Hallie Levin and Joseph Mueller, WilmerHale’s Trial Practice co-chairs, were recently featured in Litigation Daily’s “Litigation Leaders” Q&A, which highlights leaders in the largest law firms in the country. The feature focuses on WilmerHale’s interdisciplinary, international Trial Practice, and how it uses an emphasis on storytelling and other time-tested trial techniques to try the most challenging, cutting-edge issues. The piece details the depth and breadth of the Trial Practice, which brings together trial lawyers with wide-ranging substantive expertise—covering issues relating to, for example, commercial, antitrust, securities, and intellectual property disputes.
In the interview, Ms. Levin notes that the practice group has tremendous first-chair trial talent, and special expertise in handling cases that require a deep understanding of technology—in all manner of legal contexts—as well as government-facing litigation. On the latter, Ms. Levin emphasizes the “WilmerHale is known for, and is tremendously proud of, our commitment to government service,” Ms. Levin states in her interview. “We send a steady stream of attorneys to serve the public good through work in government.” And, Ms. Levin notes, many later return to the firm, where their government experience gives them a special perspective on how to litigate cases involving the government.
Mr. Mueller highlights the firm’s rich tradition of trial expertise going back decades, with many history-making cases over the years. Drawing on this heritage, WilmerHale’s Trial Practice uses a set of “classic trial techniques” that are applicable universally, including a relentless focus on themes and narrative—the storytelling dimension of trials.
“We're able to take those classic techniques and apply them to the hardest trial challenges of today,” Mr. Mueller says in the feature. “We analyze all angles of trial issues arising from technological, corporate, political and even cultural developments—and then distill that analysis into a simple, clear narrative to present at trial.”
Read more of Ms. Levin and Mr. Mueller’s Q&A in Litigation Daily.