White & Case was ranked seventh among the most innovative law firms in the United States by the Financial Times in its US Innovative Lawyers 2012 special report, a seven-place jump from 14th place in 2011.
In addition, White & Case won four awards in the following areas:
White & Case earned a "Stand-Out" award—the highest recognition possible—for its work advising Anchorage Capital on the Zais restructuring, the first use of chapter 11 to unwind a collateralized debt obligation.
White & Case earned a "Highly Commended" award for defending Toshiba in antitrust litigation, using a unique "reverse whipsaw" strategy and upending completely the conventional wisdom counseling against taking a case to trial when all the other defendants in an antitrust class action settle.
White & Case won a "Highly Commended" award in representing Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in its historic acquisition of a controlling stake in a US bank, the first-ever such acquisition by a Chinese mainland bank.
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White & Case won a "Highly Commended" award for its associate development curriculum, which encompasses competency models for business skills and is delivered online across the Firm's global offices, ensuring a consistent approach to skills development.
The entire Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers 2012 report can be viewed here.