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Chambers USA Recognizes 147 Morgan Lewis Lawyers as Leading Lawyers for Business

May 23, 2014

NEW YORK, May 23 2014: The 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features 147 Morgan Lewis lawyers across a variety of practice areas. More than 30 Morgan Lewis lawyers received the legal directory’s highest “Band 1” individual ranking. Multiple practices at the firm also received this top-tier nationwide ranking, including the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Nuclear Energy, ERISA Litigation, and Labor and Employment practices.

The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice was a winner of a Chambers USA “Award for Excellence.”  “Morgan Lewis’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice is singled out for its devotion to finding a resolution for clients and its phenomenal level of service provision,” Chambers notes.

Morgan Lewis was also the only firm this year to receive national rankings in four major investment fund categories—Hedge Funds, Private Equity: Fund Formation, Registered Funds and Venture Capital—as well as in the Broker-Dealer Regulation category. Morgan Lewis is also nationally ranked for its well-regarded Appellate Law, Securities, and Life Sciences practices.

Morgan Lewis lawyers and practices have been consistently ranked in Chambers USA, which is widely regarded as the standard for legal distinction around the world. The rankings assess technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities valued by clients.

Morgan Lewis practices and lawyers were ranked in the following categories:

Practice Rankings

Antitrust
  • Pennsylvania, Antitrust


Banking & Finance

  • Massachusetts, Banking & Finance


Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Pennsylvania, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Corporate

  • Nationwide, Corporate/M&A
  • Nationwide, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • New York, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • New York, Media & Entertainment: Corporate
  • Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • New Jersey, Corporate/M&A
  • Southern California, Corporate/M&A


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Nationwide, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • New York, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Illinois, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation


Energy Projects

  • Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
  • Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Nationwide, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy


Environment

  • Nationwide, Environment
  • District of Columbia, Environment
  • Pennsylvania, Environment


Financial Services Regulation

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


Immigration

  • Nationwide, Immigration
  • District of Columbia, Immigration
  • California, Immigration


Industry

  • Nationwide, Life Sciences
  • Nationwide, Retail
  • District of Columbia, Healthcare
  • District of Columbia, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory


Insurance

  • Nationwide, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • California, Insurance: Policyholder
  • District of Columbia, Insurance: Policyholder


Intellectual Property

  • Texas, Intellectual Property


Investment Management

  • Nationwide, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Nationwide, Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds


Labor and Employment

  • Nationwide, Labor & Employment
  • Nationwide, ERISA Litigation
  • California, Labor & Employment
  • District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
  • Illinois, Labor & Employment
  • Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment
  • Texas, Labor & Employment
  • New Jersey, Labor & Employment
  • New York, Labor & Employment
  • Florida, Labor & Employment


Litigation

  • Nationwide, Appellate Law
  • Nationwide, Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Pennsylvania, Litigation: General Commercial
  • California, Litigation: General Commercial
  • California, Litigation: Securities
  • Texas, Litigation: General Commercial


Outsourcing

  • Nationwide, Outsourcing


Real Estate

  • Pennsylvania, Real Estate


Securities

  • Nationwide, Securities: Regulation


Tax

  • California, Tax
  • District of Columbia, Tax


Transportation

  • New York, Transportation: Shipping: Finance

Individual Lawyer Rankings

  • Robert Abramowitz – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • David Ackerman – Illinois, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Sari Alamuddin – Illinois, Labor & Employment
  • Richard Aldridge – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Christopher Amandes – Texas, Environment
  • David Asmus – Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Nationwide, Projects; and Texas, Corporate/M&A
  • John Ayanian – Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance)
  • Michael Banks – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment
  • Barton Bassett – California, Tax
  • Glen Bernstein – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Craig Bitman – New York, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Stephanie Blair – Nationwide, Litigation: E-Discovery
  • Jeremy Blumenfeld – Nationwide, ERISA Litigation
  • Eric Bord – District of Columbia, Immigration
  • Sarah Bouchard – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment
  • Gregory Braden – Nationwide, ERISA Litigation
  • Brian Bradshaw – Nationwide, Projects
  • Robert Brochin – Florida, Litigation: General Commercial
  • JJ Broderick – Pennsylvania, Real Estate
  • Winstol Carter, Jr. – Texas, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Daniel Chefitz – District of Columbia, Insurance: Policyholder
  • Charles Cohen – District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
  • Steven Cohen – New Jersey, Corporate/M&A
  • William Colgin, Jr. – Nationwide, Tax: Controversy and California, Tax
  • Martin Conniff – Nationwide, Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
  • J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. – Pennsylvania, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Joseph Costello – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment
  • Douglas Davidson – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • R. Alec Dawson – Nationwide, Private Equity: Buyouts and New York, Corporate/M&A
  • Althea Day – District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • S. James DiBernardo – Nationwide and California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Nicole Diller – California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • John Dodds – Pennsylvania, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Brian Dougherty – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • George Edgar – Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Brady Edwards – Texas, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Rebecca Eisen – California, Labor & Employment
  • Charles Engros, Jr. – New York, Media & Entertainment: Corporate
  • Anne Marie Estevez – Florida, Labor & Employment
  • Richard Filosa – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • Anne Flannery – Nationwide, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement
  • Steven Frantz – Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Matthew Furlong – Massachusetts, Banking & Finance
  • James Garrity – New York, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • David Gerson – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Thomas Giblin, Jr. – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Finance)
  • David Glazer – New Jersey, Corporate/M&A
  • John Goodchild – Pennsylvania, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Stephen Goodman – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Linda Griggs – Nationwide, Securities: Regulation: Advisory
  • A. John Harper – Texas, Labor & Employment
  • Ivan Harris – Florida, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • John Hartigan – Southern California, Corporate/M&A
  • Mark Haskell – Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Mary Hevener – District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Reece Hirsch – California, Healthcare
  • Allyson Ho – Nationwide, Appellate Law and Texas, Litigation: Appellate
  • Daniel Hogans – District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • John Hood – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Transactional)
  • Charles Horn – Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
  • Michel Yves Horton – Nationwide, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder and California, Insurance: Policyholder
  • Ben Indek – Nationwide, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement
  • Charles Jackson – Nationwide, ERISA Litigation and Illinois, Labor and Employment
  • Daniel Johnson, Jr. – California, Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Rene Johnson – New Jersey, Labor & Employment
  • Rahul Kapoor – California, IT & Outsourcing
  • Amy Pocino Kelly – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Kenneth Komoroski – Pennsylvania, Environment
  • Eric Kraeutler – Pennsylvania, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Marla Kreindler – Illinois, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • John Lavelle, Jr. – Nationwide, Product Liability & Mass Torts and Pennsylvania, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Timothy Levin – Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • David Levy – Texas, Intellectual Property
  • William Lewis – District of Columbia, Environment
  • Robert Lichtenstein – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • David Luttinger, Jr. – New York, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • Ron Manthey – Texas, Labor & Employment
  • John Matthews – Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Christopher McAuliffe – New Jersey, Environment
  • John McGahren – New Jersey, Environment
  • John McGrane – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • James McKenzie – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A: Securities
  • Barbara Murphy Melby – Nationwide, Outsourcing
  • Christian Mixter – Nationwide, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement
  • Charles Moore – Nationwide, Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Marlee Myers – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Floyd Norton – Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Brian Ortelere – Nationwide, ERISA Litigation
  • Michael Ossip – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment
  • James Pagliaro – Pennsylvania, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Nancy Patterson – Texas, Labor & Employment
  • Michael Pedrick – Pennsylvania, Banking & Finance
  • Eleanor Pelta – Nationwide and District of Columbia, Immigration
  • Vito Petretti – New York, Technology & Outsourcing
  • Michael Pillion – Nationwide, Outsourcing
  • Alex Polonsky – Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Zaitun Poonja – California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Emilio Ragosa – New Jersey, Corporate/M&A
  • Jeffrey Raskin – California, Insurance: Policyholder
  • Steven Reed – Pennsylvania, Antitrust
  • Jonathan Rich – District of Columbia, Antitrust
  • Melinda Riechert – California, Labor & Employment
  • Celia Roady – District of Columbia, Tax
  • Harry Robins – New York, Antitrust
  • Richard Rosenblatt – New Jersey, Labor & Employment
  • Gary Rothstein – Nationwide and New York, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Kathleen Sanzo – District of Columbia, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory and Nationwide, Life Sciences: Regulatory/Compliance
  • Andrew Schaffran – New York, Labor & Employment
  • Georgette Schaefer – Nationwide Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • David Schrader – California, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Denis Segota – New Jersey, Corporate/M&A
  • Samuel Shaulson – New York, Labor & Employment
  • Richard Shortz – Nationwide, Projects
  • Donald Silverman – Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Alan Singer – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A: Securities
  • Louis Singer – Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Eric Sitarchuk – Pennsylvania, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Robert Smith – District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
  • Wayne Song – Nationwide, Projects and Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Marc Sonnenfeld – Pennsylvania, Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Securities
  • Joanne Soslow – Pennsylvania, Corporate/M&A: Securities
  • Grace Speights – District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
  • Steven Spencer – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Tracy Steele – Pennsylvania, Real Estate
  • Mark Stein – Massachusetts, Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Michael Steinberg – District of Columbia, Environment
  • Scott Stempel – District of Columbia, Antitrust
  • Eric Stern – Pennsylvania, Real Estate
  • Nina Stillman – Illinois, Labor & Employment
  • Marshall Stoddard – Nationwide and California, Banking & Finance
  • Steven Stone – Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance)
  • Glen Stuart – Pennsylvania, Environment
  • Randall Sunberg – New Jersey, Corporate/M&A
  • Kathryn Sutton – Nationwide, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Ronald Tenpas – District of Columbia, Environment
  • George Terwilliger III – Nationwide, FCPA
  • Kenneth Turnbull – New York, Labor & Employment
  • James Tynion – Nationwide, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • A. James Vázquez-Azpiri – Nationwide and California, Immigration
  • Steven Wall – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment
  • Jedd Wider – Nationwide, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Maxine Woelfling – Pennsylvania, Environment
  • Gary Yingling – District of Columbia, Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
  • Howard Young – District of Columbia, Healthcare
  • Mims Maynard Zabriskie – Pennsylvania, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Mark Zelek – Florida, Labor & Employment
  • Paul Zevnik – Nationwide, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder and District of Columbia, Insurance: Policyholder