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Litigation 2010 (2)

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InnovationRepresenting C-Bass in alleged $64bn securities fraud case
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact7
Total19
DescriptionWhen C-Bass, a sponsor of mortgage-based securities, was named as a defendant alongside Wall Street banks and ratings agencies, Paul Hastings obtained a precedent-setting ruling from Judge Jed Rakoff that the company could not be classified as an underwriter with the other defendants

Litigation 2010

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InnovationDefending Eisai's patent to its $2bn Alzheimer drug against a challenge from Teva
Originality7
Rationale8
Impact7
Total22
DescriptionAfter convincing Eisai, the Japanese pharmaceutical group, to take an aggressive stance against the challenge from generic drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals, the firm devised a three-pronged strategy that was much more than a courtroom battle. It resulted in a hard-won preliminary injunction and eventual win in court