Law360 has honored Ropes & Gray with an “Appellate Group of the Year” award, recognizing the firm’s “impressive streak of appellate victories” in 2015. Of those achievements, Law360 writes that none was “more important than the High Court's June ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which established marriage equality as the law of the land.”
Law360 editors also recognized the firm’s significant Supreme Court win in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank, an important bankruptcy ruling in which the Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Ropes & Gray’s argument that debtors don't have an absolute right to appeal the denial of a proposed bankruptcy plan.
Individually, appellate & Supreme Court litigation partner Douglas Hallward-Driemeier has also been recognized as a Law360 Appellate MVP for 2015 for his work on Obergefell and Blue Hills Bank as well as for a number of victories for clients in appellate cases.
The Law360 story about the firm’s appellate practice captures the firm’s approach, which recognizes the importance of collaboration across geographies and practices that enables Ropes & Gray to bring the full resources of the firm to bear for the benefit of clients.
“It's a classic Ropes & Gray way of doing things,” Mr. Hallward-Driemeier told Law360. “Not just calling in a specialist, but really trying to marry up disciplines all the way through a case from the very beginning.”
Law360 also recognized the firm’s privacy & data security practice as a “Privacy Group of the Year” for 2015, and Ropes & Gray was cited as one of just four global firms selected for the “Securities All-Star” list, which includes those named a securities litigation practice group of the year for at least three years out of the past five.
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