September 18, 2017
Latham & Watkins has once again earned recognition in the recurring “Litigation Department of the Year in California” feature published by The Recorder, a news service of American Lawyer Media. For the third consecutive year, the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice was named as the top Antitrust litigation group in California, while litigation partner Perry Viscounty also received individual distinction as a “Ground Breaker.”
The Recorder’s litigation-focused awards “recognize law firms whose California litigators have delivered outstanding service—and wins—for their clients in the year's most demanding litigation matters. Recorder editors reviewed more than 90 entries looking for the most impressive victories in motions practice, at trial and on appeal. Entries were judged by the money at stake, the quality of the competition faced, and the importance of the cases to clients and their respective industries.”
Latham’s Antitrust Practice in California took home top honors for the team’s stellar work “staving off 'no-poach' claims for Oracle, routing consumer claims against Cox Communications into arbitration, and taking the lead for American Airlines and co-defendants to knock out claims” on two separate litigation fronts.
Viscounty, an intellectual property litigator based in Orange County and San Francisco, earned individual honors as a “Ground Breaker,” which “recognizes a lead lawyer who won big with a new or little-tested argument or legal theory,” for successfully leading craigslist's campaign against web scraping.