Michael Mills has been named the 2016 Sydney Class Action Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic region is selected for the “Lawyer of the Year” honor each year. Mills has long been recognized as one of Australia’s leading class action lawyers, but with his move to Quinn Emanuel, he is now in the relatively rare position for Australian litigation of acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of high profile class action matters. In addition to this extraordinary accolade, Mills was generally recognized by Best Lawyers in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law, Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Regulatory Practice. Best Lawyers carefully compiles its top lawyer lists on an annual basis, selecting only the most outstanding attorneys from each area via exhaustive peer-review surveys with leading practitioners.