Foley Chicago Attorneys Named Illinois "Super Lawyers"

17 January 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Twenty-seven Attorneys Ranked by Peers in Practice.

Foley announced today that 27 partners have been named 2007 Illinois “Super Lawyers” by Law & Politics Media, Inc.

Chair of Foley’s Intellectual Property Department Sharon R. Barner was also named to the Top 50 Women Illinois “Super Lawyers” list for 2007 and partner Michael M. Conway was named to the Top 100 Illinois “Super Lawyers” list.

The Foley attorneys named and their primary practices as classified by Law & Politics are:

  • Sharon R. Barner, intellectual property litigation;
  • Myles D. Berman, political law;
  • Richard (Dick) Bromley, tax;
  • Michael M. Conway, business litigation;
  • Dewey B. Crawford, securities and corporate finance;
  • James D. Dasso, general commercial litigation;
  • Scott E. Early, general commercial litigation;
  • Jay Erens, business law;
  • Craig S. Fochler, intellectual property litigation;
  • John N. Gavin, business law;
  • Paul F. Hanzlik, energy;
  • James R. Hellige, estate planning and probate;
  • Richard C. Johnson, bonds/government finance;
  • Christopher N. Knight, bonds/government finance;
  • John D. Lien, construction litigation;
  • John W. McCaffrey, energy;
  • William J. McKenna, business litigation;
  • John B. Palmer III, tax;
  • Mark L. Prager, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights;
  • John P. Ratnaswamy, energy;
  • E. Glenn Rippie, energy;
  • John L. Rogers III, energy;
  • George T. Simon, securities and corporate finance;
  • Michael J. Small, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights;
  • Robert M. Stephenson, white collar criminal defense;
  • William C. Weinsheimer, estate planning and probate; and
  • Michael H. Woolever, employee benefits/ERISA.

To compile the annual list, Law & Politics surveyed more than 47,000 lawyers across Illinois, asking them to vote for the best lawyers they have personally observed in action. The final list features the top five percent of Illinois attorneys in more than 60 areas of practice. The list will be published in the February 2007 issues of Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago magazine.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.

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