Press Release

Morgan Lewis Earns Top Marks in Chambers Global 2019

February 21, 2019

NEW YORK, February 21, 2019: Morgan Lewis has earned 36 practice rankings and 76 individual lawyer rankings across the Asia-Pacific, Belgium, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Singapore, UK, United Arab Emirates, and USA sections of the newly released 2019 edition of Chambers Global.

This year, Morgan Lewis earned two new practice rankings and received the highest ranking of Band 1 in five practice areas. In addition, 16 firm lawyers secured Band 1 rankings in 17 practice areas.

New Practice Rankings


  • International Transactions: Capital Markets & Finance Specialists
  • International Transactions: Investment Fund Specialists



  • Corporate & Finance
  • Energy & Natural Resources


  • Capital Markets: Securitization
  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Labor & Employment



  • Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
  • Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)


  • Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitization & Derivatives
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Employment
  • Immigration
  • Outsourcing


  • Dispute Resolution (Expertise Based Abroad)

Latin America-wide

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources

Middle East-wide

  • Investment Funds
  • Islamic Finance


  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources


  • Capital Markets: Domestic
  • Corporate/M&A: Domestic
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation

United Arab Emirates

  • Banking & Finance


  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • Immigration: Business
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Outsourcing
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance


  • John Arnholz: Capital Markets: Securitization, USA
  • Reed D. Auerbach: Capital Markets: Securitization, USA
  • Thomas P. Giblin, Jr.: Energy: Electricity (Finance), USA
  • Jonathan H. Hines: Energy & Natural Resources, Russia
  • John T. Hood: Energy: Electricity (Finance), USA
  • Bruce Johnston: Banking & Finance (Expertise Based Abroad), Russia
  • Rebecca L. Kelly: Corporate Investigations, United Arab Emirates
  • Bill McKee: Tax: Corporate, USA
  • Barbara Murphy Melby: Outsourcing, USA
  • Eleanor Pelta: Immigration: Business, USA
  • Georgette A. Schaefer: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Investor Representation, USA
  • Samuel S. Shaulson: Labor & Employment, USA
  • Aset Shyngyssov: Corporate & Finance, Kazakhstan; Energy & Natural Resources, Kazakhstan
  • Louis H. Singer: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Investor Representation, USA
  • Kathryn M. Sutton: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Wai Ming Yap: Gaming & Gambling, Asia-Pacific Region


  • Sari M. Alamuddin: Labor & Employment, USA
  • Felipe Alice: Energy & Natural Resources, Latin America–wide
  • Alexandre Bailly: Dispute Resolution: Litigation, France
  • Michael L. Banks: Labor & Employment, USA
  • Tess Blair: Litigation: E-Discovery, USA
  • Eric S. Bord: Immigration: Business, USA
  • Stephen J. Burdick: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Guan Feng Chen: Banking & Finance (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad), Indonesia; Banking & Finance: International, Singapore; Banking & Finance: International (Foreign Expertise), Singapore
  • Daniel Chia: Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Singapore
  • Giovanna M. Cinelli: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, USA
  • Juan-Pablo "John" Crespo: Energy & Natural Resources, Latin America–wide
  • Roman A. Dashko: Corporate/M&A, Russia
  • R. Alec Dawson: Corporate/M&A, USA; Private Equity: Buyouts, USA
  • Philip Dowsett: Investment Funds, Middle East–wide; Corporate/M&A, United Arab Emirates
  • Bradley K. Edmister: Capital Markets (Expertise Based Abroad), Japan; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Expertise), USA
  • Brad Fagg: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • F. Scott Farmer: Tax: International Tax, USA
  • Kirstin E. Gibbs: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Richard A. Goldman: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, USA
  • Edward J. Hansen: Outsourcing, USA
  • Jeffrey R. Johnson: Capital Markets: Securitization, USA
  • Bruce Johnston: Banking & Finance (Foreign Expertise), UK
  • Matthew P. Joseph: Capital Markets: Securitization, USA
  • Ayman A. Khaleq: Investment Funds, Middle East–wide; Islamic Finance, Middle East–wide; Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance, United Arab Emirates; Capital Markets: Debt, United Arab Emirates
  • Suet-Fern Lee: Corporate/M&A: Domestic, Singapore
  • Steve Levitan: Capital Markets: Securitization, USA
  • K. Lesli Ligorner: Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms), China
  • Sin Teck Lim: Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore
  • Todd Liao: Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms), China
  • Bernard Lui: Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore
  • Edwin Luk: Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms), China
  • Alexander V. Marchenko: Energy & Natural Resources, Russia
  • Grigory Marinichev: Banking & Finance, Russia
  • John E. Matthews: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Timothy P. Matthews: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Thomas C. Mellor: Banking & Finance, Latin America–wide
  • Frances Murphy: Competition Law, UK; Competition Law: Litigation, UK
  • Marlee S. Myers: Corporate/M&A, USA
  • Joo Khin Ng: Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore
  • Humberto Padilla Gonzalez: Corporate/M&A, Latin America–wide
  • Nancy L. Patterson: Labor & Employment, USA
  • Michael L. Pillion: Outsourcing, USA
  • Thomas C. Poindexter: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Alex S. Polonsky: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Marc A. Reardon: Projects, USA
  • Omar Shah: Competition Law: Litigation, UK
  • Izzet M. Sinan: Competition/European Law, Belgium; Competition/European Law (Foreign Expertise), Belgium
  • Edwin E. Smith: Banking & Finance, USA
  • Wayne W. Song: Projects, USA; Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, USA
  • Grace E. Speights: Labor & Employment, USA
  • Stephen M. Spina: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Marshall C. Stoddard, Jr.: Banking & Finance, USA
  • Vasilisa Strizh: Corporate/M&A, Russia
  • Wendy Tan: Shipping: Domestic: Litigation, Singapore
  • James T. Tynion III: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, USA
  • A. James Vázquez-Azpiri: Immigration: Business, USA
  • Steven R. Wall: Labor & Employment, USA
  • Jedd H. Wider: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, USA
  • Mark C. Williams: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), USA
  • Wai Ming Yap: Corporate/M&A: Domestic, Singapore
  • Ning Zhang: Corporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms), China
  • Brian L. Zimbler: Corporate/M&A (Expertise Based Abroad), Russia; Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise), Russia; Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expertise), USA

*Our Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in Association with Luk & Partners. Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.