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WilmerHale Women: Trial Lawyers

Many of WilmerHale’s women partners have led high-stakes trials, applying focus, dedication and years of practice to make the difference for our clients.

Trial Co-Chairs Hallie Levin and Joseph Mueller Spotlighted as ‘Litigation Leaders’ in Litigation Daily



  • Defeated a $3 billion damages claim on behalf of Intel in a hedge fund-backed patent challenge in the second installment of “The Waco Trilogy”—a series of three trials in the Western District of Texas that are part of a larger global war between technology leader Intel and VLSI.
  • Won a resounding victory for clients T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom in a landmark antitrust trial in which attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia sought to enjoin the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.
  • Secured judgment on all counts for Harvard University in a case challenging its use of race in the undergraduate admissions process following three-week federal bench trial.
  • Successfully represented Comcast in the trial of a case brought by Washington Attorney General challenging the quality of the company’s disclosure of the exceptions to its “Service Protection Plan.”
  • Prevailed on behalf of Swatch Group Ltd. in a counterfeiting case against a Canal Street landlord. After defeating two separate motions for sanctions, as well as the defendants’ renewed motion for summary judgement, took the case to trial and won.
  • Achieved a stunning victory in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for former London-based foreign exchange trader Rohan Ramchandani after a two-week jury trial alleging price-fixing.
  • Obtained a significant trademark victory for BRP in which the jury rejected Land Rover’s $130 million claim that BRP had infringed the “Defender” trademark.
  • Achieved a significant victory for Intel Corporation in a $2 billion patent infringement suit brought by AVM Technologies, resulting in a finding of no infringement on eight asserted claims.
  • Defended former Thornburg Mortgage CEO Larry Goldstone and CFO Clarence Simmons III against claims they schemed to defraud investors and mislead their auditors, resulting in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s first loss at trial since 2014.
  • Achieved a significant victory for the National Collegiate Athletic Association when a jury in Massachusetts returned a defense verdict after a seven-day libel trial in which the plaintiff sought $25 million in damages.
  • Achieved a victory in the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals for The Boeing Company and United Launch Services LLC, in which the Board agreed with petitioners on all litigated issues and held that the Air Force was obligated to pay new prices for the launch of three GPS satellites.
  • Achieved a complete victory for TransUnion Risk and Alternative Data Solutions after six days of trial when the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a declaratory judgment holding that TRADS owns all the intellectual property it paid $154 million to acquire, enjoining the defendants from using TRADS’ IP, and awarding attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • Represented Ford Motor Company in a four-patent trial related to collision avoidance and infotainment technology in the Western District of Washington, in which the jury found the plaintiffs and their CEO had misappropriated Ford’s trade secrets.
  • Obtained a win for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda) when a Federal Circuit panel held that a Delaware federal court had erred in ruling that a Millennium cancer drug patent was invalid as obvious over prior art in its infringement litigation against a number of generic-drug companies.
  • Secured a complete victory for when the US District Court for the Central District of California concluded that GoDaddy acted with a good faith belief that its use of multiple challenged domain names by the plaintiff was a fair use or otherwise lawful.
  • Secured, after only one partial day of testimony, a full dismissal of all criminal charges against client David Ard, a regional sales manager for Stryker Biotech.


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    Law Firm of the Year  

    The American Lawyer


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    Washington DC White Collar Defense Litigation Department of the Year

    The National Law Journal


  • BTI Consulting Group – Named WilmerHale an IP Litigation Powerhouse in the 2019 edition of BTI Litigation Outlook and named the firm an IP Litigation Standout—among the top 5% of all firms—in the 2018 and 2017 editions.
  • Global Arbitration Review – Named WilmerHale among the world’s top international arbitration practices each year since the 2008 inception of its GAR 30 list.
  • The American Lawyer – Named WilmerHale the 2020 Law Firm of the Year, and a finalist in its 2018 Litigation Department of the Year contest. The magazine also recognized the firm with its IP Litigation Department of the Year title twice (in 2014 and 2008) and named it a finalist in the category six times since the publication first awarded it in 2004.
  • Law360 – For three consecutive years, recognized WilmerHale as a “Technology Group of the Year,” citing the firm for its outstanding trial work for clients such as Apple and Intel.
  • LMG Life Sciences – Recognized the firm in 2018 with the Hatch-Waxman Impact Case of the Year Award for its role in Millennium Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz.
  • The National Law Journal – Named WilmerHale the 2019 Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year in the White Collar Defense category and in 2017 named WilmerHale the Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year in the General Litigation category. The NLJ noted that year that the firm “dominated the litigation landscape like an armored vehicle, on offense and defense, in cutting-edge and traditional cases and across a wide swath of law.”
  • New York Law Journal – Recognized WilmerHale as the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year for 2018.
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers – Ranked several of WilmerHale’s litigation practices—including antitrust, bankruptcy, First Amendment, intellectual property, patent and regulatory enforcement (SEC, telecom, energy)—in the first tier nationally in its 2021 “Best Law Firms” list. The firm was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in First Amendment litigation in 2019, intellectual property litigation in 2018 and international arbitration in 2015.
  • Global Competition Review – Honored WilmerHale's Antitrust and Competition Practice with the award for 2018 Litigation of the Year–Cartel Defence.

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