Chambers USA Names Arnold & Porter Leader In 12 Practice Areas; 20 Lawyers Also Recognized

April 20, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2004 – REVISED – The 2004 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers has ranked Arnold & Porter LLP a leading firm in 12 practice areas. In addition, Chambers cited 20 of the firm’s individual lawyers as leaders in a broad range of practice areas, including antitrust, bankruptcy, environment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax.

Chambers USA ranked Arnold & Porter’s product liability, healthcare, and water-quality litigation practices in the top band of the publication’s first-ever national rankings.

In Washington, the firm’s antitrust practice was ranked number one for the second year in a row. According to Chambers, the firm’s antitrust group is “at the summit by virtue of sheer weight of talented individuals” and has “a great brand name suffused with tradition.” The practice was noted for tackling “matters of the largest scale” with “six offices nationally and [offices] in London and Brussels.” Seven attorneys in the antitrust group were ranked as leading individuals, more than in any other firm in Washington, D.C. In addition, the firm’s bankruptcy practice in Washington was ranked in the first tier of firms; Chambers said the firm’s bankruptcy team “boasts substantial corporate and non-bankruptcy litigation expertise.”

Other leading practices recognized are general commercial litigation in Los Angeles; environment in New York; and corporate/M&A, environment, intellectual property, general commercial litigation, real estate, and telecommunications in Washington.

Michael Gerrard was identified as the single best environmental lawyer in New York. Other individuals recognized as leading practitioners in their fields are:

MarketPractice AreaAttorney  
Los AngelesLitigation: General CommercialJohn Quinn
Los AngelesLitigation: Water QualityMatthew T. Heartney 
New YorkTaxRichard Andersen  
WashingtonAntitrustWilliam Baer   
WashingtonAntitrustBruce Montgomery   
WashingtonAntitrustDeborah Feinstein   
WashingtonAntitrustDouglas Wald   
WashingtonAntitrustKenneth Letzler   
WashingtonAntitrustMichael N. Sohn   
WashingtonAntitrustRichard L. Rosen  
WashingtonEnvironmentBlake A. Biles   
WashingtonEnvironmentThomas Milch   
WashingtonInsolvency/Corporate RecoveryDaniel Lewis   
WashingtonIntellectual PropertyJoel Freed   
WashingtonLitigation: General CommercialStephen Sacks   
WashingtonLitigation: White-Collar CrimeIrvin Nathan   
WashingtonReal EstateGary Humes   
WashingtonReal EstateMichael Goodwin
WashingtonReal EstateStephen Porter

Chambers USA is published by Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers UK and Chambers Global.Entries in Chambers USA are based solely on recommendations of clients and practitioners. Over the course of this past year, a team of 38 researchers conducted more than 7,000 telephone interviews with lawyers and clients, from Maine to Hawaii.

Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of 700 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Century City, Denver, London, and Brussels. Founded in 1946, the firm maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.


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