CLEVELAND, OH, June 7, 2012 – Chambers USA has named 71 Baker Hostetler attorneys, up from 62 in 2011, to the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Twelve Baker Hostetler attorneys are new to the list this year. Fifteen Baker Hostetler practice areas also were ranked, up from 14 in 2011.
Three of the firm’s Ohio practice areas received a top ranking – Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and Labor and Employment. The Technology and Outsourcing practice (New York) is new to the list in 2012.
Chambers USA is an independent and objective directory based on interviews with thousands of in-house and outside counsel across the country. Interviews are conducted by Chambers USA, a division of Chambers and Partners. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, value for money, prompt delivery and other qualities most valued by the client.
Baker Hostetler’s ranked practice areas are:
Two new lateral partners in the Washington, D.C., office, Barry Bretschneider and Melvin Schwechter, were recently notified that they have been ranked by Chambers. While both were nominated by their former firms, they are now included in Baker Hostetler’s overall rankings list.
Baker Hostetler attorneys listed as leaders in their practice areas are:
Bankruptcy/RestructuringBrian A. BashMatthew R. GoldmanElizabeth A. GreenMarc E. HirschfieldJoseph F. Hutchinson Jr.Sherri Blank LazearThomas M. Wearsch
ConstructionDenis L. Durkin
Corporate/M&ADonald W. BrodskyJohn M. GherleinSuzanne K. HanselmanW. Ashley HessR. Steven KestnerRobert A. Weible
Corporate/M&A and Private EquityJeffrey E. DeckerKenneth Wright
Employee Benefits & Executive CompensationRaymond M. MaloneJohn J. McGowan Jr.Georgeann G. Peters
EnvironmentJohn F. Cermak Jr.William L. Pence
First Amendment Litigation AND Media & EntertainmentBruce W. Sanford
HealthcareDonna S. ClarkSteven A. EisenbergSusan Feigin HarrisRobert M. Wolin
Intellectual PropertyBarry E. BretschneiderKevin W. KirschDavid A. Mancino
International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions AND CustomsMelvin S. Schwechter
International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade PolicyElliot J. Feldman
Labor & EmploymentJoyce Ackerbaum CoxTodd H. LebowitzJohn B. LewisRonald G. LinvilleGregory V. MersolPatrick M. MuldowneyKevin W. ShaughnessyStephen C. SuttonMartin T. Wymer
Leisure and HospitalityJohn Melicharek Jr.Robert J. Webb
Litigation: Energy & Natural ResourcesW. Ray Whitman
Litigation: General CommercialJoanne E. CarusoMark A. JohnsonRobert M. Kincaid Jr.Richard M. KnothC. Thomas KruseThomas R. LucchesiMichael R. MatthiasRandall L. SolomonRobert W. Thielhelm Jr.Ernest E. VargoDaniel R. WarrenThomas D. Warren
Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government InvestigationsJohn J. Carney
Natural Resources & EnvironmentMaureen A. BrennanDaniel J. GunsettBen L. Pfefferle III
Real EstateGary M. AlletagAmy E. KelloggLawrence V. LindbergMichael J. PappertPatrick J. PaukenHarlan W. RobinsDavid J. Strauss
Real Estate: Zoning & Land UseTed R. Brown
Tax Estate PlanningGeorge T. Mooradian
TaxJeffrey H. ParavanoPaul M. Schmidt
Technology and OutsourcingPeter Brown
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