Firm Named by Chambers USA in 14 Practice Areas Across Nation
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2005 – The 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named Arnold & Porter LLP a leading firm in 14 practice areas in markets ranging from New York to Washington to Los Angeles. In addition, Chambers cited 32 of the firm’s individual lawyers as leaders in a broad range of practice areas, including antitrust, environment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, corporate/commercial, telecommunications, and international trade.
Chambers USA placed Arnold & Porter’s product liability group in the number one tier in its national rankings. The firm’s transportation/rail, business processing outsourcing, and international trade practices were also ranked nationally.
The firm's antitrust practice was ranked the single best group in Washington for the third year in a row. According toChambers, the "critical mass of 69 attorneys throughout its offices lends the group legal cachet and the talent to shine." Seven attorneys in the antitrust group were ranked as leading individuals, more than in any other firm in Washington, D.C. The firm's bankruptcy group and healthcare/regulatory practice in Washington were also ranked in the first tier. The bankruptcy group was described as a "leader in the D.C. market" with attorneys who are "always worthy adversaries." The healthcare group was noted as a "team [that] concentrates on the manufacturers of health-related products to the extent few can match" and who work together in "a well-drilled, cohesive unit."
Other leading practices recognized include general commercial litigation and IT & IT outsourcing in California; environment in New York; intellectual property in Northern Virginia; and corporate/commercial, environment, intellectual property, general commercial litigation, real estate, construction, and telecommunications/regulatory in Washington.
Individuals recognized as leading practitioners in their fields are:
|California||Intellectual Property||Ronald L. Johnston|
|California||IT & IT Outsourcing||George Kimball|
|California||Litigation: General Commercial||John Quinn|
|New York||Tax||Richard Andersen|
|New York||Environment||Michael Gerrard|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||William Baer|
|District of Columbia||Bankruptcy||Michael Bernstein|
|District of Columbia||Environment||Blake A. Biles|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||Deborah Feinstein|
|District of Columbia||Litigation: General Commercial||David P. Gersch|
|District of Columbia||Real Estate||Michael Goodwin|
|District of Columbia||Real Estate||Gary Humes|
|District of Columbia||Corporate/Commercial||Steve Kaplan|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||Kenneth Letzler|
|District of Columbia||Bankruptcy||Daniel Lewis|
|District of Columbia||Environment||Thomas Milch|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||Bruce Montgomery|
|District of Columbia||Litigation: White-Collar Crime||Irvin Nathan|
|District of Columbia||Real Estate||Stephen Porter|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||Richard L. Rosen|
|District of Columbia||Litigation: General Commercial||Stephen Sacks|
|District of Columbia||Telecommunications||Norman Sinel|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||Michael N. Sohn|
|District of Columbia||Corporate/Commercial: Securities||Michael D. Trager|
|District of Columbia||Healthcare||William Vodra|
|District of Columbia||Antitrust||Douglas Wald|
|Virginia||Intellectual Property||Charles Ossola|
|National||International Trade||John Barker|
|National||International Trade||Claire E. Reade|
|National||International Trade||Lawrence Schneider|
|National||International Trade||Michael T. Shor|
|National||Business Process Outsourcing||George Kimball|
Chambers USA is published by Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers UK and Chambers Global. Entries are based solely on recommendations of clients and practitioners. During the past year a team of 48 researchers and editors worked on the book, conducting thousands of telephone interviews. Client interviews have more than doubled in number, and include influential general counsel at FORTUNE 100 companies.
Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of 650 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, 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.