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BakerHostetler's Legal 500-Ranked Practice Areas Up Nearly 40 Percent

All five groups earn new practice area recognitions; individual rankings increase 22 percent

News / June 5, 2017

With 25 practice area rankings and 96 attorney rankings — up from 18 and 79, respectively, in 2016 — BakerHostetler has again dramatically increased its presence in the Legal 500 directory. Over the past three years, the firm has made significant gains in the number of practice areas and attorneys recognized by the Legal 500.

Practice Area Rankings

The firm was recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust - Civil litigations/class actions (Tier 5)
  • Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense (Tier 5)
  • Dispute resolution - International arbitration (Tier 4) (new)
  • Dispute resolution - International litigation (Tier 3) (new)
  • Dispute resolution - International trade (Tier 4)
  • Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense (Tier 5)
  • Industry focus - Energy litigation: oil and gas (Tier 3)
  • Industry focus - Environment: litigation (Tier 4) (new)
  • Industry focus - Sport (Tier 4) (new)
  • Intellectual property - Copyright (Tier 4)
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation: full coverage (Tier 6)
  • Intellectual property - Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) (Tier 5)
  • Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) (Tier 4) (new)
  • Labor and employment - Employee benefits and executive compensation (transactions) (Tier 5)
  • Labor and employment - Employee health and retirement plans (Tier 5) (new)
  • Labor and employment - Immigration (Tier 4) (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)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) (Tier 3)
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) (Tier 2)
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Data protection and data breach response (Tier 2)
  • Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation) (Tier 3)
  • Tax - International Tax (Tier 4)
  • Tax - US taxes: non-contentious (Tier 6)
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).

The following attorneys were ranked “Next Generation”:

  • William Daugherty — Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)
  • Jessie Gabriel — Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
  • Ronald Gaither — Industry focus - Sport (new)
  • Susan Nolan Lubow — Labor and employment - Employee health and retirement plans (new)
  • Melinda McLellan — Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) (new)

Attorneys listed as “Recommended” include the following:

Antitrust – Civil litigation/class actions

  • Robert Abrams
  • Robert Brookhiser
  • Carey Busen (new)
  • Torello Calvani (new)
  • Gregory Commins
  • Danyll Foix
  • John Fornaciari
  • Mark Hatcher (new)

Dispute resolution – Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

  • Jonathan Barr (new)
  • Steven Dettelbach (new)
  • John Carney
  • Lauren Resnick
  • George Stamboulidis

Dispute resolution – International arbitration

  • Mark Cymrot (new)
  • Kenneth Reisenfeld (new)

Dispute resolution – International litigation

  • Mark Cymrot (new)
  • Gonzalo Zeballos (new)

Dispute resolution – International trade

  • John Burke (new)
  • Kerry Scarlott (new)
  • Melvin Schwechter
  • Michael Snarr

Dispute resolution – Securities litigation: defense

  • Jonathan Blattmachr (new)
  • Geoffrey Coll
  • Marc Powers

Industry focus – Energy litigation: oil and gas

  • Mark Barron (new)
  • Martin Booher
  • Poe Leggette
  • Ray Whitman

Industry focus – Environment litigation

  • Martin Booher (new)
  • Andrew Grossman (new)
  • Robert Steinwurtzel (new)

Industry focus – Sport

  • Jack Bjerke
  • Gregory Lee (new)

Intellectual property – Copyright

  • Dennis Loomis (new)
  • Oren Warshavsky

Intellectual property – Patent litigation: full coverage

  • Daniel Goettle
  • Kevin Kirsch

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

  • David Farsiou (new)
  • Robert Hails (new)
  • Michael Stein
  • Kenneth Sheehan

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

  • Joyce Ackerbaum Cox (new)
  • Edward Friedman (new)

Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation

  • Raymond Malone
  • Georgeann Peters

Labor and employment - Employee health and retirement plans

  • John Boyd (new)
  • Raymond Malone (new)
  • John McGowan (new)
  • Georgeann Peters (new)

Labor and employment - Immigration

  • Matthew Hoyt (new)
  • James Levine (new)

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

  • Eric Barnum (new)
  • Edward Friedman (new)
  • David Grant
  • Margaret Rosenthal
  • Kevin Shaughnessy
  • Drew Tipton (new)

Labor and employment – Labor-management relations

  • Marc Antonetti
  • Todd Dawson (new)
  • Jennifer Edwards (new)
  • Peter Fischer (new)
  • David Grant
  • Daniel Guttman (new)
  • Jay Krupin
  • Ronald Linville (new)
  • Patrick Muldowney
  • Paul Rosenberg
  • Thomas Seger

M&A/corporate and commercial – Corporate governance

  • Steven Dettelbach (new)
  • Suzanne Hanselman (new)
  • James Rawls (new)
  • Robert Rupp (new)
  • Robert Weible

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

  • John Gherlein
  • Ronald Stepanovic

Media, technology and telecoms – Cyber law (including data protection and privacy)

  • Patrick Haggerty (new)
  • Craig Hoffman
  • Theodore Kobus
  • Carol Van Cleef (new)

Real estate and construction – Construction (including construction litigation)

  • Barron Avery (new)
  • Penny Pittman Cobey (new)
  • Brian Blair
  • Denis Durkin
  • Laurin Quiat
  • Michael Vitale

Tax – International tax

  • John Bates
  • John Lehrer
  • Paul Schmidt

Tax – Taxes: Non-contentious

  • John Bates
  • 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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