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Morgan Lewis Gains Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

May 09, 2018
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NEW YORK, May 9, 2018: Chambers USA has recognized 210 Morgan Lewis lawyers across 247 practice categories in its newly released 2018 edition. The firm also earned 91 practice category rankings throughout the California, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Nationwide sections of the guide.  

Forty-three Morgan Lewis lawyers received the highest ranking of Band 1, including 13 in Nationwide sections. The firm also garnered Band 1 rankings in 21 practice areas, eight of which are in Nationwide categories, and secured seven new practice rankings.

BAND 1 LAWYER RANKINGS

  • Robert Abramowitz: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Pennsylvania
  • Donald-Bruce Abrams: Tax, Massachusetts
  • Sari Alamuddin: Labor & Employment, Illinois
  • Jonathan Albano: Litigation: General Commercial, Massachusetts
  • John Arnholz: Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide
  • Reed Auerbach: Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide
  • Michael Banks: Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania
  • Rosina Barker: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, District of Columbia
  • John Brown: Tax, Massachusetts
  • Steven Cohen: Corporate/M&A, New Jersey
  • John Dodds: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Pennsylvania
  • James Dragna: Environment, California
  • Thomas Giblin, Jr.: Energy: Electricity (Finance), Nationwide
  • Daniel Goldberg: Antitrust, Massachusetts; Litigation: General Commercial, Massachusetts
  • Richard Goldman: Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts
  • Edward Hansen: Technology & Outsourcing, New York
  • John Hood: Energy: Electricity (Finance), Nationwide
  • Roger Joseph: Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts
  • Robert Lichtenstein: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Pennsylvania
  • John Magee: Tax: Controversy, Nationwide; Tax, District of Columbia
  • Bill McKee: Tax, District of Columbia
  • James McKenzie, Jr.: Corporate/M&A: Securities, Pennsylvania
  • Barbara Murphy Melby: Outsourcing, Nationwide
  • Marlee Myers: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Pennsylvania
  • Brian Ortelere: ERISA Litigation, Nationwide
  • Nancy Patterson: Labor & Employment, Texas
  • Eleanor Pelta: Immigration, Nationwide; Immigration, District of Columbia
  • Richard Rosenblatt: Labor & Employment, New Jersey
  • Georgette Schaefer: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Investor Representation, Nationwide
  • Thane Scott: Antitrust, Massachusetts
  • Samuel Shaulson: Labor & Employment, New York
  • Louis Singer: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation: Investor Representation, Nationwide
  • Eric Sitarchuk: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Pennsylvania
  • Edwin Smith: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Massachusetts
  • Marc Sonnenfeld: Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania; Litigation: Securities, Pennsylvania
  • Joanne Soslow: Corporate/M&A: Securities, Pennsylvania
  • Grace Speights: Labor & Employment, District of Columbia
  • Steven Stone: Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance), Nationwide
  • Randall Sunberg: Corporate/M&A, New Jersey
  • Kathryn Sutton: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • A. James Vázquez-Azpiri: Immigration, California
  • Steven Wall: Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania
  • Paul Zevnik: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder, Nationwide; Insurance: Policyholder, District of Columbia

BAND 1 PRACTICE RANKINGS

Nationwide

  • Capital Markets: Securitization
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Retail
  • Tax: Controversy

California

  • Environment

District of Columbia

  • Immigration
  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax

Eastern Pennsylvania

  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Massachusetts

  • Antitrust
  • Hedge & Mutual Funds

New Jersey

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Labor & Employment

Pennsylvania

  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax

Texas

  • Labor & Employment

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE RANKINGS

Nationwide

  • Antitrust
  • Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Environment
  • Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance & Enforcement)
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Life Sciences
  • Outsourcing
  • Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Projects: Power
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Retail: Corporate & Transactional
  • Securities: Regulation
  • Startups & Emerging Companies
  • Tax: Corporate & Finance

California

  • Antitrust
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Insurance: Policyholder
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: Securities
  • Tax

District of Columbia

  • Antitrust
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals/Medical Products
  • Insurance: Policyholder
  • Real Estate
  • Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Florida

  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Illinois

  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Massachusetts

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Tax

New Jersey

  • Environment

New York

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Latin American Investment
  • Media & Entertainment: Corporate
  • Tax
  • Technology & Outsourcing

Pennsylvania

  • Antitrust
  • Environment
  • Real Estate

Texas

  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Latin American Investment
  • Litigation: General Commercial

ADDITIONAL LAWYER RANKINGS

  • Jonathan Albano: First Amendment Litigation, Nationwide
  • Richard Aldridge: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Pennsylvania
  • Christopher Amandes: Environment, Texas
  • Neeraj Arora: Projects, Nationwide
  • John Ayanian: Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance), Nationwide
  • David Balabanian: Litigation: General Commercial, California
  • Robert Barry: Banking & Finance, Massachusetts
  • Barton Bassett: Tax, California
  • Tess Blair: Litigation: E-Discovery, Nationwide
  • Jeremy Blumenfeld: ERISA Litigation, Nationwide
  • David Boch: Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Enforcement), Nationwide
  • Eric Bord: Immigration, Nationwide; Immigration, District of Columbia
  • Sarah Bouchard: Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania
  • Dion Bregman: Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution, California
  • Robert Brochin: Litigation: General Commercial, Florida
  • J.J. Broderick: Real Estate, Pennsylvania
  • Steven Browne: Corporate/M&A, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Burdick: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Winn Carter: Litigation: General Commercial, Texas
  • Laurie Cerveny: Corporate/M&A, Massachusetts
  • Daniel Chefitz: Insurance: Policyholder, District of Columbia
  • Giovanna Cinelli: International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Nationwide
  • Donna Clark: Healthcare, Texas
  • Charles Cohen: Labor & Employment, District of Columbia
  • William Colgin, Jr.: Tax: Controversy, Nationwide; Tax, California
  • Martin Conniff: Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance, Nationwide
  • Michael Conza: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Massachusetts
  • J. Gordon Cooney, Jr.: Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania
  • Lea Anne Copenhefer: Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide; Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Costello: Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania
  • John Crespo: Latin American Investment, Texas
  • Joshua Dalton: Intellectual Property, Massachusetts
  • Peter Daub: Tax, District of Columbia
  • Deborah Davidson: ERISA Litigation, Nationwide; Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Illinois
  • R. Alec Dawson: Private Equity: Buyouts, Nationwide; Corporate/M&A, New York
  • Althea Day: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, District of Columbia
  • Richard de Bodo: Intellectual Property: Patent, California; Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation, California
  • Carol Dillon: Real Estate, California
  • Brian Dougherty: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Pennsylvania
  • Rachelle Dubow: Intellectual Property, Massachusetts
  • Anne Marie Estevez: Labor & Employment, Florida
  • Brad Fagg: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Scott Farmer: Tax, District of Columbia
  • R. Brendan Fee: Antitrust, Pennsylvania
  • Richard Filosa: Energy: Electricity (Transactional), Nationwide
  • Debra Fischer: Labor & Employment, California
  • Ella Foley Gannon: Environment, California
  • Steven Frank: Intellectual Property, Massachusetts
  • Matthew Furlong: Banking & Finance, Massachusetts
  • Kirstin Gibbs: Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Steven Giordano: Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts
  • David Glazer: Corporate/M&A, New Jersey
  • Michael Glazer: Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide
  • Richard Goldman: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Nationwide
  • John Goodchild, III: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Pennsylvania
  • Paul Gordon: Tax, Pennsylvania
  • Keith Gottfried: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, District of Columbia
  • Linda Griggs: Securities: Regulation: Advisory, Nationwide
  • Edward Hansen: Outsourcing, Nationwide
  • Thomas Harman: Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide
  • Susan Feigin Harris: Healthcare, Texas
  • Omar Hemady: Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts
  • Jordan Hershman: Litigation: Securities, Massachusetts
  • W. Reece Hirsch: Healthcare, California
  • Allyson Ho: Appellate Law, Nationwide; Litigation: Appellate, Texas
  • Nathan Hochman: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, California
  • Charles Horn: Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance), Nationwide
  • Michel Yves Horton: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder, Nationwide; Insurance: Policyholder, California
  • Ben Indek: Securities: Regulation: Enforcement, Nationwide
  • Jeffrey Johnson: Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide
  • Matthew Joseph: Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide
  • Roger Joseph: Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide
  • Rahul Kapoor: IT & Outsourcing: Transactions, California
  • Gerald Kehoe: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Massachusetts
  • Amy Pocino Kelly: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Pennsylvania
  • William Kissinger: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation, California
  • Thomas Klanderman: Real Estate, District of Columbia
  • Daniel Kleinman: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, District of Columbia
  • Kenneth Komoroski: Environment, Pennsylvania
  • Eric Kraeutler: Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania; Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Pennsylvania
  • Marla Kreindler: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Illinois
  • Amy Natterson Kroll: Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance), Nationwide
  • Amy Kyle: Banking & Finance, Massachusetts
  • John Lavelle, Jr.: Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania
  • Alan Leeds: Corporate/M&A, New Jersey
  • Lauren Lefebvre: Real Estate, District of Columbia
  • Timothy Levin: Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide
  • Steve Levitan: Capital Markets: Securitization, Nationwide
  • David Levy: Intellectual Property, Texas
  • Thomas Linguanti: Tax: Controversy, Nationwide; Tax: Controversy, Illinois
  • Andrew Lipman: Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite, District of Columbia
  • James Loss: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity, California
  • Thomas Lotterman: Environment, District of Columbia
  • Stacey Anne Mahoney: Antitrust, New York
  • John Matthews: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Timothy Matthews: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Christopher McAuliffe: Environment, New Jersey
  • Scott McBride: Healthcare, Texas
  • Jeffrey MacDonald: Corporate/M&A, Connecticut
  • John McGahren: Environment, New Jersey
  • John McGrane: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • W. John McGuire: Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide
  • Jami Wintz McKeon: Litigation: General Commercial, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Mellor: Latin American Investment, New York
  • Barbara Miller: Labor & Employment, California
  • Stefanie Moll: Labor & Employment, Texas
  • Kelly Moore: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, New York
  • Jeffrey Moss: Insurance, Massachusetts
  • Daniel Nelson: Tax, Massachusetts
  • William Nelson: Tax: Controversy, Nationwide; Tax, District of Columbia
  • Michael Ossip: Labor & Employment, Pennsylvania
  • Humberto Padilla Gonzalez: Latin American Investment, Texas
  • Michael Pedrick: Banking & Finance, Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin Pensak: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial, California
  • Donn Pickett: Antitrust, California; Litigation: General Commercial, California
  • J. Michael Pickett: Real Estate, District of Columbia
  • Michael Pillion: Outsourcing, Nationwide
  • Ulises Pin: Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite, District of Columbia
  • Thomas Poindexter: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Alex Polonsky: Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Zaitun Poonja: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, California
  • Emilio Ragosa: Corporate/M&A, New Jersey
  • Jeffrey Raskin: Insurance: Policyholder, California
  • Marc Reardon: Projects, Nationwide
  • Steven Reed: Antitrust, Pennsylvania
  • Melinda Riechert: Labor & Employment, California
  • Celia Roady: Tax, District of Columbia
  • Harry Robins: Antitrust, New York
  • Brian Rocca: Antitrust, California
  • Jon Roellke: Tax, District of Columbia
  • Rick Rothman: Environment, California
  • Gary Rothstein: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Nationwide; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York
  • John Ryan: Tax, California
  • Alex Sadler: Tax, District of Columbia
  • Daniel Salemi: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Illinois
  • David Salmons: Appellate Law, Nationwide
  • Kathleen Sanzo: Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance, Nationwide; Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory, District of Columbia
  • Daniel Savrin: Antitrust, Massachusetts
  • Andrew Schaffran: Labor & Employment, New York
  • David Schrader: Litigation: General Commercial, California
  • Denis Segota: Corporate/M&A, New Jersey
  • Toby Serkin: Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts
  • Albert Shay: Healthcare, District of Columbia
  • Charlene Shimada: Litigation: Securities, California
  • Alan Singer: Corporate/M&A: Securities, Pennsylvania
  • Gary Slaiman: Government: Government Relations, Nationwide
  • Edwin Smith: Banking & Finance, Nationwide; Banking & Finance, Massachusetts
  • Wayne Song: Projects, Nationwide; Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Nationwide
  • Steven Spencer: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Pennsylvania
  • Stephen Spina: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Sanford Stark: Tax: Controversy, Nationwide; Tax, District of Columbia
  • Scott Stempel: Antitrust, District of Columbia
  • Eric Stern: Real Estate, Pennsylvania
  • Marshall Stoddard: Banking & Finance, Nationwide; Banking & Finance, California
  • Glen Stuart: Environment, Pennsylvania
  • Randall Sunberg: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial, Nationwide
  • Richard Taffet: Antitrust, New York
  • Ronald Tenpas: Environment, District of Columbia
  • Willard Tom: Antitrust, District of Columbia
  • Kenneth Turnbull: Labor & Employment, New York
  • James Tynion III: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Nationwide
  • John Utzschneider: Corporate/M&A, Massachusetts
  • A. James Vázquez-Azpiri: Immigration, Nationwide
  • Julio Vega: Massachusetts, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Jedd Wider: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Nationwide
  • William Wilhelm, Jr.: Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite, District of Columbia
  • P. Sabin Willett: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Massachusetts
  • Beth Williams: Tax, California
  • Mark Williams: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide
  • Howard Young: Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation, Nationwide; Healthcare, District of Columbia
  • Mims Maynard Zabriskie: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Pennsylvania
  • Richard Zarin: Tax, New York
  • Mark Zelek: Labor & Employment, Florida
  • William Zimmerman: Tax, Pennsylvania