Winston & Strawn LLP is ranked in 27 categories in the Legal 500, 2012 U.S. edition. The Legal 500 is a prominent UK-based research and publishing organization that conducts extensive research within key legal markets, nationally and internationally, to evaluate law firm practice areas, based on, among other things, reputation and attorney and client feedback.
Of note, the firm was ranked in the top three tiers in the following areas:
Energy: litigation – Tier 2
Energy: regulatory – Tier 2
Marketing and advertising – Tier 2
Domestic tax: Central – Tier 2
Copyright – Tier 3
Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices – Tier 3
Supreme Court and appellate – Tier 3
Technology: data protection and privacy – Tier 3
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) – Tier 3
Winston & Strawn chairman Dan Webb, Brian Heidelberger, chair of the firm's advertising, marketing, and entertainment law group, and partner Robert Wall, were listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list. Mr. Webb was recognized within leading trial lawyers; product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco); and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Heidelberger was recognized within marketing and advertising and Mr. Wall was listed within M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m). Litigation partner George Lombardi also received individual recognition in the category of leading trial lawyers.
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