted for handling tax planning matters for private equity funds. New York-based Robert Heller and Chicago-based Olga Loy jointly head up the team, which handles an array of middle-market M&A deals, SPACs, REITs, dispositions and capital markets transactions. Loy is renowned for her representation of SBICs, while Heller is noted for his focus on strategic joint ventures and corporate and partnership transactions. Also in Chicago, Dennis Kelly is a key contact for structured finance and project finance matters. Dallas-based Andrew Betaque is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Robert Heller; Olga Loy

Other key lawyers:

Dennis Kelly; Andrew Betaque

Testimonials

‘The firm has deep technical knowledge base and is able to analyze complex facts efficiently and ask the right questions to get the appropriate tax analysis and conclusion.’

‘Olga Loy is outstanding partner with deep technical tax knowledge, effective administration of client matters, billing transparency including adherence to budgets and bringing the appropriate individuals with the technical expertise on to client matters.’

Key clients

Boxwood Merger Corp.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners, L.P.

Canadian National Railroad

Column Group LLC

DraftKings Inc. (formerly Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp.)

FAGE International

Federal-Mogul Corporation (Icahn Enterprises)

Hunter Douglas

LendLease Americas

Morningstar, Inc.

Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust

PetIQ

Renaissance Technologies/Medallion Fund

Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.

Revelstoke Capital Partners

RiverGlade Capital Partners

SBIC Funds

VMG Partners

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP has a highly active DCM practice, in large part driven by engagements from top-tier underwriters. The firm has a regular flow of high-value deals in excess of $1bn, in addition to a sizeable share of mid-market transactions. Key industries include real estate, technology, industrials, media, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, energy, and food and beverages. Chicago partner Cab Morris had a strong 2020, representing underwriters in series of headline investment grade, high-yield and convertible deals. The capital markets practice is jointly headed by Christina Roupas and Carol Anne Huff, the latter of whom joined from Arnold & Porter in September 2020; her arrival reinforces the team's standing in SPAC transactions following the departure of Joel Rubinstein to White & Case LLP earlier in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Christina Roupas; Carol Anne Huff

Other key lawyers:

Cab Morris

Key clients

BNP Paribas

BofA Securities

CIBC Capital Markets

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities

Treehouse Foods, Inc.

U.S. Bancorp

PetIQ, Inc.

Lear Corporation

Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP has maintained its presence in the SPAC offering segment, thanks to the experience of New York partner David Sakowitz; however, the departures of Joel Rubinstein and a senior team to White & Case LLP in 2020 was a blow, given that team's reputation in the SPAC market. More generally, the practice group remains active in IPOs and other equity transactions, including REIT-related deals. Dallas partner Charles Haag and Chicago's Christina Roupas are recommended for REIT-related offerings.

Practice head(s):

Carol Anne Huff; Christina Roupas

Other key lawyers:

Charles Haag; David Sakowitz

Key clients

Boxwood Merger Corp.

Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp.

Diginex Limited

Lear Corporation

NexPoint Advisors, L.P.

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc.

Waitr Holdings Inc.

Sprout Social Inc.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Vistas Media Acquisition Company Inc.

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

The data security team at Winston & Strawn LLP recently introduced its regulated personal information practice, which specializes in compliance with legislation such as the TCPA, BIPA, and CCPA. Led by Sheryl Falk, Steven Grimes and Alessandra Swanson, the group is especially strong in CCPA litigation and regularly assists clients in matters pertaining to domestic and international regulations that protect employee and consumer information. It also has experience in matters presented by emerging technologies such as AI, facial recognition, biometrics, and IoT. Eric Shinabarger is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Sheryl Falk; Steve Grimes; Alessandra Swanson

Other key lawyers:

Eric Shinabarger

Testimonials

‘Winston has in-depth experience with multiple companies in our space. This provides multiple viewpoints to assist us. Winston has heavy experience with IoT. They take the extra time to customize recommendations and position papers to our specific issues. ’

‘Eric Shinabarger- his insights into the technical aspects of compliance and security are outstanding.’

Sheryl Falk is internationally known and a premier resource in the field of privacy and technology. Her experience and talent in our area is unparalleled. She is great to work with and responsive to requests.’

Key clients

Major Insurance Company

Global Oil and gas services and technology company

Major Manufacturer of Internet of Things Devices

International Food Manufacturer

International Medical Device Company

Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP handles disputes for natural gas utilities, public and private independent exploration and production companies, midstream companies and financial services companies involved in the sector. Houston-based Hugh Tanner chairs the oil and gas litigation practice is an experienced trial lawyer in both state and federal courts. Denise Scofield is also based in Houston and defends oil and gas companies in commercial litigation and toxic tort lawsuits. The wider energy and infrastructure industry group is jointly led by Mike Blankenship in Houston alongside New York-based Mike Pikiel and Rich Shutran.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Tanner; Mike Blankenship; Mike Pikiel; Rich Shutran

Other key lawyers:

Paula Hinton; John Keville; Tim Carey; James Nye; Denise Scofield

Key clients

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Seminole Electric Cooperative

Sunoco LP

M-I LLC

Cameron International Corporation

WesternGeco LLC

Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 4

Forming a key part of the firm's overarching nationwide energy and infrastructure group, Winston & Strawn LLP's Houston-based oil and gas transactional team advises a range of stakeholders, including integrated oil companies, private equity sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and oilfield services companies, on commercial agreements, financings and M&A mandates in the mid and upstream sectors. In addition to core oil and gas matters, including advice on asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and gas purchase and sale agreements, the team has also developed a niche in relation to handling produced water deals, including significant saltwater disposal experience. The arrival in January 2020 of the 'very commercially-mindedMike Blankenship from Locke Lord LLP enhances the firm's deal making capabilities in the sector, particularly in light of his debt and equity capital markets expertise for issuers and underwriters. Subsequent to his arrival, Blankenship has been appointed as one of the co-chairs of the energy and infrastructure group, alongside New York-based practitioners Mike Pikiel and Rich Shutran.

Practice head(s):

Mike Blankenship; Mike Pikiel; Rich Shutran

Other key lawyers:

Doug Atnipp; Isaac Griesbaum; Alex Niebruegge; Monica Diddell; Chris Cottrell

Testimonials

Michael Blankenship not only understands the industry but is very commercially-minded.’

Key clients

Adams Resources & Energy

EIP Investment Co., Ltd.

Freestone Midstream LLC

KDB KIAMCO

Legacy Reserve

LanzaJet Inc.

National Oilwell Varco

NGL Energy Partners LP

Pacific Coast Energy Holdings LLC

Ring Energy Inc.

Samtan Co., Ltd.

SandRidge Energy Inc.

Schlumberger Ltd.

Shinhan Investment Corp.

Silver Wolf Midstream LLC

Steel River Infrastructure Fund North America

ValTek Holdings, Inc.

WaterBridge Resources, LLC

International arbitration Tier 4

Clients rate Winston & Strawn LLP’s ‘knowledge of other languages and different legal cultures and institutions’, which the team utilizes in its work on international commercial and investment arbitration in the energy, mining and metals, manufacturing, and telecoms sectors. The department is equally well versed in arbitration-related litigation, often collaborating with colleagues from across the firm's global network, most recently in London and Hong Kong. Practice chair Ricardo Ugarte splits time between London and Chicago. The team’s client base also benefits from the firm’s Legal Innovation Center in Houston, where a team specializes in executing e-discovery tasks.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Ugarte

Other key lawyers:

Imad Khan

Testimonials

‘Ricardo Ugarte is an experienced and calm disputes partner. He leads the firm’s group in a very astute way. His expertise covers a wide array of international arbitration disputes, both commercial and investment. His team is excellent, and he has amassed a string of great results for clients.’

‘Ricardo Ugarte is superb. His ability to handle a wide array of arbitration matters and to handle tribunals is what sets him apart. He is a standout partner. His colleague in London, Daniel Meagher, also works at an extremely high level.’

‘Acquaintance with other legal systems, particularly those of the civil law tradition, and a quick grasp of the issues involved in international litigation.’

‘Knowledge of other languages and different legal cultures and institutions, which in my view are of paramount importance in international arbitration or litigation.’

Key clients

Dominion Minerals Corp.

Eskosol S.p.A.

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP is noted for 'producing excellent results' in labor and employment disputes. The team, which is led by dedicated practitioner Michael Roche in Chicago, handles wage and hour class actions, discrimination allegations and pay equity claims. Rex Sessions, who is also in Chicago, has a broad practice, which includes acting in wrongful discharge matters. San Francisco-based Joan Fife has notable expertise in class actions, while Monique Ngo-Bonnici divides her time between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Other integral team members include Laura Petroff, and associates Jason Campbell and Caitlin Tran in LA as well as Daniel Fazio in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Michael Roche

Other key lawyers:

Rex Sessions; Daniel Fazio; Laura Petroff; Monique Ngo-Bonnici; Caitlin Tran; Joan Fife; Jason Campbell

Testimonials

‘The labor and employment team at Winston is exceptional and provides the best client services and top notch legal expertise for complex litigation matters. The team takes time to understand our business, to take proactive steps to minimize risk, to fight hard for their clients’ rights and to successfully achieve business objectives. The Winston labor and employment group is responsive, values their relationship with their business clients, and has gone above and beyond for our company. They also recognize their clients’ budget constraints and are able to have open conversations about budget and cost estimates, which puts them in a class above other firms. They work hard and produce excellent results.’

‘The individuals that stand out are Monique Ngo-Bonnici and Caitlin Tran who have demonstrated a strong commitment to our company, expertise in complex employment matters and practical judgment that has resulted in a successful partnership. They dive deep into the facts, understand the company’s objectives and achieve results. They are talented attorneys that exercise impeccable judgment with a winning attitude, and are exactly the attorneys a company wants on their side during litigious matters.’

‘Monique Ngo-Bonnici is someone who focuses on her client’s needs, possesses one of the best litigator styles I have ever come across, and demonstrates tenacity and passion for her work. We are lucky to have Monique fighting on our behalf.’

Key clients

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

LVMH Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy

Accenture

U.S. Foods, Inc.

U.S. Bancorp

United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNST)

Pasha Automotive Services

Penske Motor Group

Diamond Foods/Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP is headed up by Tom Jarvis, who has longstanding experience in ITC investigations. As one of the market's most eminent ITC practitioners, Jarvis has built a particularly strong track record in the electronics and telecoms sectors. His role as former senior staff attorney at the ITC, former president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the association's executive committee demonstrate his high standing in the profession. As part of the firm's wider patent litigation practice, the group can quickly adapt to the staffing needs of complex investigations and offers expertise in a wide array of sectors. In September 2020, Steven Anzalone and Paul Goulet joined FisherBroyles, LLP, following Michael Murray who had joined the firm in July the same year.

Practice head(s):

Tom Jarvis

Testimonials

‘Highly aware of nuances and directions of the law. Excellent advocates. Imaginative problem solvers.’

‘24-7 availability; exceptional awareness of client interest. Tom Jarvis as inexhaustible; inspires high confidence; extremely effective; world-class litigator.’

‘The Winston & Strawn team is remarkably organized and capable of handing the intensive tidal wave of details that comes with any ITC litigation.’

‘Tom Jarvis is one of the most experienced ITC practitioners in the IP bar. He served at the ITC for years and has a stellar reputation for leadership and advocacy. Tom has an impressive team of experts in various fields of ITC law (domestic injury, etc.).’

Key clients

Comcast Corporation

Walmart Inc.

GoVision LLC

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 4

The multidisciplinary trade secrets practice at Winston & Strawn LLP combines technical, IP, technology and computer forensics expertise, with a deep bench of seasoned litigators. The firm stands out for its experience in matters arising from the theft of company-critical data, and handles a range of trade secrets, non-compete, unfair competition, restrictive covenants and non-solicitation matters. Jointly leading the team are David Enzminger in Los Angeles, Chicago-based Steven Grimes and John Keville, who works from the Houston office.

Practice head(s):

David Enzminger; Steven Grimes; John Keville

Key clients

Alixa Rx

Metaswitch Networks Ltd.

Schlumberger Limited

Walmart

AMN Healthcare, Inc./Merritt Hawkins

Accresa Health

Natera, Inc.

Transport: aviation and air travel - finance Tier 4

Continuously active in cutting-edge aircraft finance transactions, Winston & Strawn LLP's team focuses on high-level capital markets, finance, and restructuring work for some of the market's most active finance and leasing companies. Chicago-based Michael O’Brien chairs the aviation finance practice, which also features Pete Morgan and David Neier, who regularly handle aviation finance-related deals. Also recommended is David Gillespie, who is experienced in commercial aircraft-related transactions. All individuals mentioned are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Michael O’Brien

Other key lawyers:

Pete Morgan; David Neier; David Gillespie; Cari Stinebower; Carrie Hardman

Key clients

Aviation Capital Group

MUFG

BNP Paribas

UK Export Finance

Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft

Bpifrance Assurance Export

Bouchard Transportation

Healthcare: life sciences Tier 5

Winston & Strawn LLP's life science practice is co-chaired from Chicago by David Dahlquist and Ari Markenson, supported by a strong and growing team of litigators and pharmaceutical industry specialists based in Washington DC. The team has bolstered its offering with the recruitment in March 2020 of Winston Kirton, who has previous experience working in-house at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Further additions to the team include, litigator Amandeep Sidhu and Reed Stephens, an authority in the pharmaceutical fraud and abuse and corporate compliance space. Sidhu and Stephens joined McDermott Will & Emery LLP in March 2020. Patent litigation, product liability and mass tort cases are core areas of activity, led by Charles Klein in Washington DC, as well as by Chicago-based Matthew Campbell, Christopher Essig and Scott Ahmad.

Practice head(s):

David Dahlquist; Ari Markenson

Other key lawyers:

Winston Kirton; Amandeep Sidhu; Reed Stephens; Charles Klein; Matthew Campbell; Christopher Essig; Scott Ahmad

Testimonials

‘They understand client’s needs and work very closely to address those. Team has subject knowledge and applies it effectively in strategizing pre-litigation and litigation matters.’

‘They suggest different strategies and ideas for defenses. Also, innovative ways for settlement terms. Billing is also great and adjusts according to client’s needs.’

Key clients

Hikma Pharmaceuticals

Monsanto (now Bayer)

Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

Fresenius Kabi

Abbott Laboratories

Associated British Foods

Sun Pharmaceuticals

Healthcare: service providers Tier 5

Winston & Strawn LLP handles antitrust matters and transactional work for a variety of clients. The firm's bench strength was bolstered by the arrivals from McDermott Will & Emery LLP of Amandeep Sidhu in March 2020 and senior counsel Guy Collier in November 2020. Based in Washington DC, the duo specialize in litigation, and provider affiliation work, respectively. Among recent highlights, Chicago-based practice co-head David Dahlquist advised NorthShore University HealthSystem on its acquisition of Swedish Covenant Hospital, and also defended PetIQ in an antitrust case. Also recommended is Ari Markenson, who jointly leads the team from New York.

Practice head(s):

David Dahlquist; Ari Markenson

Other key lawyers:

Amandeep Sidhu; Guy Collier; Reed Stephens

Testimonials

‘The team is comprised of competent, thoughtful industry leaders.’

‘T. Reed Stephens approaches every matter as a thoughtful business partner; he brings creative solutions that maximize value and efficiency.’

Key clients

Ascension Health

Delta Dental Insurance Company

Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC

GraniteOne Health

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Pediatric Therapy Services, LLC d/b/a the Stepping Stones Group

PetIQ

RCP Upstream Holdings, LLC

Ready Responders, Inc.

Shore Capital Partners

St. Luke’s Hospital

The Vistria Group

Private equity buyouts Tier 5

Winston & Strawn LLP has had an active year, continuing its involvement in deals ranging from the bulge-bracket to the mid-market. The team has a variety of fund clients, and has expertise in buyouts across a broad range of industries, most notably manufacturing and healthcare. Of recent note, the firm enhanced its international reach with the establishment of a partnership with Shanghai-based firm Yuanda China Law Offices, creating new access to the Chinese market as well as adding expertise in Chinese and Asia-Pacific domiciled transactions. The team is led in New York by corporate chair Dominick DeChiara, an experienced mid-market practitioner, and Bradley Vaiana, who specializes in complex PE transactions including carve-outs, distressed acquisitions, special situations, and recapitalizations. Eva Davis heads up the team in Los Angeles, and has a good record in cross-border transactions in aerospace, automotive, energy, and technology. Dallas-based Christina Tate is a regular adviser to food and beverage industry investors.

Practice head(s):

Dom DeChiara; Eva Davis; Brad Vaiana

Other key lawyers:

Christina Tate

Key clients

A&M Capital Advisors

Arbor Investments

Argand Partners

Atlas Holdings

Century Park Capital Partners

CSL Capital Management

CORE Industrial Partners

Diversis Capital

EOS Partners

Frontenac Company

GenNx360 Capital Partners

Highland Avenue Capital Partners

Hudson Hill Capital

Kainos Capital, LP

MML Capital Partners

Paceline Equity Partners

Pacific Avenue Capital Partners

Revelstoke Capital Partners

Reverence Capital Partners

Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc.

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Shore Capital Partners

The Vistria Group

VMG Partners

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Windjammer Capital Investors

Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 5

Winston & Strawn LLP advises private fund sponsors on the formation and structure of funds valued up to $5bn, as well as institutional investors on their fund investments. Work undertaken by the firm ranges from middle-market buyout funds to credit funds, funds of funds and funds focused on sectors such as real estate, energy and infrastructure, and healthcare. The team also take on related matters, such as regulatory and compliance, secondary market transactions and sponsor breakups. Practice head Meg Frey leads on fund formation matters, including the formation of a fund with $350m in commitments for Corrum Capital Management, and advises financial institutions on their investments in funds. Rick Ginsberg recently represented private equity firms in the formation and closure of their multimillion-dollar funds.

Practice head(s):

Meg Frey

Other key lawyers:

Rick Ginsberg

Key clients

Adams Street Partners

HarbourVest Partners, LP

Southern Cross Group

StepStone Group LP

AON Corporation

57 Stars LLC

Grosvenor Capital Management, LP

RCP Advisors, LLC

Moelis Asset Management LP

Larrain Vial

SCL Energia Activa S.A

Corrum Capital Management LLC

Longshore Capital Partners

RiverGlade Capital, LLC

May River Capital, LLC

Invenergy, LLC

Parallel49 Equity

U.S. Realty Advisors, LLC

Origami Capital Partners, LLC

Real estate Tier 5

The ‘exemplary’ real estate department hosted by Winston & Strawn LLP is principally focused on the industrial, retail, hospitality, affordable housing and multi-family sectors though is proficient across all asset types. The client roster consists of funds, asset managers and REITs, which the team represents in acquisitions, sales, financings and sale-leasebacks, drawing upon the firm’s wider capabilities in fund formation and fundraising when required. New York-based Corey Tessler, a finance specialist, chairs the department and has extensive experience in the structuring of preferred equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Corey Tessler

Other key lawyers:

Andy White; Jeffrey Smith; Christine Graff; Billie Ellis; Douglas Yeager; Masae Ellis

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely responsive, knowledgeable in what is commercial and reasonable in the local markets, has a wide array of experiences and is respectful of client time and costs.’

‘Expertise, responsiveness, dedication, take the time to know and understand client needs and specific circumstances.’

‘Strong technical; great work ethic; excellent and continual client communication ability to work with numerous other legal firms to obtain good results.’

‘Billie Ellis-lead provides timeless energy, provides good insight and advice; makes himself available even if traveling out of town. His years of experience is very helpful.’

‘Doug Yeager is excellent technically; excellent in negotiating complex documents and provision; good working with lenders and their legal counsel.’

‘Masae Ellis provides excellent technical skills; strong communication with clients.’

‘Incredibly responsive and attentive throughout a project. Able to handle engagements on very short notice and produce exceptional work product.’

‘Andy White is incredibly knowledgeable both from a legal and business perspective and goes above and beyond for our firm. The team is exceptional all round.’

‘Business sense; understanding of the commercial real estate markets; availability and work product.’

Key clients

Berkeley Partners

Bernhard, LLC

Caldwell Watson Real Estate Group, Inc.

CCC Information Services Inc.

Cobblestone Real Estate LLC

Crosspoint Properties

Cypress Acquisition Partners Retail Fund, L.P.

Freehold Capital Acquisitions, LLC

Long Cove Development, Inc.

Magnolia Capital Group, LLC

NGL Energy Partners

NetSTREIT Corp.

Nicola-Crosby Real Estate

Orchard Homes (Noho Solutions, Inc.)

Priderock Capital Partners, LLC

Schottenstein Realty, LP

Signode Corporation

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.

Stonelake Capital Partners, LLC

TPG Global and related entities

Triple-S Steel Holdings, Inc.

Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Winston & Strawn LLP’s appellate and critical motions team combines outstanding appellate experience with IP law expertise; as a result, it is often engaged on Federal Circuit matters. The practice also places a special emphasis on acting for clients in state level proceedings in the appellate courts and the supreme courts in Illinois and Texas, though its recent work has evidenced its ability to represent clients in federal courts of appeal as well, including the Seventh, the Ninth, and the Fourth Circuit. Practice head Linda Coberly is based in Chicago and has a wealth of experience in corporate fraud and derivative litigation. At the beginning of 2020, Andrew Nichols left the office in Washington DC to join Charis Lex P.C.

Practice head(s):

Linda Coberly

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Carter

Key clients

United Network for Organ Sharing

Modern Military Association of America

Atlantic Richfield Company

Shadwick King

Groupon

PetIQ and VIP Petcare

Merritt Hawkins and Associates

SAP

Office Depot

Commercial lending

Winston & Strawn LLP focuses on lender-side work, and handles an impressive variety of deal types for a number highly active financial institutions. Though capable in many areas, the group has particular expertise in middle-market leveraged cash-flow and asset-based lending transactions. The practice truly is a national one, with key partners operating from a number of major financial centers: William Brewer and Mats Carlston lead the New York team; Michael Mullins, Ronald Jacobson and Patrick Hardiman are based in Chicago; and Jason Bennett operates from Charlotte. The team also has a strong on-the-ground presence in Los Angeles and Texas.

Practice head(s):

William Brewer; Mats Carlston; Patrick Hardiman; Ronald Jacobson; Michael Mullins

Other key lawyers:

Charles Boehrer; Jason Bennett; Chip Gage; James Waters; Nick Gurguis

Testimonials

‘Chip Gage, James Waters, and Nick Gurguis are exceptionally talented. The best that I have worked with in my career. I would recommend them to anyone for any size financing. They offer unique insights, market leading perspective, and extremely fast turnaround times.’

‘Chip Gage is extremely cool under pressure, an intellectual giant, very personable and relatable, and almost always win the “jump ball” points in credit agreements. He is our firm’s only finance attorney, which speaks volumes, not only of our confidence in him, but also of his incredible bandwidth.’

Key clients

Antares Capital

Bank of Ireland

Barings LLC

BNP Paribas

Citibank, N.A.

Citizens Bank

First Eagle Alternative Credit

UBS AG

U.S. Bank, N.A.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Headed by Abbe Lowell and New York’s Suzanne Jaffe Bloom, Winston & Strawn LLP continues to act on a range of high-profile white-collar, regulatory defense and investigations matters for corporations and individuals. Lowell’s broad expertise covers election law, FCPA matters and RICO cases, while Jaffe Bloom, a former prosecutor, is adept at handling FCA matters in the healthcare and government contracting industries. Chicago’s Dan Webb is a well-known trial lawyer with experience in commercial, civil, regulatory, and white-collar criminal cases. San Francisco-based Pamela Davis is also recommended. The team was strengthened by the addition of several new partners: Winston Kirton joined from an in-house role at Bristol Myers Squibb, and Amandeep Sidhu and Reed Stephens joined from McDermott Will & Emery LLP in March 2020. Also in March, Robb Adkins left for Baker & Hostetler LLP and Ross Kramer left for an in-house role at Sanctuary for Families in January 2020. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Suzanne Jaffe Bloom; Abbe Lowell

Other key lawyers:

Dan Webb; Pamela Davis; Matthew Orwig; Cari Stinebower; Winston Kirton; Amandeep Sidhu; Reed Stephens

Testimonials

 ‘They have a clear view and path to achieve objectives, with the flexibility and adaptability to ensure a successful result’.

‘Although we have used other firms in this area, we felt most comfortable with the response times, straightforwardness and unparalleled skill set with this firm’.

‘A valuable aspect is the experience with highly media sensitive situations, not just handling the optics of each matter, but knowing how to best manage the outcome’.     

‘Simple, clear and efficient billing processes’.

‘The partners we interact and work with are top notch professionals’.

Key clients

Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC

Banco San Juan Internacional

Petróleos Mexicanos

Dmitry Firtash

Jack Evans, Washington, D.C. Council Member

Fernando Scherrer-Caillet

John Gray

A major defence contractor

Michael and Peter Taylor

Ruel Malcolm Hamilton

Rafael Ramirez, former U.N. Ambassador to Venezuela, former Minister of Energy for Venezuela, and former head of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)

Jamal Benomar

Jack Abramoff

Ivanka Trump, daughter of the President of the United States and wife of Jared Kushner

Project finance

Winston & Strawn LLP has a broad practice, advising both lenders and sponsors on projects ranging from renewable energy developments to infrastructure developments in the transport and education sectors. The group has developed a particularly strong reputation in the financing of sports stadiums, having advised on the development and refurbishment of ice hockey, soccer and baseball arenas, particularly around New York. Jason Hellwig is particularly active in this regard, and often works alongside practice head Alan Hoffman on the group's largest projects. Michael Pikiel, having recently been named co-chair of the energy and infrastructure industry group, is a P3 specialist and has helped author proposed legislation that will add certain government-owned buildings to the list of privately developed facilities eligible for tax-exempt financing.

Practice head(s):

Alan Hoffman; Michael Pikiel

Other key lawyers:

Laurae Rossi; Rich Shutran; Jason Hellwig; Patrick Selinger

Testimonials

‘Strong experience on both the sponsor/equity side and also the lender side typically makes their advice more reasoned and well-considered. It allows their team the ability to provide balanced solutions to problems – while still being able to fight for their clients where it matters.’

‘Mike Pikiel is not only just great counsel – he is trustworthy on both sides of the table. Through experience on both sides of the table, he is able to present reasoned, balanced solutions to challenges.’

‘Mike’s team of associates are excellent. Their support is seamless.’

‘Mike Pikiel and team are well experienced project finance lawyers with wide-ranging roles across the U.S. P3 market. Compared to other firms, Winston remains a commercially thoughtful, engaged company that finds middle ground solutions for the success of a project. I view this ability to have a commercial approach as a key strength for WS, well beyond some other firms that focus more on nuanced legal points.’

‘Mike Pikiel is the lead project finance partner and strong client advocate in this space. I always enjoy working with Mike and find his center-of-the-road approach very good for getting projects bid well and executed. Dan Shapiro is a senior associate and one of the best associates I know in the space. Dan works diligently, hits every deadline, knows how to flag both legal and commercial considerations for review and is generally an excellent lawyer. Dan’s dedication makes the team hum.’

Key clients

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Empire State Thruway Partners LLC

Barclays Capital Inc.

Oak View Group

AxInfra US LP (Axium Infrastructure)

Fengate Capital Management Ltd.

Meridiam Infrastructure

Walsh Investors, L.L.C.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP remains best known for capital markets transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Its impressive corporate client base ensures a steady flow of capital markets engagements; it represents four of the 11 Chilean NYSE-listed companies, plus many more from around Latin America. Active in the capital increase and corporate reorganisation segments, the firm has landed major engagements from the likes of Enel Américas and Enel Chile. It has also impressed with its work on novel securitisation structures and private placement transactions. Co-head of the Latin America practice Allen Miller has genuine capital markets pedigree and continues to work on major transactions for Chilean power group Enel, including capital increases and reorganisations; he and fellow partner Sey-Hyo Lee recently advised NYSE-listed Enel Américas on its $3bn capital increase. Co-head of the Latin America group Talbert Navia has an excellent record in Argentina and the Southern Cone. Claude Serfilippi is noted for high-yield debt, project bonds and private placements.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

I must say that the level of service is outstanding. The team is really impressive in terms of availability, responsiveness, depth of knowledge and practical advice.

Something that distinguishes them from other law firms in New York is that the partners are completely involved and are always the main contact in all the transactions.

Their advice is always wise and they know how to solve any issue that arises (even complex ones).’

What I really like about Winston is that they know how to work as a team. Their focus is always on the client and they really know how to interact very well with local counsel to achieve the results sought by the client.

Allen Miller is an extremely capable lawyer who has been involved in most of the main high profile transactions in Chile and in many relevant transactions in Latin America. He really cares about his clients and gets deeply involved in every transaction he works on. He has a lot of experience, he is thorough but very pragmatic and has a unique business understanding.

Sey-Hyo Lee is an extraordinary advisor. As co-counsel, I always feel very supported by him. He has a lot of patience and makes sure that everyone understands very well the issues and solutions. He is extremely collaborative, works very hard and succeeds in timely achieving the results sought by his clients.

Key clients

TV Azteca

Enel Américas

Enel Chile

Enel Generación Chile

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM)

Pampa Energía

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP advises a range of US-listed Latin American businesses and continues to demonstrate its leadership in the private equity segment, both in relation to fund formation and investments/exits; Latin America co-head Talbert Navia spent seven years in the private equity industry as a founder and co-head of investments at funds focused on the US and Latin America. The firm now frequently represents Southern Cross Group, one of the largest private equity fund managers in Latin America, and a number of other financial investors. Energy, natural resources, infrastructure and technology are key sectors for the team. Latin America group co-head Allen Miller represents some of the biggest Latin American businesses in the market, many of which are listed in the US, and is noted for major corporate reorganisations and M&A. Morton Grosz is also recognised for private equity fund formation and transactions in Latin America.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional

Enel Américas

Enel Chile

Enel Generación Chile

Sociedad Química y Minera De Chile (SQM)

Southern Cross Group

Pampa Energía

LarrainVial

SCL Energía Activa

Thermion Energy

WAMEX Private Equity Management

Groupon

Underwriters Laboratories

Calzada Capital Partners

Barrick Gold Corporation

InterEnergy

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy Tier 3

Winston & Strawn LLP's core Latin America team is deeply engaged within the region, with notable expertise in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure segments. It frequently lands major mandates in big-ticket project financings, M&A, corporate reorganisations and capital markets fund raisings, recently advising Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on its loan to Latin America Power Peru to refinance existing debt. Another client is Barrick Gold Corporation, which it represents with regard to its $4bn Pueblo Viejo gold mine project and operations in the Dominican Republic. Claude Serfilippi has an extensive record in energy and infrastructure finance' co-head of the Latin America group Allen Miller is rated for capital market fund raisings in the energy and infrastructure fields; and fellow-co-head Talbert Navia, a 30-year Americas-veteran, is noted for energy M&A and private equity investments and exits.

Testimonials

The level of service is outstanding. The team is really impressive in terms of availability, responsiveness, depth of knowledge and practical advice. The partners are completely involved and are always the main contact in all the projects. Their advice is always wise and they know how to solve any issue.

What I really like about Winston is that they know how to work as a team. Their focus is always on the client and they really know how to interact very well with local counsel to achieve the results sought by the client.

Allen Miller is an extremely capable lawyer who has been involved in most of the main high profile transactions in Chile and in many relevant transactions in Latin America. He really cares about his clients and gets deeply involved in every transaction he works. He has a lot of experience, he is thorough but very pragmatic and has a unique business understanding.

Claude Serfilippi is a very capable lawyer. He is very deal oriented, pragmatic and understands very well his clients needs.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP is primarily known for energy and infrastructure finance through a core team of senior practitioners, namely Allen MillerTalbert Navia and Claude Serfilippi. The group boasts a number of major Latin American borrowers among its clients, along with several international lenders. Much of the team's practice centres on Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Recent matters saw a group led by Claude Serfilippi advise Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on a loan to Latin America Power Peru to repay existing debts; the client owns Empresa de Generación Eléctrica de Junín and Hidroeléctrica Santa Cruz, which operate hydroelectric power plants in the Junín, Ancash and Callao provinces in Peru. Since publication the firm has hired Rodrigo Carvalho as a member of the Latin America group of it's New York office (effective, May 2021); previously head of the legal division of Bank of America’s investment banking department in Sao Paulo, he will also assist with the firm's establishment of an affiliated foreign legal consultancy in Brazil.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Enel Américas

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM)

Enel Chile

Enel Generación Chile

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Latin America: International firms > Compliance and investigations Tier 4

Winston & Strawn LLP's highly developed Latin America practice features a substantial disputes and investigations component. It represents some of the biggest corporates and public officials in the region. New York partner Julissa Reynoso leads the practice, which includes Washington DC's Abbe Lowell who has an outstanding reputation for investigations, including a number of key engagements in Latin America. San Francisco partner Pamela Davis is noted for FCPA and global investigations, including those involving Brazil.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex)

GolTV

Rafael Ramírez, Venezuela’s Representative to the United Nations

Former Puerto Rico Senator, Hector Martínez Maldonado

Fernando Scherrer-Caillet

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 975 attorneys among 15 offices in Brussels; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Hong Kong; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Moscow; New York; Paris; San Francisco; Shanghai; Silicon Valley; and Washington, DC.

Winston was founded in Chicago in 1853 by Frederick H Winston, who was joined by the firm’s other named partner, Silas H Strawn, in 1894. Winston has built its reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the American legal community. The firm’s history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the firm and create the strong foundation on which it continues to build. Today, Winston is one of the largest law firms in the United States through a series of mergers, office openings and lateral hires in the past two decades.

The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of its resources enable Winston to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

Winston understands that clients look for value beyond just legal experience. With this in mind, the firm works hard to understand the level of involvement its clients require of it. The firm’s lawyers take time to learn about clients’ organizations and their business objectives. Significant emphasis is placed on technology and teamwork in an effort to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs.

Winston remains committed to the traditions of client service, professional development and community involvement instilled by its leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.

Main areas of practice: The firm’s main areas of practice include: litigation, corporate and finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities, labor and employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, real estate, tax, energy, environmental, employee benefits and executive compensation, financial services, healthcare, maritime and admiralty, antitrust/competition, restructuring, sports, white-collar, securities litigation, private equity, appellate and critical motions, REITs, restructuring, E-discovery and trusts and estates.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition Jeffrey Kessler
Antitrust/competition Eva Cole
Appellate and critical motions Linda Coberly
Corporate and finance Dominick DeChiara
Employee benefits and executive compensation Scott Landau
Employee benefits and executive compensation Nancy Gerrie
Energy Joseph Karp
Environmental Eleni Kouimelis
Healthcare Ari Markenson
Healthcare David Dahlquist
Intellectual property David Enzminger
Intellectual property Tom Lane
Intellectual property Chuck Klein
International arbitration Ricardo Ugarte
Labor and employment Michael Roche
Litigation George Lombardi
Litigation Steve D'Amore
Maritime and admiralty Charlie Papavizas
Mergers and acquisitions and securities Chris Zochwoski
Mergers and acquisitions and securities Matt Bergman
Private equity Brad Vaiana
Private equity Eva Davis
REITs Bryan Goolsby
Real estate Corey Tessler
Restructuring Carey Schreiber
Securities litigation James Smith III
Tax Rob Heller
Tax Olga Loy
Trusts and estates William Doyle
Sports Jeffrey Kessler
Sports David Feher
White-collar Seth Farber
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Mr Aldo Badini  photo Mr Aldo Badini http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/badini-aldo-a.html
Mr Marcelo Blackburn  photo Mr Marcelo Blackburn https://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/blackburn-marcelo-m.html
Mr Morton Grosz  photo Mr Morton Grosz http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/grosz-morton-e.html
Ms Beth Kramer  photo Ms Beth Kramer http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/kramer-beth-r.html
Mr Sey-Hyo Lee  photo Mr Sey-Hyo Lee http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/lee-sey-hyo.html
Ms Kelly A. Librera  photo Ms Kelly A. Librera http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/librera-kelly.html
Ms Margaret MacLean  photo Ms Margaret MacLean https://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/maclean-margaret-c.html
Mr Allen Miller  photo Mr Allen Miller http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/miller-j-allen.html
Mr Scott Naidech  photo Mr Scott Naidech http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/naidech-scott-w.html
Mr Talbert Navia  photo Mr Talbert Navia http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/navia-talbert-i.html
Ms Julissa Reynoso  photo Ms Julissa Reynoso https://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/reynoso-julissa.html
Mr Claude Serfilippi  photo Mr Claude Serfilippi http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/serfilippi-claude-s.html
Mr Kevin Smith  photo Mr Kevin Smith http://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/smith-kevin-c.html
Number of Partners : 422
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 690
Other Staff : 800
Chairman : Thomas P Fitzgerald – tfitzger@winston.com
Co-Executive Chairmen : Dan K Webb – dwebb@winston.com
Co-Executive Chairmen : Jeffrey Kessler – jkessler@winston.com
Vice Chairman : Michael Elkin – melkin@winston.com
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