We try cases, and we win them. We have more than 40 lawyers with first-chair trial and arbitration experience, including seven fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over the last 10 years, we have tried 175 cases and arbitration merit hearings.
We have won high-stakes and bet-the-company trials in every major forum: federal district courts and state courts throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Japan, and before the International Trade Commission, the London Court of International Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association. Because we draw from a deep pool of talent across offices and disciplines, we can handle cases of any scope or subject matter—in any jurisdiction. We excel at showing judges and juries the narrative behind our clients' cases, and we understand the value of building credibility and trust. In addition, our trial teams are backed by the deep experience of our intellectual property, securities and regulatory lawyers, and an all-star appellate team.
The diversity of our lawyers adds strength to our team. More than 100 of our women lawyers—including more than 20 partners—have trial experience. Since 2018 our firm has had 26 trials and arbitrations where women have had a leadership role, and our team includes 11 women who have led or played a major role in appellate arguments during the same period.
The results we have delivered for our clients have earned us the most sought-after industry titles. Chambers Global recognized 15 WilmerHale lawyers among “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the area of litigation work in 2020; The American Lawyer named WilmerHale a finalist for 2018 Litigation Department of the Year; and The National Law Journal named us its 2017 Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year. Read more about our Trial Practice in this Litigation Daily interview with Trial co-chairs Hallie Levin and Joe Mueller.