Zuckerman Spaeder Shortlisted for National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was named a Litigation Department of the Year finalist as part of the National Law Journal’s 2022 Professional Excellence Legal Awards. Zuckerman Spaeder is one of six law firms (and the only boutique among five AmLaw 100 firms) to receive the recognition, which honors the work performed last year by attorneys who “made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.”

In 2021, Zuckerman Spaeder litigated and won numerous important legal fights, often against organizations with virtually unlimited resources. In doing so, the firm once again demonstrated that its influence and impact far exceed its size. Firm attorneys successfully led headline-making cases against the National Football League and UnitedHealth Group, and tackled high-profile matters spanning disciplines, including white collar defense, commercial litigation, class actions, malpractice and professional negligence, government investigations, and more.

In discussing the firm’s work with the National Law Journal, firm chair Dwight P. Bostwick commented, “[w]e have more than our share of ‘bet-the-farm’ cases where a client’s freedom, a client’s reputation, or a company’s existence, is on the line.” Mr. Bostwick also addressed how the firm’s unique approach drives its success. “[w]e utilize small teams of skilled litigators who strive to maintain close, collaborative client relationships. These teams are comprised of versatile attorneys who handle everything from strategy development to closing arguments – and deliver excellent results.”

Zuckerman Spaeder often represents high-profile individuals in complex litigation that play out in the glare of the public spotlight. Last year, the firm delivered successful results in several such cases, including for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Sabrina Meng and for Major League Baseball star pitcher Trevor Bauer. Other highlights included the firm’s successful challenge to the NFL’s race-norming processes, a milestone victory against UnitedHealth on behalf of insureds, and a leadership role in the blockbuster antitrust cases against Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers and their trade association, which resulted in a historical multi-billion-dollar settlement.

The firm’s commitment to pro bono work had previously earned it a place on the National Law Journal’s 2021 Pro Bono Hotlist and also contributed to its recognition as one of the Litigation Department of the Year finalists. Zuckerman Spaeder has developed enduring relationships with public service organizations focused on achieving meaningful progress on behalf of underrepresented groups through matters of racial equity and LGBTQ+ rights. 
 

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