November 27, 2018 (Los Angeles, New York) – Proskauer’s Jeff Horwitz and Bart Williams were named 2018 MVPs of the Year by Law360. Jeff is recognized for his Hospitality industry expertise again after being named an MVP in 2013. Bart is acclaimed in the Trials category. This year, MVPs were selected from a field of nearly 1,000 submissions. The 2018 MVPs are lawyers judged by Law360 to have distinguished themselves through their hard-earned successes in high stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.
As co-head of Proskauer’s Private Equity Real Estate Group and head of its Lodging & Gaming Group, Jeff has virtually unparalleled expertise in the Hospitality industry with an extensive track record of cross-border hotel M&A. For more than 20 years, Jeff has represented AccorHotels in a number of transactions totaling approximately $10 billion. Most recently, he advised AccorHotels in its agreement to invest approximately $320 million in sbe Entertainment Group. Through this partnership, AccorHotels will expand its geographic footprint in North American cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas and New York with iconic hotels.
Bart is one of the most sought after trial lawyers in the U.S. and co-chair of the Los Angeles litigation practice. Currently, Bart is serving as lead trial counsel for the athletic conference defendants in In re NCAA Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation. He also led the trial team that secured two key victories for his client Johnson & Johnson in widely publicized product liability trials relating to the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products and their alleged link to ovarian cancer.