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92 Foley Attorneys, 35 Practices Recognized as Industry Leaders by Chambers USA 2018

03 May 2018 Media Contact: Jill S. Chanen

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 92 Foley & Lardner LLP attorneys as leading lawyers in their fields. Among the attorneys named, 14 were ranked at the national level, and six were recognized for the first time. In addition, five of Foley’s practice areas received national rankings, and 30 practices were recognized at the state level.

Chambers USA 2018 rankings are compiled from confidential, in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys from across the country. The assessments are based on technical legal ability, client service, diligence and other qualities most valued by clients.

National Rankings

Practices


  • Franchising*
  • Health Care
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Sports Law

Attorneys


  • Mark Aiello, Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
  • Jeffery Atkin, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Michael Blau, Health Care: Transactional
  • Mary Braza, Sports Law
  • Marshall Doke, Government: Government Contracts**
  • John Eliason, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Christopher Grigorian, Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
  • Michael Lockerby, Franchising
  • Cleta Mitchell, Government: Political Law
  • Clifford Risman, Leisure & Hospitality
  • Mary Leslie Smith, Franchising
  • Kathryn Trkla, Capital Markets: Derivatives and Capital Markets: Derivatives, Mainly Regulatory****
  • Lawrence Vernaglia, Health Care: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Samuel Winer, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement

State Rankings

California


Practices

  • Health Care
  • IT & Outsourcing: Outsourcing
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Attorneys

  • Thomas Carlucci, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Pamela Johnston, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • James Kalyvas, IT & Outsourcing: Outsourcing
  • Ashley McDow, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Judith Waltz, Health Care

District of Columbia


Practice

  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

Attorney

  • Erika Morabito, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Florida


Practices

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate

Attorneys

  • Kim Ashby, Construction
  • Gardner Davis, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Thomas Ferrante, Health Care*****
  • Kevin Hyde, Labor & Employment
  • Nathaniel Lacktman, Health Care
  • Chauncey Lever Jr., Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Emily Magee, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Thomas Maida, Insurance
  • Austin Neal, Insurance
  • Fred Ridley, Real Estate
  • Steven Vazquez, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Mark Wolfson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Illinois


Practices

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations*

Attorneys

  • Edward Green, Health Care
  • Eric Haab, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Harold Kaplan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Michael Kasdin, Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Neal Moglin, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Lisa Noller, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Jill Nicholson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Zaldwaynaka Scott, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Michael Small, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Roger Strode, Health Care

Massachusetts


Practices

  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property*
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Attorneys

  • Michael Blau, Health Care
  • Alan Einhorn, Health Care
  • John Lanza, Intellectual Property
  • Matthew Lowrie, Intellectual Property
  • Susan Pravda, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Donald Schroeder, Labor & Employment
  • Michael Tuteur, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Lawrence Vernaglia, Health Care

Michigan


Practice

  • Corporate/M&A

Attorneys

  • Norman Ankers, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Daljit Doogal, Corporate/M&A
  • Steven Hilfinger, Corporate/M&A

New York


Attorney

  • Jeffrey Thrope, Health Care

Texas


Practices

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Environment
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment*
  • Real Estate

Attorneys

  • Val Albright, Tax: Litigation
  • Jason Binford, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Chris Converse, Corporate/M&A
  • Orrin Harrison III, Securities Litigation**
  • Andres Medrano, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)*****
  • John Melko, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Holland O’Neil, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Alan Perkins, Corporate/M&A
  • Frances Phillips, Environment
  • Clifford Risman, Real Estate
  • Deirdre Ruckman, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Rachel Steely, Labor & Employment
  • Peter Vogel, Technology: Corporate & Commercial
  • Kimberly Yelkin, Insurance: Regulation

Wisconsin


Practices

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Real Estate

Attorneys

  • Steven Barth, Corporate/M&A
  • Linda Benfield, Natural Resources & Environment
  • James Clark, Litigation: General Commercial**
  • Timothy Crisp, Banking & Finance
  • Benjamin Garmer III, Corporate/M&A**
  • Jeffrey Gundersen, Intellectual Property
  • Michael Hatch, Real Estate
  • Emory Ireland, Banking & Finance**
  • Sarah Jelencic, Real Estate
  • Daniel Kaplan, Labor & Employment
  • Mark Kassel, Intellectual Property
  • Patricia Lane, Banking & Finance
  • James McKeown, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Thomas Pence, Labor & Employment**
  • James Peterson, Corporate/M&A
  • Patrick Quick, Corporate/M&A
  • Leigh Riley, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Jay Rothman, Corporate/M&A***
  • David Ryan, Banking & Finance
  • Bryan Schultz, Corporate/M&A*
  • Thomas Shriner Jr., Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jeffrey Simmons, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property: Litigation****
  • Anita Sorensen, Labor & Employment: Immigration
  • Mark Thimke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Peter Tomasi, Natural Resources & Environment
  • John Wilson, Corporate/M&A
  • Paul Wrycha, Corporate/M&A*

* Recognized Practitioner or Recognized Practice
** Senior Statesmen
*** Eminent Practitioner
**** Spotlight Table
***** Associate to Watch