Josh Rosenkranz Named Litigator of the Year

The American Lawyer | January.02.2012

Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group leader Josh Rosenkranz is highlighted as The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Year. The publication selected individual litigators for this distinction for the first time, and Josh is one of only three winners nationwide. 

Joshua Rosenkranz
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

When MGA Entertainment and EchoStar appeared to be at death’s door, Rosenkranz saved both from possible demise. After a judge ordered MGA to transfer its Bratz brand to Mattel, Rosenkranz convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse. A retrial ended with an $85 million verdict for MGA. In EchoStar’s patent infringement battle with TiVo, he persuaded an en banc Federal Circuit panel to vacate a crippling injunction and $400 million in damages. Heart-warming, indeed.