2021 in Review

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell | Trials. Litigation. Appeals

THANK YOU TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, AND FRIENDS FOR ANOTHER OUTSTANDING YEAR.

In 2021, WTO helped raise the legal industry to new heights—from winning complex trials to launching innovative diversity initiatives.

And we earned national recognition along the way.

We are proud to be your trusted partner in litigation, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Note: The ethical rules of some state bars require us to identify this Review as advertising material and to remind you that the case descriptions included herein are not guarantees of similar results for all clients.

WTO'S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

"They always deliver."

– Client comment to Chambers USA

TRIALS. LITIGATION. APPEALS.

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell represents sophisticated clients nationwide in high-stakes civil trials, arbitrations, appeals, and related matters including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.

"They are relentless, very smart, and play to win—and win big."

– BTI Consulting

RESULTS

In 2021, WTO took 20 trials, arbitrations, and appeals to conclusion—and won client victories in 18 of them.

TALENT AT WTO: PROMOTIONS

The partnership elected four new partners and promoted one of counsel. These lawyers bring focused experience to the fields of commercial litigation, professional liability, and torts.

"[WTO] always seems able to add not just more people but really strong people for whatever needs arise."

– Corporate Counsel, Fortune 100 Client

TALENT AT WTO: PROMOTIONS

The partnership elected four new partners and promoted one of counsel. These lawyers bring focused experience to the fields of commercial litigation, professional liability, and torts.

"[WTO] always seems able to add not just more people but really strong people for whatever needs arise."

– Corporate Counsel, Fortune 100 Client

"Brings calm to the chaos of high-stakes litigation."

– Client comment to Chambers USA

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

In 2021, WTO deepened its involvements in multiple noteworthy DEI efforts. To see more of WTO’s work in this space, please visit wtotrial.com/diversity.

"They see the big picture."

– Client comment to Chambers USA

Formed by the five largest Denver-based law firms, the Coalition advances racial equity through knowledge-sharing, joint initiatives, and member accountability.

Each Coalition firm shares diversity data with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).

Together, Coalition firms then collaborate to make informed, targeted investments to increase racial equity.

THE COALITION'S PRACTICE DENVER INITIATIVE

Practice Denver seeks to increase diversity by promoting Denver as an attractive community for diverse lawyers. WTO and member firms helped plan Practice Denver's inaugural year.

JOINT RECRUITING

Coalition firms will jointly visit and recruit from law schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Efforts have begun in 2022 in Chicago.

Formed by the five largest Denver-based law firms, the Coalition advances racial equity through knowledge-sharing, joint initiatives, and member accountability.

Each Coalition firm shares diversity data with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).

Together, Coalition firms then collaborate to make informed, targeted investments to increase racial equity.

THE COALITION'S PRACTICE DENVER INITIATIVE

Practice Denver seeks to increase diversity by promoting Denver as an attractive community for diverse lawyers. WTO and member firms helped plan Practice Denver's inaugural year.

JOINT RECRUITING

Coalition firms will jointly visit and recruit from law schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Efforts have begun in 2022 in Chicago.

"At the core of industry-changing matters."

– The American Lawyer

"The secret is in the client service."

– BTI Consulting

PUBLIC SERVICE

WTO lawyers volunteered their time and talents to numerous legal and civic organizations. The following highlights stand out: