New York Law Journal Honors Willkie as Litigation Department of the Year Finalist

On October 23, The New York Law Journal recognized Willkie as a Litigation Department of the Year Finalist at the 2019 New York Legal Awards. A Q&A profile of the firm highlighted Willkie’s top victories this year, and discussed emerging litigation trends and preparing the next generation of litigators.  

Read "Litigation Department of the Year: General Litigation Finalist – Willkie Farr & Gallagher," New York Law Journal.

Read Willkie’s June 20 announcement on the award here.

The American Lawyer Names Richard Mancino "Litigator of the Week"

On October 18, The Am Law Litigation Daily named Willkie partner Richard Mancino a “Litigator of the Week” for his successful pro bono work challenging President Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency to fund border wall construction. A Texas federal court ruling issued on October 11 in favor of Willkie’s clients declared that President Trump’s proclamation of a national emergency along the US-Mexico border to fund a border wall violated federal law and is invalid because it illegally sought to override Congress’s decision not to fund further border wall construction.

The Q&A features a discussion of the case with Mancino and co-counsel Mr. Gerson of Epstein Becker & Green and Anton Metlitsky of O’Melveny & Myers. In describing the case’s overarching theme, Mancino noted “Our challenge was not a partisan effort or about political views, but rather a defense of the Constitution and delicate balance between the executive and legislative branches upon which our government is founded.” 

Read “Litigators of the Week: How Willkie, O’Melveny and Epstein Becker Litigators Teamed Up to Challenge Trump’s Wall,” The Am Law Litigation Daily (excerpted version).

Read Willkie’s October 14 announcement