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Williams & Connolly LLP
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

From a single office in Washington DC, Williams & Connolly LLP has established itself as one of the country’s leading litigation firms. Its attorneys ‘from the most junior to the most senior level, are extremely well prepared, diligent and practical‘. Continuing its tradition of developing and promoting partners from within and rarely making lateral hires, the firm promoted several lawyers in 2018, including Steven Cady, Colette Connor and Christopher Mandernach. In the high-profile opioids investigations, a team led by Enu Mainigi has been serving as lead trial and national counsel for Cardinal Health in litigation and government investigations. The highly regarded Robert Van Kirk has defended The Carlyle Group in simultaneous actions in multiple countries concerning the collapse of Carlyle Capital Corporation in 2008; he and the team worked with local counsel to obtain a complete defense verdict for the company after a six-month trial at the Royal Court of Guernsey. Dane Butswinkas co-leads the department with Van Kirk; other key figures include Bryan Wilson, Nicholas Boyle and David RiskinKannon Shanmugam left for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in 2019.

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers

Unsurprisingly, given its sterling reputation for litigation, appellate work and regulatory matters, Williams & Connolly LLP is a go-to firm when healthcare clients become embroiled in high-stakes government investigations and litigation. The practice is chaired jointly by Enu Mainigi, Jennifer Wicht and Holly Conley, each of whom has considerable experience acting on behalf of clients in the healthcare industry. Mainigi leads the firm’s work for Cardinal Health, where it serves as lead and national counsel in investigations and litigation relating to the client’s distribution of opioid medications. Wicht is the key partner acting for Accredo in qui tam litigation relating to alleged kickbacks and violations of the Civil Monetary Penalties statute. Conley’s clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and pharmacies. Other notable clients of the firm are CVS Health, Omnicare and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.