Law360 Names Three Dechert Practices as Groups of the Year  

January 17, 2023

Three Dechert practices have been selected by Law360 in this year’s “Practice Groups of the Year” awards, which honor the law firms behind the biggest deals and litigation wins of 2022. The highlighted practices are:

Life Sciences - Among a range of contentious and non-contentious successes, Dechert’s life sciences team orchestrated a cross-border jurisdictional migration for clinical-stage biotechnology company Tiziana Life Sciences, resulting in a sole NASDAQ listing and a new Bermuda domicile. The firm also secured a defense jury verdict for Endo Pharmaceuticals in a rare pharmaceutical antitrust class action trial, scored multiple successes for Atrium Medical Corp in hernia mesh product liability litigation, and won two IP litigation cases for synthetic biology client Conagen (as both plaintiff and defendant) against fragrance manufacturer Givaudan.

Privacy & Cybersecurity - In the past year, Dechert’s global privacy and cybersecurity team has advised a wide range of clients on cutting-edge matters including post-Dobbs counselling for health apps, defending novel class action litigation and regulatory enforcement matters across the globe, negotiating ransoms and data breach response, and providing critical strategic advice on global data issues. Standout matters include advising Flo Health, the number one women’s health app, on “Anonymous Mode,” a first-of-its-kind feature that enhances user privacy for Flo’s fertility tracking tool, advising a top vaccine manufacturer on cybersecurity matters, and quarterbacking some of the highest-profile global cyberattacks brought by nation states and threat actors of all kinds.

Structured Finance - Dechert’s global finance team represented MF1 Capital in a US$2.022 billion commercial real estate collateralized loan obligation (CRE CLO), one of the largest CRE CLOs ever issued, and set a new template in assisting Churchill Asset Management in its inaugural collateralized fund obligation. In a standout year, the firm also acted on a landmark credit union securitization, on the first two agricultural mortgage-backed securities issuances in nearly two decades, and on multiple transactions in the burgeoning single-family rental finance market.

Law360 will publish profiles of the winning practices in the coming weeks.

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