BakerHostetler Boosts High Marks in the Legal 500 2018 Annual Guide

Firm continues racking up accolades for the fourth consecutive year

Press Releases / June 5, 2018

CLEVELAND – June 5, 2018 – With 30 practice area rankings and 118 attorney rankings – up from 25 and 96, respectively, in 2017 – BakerHostetler has again dramatically increased its presence in The Legal 500 directory. Over the past four years, the firm has taken notable ground across a number of practice areas and has steadily increased the number of attorneys recognized by The Legal 500. This year, our Privacy and Data Protection team’s leadership in the field was praised as a Tier 1 group in the Media, Technology and Telecoms – Data Protection and Data Breach Response 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 (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)
  • Dispute Resolution – International Trade (Tier 4)
  • Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation: Defense (Tier 5)
  • Industry Focus – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas (Tier 3)
  • Industry Focus – Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas (Tier 5) (new)
  • Industry Focus – Environment: Litigation (Tier 4)
  • Industry Focus – Healthcare: Service Providers (Tier 5) (new)
  • Industry Focus – Sport (Tier 4)
  • Industry Focus – Transport: Rail and Road Litigation (Tier 2) (new)
  • 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 5)
  • Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-contentious Matters) (Tier 4)
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: Design (Tier 5) (new)
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: Transactional (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 2)
  • 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) (new)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy) (Tier 2)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms – Data Protection and Data Breach Response (Tier 1)
  • Real Estate (Tier 5)
  • Real Estate – Construction (including Construction Litigation) (Tier 3)
  • Tax – International Tax (Tier 4)
  • Tax – U.S. Taxes: Non-contentious (Tier 6)
Individual Rankings

Partners Steven Goldberg and Linda Goldstein (new) were recognized as “Leading Lawyers” in the areas of M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle–market ($500m-999m), and Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory, respectively.

The following attorneys were ranked “Next Generation”:

  • William R. Daugherty – Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)
  • Peter G. Fischer – Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Susan Nolan Lubow – Labor and Employment – Employee Health and Retirement Plans
  • Melinda L. McLellan – Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)

Attorneys listed as “Recommended” include the following:

Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions Defense
  • Robert G. Abrams
  • Gregory L. Baker (new)
  • Robert J. Brookhiser
  • Gregory J. Commins, Jr.
  • Danyll W. Foix
  • John R. Fornaciari
  • Thomas E. Hogan (new)
  • Sally Y. Qin (new)
Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White–collar Criminal Defense
  • Jonathan R. Barr
  • John J. Carney
  • Steven M. Dettelbach
  • Douglas W. Greene (new)
  • Carole S. Rendon (new)
  • Lauren J. Resnick
  • George A. Stamboulidis
Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration
  • Mark A. Cymrot
  • Sashe D. Dimitroff (new)
  • Kenneth B. Reisenfeld
Dispute Resolution – International Litigation
  • Mark A. Cymrot
  • Oren J. Warshavsky (new)
  • Gonzalo S. Zeballos
Dispute Resolution – International Trade
  • John J. Burke
  • Kerry T. Scarlott
  • Michael S. Snarr
Dispute Resolution – Securities litigation: Defense
  • Geoffrey H. Coll
  • Marc D. Powers
Industry Focus – Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas
  • Martin T. Booher
  • Poe L. Leggette
  • Matthew D. Thurlow (new)
  • Ray W. Whitman
Industry Focus – Environment Litigation
  • Martin T. Booher
  • Andrew M. Grossman
  • Matthew D. Thurlow (new)
Industry Focus – Healthcare: Service Providers (new)
  • Emily C. Crosby (new)
  • Amy E. Fouts (new)
  • Elizabeth H. Goldman (new)
  • Mark A. Kadzielski (new)
  • Charlene L. McGinty (new)
  • Gregory S. Saikin (new)
Industry Focus – Sport
  • S. Derek Bauer (new)
  • Jack A. Bjerke
  • Gregory D. Lee
Industry Focus – Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation (new)
  • Billy M. Donley (new)
  • David R. Jarrett (new)
  • Elizabeth McNellie (new)
Intellectual Property – Copyright
  • C. Dennis Loomis
  • Katrina M. Quicker (new)
  • Oren J. Warshavsky
Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Michael D. Gannon (new)
  • Daniel J. Goettle
  • Kevin W. Kirsch
  • Inge Larish (new)
  • Gary H. Levin
  • Lief R. Sigmond (new)
  • Steven M. Spears (new)
  • Pierre R. Yanney (new)
Intellectual Property – Patents Prosecution (including Re-examination and Post-grant Proceedings)
  • David N. Farsiou
  • Kenneth J. Sheehan
  • Michael D. Stein
  • Pierre R. Yanney (new)
Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non–contentious Matters)
  • Joyce Ackerbaum Cox
  • Edward L. Friedman
  • Drew B. Tipton
Labor and employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design
  • John W. Boyd
  • Susan Nolan Lublow
  • Raymond M. Malone
  • John J. McGowan, Jr.
  • Georgeann G. Peters
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 D. Nieto (new)
Labor and Employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Porsche D. Austin (new)
  • Eric L. Barnum
  • Peter G. Fischer
  • Edward L. Friedman
  • David A. Grant
  • Joel Griswold (new)
  • Margaret Rosenthal
  • Kevin W. Shaughnessy
  • Drew B. Tipton
  • Amy J. Traub (new)
Labor and Employment – Labor-management Relations
  • Daniel J. Guttman
  • Jay P. Krupin
  • Patrick M. Muldowney
M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Corporate Governance
  • Jeffrey E. Decker (new)
  • Suzanne K. Hanselman
  • Janet A. Spreen (new)
  • Robert A. Weible
M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A Middle-market ($500m–$999m)
  • Goodarz T. Agahi (new)
  • John M. Gherlein
  • Steven H. Goldberg
  • Ronald A. Stepanovic
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing: Transactional and Regulatory (new)
  • Alan L. Friel (new)
  • Linda A. Goldstein (new)
  • Holly A. Melton (new)
Media, Technology and Telecoms – Cyber Law (including Data Protection and Privacy)
  • William R. Daugherty
  • Laura E. Jehl (new)
  • Andreas T. Kaltsounis (new)
  • Theodore J. Kobus III
  • Melinda L. McLellan
  • Real Estate (new)
  • Robert H. Gebaide (new)
  • Amy E. Kellogg (new)
Real Estate – Construction (including Construction Litigation)
  • Eben P. Clark (new)
  • Penny Pittman Cobey (new)
  • Dean D. Hunt (new)
  • Laurin D. Quiat
Tax – International Tax
  • John D. Bates
  • John R. Lehrer
  • Paul M. Schmidt
Tax – Taxes: U.S. Taxes: Non-contentious
  • John D. Bates
  • Mark S. Lange (new)
  • Paul M. 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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