January 16, 2018

Law360 has recognized three firm practice groups in its annual “Practice Group of the Year” series: Appellate and Supreme Court, Food and Beverage, and Media and Entertainment.

In its announcement, Law360 notes that winners are “law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.”  Jenner & Block is one of 80 law firms that rose to the top among 747 submissions.

The Appellate and Supreme Court Practice recognition comes on the heels of a remarkable run, garnering significant wins in the highest court in the nation and in appellate courts throughout the country. Over the span of one month last year, the firm argued and won unanimous rulings in three US Supreme Court cases: Kokesh v. SEC, Honeycutt v. US and Howell v. Howell. We secured a victory in North Carolina v. Covington after the Court affirmed the lower court’s holding in an important voting rights case in North Carolina. The practice was also key in obtaining the dismissal of nearly a billion dollars in contract claims against mortgage lender WMC in the New York Supreme Court. This is the second time the group has received this significant honor.  To read Law360’s profile on the group, please click here.

Trusted to represent the world’s most well-known food and beverage companies, our Food and Beverage group for the second consecutive year was recognized for its success as lead counsel to the leaders of the food and beverage industry. Among the practice’s significant matters in 2017 included precedent-setting cases such as Red v. Kraft, ground-breaking matters for Kraft Heinz and defending Kellogg against state consumer claims. The group also represented US Foods in its secondary public offering of its common stock. They are currently advising Snyder’s-Lance in its $4.9 billion acquisition by Campbell Soup Company. To read Law360’s profile on the group, please click here.

Our Content, Media and Entertainment Practice was recognized for the fifth consecutive year and for the sixth time since 2012. The practice counted several victories, including securing a Second Circuit decision to reinstate a $48 million jury verdict for EMI in a copyright infringement case, Capitol Records Inc. v. MP3tunes. That decision is perhaps the most significant pro-content appellate decision of the past few years. The group also won a federal jury verdict of $13.5 million in damages for the Estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the late third wife of author John Steinbeck, in a trial over the rights to the famed author’s works. The group also had a significant victory for SoundExchange in the most recent round of rate setting proceedings in the digital music space.  To read Law360’s profile on the group, please click here.