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10 August 2010

170 Mayer Brown partners listed in Best Lawyers in America 2011
Mayer Brown

10 August 2010 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that 170 of its lawyers are listed in the 2011 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” The Firm had the most lawyers listed of any firm in the national Appellate Law category and was ranked #1 in Chicago and Illinois with 101 lawyers listed. In addition, the firm had the top number of lawyers listed in 25 city and/or state categories, including:

  • Administrative Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Charlotte, Chicago and Illinois
  • Antitrust Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Appellate Law – Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC, Illinois and New York
  • Banking Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation – Chicago and Illinois
  • Biotechnology Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Commercial Litigation – Chicago and Illinois
  • Communications Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Corporate Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Employee Benefits Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Government Relations Law – Chicago, Los Angeles, California and Illinois
  • Information Technology – Chicago, Palo Alto, Washington, DC and Illinois
  • Media Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Natural Resources Law – Los Angeles
  • Product Liability Litigation – Chicago and Illinois
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Washington, DC
  • Project Finance Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Public Finance Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Securities Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Sports Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Structured Finance Law – Charlotte and North Carolina
  • Tax Law – Charlotte, Chicago, Illinois and North Carolina
  • Technology Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Venture Capital Law – Houston

A complete list of individual rankings follows.

Administrative Law

  • Christian F. Binnig (Chicago)
  • J. Tyson Covey (Chicago)
  • David F. Dowd (Washington, DC)
  • Theodore A. Livingston, Jr. (Chicago)
  • John E. Muench (Chicago)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Lee N. Abrams (Chicago)
  • John C. Berghoff, Jr. (Chicago)
  • Fern M. Bomchill (Chicago)
  • Mary K. Mandeville (Charlotte)
  • Jonathan C. Medow (Chicago)
  • Michael A. Olsen (Chicago)
  • Andrew S. Rosenman (Chicago)
  • Zaldwaynaka Scott (Chicago)

Antitrust Law

  • Lee N. Abrams (Chicago)
  • Robert E. Bloch (Washington, DC)
  • Richard J. Favretto (Washington, DC)
  • Robert F. Finke (Chicago)
  • Christopher J. Kelly (Washington, DC)
  • Andrew S. Marovitz (Chicago)
  • Mark McLaughlin (Chicago)
  • Richard M. Steuer (New York)

Appellate Law

  • Timothy S. Bishop (Chicago)
  • Andrew L. Frey (New York)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (Washington, DC)
  • David M. Gossett (Washington, DC)
  • Dan Himmelfarb (Washington, DC)
  • Philip Allen Lacovara (New York)
  • Miriam R. Nemetz (Washington, DC)
  • Michele L. Odorizzi (Chicago)
  • Andrew J. Pincus (Washington, DC)
  • Charles A. Rothfeld (Washington, DC)
  • Jeffrey W. Sarles (Chicago)
  • Andrew Schapiro (New York)
  • James C. Schroeder (Chicago)
  • Stephen M. Shapiro (Chicago)
  • Evan M. Tager (Washington, DC)

Banking Law

  • Robert C. Baptista (Chicago)
  • Debora de Hoyos (Chicago)
  • Douglas A. Doetsch (Chicago)
  • Robert F. Hugi (Chicago)
  • Stuart M. Litwin (Chicago)
  • Brian E. Newhouse (Los Angeles)
  • Michael E. Niebruegge (Houston)
  • George A. Pecoulas (Chicago)
  • David Sahr (New York)
  • Ami G. Scott (Chicago)
  • Angela M. Ulum (Chicago)

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

  • David S. Curry (Chicago)
  • Thomas S. Kiriakos (Chicago)
  • Stuart M. Rozen (Chicago)

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (Washington, DC)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (Chicago)
  • Robert B. Cordle (Charlotte)
  • Thomas M. Durkin (Chicago)
  • Tyrone C. Fahner (Chicago)
  • Michael R. Feagley (Chicago)
  • James R. Ferguson (Chicago)
  • Michael K. Forde (Chicago)
  • Andrew L. Frey (New York)
  • Michele L. Odorizzi (Chicago)
  • Stephen M. Shapiro (Chicago)

Biotechnology Law

  • Matthey A. Rooney (Chicago)
  • Deborah Schavey Ruff (Chicago)

Commercial Litigation

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (Washington, DC)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (Chicago)
  • Robert B. Cordle (Charlotte)
  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (Chicago)
  • Thomas M. Durkin (Chicago)
  • Tyrone C. Fahner (Chicago)
  • Donald M. Falk (Palo Alto)
  • Richard J. Favretto (Washington, DC)
  • Michael R. Feagley (Chicago)
  • James R. Ferguson (Chicago)
  • Michael K. Forde (Chicago)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (Washington, DC)
  • Robert J. Kriss (Chicago)
  • Mary K. Mandeville (Charlotte)
  • Hugh R. McCombs (Chicago)
  • Michele L. Odorizzi (Chicago)
  • Andrew J. Pincus (Washington, DC)
  • Stephen M. Shapiro (Chicago)
  • Herbert L. Zarov (Chicago)

Communications Law

  • Christian F. Binnig (Chicago)
  • J. Tyson Covey (Chicago)
  • Dennis G. Friedman (Chicago)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (Washington, DC)
  • Theodore A. Livingston, Jr. (Chicago)
  • John E. Muench (Chicago)

Construction Law

  • Charles S. Kelley (Houston)

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (Washington, DC)
  • Edward S. Best (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (Houston)
  • Dallas Robert Parker (Houston)
  • Edward J. Schneidman (Chicago)

Corporate Law

  • J. Trent Anderson (Chicago)
  • Jonathan A. Barrett (Charlotte)
  • Edward S. Best (Chicago)
  • Francis J. Blanchfield (Charlotte)
  • Robert E. Curley (Chicago)
  • Scott J. Davis (Chicago)
  • Dan A. Fleckman (Houston)
  • Marc H. Folladori (Houston)
  • Robert F. Gray, Jr. (Houston)
  • Lawrence R. Hamilton (Chicago)
  • Robert A. Helman (Chicago)
  • William R. Kucera (Chicago)
  • Cary J. Malkin (Chicago)
  • Stephanie M. Monaco (Washington, DC)
  • Michael E. Niebruegge (Houston)
  • John W. Noell, Jr. (Chicago)
  • Dallas Robert Parker (Houston)
  • John R. Schmidt (Chicago)
  • James R. Walther (Los Angeles)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (Washington, DC)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (Chicago)
  • Thomas M. Durkin (Chicago)
  • Tyrone C. Fahner (Chicago)
  • James R. Ferguson (Chicago)
  • Andrew L. Frey (New York)

Derivatives Law

  • Joshua D. Cohn (New York)

Employee Benefits Law

  • Maureen J. Gorman (Palo Alto)
  • Karen F. R. Grotberg (Chicago)
  • Herbert W. Krueger (Chicago)
  • Wayne R. Luepker (Chicago)
  • Lennine Occhino (Chicago)

Energy Law

  • David I. Bloom (Washington, DC)
  • Dan A. Fleckman (Houston)
  • Robert A. Helman (Chicago)
  • Michael E. Niebruegge (Houston)
  • Jose L. Valera (Houston)

Environmental Law

  • John C. Berghoff (Chicago)
  • Timothy S. Bishop (Chicago)
  • Richard F. Bulger (Chicago)

Equipment Finance Law

  • Robert A. Kelman (Chicago)
  • Jason H. P. Kravitt (New York)

Franchise Law

  • Lee N. Abrams (Chicago)

Government Relations Law

  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (Chicago)
  • Robert M. Hertzberg (Los Angeles)
  • John A. Janicik (Chicago)
  • David Narefsky (Chicago)
  • George A. Ranney, Jr. (Chicago)
  • Philip R. Recht (Los Angeles)
  • Mary B. Richardson-Lowry (Chicago)

Health Care Law

  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (Chicago)

Information Technology Law

  • Rebecca S. Eisner (Chicago)
  • Ian N. Feinberg (Palo Alto)
  • David M. Hudanish (New York)
  • Daniel A. Masur (Washington, DC)
  • Brad L. Peterson (Chicago)
  • Paul J. N. Roy (Chicago)

Insurance Law

  • George W. Craven (Chicago)
  • Lawrence R. Hamilton (Chicago)
  • Clifford H. Schoenberg (New York)
  • Richard W. Shepro (Chicago)

Intellectual Property Law

  • Sharon A. Israel (Houston)
  • Christopher J. Kelly (Washington, DC)
  • Joseph A. Mahoney (Chicago)

International Arbitration

  • William H. Knull III (Houston)

International Trade and Finance Law

  • Christopher P. B. Erckert (Washington, DC)
  • Michael Kantor (Washington, DC)

Labor and Employment Law

  • Robert P. Davis (New York)
  • Marcia E. Goodman (Chicago)

Land Use & Zoning Law

  • Ivan P. Kane (Chicago)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Robert F. Gray, Jr. (Houston)

Media Law

  • Christian F. Binnig (Chicago)
  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (Chicago)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

  • Edward S. Best (Chicago)
  • Scott J. Davis (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (Houston)
  • John W. Noell, Jr. (Chicago)
  • John R. Sagan (Chicago)
  • Edward J. Schneidman (Chicago)
  • Richard W. Shepro (Chicago)
  • Marc F. Sperber (Chicago)
  • Paul W. Theiss (Chicago)
  • Frederick B. Thomas (Chicago)
  • James R. Walther (Los Angeles)

Mutual Funds Law

  • Stephanie M. Monaco (Washington, DC)

Natural Resources Law

  • Michael F. Kerr (Los Angeles)
  • John Nadolenco (Los Angeles)
  • Neil M. Soltman (Los Angeles)

Non-Profit/Charities Law

  • Howard M. McCue III (Chicago)

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Thomas M. Durkin (Chicago)

Private Funds Law

  • Stephanie M. Monaco (Washington, DC)
  • John W. Noell, Jr. (Chicago)

Product Liability Litigation

  • Thomas M. Durkin (Chicago)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (Washington, DC)
  • Erika Z. Jones (Washington, DC)

Professional Malpractice Law

  • Andrew J. Pincus (Washington, DC)

Project Finance Law

  • J. Paul Forrester (Chicago)
  • Barry N. Machlin (Chicago)
  • George K. Miller (New York)

Public Finance Law

  • David Narefsky (Chicago)

Real Estate Law

  • Robert V. Fitzsimmons (Chicago)
  • John J. Gearen (Chicago)
  • Robert E. Gordon (Chicago)
  • Frank H. Henneburg (Washington, DC)
  • Ivan P. Kane (Chicago)
  • M. Marvin Katz (Houston)
  • Paul E. Meyer (Chicago)
  • George N. Polydoros (Houston)
  • Ronald M. Shoss (Houston)
  • Jeffrey A. Usow (Chicago)
  • Neil A. Wasserstrom (Houston)
  • Keith J. Willner (Washington, DC)

Securities Law

  • Jonathan A. Barrett (Charlotte)
  • Edward S. Best (Chicago)
  • Robert E. Curley (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (Houston)
  • Michael L. Hermsen (Chicago)
  • Elizabeth M. Knoblock (Washington, DC)
  • William R. Kucera (Chicago)
  • Stephanie M. Monaco (Washington, DC)
  • Philip J. Niehoff (Chicago)
  • John R. Sagan (Chicago)
  • John R. Schmidt (Chicago)
  • Edward J. Schneidman (Chicago)
  • David A. Schuette (Chicago)
  • Paul W. Theiss (Chicago)
  • James R. Walther (Los Angeles)

Sports Law

  • Lee N. Abrams (Chicago)
  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (Chicago)
  • Daniel W. Luther (Chicago)

Structured Finance Law

  • Christopher J. Brady (Charlotte)
  • Jeffrey P. Cantrell (Charlotte)
  • Mary C. Fontaine (Chicago)
  • Carol A. Hitselberger (Charlotte)
  • Robert F. Hugi (Chicago)
  • Paul A. Jorissen (New York)
  • Jason H. P. Kravitt (New York)
  • Stuart M. Litwin (Chicago)
  • George A. Pecoulas (Chicago)

Tax Law

  • James R. Barry (Chicago)
  • Francis J. Blanchfield, Jr. (Charlotte)
  • Thomas W. Bottomlee (Chicago)
  • Hayden D. Brown (Charlotte)
  • Jeffrey P. Cantrell (Charlotte)
  • George W. Craven (Chicago)
  • Thomas C. Durham (Chicago)
  • Kenneth Klein (Washington, DC)
  • Larry R. Langdon (Palo Alto)
  • William A. Levy (Chicago)
  • George A. Luscombe II (Chicago)
  • Robert L. Mendenhall (Charlotte)
  • William A. Schmalzl (Chicago)
  • Timothy C. Sherck (Chicago)
  • Charles S. Triplett (Washington DC)
  • Joel V. Williamson (Chicago)

Technology Law

  • Rebecca S. Eisner (Chicago)
  • Brad L. Peterson (Chicago)
  • Paul J. N. Roy (Chicago)

Transportation Law

  • Robert M. Jenkins III (Washington, DC)

Trusts and Estates

  • Richard A. Campbell (Chicago)
  • James A. Casey (Chicago)
  • Daniel W. Luther (Chicago)
  • Howard M. McCue III (Chicago)
  • Donna E. Morgan (Chicago)

Venture Capital Law

  • Robert F. Gray, Jr. (Houston)
  • Dallas Robert Parker (Houston)

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