WilmerHale's Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice was named by Law360 as "Appellate Practice Group of the Year" for 2013. This is the third consecutive year that the firm has been named to the annual list, which selects only five law firms per practice area that had noteworthy accomplishments in the previous year. The Practice's success in "obtaining substantial appellate victories in areas including ERISA, biotech patent exhaustion and the development of First Amendment law," is what earned WilmerHale a spot in the appellate category for Law360's annual series.
In a recently published profile of WilmerHale's Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice, Law360 highlighted the its most significant wins of 2013 along with its cross-border capabilities. WilmerHale Partner Seth Waxman said, "We try to put together a team that reaches broadly throughout the practice group, but also across other practice groups in the firm."
A committee of Law360 editors reviewed roughly 675 submissions from 130 law firms this year to choose only five winners in each of the 27 practice areas that were considered. Winners were selected based on the significance of the litigation wins or deals worked on, the size and complexity of the litigation wins or deals worked on, and the number of significant, large or complex deals the practice worked on or lawsuits the practice won in 2013.