December 12, 2019

Winners recognized this month at The American Lawyer Industry Awards in New York

Polsinelli is pleased to announce the firm’s joint selection alongside Sprint as one of The American Lawyer’s 2019 Best Law Firm-Client Team finalists. Polsinelli and Sprint join five other Best Law Firm-Client Team finalists nationwide, as part of The American Lawyer’s annual Industry Awards in association with Corporate Counsel.

“We are honored to have been selected with our partners at Sprint as finalists for this year’s Best Law Firm-Client Team by The American Lawyer,” said Russell Jones, Jr., who has led Polsinelli’s legal efforts with Sprint for three decades. “I have had close and unique relationships, but I don’t know of a better one than this, with Sprint. We look forward to continuing our work with them for many years to come and helping the company achieve its business goals.” 

The Polsinelli and Sprint relationship dates back more than 30 years, when Sprint was known as United Telephone Company. Together, the teams have navigated crises, created processes and maximized efficiencies. Sprint leverages Polsinelli’s deep experience in the telecom industry, and utilizes the firm for commercial litigation, patent and IP litigation, corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and environmental work. 

“Polsinelli is a full-service firm. There’s a strong, deep roster of talented lawyers, and we’ve had great experiences with the firm,” said Mike Allen, Sprint’s Vice President-Law. “They are able to think creatively about legal solutions, due to their experience with our prior cases and transactions. We value our partnership with Polsinelli and are pleased to have been selected as a finalist by The American Lawyer for the Best Law Firm-Client Team award.”

Honorees were recognized at an awards reception on Dec. 4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. 

Polsinelli has compiled several firm awards and accolades throughout 2019, including its placement on Forbes’ list of “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” in 2019 earlier this month. Polsinelli was named among 89 of the Most Recommended Law Firms for 2019 by BTI Consulting Group, joining 26 other law firms that stand out as “Highly Recommended” within this year’s rankings. 

In May, Polsinelli earned prominent placements in the 2019 state, practice and attorney rankings from Chambers USA, with 57 attorneys and 11 practices earning honors. Additionally, 12 Polsinelli attorneys were named “Lawyers of the Year” on The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 list, and an additional 161 attorneys ranked as Best Lawyers for 2020.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 53.9 million connections as of September 30, 2019 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching a 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and