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Morgan Lewis Earns High Marks in Chambers USA 2017 Guide

May 26, 2017

NEW YORK, May 26, 2017: Clients recommend more than 200 Morgan Lewis lawyers and single out the firm as a leader in 85 practice categories in the Chambers USA 2017 guide released today by distinguished legal directory publisher Chambers & Partners.

The 2017 publication recognizes 216 of the firm’s exceptional legal professionals, ranking 23 Morgan Lewis lawyers for the first time and recommending them across 244 competitive practice categories, including four new practice rankings. The annual guide ranks the country’s premier firms and practitioners in one of six levels, or “Bands,” with Band 1 representing the highest designation. This year, Morgan Lewis secured 19 Band 1 practice category designations, with 46 Band 1 rankings assigned to its leading lawyers.

Chambers & Partners’ rankings assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment and are based on extensive feedback gathered from thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world in addition to extensive independent research.

The firm also received the Labor & Employment Client Service Award from the publisher at the 2017 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence dinner in New York, which honored the year’s most prominent law firms. In 2016, Morgan Lewis was named Firm of the Year for Labor & Employment.

Chambers USA 2017 categories in which Morgan Lewis is recognized for the first time include the following:

  • California: Corporate/M&A
  • California: Life Sciences
  • District of Columbia: Real Estate
  • Nationwide: Healthcare

Morgan Lewis’s Chambers USA 2017 Practice Rankings:

Antitrust

California
District of Columbia
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania

Banking & Finance

California
Massachusetts
Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Massachusetts
Pennsylvania

Capital Markets

Capital Markets: Securitization – Nationwide

Corporate/M&A

Massachusetts
New Jersey
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – Eastern Pennsylvania
Highly Regarded – Nationwide
Highly Regarded – New York

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

California
District of Columbia
Nationwide
New York

Energy
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Energy: Electricity (Transactional) – Nationwide
Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) – Nationwide

Environment

California
District of Columbia
Nationwide
Pennsylvania

ERISA Litigation

Nationwide

Financial Services Regulation

Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance & Enforcement) – Nationwide

Healthcare

Healthcare – District of Columbia
Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory – District of Columbia

Hedge & Mutual Funds

Massachusetts

Immigration

California
District of Columbia

Nationwide

Insurance

Dispute Resolution: Policyholder – Nationwide
Policyholder – California
Policyholder – District of Columbia

Intellectual Property

California
Texas

Investment Funds

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – Nationwide
Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – Nationwide
Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide

Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment – California
Labor & Employment – District of Columbia
Labor & Employment – Florida
Labor & Employment – Illinois
Labor & Employment – Nationwide
Labor & Employment – New Jersey
Labor & Employment – New York
Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Labor & Employment – Texas
Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Illinois

Latin American Investment

New York
Texas

Life Sciences

Nationwide

Litigation

Litigation: General Commercial – California
Litigation: General Commercial – Eastern Pennsylvania
Litigation: General Commercial – Massachusetts
Litigation: General Commercial – Texas
Litigation: Securities – California

Media & Entertainment: Corporate

New York

Outsourcing

Nationwide

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Nationwide

Projects

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy – Nationwide

Real Estate

Pennsylvania

Retail  

Nationwide

Securities

Securities: Regulation – Nationwide

Tax

Tax – California
Tax – District of Columbia
Tax – Massachusetts
Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
Tax: Corporate & Finance – Nationwide

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

District of Columbia

Morgan Lewis’s Chambers USA 2017 Lawyer Rankings:

Antitrust

Daniel Goldberg, Massachusetts
Stacey Anne Mahoney, New York
Donn Pickett, California
Steven Reed, Pennsylvania
Harry Robins, New York
Brian Rocca, California
Jon Roellke, District of Columbia
Daniel Savrin, Massachusetts
Thane Scott, Massachusetts
Scott Stempel, District of Columbia
Richard Taffet, New York
Willard Tom, District of Columbia
Hill Wellford, District of Columbia

Appellate Law

Allyson Ho, Nationwide
David Salmons, Nationwide      

Banking & Finance

Robert Barry, Massachusetts
Frederick Eisenbiegler, Nationwide
Chris Exberger, California
Matthew Furlong, Massachusetts
Amy Kyle, Massachusetts
Michael Pedrick, Pennsylvania
Edwin Smith, Massachusetts, Nationwide
Marshall Stoddard, California, Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

John Goodchild, Pennsylvania
Edwin Smith, Massachusetts
P. Sabin Willett, Massachusetts

Capital Markets

John Arnholz, Capital Markets: Securitisation – Nationwide
Reed Auerbach, Capital Markets: Securitisation – Nationwide
Jeffrey Johnson, Capital Markets: Securitisation – Nationwide
Matthew Joseph, Capital Markets: Securitisation – Nationwide
Steve Levitan, Capital Markets: Securitisation – Nationwide

Construction

Michael Libor, Pennsylvania

Corporate/M&A

Steven Browne, Corporate/M&A – Massachusetts
Laurie Cerveny, Corporate/M&A – Massachusetts
Steven Cohen, Corporate/M&A – New Jersey
R. Alec  Dawson, Corporate/M&A – Nationwide
David Glazer, Corporate/M&A – New Jersey
Jeffrey McDonald, Corporate/M&A – Connecticut
Daniel Papermaster, Corporate/M&A – Connecticut
Emilio Ragosa, Corporate/M&A – New Jersey
Denis Segota, Corporate/M&A – New Jersey
Randall Sunberg, Corporate/M&A – New Jersey
John Utzschneider, Corporate/M&A – Massachusetts
Floyd Wittlin, Corporate/M&A – New York
Richard Aldridge, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – Pennsylvania
David Gerson, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – Pennsylvania
Stephen Goodman, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – Pennsylvania
Keith Gottfried, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – District of Columbia
James Loss, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – California
James McKenzie, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – Pennsylvania; Corporate/M&A: Securities – Pennsylvania
Marlee Myers, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity – Pennsylvania
Alan Singer, Corporate/M&A: Securities – Pennsylvania
Joanne Soslow, Corporate/M&A: Securities – Pennsylvania

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Rosina Barker, District of Columbia
Althea Day, District of Columbia
Nicole Diller, California
Mary Hevener, District of Columbia
Daniel Kleinman, District of Columbia
Zaitun Poonja, California
Gary Rothstein, New York, Nationwide

Energy

Thomas Giblin, Jr., Energy: Electricity (Finance) – Nationwide
John McGrane, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Stephen Spina, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Mark Williams, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Richard Filosa, Energy: Electricity (Transactional) – Nationwide
Stephen Burdick, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Brad Fagg, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Steven Frantz, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
John Matthews, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Tim Matthews, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Thomas Poindexter, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Alex Polonsky, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Kathryn Sutton, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Kirstin Gibbs, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulator & Litigation) – Nationwide
David Asmus, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) – Nationwide
William Kissinger, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation – California

Environment

Christopher Amandes, Texas
James Dragna, California
Ella Foley Gannon, California
Kenneth Komoroski, Pennsylvania
Thomas Lotterman, District of Columbia
Christopher McAuliffe, New Jersey
John McGahren, New Jersey
Rick Rothman, California
Glen Stuart, Pennsylvania
Ronald Tenpas, District of Columbia

ERISA Litigation

Jeremy Blumenfeld, Nationwide
Deborah Davidson, Nationwide
Brian Ortelere, Nationwide

Financial Services Regulation

Charles Horn, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) – Nationwide
John Ayanian, Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide
Steven Stone, Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide
Amy Kroll, Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide
David Boch, Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance) – Nationwide; Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Enforcement) – Nationwide

Government

Gary Slaiman, Government: Government Relations – Nationwide

Healthcare

Reece Hirsch, Healthcare – California
John Rah, Healthcare – District of Columbia
Albert Shay, Healthcare – District of Columbia
Howard Young, Healthcare – District of Columbia; Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation – Nationwide
Gary Yingling, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory – District of Columbia
Kathleen Sanzo, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory – District of Columbia

Hedge & Mutual Funds

Lea Anne Copenhefer, Hedge & Mutual Funds – Massachusetts
Richard Goldman, Hedge & Mutual Funds – Massachusetts
Omar Hemady, Hedge & Mutual Funds – Massachusetts
Roger Joseph, Hedge & Mutual Funds – Massachusetts
Toby Serkin, Hedge & Mutual Funds – Massachusetts

Immigration

Eric Bord, District of Columbia and Nationwide
Eleanor Pelta, District of Columbia and Nationwide
A. James Vázquez-Azpiri , California and Nationwide

Insurance

Daniel Chefitz, Insurance: Policyholder – District of Columbia
David Luttinger Jr., Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder – New York
Jeffrey Raskin, Insurance: Policyholder – California
Jeffrey Moss, Insurance – Massachusetts
Michel Yves Horton, Insurance: Policyholder – California; Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder – Nationwide
Paul Zevnik, Insurance: Policyholder – District of Columbia; Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder – Nationwide

Intellectual Property

Richard de Bodo, Intellectual Property: Patent – California
Steven Frank, Intellectual Property – Massachusetts
David Levy, Intellectual Property – Texas
Dion Bregman, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – California

International Trade

Margaret Gatti, International Trade: Export Control & Economic Sanctions – District of Columbia

Investment Funds

Richard Goldman, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – Nationwide
Lea Anne Copenhefer, Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Michael Glazer, Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Thomas Harman, Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Roger Joseph, Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Timothy Levin, Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
W. John McGuire, Investment Funds: Registered Funds – Nationwide
Georgette Schaefer, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – Nationwide
Louis Singer, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation – Nationwide

IT & Outsourcing

Rahul Kapoor, IT & Outsourcing: Transactions – California

Labor & Employment

Sari Alamuddin, Labor & Employment – Illinois
Michael Banks, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Sarah Bouchard, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Michael Burkhardt, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Lisa Burton, Labor & Employment – Massachusetts
Charles Cohen, Labor & Employment – District of Columbia
Joseph Costello, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Anne Marie Estevez, Labor & Employment – Florida
Debra Fischer, Labor & Employment – California
Ron Manthey, Labor & Employment – Texas
Stefanie Moll, Labor & Employment – Texas
Michael Ossip, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Nancy Patterson, Labor & Employment – Texas
Melinda Riechert, Labor & Employment – California
Richard Rosenblatt, Labor & Employment – New Jersey
Andrew Schaffran, Labor & Employment – New York
Samuel Shaulson, Labor & Employment – New York
Grace Speights, Labor & Employment – District of Columbia
Kenneth Turnbull, Labor & Employment – New York
Steven Wall, Labor & Employment – Pennsylvania
Mark Zelek, Labor & Employment – Florida
Robert Abramowitz, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Brian Dougherty, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Charles Jackson, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Illinois; ERISA Litigation – Nationwide
Marla Kreindler, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Illinois
Robert Lichtenstein, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Steven Spencer, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Mims Maynard Zabriskie, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania
Amy Pocino Kelly, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation – Pennsylvania

Latin American Investment

Brian Bradshaw, Latin American Investment – Texas
John Crespo, Latin American Investment – Texas
Humberto Padilla Gonzalez, Latin American Investment – Texas
Thomas Mellor, Latin American Investment – New York

Life Sciences

Richard de Bodo, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation – California
Randall Sunberg, Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial – Nationwide
Kathleen M. Sanzo Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance – Nationwide

Litigation

Allyson N. Ho, Litigation: Appellate – Texas
Jonathan Albano, Litigation: First Amendment Litigation – Nationwide; Litigation: General Commercial – Massachusetts
David Balabanian, Litigation: General Commercial – California
Tess Blair, Litigation: E-Discovery – Nationwide
Scott Milner, Litigation: E-Discovery – Nationwide
Robert Brochin, Litigation: General Commercial – Florida
Winn Carter, Jr., Litigation: General Commercial – Texas
J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania
Daniel Goldberg, Litigation: General Commercial – Massachusetts
Eric Kraeutler, Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania; Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Pennsylvania
John Lavelle, Jr., Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania
Jami McKeon, Litigation: General Commercial ­– Pennsylvania
Donn Pickett, Litigation: General Commercial ­– California          
David Schrader, Litigation: General Commercial – California
Marc Sonnenfeld, Litigation: General Commercial – Pennsylvania; Litigation: Securities – Pennsylvania
Jordan Hershman, Litigation: Securities – Massachusetts
Charlene Shimada, Litigation: Securities – California
John Dodds, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Pennsylvania
Nathan Hochman, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – California
Kelly Moore, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – New York
Eric Sitarchuk, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – Pennsylvania

Media & Entertainment: Corporate

Charles Engros, Jr., New York

Outsourcing

Edward Hansen, Outsourcing – Nationwide; Technology & Outsourcing – New York
Barbara Murphy Melby, Outsourcing – Nationwide
Michael Pillion, Outsourcing – Nationwide

Private Equity

R. Alec Dawson, Private Equity: Buyouts – Nationwide
Gerald Kehoe, Private Equity: Fund Formation – Massachusetts
Julio Vega, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment – Massachusetts

Projects

David Asmus, Projects – Nationwide
Marc Reardon, Projects – Nationwide
Brian Bradshaw, Projects – Nationwide
Wayne Song, Projects – Nationwide; Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy – Nationwide
James Tynion, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy – Nationwide

Real Estate

J.J. Broderick, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Carol Dillon, Real Estate – California
Thomas Klanderman, Real Estate – District of Columbia
J. Michael Pickett, Real Estate – District of Columbia
Eric Stern, Real Estate – Pennsylvania
Richard Toelke, Real Estate – Massachusetts

Securities

Linda Griggs, Securities: Regulation: Advisory – Nationwide
Timothy Burke, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement – Nationwide
Ben Indek, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement – Nationwide
Christian Mixter, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement – Nationwide

Tax

Donald-Bruce Abrams, Tax – Massachusetts
Barton Bassett, Tax – California
John Brown, Tax – Massachusetts
Rod Donnelly, Tax – California
Scott Farmer, Tax – District of Columbia
Robert Kirschenbaum, Tax – California
Bill McKee, Tax – District of Columbia
Daniel Nelson, Tax – Massachusetts
Celia Roady, Tax – District of Columbia
John Ryan, Tax – California
Alex Sadler, Tax – District of Columbia
Beth Williams, Tax – California
Richard Zarin, Tax – New York
William Zimmerman, Tax – Pennsylvania
William Colgin, Jr., Tax – California; Controversy – Nationwide
John Magee, Tax – District of Columbia; Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
William Nelson, Tax – District of Columbia; Tax: Controversy – Nationwide
Sanford Stark, Tax – District of Columbia; Tax: Controversy – Nationwide

Telecom

Andrew Lipman, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite – District of Columbia
William Wilhelm, Jr., Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite – District of Columbia

Transportation

Martin Conniff, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime Finance – Nationwide