(January 17, 2012, Law360)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges was recognized by Law360, the business newswire owned by Portfolio Media, Inc., as one of its 2011 Groups of the Year in the area of media and entertainment law
. Citing the firm’s “ability to understand technology and cope with its evolution,” as well as “a series of big victories for its media and entertainment industry clients,” Law360’s profile highlighted the group’s recent successes both in the courtroom and at the deal table, including representations for clients ESPN, CBS Corp., and DirecTV, among others, and involving multiple practices at the firm, including M&A, finance, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.
Law 360 reviewed submissions from more than 500 law firms for the rankings across multiple practice areas. Winners were selected based on the significance of the litigation wins or deals worked on; the size and complexity of the litigation wins or deals worked on; and the number of significant, large or complex deals the firms worked on or lawsuits in which a firm had successes.
In sum, Weil received a total of six 2011 Group of the Year designations