BakerHostetler Attorneys Recognized in The Legal 500 Annual Guide

Press Releases / June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 17, 2020 – BakerHostetler is pleased to announce the firm has again increased its number of favorable rankings across several practice areas as well as among individual attorneys in the latest The Legal 500 guide. Over the past years, the firm has seen a marked increase, from 13 practice areas in 2015 to 31 in 2020, and from 39 attorney honors in 2015 to 114 in 2020. For a second consecutive year, the firm’s Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group’s leadership in the field topped the ranks as a Tier 1 group in the Media, Technology and Telecoms – Data Privacy and Data Protection category. The following includes a full list of practice area and individual attorney rankings.

Practice Area Rankings

The firm was recognized in the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust – Civil Litigations/Class Actions: Defense (Tier 5)
  • Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-collar Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals (Tier 4) (new)
  • Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-collar Criminal Defense (Tier 54)
  • Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration (Tier 4)
  • Dispute Resolution – International Litigation (Tier 3)
  • Dispute Resolution – International Trade (Tier 4)
  • Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation: Defense (Tier 4)
  • Finance – Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Industry Focus – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas (Tier 3)
  • Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas (Tier 5)
  • Industry Focus – Environment: Litigation (Tier 4)
  • Industry Focus – Healthcare: Advice to Service Providers (Tier 5)
  • Industry Focus – Sport (Tier 4)
  • Industry Focus – Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulation (Tier 3)
  • Intellectual Property – Copyright (Tier 3)
  • Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: Full Coverage (Tier 6)
  • Intellectual Property – Patents: Prosecution (including Re-examination and Post-grant Proceedings) (Tier 4)
  • Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-contentious Matters) (Tier 4)
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks: Non-Contentious (Including Prosecution, Portfolio Management and Licensing) (Tier 3) (new)
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and, Executive Compensation and Retirement plans: Design (Tier 54)
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement plans Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: Transactional Transactions (Tier 5)
  • Labor and Employment – Immigration (Tier 4)
  • 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 3)
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-market ($500m-999m) (Tier 2)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory (Tier 2)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection and Privacy) (Tier 2)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms – Data Protection Privacy and Data Breach Response Protection (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate – Construction (including Construction Litigation) (Tier 4)
  • Real Estate (Tier 5)
  • Tax – International Tax (Tier 4)
  • Tax – U.S. Taxes: Contentious (Tier 5) (new)
  • Tax – U.S. Taxes: Non-contentious (Tier 6)
Individual Rankings

Partners Steven Goldberg (M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-market ($500m-$999m)),Craig Hoffman and Ted Kobus (Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Protection)) and Amy Ralph Mudge (Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory) stood out as “Leading Lawyers” in the 2020 guide.

New this year was Asim Grabowski-Shaikh in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Middle-Market ($500m-$999m) category, who was designated a “Rising Star.”

The following attorneys were ranked “Next Generation”:

  • Melinda L. McLellan – Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)
  • Peter G. Fischer – Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions)

Attorneys listed as “Recommended” include the following:

Civil Litigation/Class Actions Defense
  • John R. Fornaciari
  • Carl W. Hittinger
  • Michael B. Holt
  • Jeffrey D. Martino
  • Marc G. Schildkraut
Corporate Governance
  • David K. Brown
  • Clayton W. Coley
  • Suzanne K. Hanselman
  • Janet A. Spreen
  • Robert A. Weible
Cyber Law (Including Data Privacy and Data Protection)
  • Craig A. Hoffman
  • Theodore J. Kobus
  • Melinda L. McLellan
  • Daniel A. Pepper
  • Lynn Sessions
  • Eulonda G. Skyles
Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
  • John J. Carney
  • Steven Dettelbach
  • Carole S. Rendon
  • George A. Stamboulidis
Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
  • Mark A. Cymrot
  • Kenneth B. Reisenfeld
  • Sashe D. Dimitroff
Dispute Resolution: International Litigation
  • Mark A. Cymrot
  • Oren J. Warshavsky
  • Gonzalo S. Zeballos
Dispute Resolution: International Trade
  • Elliot J. Feldman
  • Kerry T. Scarlott
  • Matthew W. Caligur
  • Mark B. Lehnardt
  • Barbara D. Linney
  • Lana Muranovic
  • Casey E. Weaver
Dispute Resolution: Securities Litigation - Defense
  • Jonathan R. Barr
  • C. Shawn Cleveland
  • John J. Carney
  • Douglas W. Greene
Healthcare: Advice to Service Providers
  • Robert K. Rupp
  • Christopher J. Swift
Industry Focus: Energy Litigation – Oil and Gas
  • Mark S. Barron
  • Poe L. Leggette
  • Ray W. Whitman
Industry Focus: Environment Litigation
  • Martin T. Booher
  • Thomas E. Hogan
  • Robert N. Steinwurtzel
Industry Focus: Transport – Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulation
  • Billy M. Donley
  • David R. Jarrett
  • Elizabeth McNellie
  • J. Keith Russell
Intellectual Property: Copyright
  • Chad A. Rutkowski
  • Mark H. Tidman
  • Oren J. Warshavsky
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - Full Coverage
  • Daniel J. Goettle
  • Kevin W. Kirsch
Intellectual Property: Patent - Prosecution (Including Reexamination and Post-Grant Proceedings)
  • Tayan B. Patel
  • Kenneth J. Sheehan
  • Mark H. Tidman
Intellectual Property: Trademarks - Non-Contentious (Including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
  • Robert (Red) Horowitz
  • Mark H. Tidman
  • Deborah A. Wilcox
Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)
  • Joyce Ackerbaum Cox
International Tax
  • J. Brian Davis
  • Jeffrey H. Paravano
Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • Ann M. Caresani
  • Raymond M. Malone
  • Georgeann G. Peters
  • Jennifer Mills
Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans -Transactions
  • Raymond M. Malone
  • Georgeann G. Peters
Labor and Employment: Immigration
  • Matthew W. Hoyt
  • James D. Levine
  • Pamela Nieto
  • Amy J. Traub
Labor and Employment: Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) - Defense
  • Eric L. Barnum
  • Gilbert P. Brosky
  • Michael S. Chamberlin
  • Jason D’Cruz
  • Jennifer E. Edwards
  • Peter G. Fischer
  • Joel Griswold
  • Scott M. McIntyre
  • Gregory V. Mersol
  • Margaret Rosenthal
  • Sabrina L. Shadi
  • Kevin W. Shaughnessy
  • Amy J. Traub
Labor and Employment: Labor Management Relations
  • M.J. Asensio
  • Louis J Cannon
  • Jennifer E. Edwards
  • Peter G. Fischer
  • David A. Grant
  • Daniel J. Guttman
  • Jay P. Krupin
  • Patrick M. Muldowney
  • Todd A. Dawson
  • Joseph C. Devine
  • Ronald G. Linville
  • Paul Rosenberg
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Middle-Market ($500m - $999m)
  • Stephen H. Goldberg
  • Asim Grabowski-Shaikh
  • Ronald A. Stepanovic
Media, Technology and Telecoms: Advertising and Marketing - Transactional and Regulatory
  • Alan L. Friel
  • Linda A. Goldstein
  • Amy Ralph Mudge
Real Estate
  • Robert H. Gebaide
  • Amy E. Kellogg
Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Adam L. Fletcher
  • Elizabeth A. Green
  • Tax: US Taxes – Contentious
  • Jeffrey H, Paravano
  • Paul M. Schmidt
  • Edward Bernert
  • J. Brian Davis
Tax: US Taxes – Non-Contentious
  • Jeffrey H. Paravano
  • John R. Lehrer
  • Paul M. Schmidt

The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms and organizes its findings into a single, national ranking, eschewing a state-by-state approach. According to The Legal 500, the “principal aim is to provide a snapshot of the market based on our assessment of the overall strength and depth of a practice group.” The methodology employs an assessment that includes market research, client and peer feedback and law firm submissions.

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About BakerHostetler

Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With six core national practice groups – Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has nearly 1,000 lawyers located coast to coast. For more information, visit bakerlaw.com.

Contact:

Ivette Delgado, 202.861.1766 (idelgado@bakerlaw.com), or Gabi Valentine, 202.861.1582 (gvalentine@bakerlaw.com)

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