Chambers USA Guide 2022 Honors 145 BakerHostetler Attorneys and Recognizes 62 Practice Areas

Rankings are notably higher this year for both individuals and practices

Press Releases / June 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — June 1, 2022 — Chambers and Partners ranked and recognized 145 BakerHostetler attorneys and 62 practice areas in the 2022 edition of the “Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” Fourteen practice areas and 17 attorneys are ranked in Band 1. Twenty-eight attorneys are newly ranked or received higher rankings on this year’s list.

Attorney rankings – highlights

Star Individual: Elizabeth A. Green (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, FL: North & Central)
Attorneys ranked in Band 1

  • Amy Ralph Mudge (Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory and Advertising: NAD Proceedings, both USA – Nationwide) 
  • Linda A. Goldstein (Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, USA – Nationwide) 
  • John M. Gherlein (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • John J. McGowan Jr. (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, OH) 
  • Mark S. Barron (Energy & Natural Resources, CO) 
  • Deborah A. Wilcox (Intellectual Property, OH) 
  • Gregory V. Mersol (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • Kevin W. Shaughnessy (Labor & Employment, FL) 
  • Carole S. Rendon (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, OH) 
  • L. Poe Leggette (Oil & Gas Litigation, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Amy E. Kellogg (Real Estate, OH) 
  • Gregory D. Lee (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, FL: North & Central) 
  • Edward J. Bernert (Tax, OH) 
  • Michelle F. Hervey (Tax, OH) 
  • Alexander J. Szilvas (Tax, OH) 
  • Nathan Ware (Tax, OH) 

Chambers also recognized

  • Spotlight Tables
    • Mark A. Cymrot (International Arbitration: Enforcement, USA – Nationwide) 
    • Craig A. Hoffman (Privacy & Data Security: Incident Response, USA – Nationwide) 
    • Theodore J. Kobus III (Privacy & Data Security: Incident Response, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Up and coming partners
    • Andrew V. Layden (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, FL: North & Central) 
    • Timothy M. Swan (Corporate/M&A, OH: South & Central) 
    • Lana Muranovic (International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions USA – Nationwide) 
    • Paul Rosenberg (Labor & Employment, NY) 
    • David L. Evans (Real Estate, FL: North & Central) 
    • Stephen M. Floyd (Real Estate, GA)

Associates to watch

  • George R. Skupski (Banking & Finance, OH)
  • Danielle L. Merola (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, FL: North & Central) 
  • Matthew D. Gases (Corporate/M&A, NY) 
  • Charlotte W. Pasiadis (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Erica Svoboda (Corporate/M&A, GA) 
  • Erin M. Sales (Labor & Employment, FL) 
  • Grace W. Zoller (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, GA) 
  • Anna Altizer Dix (Real Estate, GA) 

Attorneys who moved up in the rankings

  • Jeffrey E. Decker (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, FL: North & Central) 
  • Todd H. Lebowitz (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • M. Scott McIntyre (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • Mark D. Temple (Labor & Employment, TX) 
  • John J. Carney (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, NY) 
  • Brian McEvoy (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, GA) 
  • Stephen M. Floyd (Real Estate, GA) 

New attorney rankings

  • Amy Ralph Mudge (Advertising: NAD Proceedings, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Nathan F. Ware (Banking & Finance, OH) 
  • Danielle L. Merola (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, FL: North & Central) 
  • Jason A. Brady (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, FL: North & Central) 
  • Matthew D. Gases (Corporate/M&A, NY) 
  • John J. Harrington (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Matthew Thurlow (Energy & Natural Resources, DC)
  • Timothy D. Casey (Intellectual Property, WA) 
  • Lisa N. Collins (Intellectual Property, GA) 
  • Heather J. McDonald (Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, NY) 
  • Lana Muranovic (International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Paul Rosenberg (Labor & Employment, NY) 
  • Erin M. Sales (Labor & Employment, FL) 
  • Douglas W. Greene (Litigation: Securities, NY) 
  • Jonathan R. Barr (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, DC) 
  • Steven M Dettelbach (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, OH)
  • Mark S. Barron (Oil & Gas Litigation, USA – Nationwide) 
  • W. Ray Whitman (Oil & Gas Litigation, USA – Nationwide) 
  • David L. Evans (Real Estate, FL: North & Central)
  • Elizabeth McNellie  (Transportation: Road (Automotive), USA – Nationwide)
Practice area rankings – highlights

Practice areas ranked in Band 1 

  • Advertising: NAD Proceedings (USA – Nationwide)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (FL: North & Central)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (OH) 
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • Corporate/M&A (OH: North) 
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (TX)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (OH) 
  • Healthcare: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • Intellectual Property (PA) 
  • International Arbitration: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide) 
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment (OH)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (OH)
  • Tax (OH)

Additional practice highlights

  • BakerHostetler’s International Trade: Compliance team has joined the Highly Regarded rankings for International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Two practice areas were newly listed on a Spotlight Table
    • International Arbitration: Enforcement (USA – Nationwide)
    • Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare (USA – Nationwide)
  • Other practice areas that moved up or are new in the rankings
    • Advertising: NAD Proceedings (USA -- Nationwide)
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (DC)
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (FL: North & Central)
    • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (USA -- Nationwide)
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (GA)
    • Insurance: Insurer (OH)
    • Intellectual Property (WA)
BakerHostetler’s ranked practice areas
  • Advertising: NAD Proceedings (USA – Nationwide) 
  • Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (USA – Nationwide)
  • Banking & Finance (OH)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (CA) 
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (DC),
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (FL: North & Central)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (OH)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • Corporate/M&A (GA)
  • Corporate/M&A (OH: North)
  • Corporate/M&A (OH: South & Central)
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (FL: North & Central)
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (NY)
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (TX) 
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (OH)
  • Energy & Natural Resources (CO)
  • Environment (DC)
  • Healthcare (GA)
  • Healthcare (OH)
  • Healthcare (TX)
  • Healthcare: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (DC) 
  • Insurance: Insurer (OH)
  • Intellectual Property (GA)
  • Intellectual Property (IL)
  • Intellectual Property (OH)
  • Intellectual Property (PA)
  • Intellectual Property (WA)
  • Intellectual Property: Litigation (DC)
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (DC)
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (NY)
  • International Arbitration: Enforcement (USA – Nationwide)
  • International Arbitration: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • International Trade: Customs (USA – Nationwide) 
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded (USA – Nationwide)
  • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (USA – Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment (DC)
  • Labor & Employment (FL)
  • Labor & Employment (GA)
  • Labor & Employment (OH)
  • Labor & Employment (TX)
  • Labor & Employment (USA – Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment: The Elite (CA)
  • Leisure & Hospitality (USA – Nationwide)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (CO)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (OH) 
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (GA)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (OH)
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite (NY)
  • Media & Entertainment (DC)
  • Oil & Gas Litigation (USA – Nationwide)
  • Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare (USA – Nationwide)
  • Privacy & Data Security: The Elite (USA – Nationwide)
  • Real Estate (FL: North & Central)
  • Real Estate (GA)
  • Real Estate (OH)
  • Retail (USA – Nationwide)
  • Tax (DC)
  • Tax (OH)
  • Tax: Controversy (USA – Nationwide)
  • Transportation: Road (Automotive) (USA – Nationwide)
BakerHostetler’s ranked attorneys
  • Randal M. Shaheen (Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Marc G. Schildkraut (Antitrust, DC) 
  • Phillip M. Callesen (Banking & Finance, OH) 
  • Matthew A. Tenerowicz (Banking & Finance, OH) 
  • Brian A. Bash (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, OH) 
  • Cecily A. Dumas (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, CA) 
  • Matthew R. Goldman (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, OH)
  • Jimmy D. Parrish (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, FL: North & Central)
  • Eric E. Sagerman (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, CA) 
  • Michael A. VanNiel (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, OH) 
  • Donald A. Workman (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, DC) 
  • Denis L. Durkin (Construction, FL) 
  • John J. Allotta (Corporate/M&A, OH: North)
  • David K. Brown (Corporate/M&A, GA) 
  • Steven H. Goldberg (Corporate/M&A, NY) 
  • Matthew D. Graban (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Suzanne K. Hanselman (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • W. Ashley Hess (Corporate/M&A, OH: South & Central)
  • R. Steven Kestner (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Michael W. Moyer (Corporate/M&A, WA) 
  • Ronald A. Stepanovic (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Peter W. Van Euwen III (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Robert A. Weible (Corporate/M&A, OH: North) 
  • Jason Brady (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, FL: North & Central)
  • Jeffrey E. Decker (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, FL: North & Central) 
  • Gilbert S. Keteltas (E-Discovery & Information Governance, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Ann M. Caresani (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, OH) 
  • Susan N. Lubow (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, OH) 
  • Raymond M. Malone (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, OH) 
  • John J. McGowan Jr. (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, OH) 
  • Mark W. DeLaquil (Energy & Natural Resources, DC) 
  • William L. Pence (Energy & Natural Resources, FL) 
  • S. Derek Bauer (Healthcare, GA) 
  • Charlotte A. Combre (Healthcare, GA) 
  • Emily C. Crosby (Healthcare, GA) 
  • Amy E. Fouts (Healthcare, GA) 
  • Brian F. McEvoy (Healthcare, GA) 
  • Charlene L. McGinty (Healthcare, GA) 
  • Robert K. Rupp (Healthcare, OH) 
  • Gregory S. Saikin (Healthcare, TX) 
  • David L. Schick (Healthcare, FL) 
  • Lynn Sessions (Healthcare, TX) 
  • Christopher J. Swift (Healthcare, OH) 
  • Lee H. Rosebush (Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory, DC) 
  • James D. Levine (Immigration, GA) 
  • Christopher M. Arena (Intellectual Property, GA)
  • Nancy R. Frandsen (Intellectual Property, PA) 
  • Daniel J. Goettle (Intellectual Property, PA) 
  • Kevin W. Kirsch (Intellectual Property, OH)
  • John S. Letchinger (Intellectual Property, IL) 
  • Stephanie Lodise (Intellectual Property, PA) 
  • Joseph Lucci (Intellectual Property, PA) 
  • Steven B. Samuels (Intellectual Property, PA) 
  • Timothy A. Worrall, Ph.D. (Intellectual Property, CO) 
  • William C. Bergmann (Intellectual Property: Litigation, DC) 
  • Kenneth J. Sheehan (Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution, DC) 
  • Oren J. Warshavsky (Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, NY) 
  • Mark A. Cymrot (International Arbitration: Arbitrators and International Arbitration: Counsel, both USA – Nationwide) 
  • Kenneth B. Reisenfeld (International Arbitration: Arbitrators and International Arbitration: Counsel, both USA – Nationwide) 
  • Sashe D. Dimitroff (International Arbitration: Counsel, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Matthew W. Caligur (International Trade: Customs and International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy, both USA – Nationwide) 
  • Michael S. Snarr (International Trade: Customs, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Melissa B. Mannino (International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, USA – Nationwide)
  • Elliot J. Feldman (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy, USA – Nationwide) 
  • M.J. Asensio (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • Eric L. Barnum (Labor & Employment, GA) 
  • Michael S. Chamberlin (Labor & Employment, CA) 
  • Joyce Ackerbaum Cox (Labor & Employment, FL) 
  • Jason D'Cruz (Labor & Employment, GA) 
  • Daniel J. Guttman (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • Matthew C. Kane (Labor & Employment, CA) 
  • Jay P. Krupin (Labor & Employment, DC) 
  • Ronald G. Linville (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • M. Scott McIntyre (Labor & Employment, OH) 
  • Patrick M. Muldowney (Labor & Employment, FL) 
  • Margaret Rosenthal (Labor & Employment, CA) 
  • Amy J. Traub (Labor & Employment, NY) 
  • John Melicharek Jr. (Leisure & Hospitality, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Robert J. Webb (Leisure & Hospitality, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Paul G. Karlsgodt (Litigation: General Commercial, CO) 
  • Thomas R. Lucchesi (Litigation: General Commercial, OH) 
  • William W. Oxley (Litigation: General Commercial, CA) 
  • John Siegal (Litigation: General Commercial, NY) 
  • Daniel R. Warren (Litigation: General Commercial, OH)
  • Robb C. Adkins (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, CA) 
  • Terry M. Brennan (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, OH) 
  • C. Shawn Cleveland (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, TX) 
  • Jonathan New (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, NY)
  • Carlos F. Ortiz (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, NY)
  • Brian T. Rafferty (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, GA) 
  • Lauren J. Resnick (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, NY) 
  • George A. Stamboulidis (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, NY) 
  • Martin T. Booher (Natural Resources & Environment, OH) 
  • Craig A. Hoffman (Privacy & Data Security and Privacy & Data Security Incident Response, both USA -- Nationwide) 
  • Theodore J. Kobus III (Privacy & Data Security and Privacy & Data Security Incident Response, both USA – Nationwide) 
  • Lynn Sessions (Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare, USA – Nationwide) 
  • Joann Gallagher Jones (Real Estate, GA) 
  • Wendy W. Markham (Real Estate, GA) 
  • Gary M. Alletag (Real Estate, TX)
  • Michael J. Pappert (Real Estate, TX) 
  • Jeffrey H. Paravano (Tax, DC)
  • Paul M. Schmidt (Tax, DC) 
  • Billy M. Donley (Transportation: Road (Automotive), USA – Nationwide)

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