In the Q&A, Willkie’s Litigation Department Chair discusses his background, the bench strength of the litigation team, and biggest in-court wins for the firm over the past year.
Litigation Department Chair Tariq Mundiya was featured in The American Lawyer’s Litigation Leaders series, which features interviews with the litigation practice leaders of the biggest firms in the country.
In the Q&A, Mr. Mundiya discussed his background and path to Willkie, the recent rapid growth of the Litigation Department, and the deep bench strength of Willkie’s litigation team, including in securities/M&A litigation, SEC/DOJ enforcement and compliance, white-collar defense and intellectual property. In addressing his priorities for the department, he touched on staffing the firm’s recently opened San Francisco and Chicago offices, encouraging associate development by providing meaningful roles in litigation matters, and expanding diversity initiatives. The article also covers the firm’s biggest wins over the past year, including a highly-publicized criminal securities fraud trial victory for Jean Boustani; a Delaware Chancery Court victory for Citgo entities and Venezuela’s new Guaidó government; and a patent win for Hospira, a division of Pfizer.
In sharing the hallmarks of a Willkie litigator and what differentiates them from their peers, Mr. Mundiya noted, “Sometimes litigation is like a game of chess, and sometimes it’s just good old-fashioned hand-to-hand combat. Regardless of where any particular case falls on that spectrum, Willkie litigators really enjoy what they do and the results demonstrate it.”
The full article was published in The American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily on May 25, 2020 edition and can be viewed here.