Litigation Department of the Year

The American Lawyer

When we started this competition a decade ago, we weren’t sure it would catch on. We knew we were asking a lot from firms—requiring them to sift through their litigation matters, choose the best results, and summarize complex cases succinctly. Ten years on, here we are presenting the results of our sixth biennial competition. As usual, the task of picking winners and finalists involved some excruciating decisions. The submissions—which covered the two-year period ending July 31, 2011—were impressive, and stand as a testament to the excellent work done by the firms of The Am Law 200. For the first time, we also invited firms to nominate a partner as Litigator of the Year. After months of reading, vetting, and interviewing, we arrived at four law firm winners, 11 runner-up finalists, and 14 honorable mentions. We also chose three lawyers for Litigator of the Year, and five as finalists. Congratulations to the firms and individuals who participated, and our thanks and appreciation to them all.