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HSG Named New York Law Firm of the Year and Pro Bono Firm of the Year at 2024 Benchmark Litigation Awards Gala


Firm Also Receives Impact Case Award for Representation of Visa in Antitrust Litigation

New York—For the second time in its 12-year history, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP has been named New York Law Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation. HSG was also recognized as Benchmark’s 2024 Pro Bono Firm of the Year and received an Impact Case Award for its work representing Visa in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation. Benchmark selected HSG as New York Law Firm of the Year from a shortlist that also included Cravath Swaine & Moore, Kramer Levin, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz.

Categorized by Benchmark as a firm “widely revered as one of the preeminent litigation boutiques both in New York City’s congested market and nationally,” peers and clients routinely admire HSG’s approach and litigation acumen, praising its “client service, talent, bench strength, advocacy, professionalism, and strategy.” Over the last year, the firm continued to demonstrate its strengths through numerous matters, such as representing Chubb in multiple insurance coverage disputes, including securing summary judgment in several nationwide disputes related to the opioid crisis; obtaining dismissals of two putative class actions alleging Rumble Inc., an online media company, violated the Video Privacy Protection Act; and securing a $69.8 million award—approximately 99% of the amount sought following a trial on damages—for Melody Business Finance in litigation against Philip Falcone.

HSG, which was recently ranked by Law360 as the #1 firm in the nation for pro bono for firms with less than 100 attorneys, was recognized as Benchmark’s Pro Bono Firm of the Year for its steadfast commitment to pro bono work. Among other examples, the firm recently partnered with the ACLU in groundbreaking workplace discrimination cases on behalf of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants who faced discrimination due to pregnancy or lactation needs, securing industry-changing settlements; ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab in litigation addressing discriminatory police conduct in predominantly Black communities; and Immigration Justice Campaign to help provide much-needed immigration relief. The firm has also filed pro bono amicus briefs in dozens of courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, with organizations such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Medical Students for Choice, and Muslim Advocates.

Benchmark also honored HSG with an Impact Case Award for its role in securing a historic settlement for Visa in a damages class action—the largest known settlement of a private antitrust case in the 120-year history of the Sherman Act. The firm overcame an earlier Second Circuit decision overturning an attempt at resolving the matter.

The annual Benchmark Litigation Awards Gala recognizes the country’s most distinguished litigators and firms for their work over the past 12 months. Read the full list of winners here.

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