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Most innovative North American law firms 2016: Managing complexity and scale

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Originality9
Rationale8
Impact7
Total innovation score24
CommentIn just seven months, the firm co-ordinated a settlement for Volkswagen when it faced regulatory and class action claims relating to its emissions scandal. The complex process involved reaching agreements with multiple US regulators, 44 US states and a class of nearly 500,000 consumers.