BakerHostetler Doubles Attorneys Ranked by Legal 500

News / June 28, 2016

With 79 individual Legal 500 rankings, this year BakerHostetler doubled the number of attorneys ranked, jumping from four percent ranked last year to eight percent this year. Additionally, BakerHostetler earned 18 firm rankings this year, compared to 13 last year  — an increase of 38 percent.

“I’m pleased that the Legal 500 organization has recognized the scope and depth of our services, the high caliber of our attorneys and their commitment to obtaining successful outcomes for our clients,” said Chief Marketing Officer Dave Southern.

Practice Area Rankings

For the second consecutive year, the firm was ranked in Tier 1 in M&A/corporate and commercial M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m).

Additionally, the firm was recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust – Civil litigation/class actions (Tier 5)
  • Dispute resolution – International trade (Tier 4)
  • Dispute resolution – Securities litigation: defense (Tier 5)
  • Dispute resolution – White-collar criminal defense (Tier 5) (New)
  • Industry focus – Energy: litigation (Tier 3)
  • Intellectual property – Copyright (Tier 5)
  • Intellectual property – Patent litigation: full coverage (Tier 6)
  • Intellectual property – Patents prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) (Tier 5)
  • Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation (Tier 5) (New)
  • Labor and employment – Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense (Tier 4)
  • Labor and employment – Labor-management relations (Tier 3)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial – Corporate governance (Tier 2) (New)
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law (Tier 2) (New)
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Data protection and privacy (Tier 2) (New)
  • Real estate and construction – Construction (including construction litigation) (Tier 4) (New)
  • Tax – International tax (Tier 4)
  • Tax – Taxes: Non-contentious (Tier 8)
Individual Rankings

Partner Steven Goldberg was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m).

Additionally, attorneys listed as “recommended” include the following:

Antitrust – Civil litigation/class actions

  • Robert Abrams
  • Robert Brookhiser
  • Gregory Commins
  • Carl Hittinger
  • Lee Simowitz (New)

Dispute resolution – International trade

  • Elliot Feldman
  • Melvin Schwechter
  • Michael Snarr (New)

Dispute resolution – Securities litigation: defense

  • Geoffrey Coll (New)
  • Jessie Gabriel (New)
  • Dean Hunt
  • Mark Kornfeld
  • Marc Powers

Dispute resolution – White-collar criminal defense

  • John Carney (New)
  • Lauren Resnick (New)
  • George Stamboulidis (New)

Industry focus – Energy litigation

  • Martin Booher (New)
  • Michael Joy (New)
  • Poe Leggette
  • Richard Stilwell
  • Ray Whitman (New)

Intellectual property – Copyright

  • Katrina Quicker
  • Oren Warshavsky

Intellectual property – Patent litigation full coverage

  • Michael Anderson (New)
  • William Bergmann (New)
  • John Donohue (New)
  • Daniel Goettle
  • Kevin Kirsch
  • Gary Levin (New)
  • John Weber

Intellectual property – Patents prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

  • Barry Bretschneider (New)
  • Joseph Lucci (New)
  • Steven Samuels (New)
  • Michael Stein

Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation

  • Raymond Malone (New)
  • John McGowan (New)
  • Georgeanne Peters (New)

Labor and employment – Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) defense

  • Jennifer Edwards (New)
  • David Grant
  • Paul Rosenberg (New)
  • Margaret Rosenthal (New)
  • Kevin Shaughnessy
  • Jeffrey Vlasek (New)

Labor and employment – Labor-management relations

  • Marc Antonetti (New)
  • David Grant
  • Jay Krupin
  • Patrick Muldowney (New)
  • Paul Rosenberg (New)
  • Thomas Seger

M&A/corporate and commercial – Corporate governance

  • Jason Brady (New)
  • David Brown (New)
  • Jeffrey Decker (New)
  • Laura McMahon (New)
  • Robert Weible (New)

M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A middle-market (sub-$500m)

  • David Brown (New)
  • Clayton Coley (New)
  • Emily Crosby (New)
  • John Gherlein|
  • Steven Goldberg
  • Rajiv Khanna (New)
  • Ronald Stepanovic

Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law

  • Will Daugherty
  • Vimala Devassy
  • Amy Fouts (New)
  • Theodore Kobus (New)
  • Paulette Thomas (New)

Media, technology and telecoms – Technology data protection and privacy

  • Will Daugherty (New)
  • Vimala Devassy (New)
  • Amy Fouts
  • Craig Hoffman (New)
  • Theodore Kobus (New)
  • Paulette Thomas (New)

Real estate and construction – Construction (including construction litigation)

  • Brian Blair (New)
  • Denis Durkin (New)
  • Laurin Quiat
  • Robert Thielhelm (New)
  • Michael Vitale (New)

Tax – International tax

  • Paul Schmidt

Tax – Taxes: Non-contentious

  • Paul Schmidt

The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on a series of criteria and highlight the practice area teams that are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

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