Foley Attorneys and Practices Recognized By Chambers USA

09 July 2009 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Respected Legal Publisher Recognizes 23 Practices and 60 Attorneys

Foley recently announced that the firm’s practices and attorneys have been ranked in the currently released 2009 Chambers USA client’s guide published by Chambers & Partners, publishers of internationally-recognized guides to law firms and lawyers. Overall, 23 Foley practices and 60 attorneys were ranked locally and nationally. Of the 23 practices announced, Energy: Renewable & Alternative Energy and Franchising are two practices newly named to the National ranking in 2009. Among the 60 Foley attorneys recognized, seven were named for the first time or in a new category.

The 7th annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is based on in-depth interviews with key in-house counsel and leading private practice attorneys throughout the country. The directory’s recommendations are largely based on client interviews and interviews with undisclosed sources about transactions, deals, and client service.

Attorneys are ranked in categories established by Chambers. Foley rankings include:

National Rankings

The following Foley practices were ranked among the top practices in the nation:

  • Foley’s Energy: Renewables & Alternative Energy Practice
  • Franchising Practice
  • Privacy & Data Security Practice
  • Securities Regulation Practice
  • Sports Law Practice

The following Foley Litigation partners were recognized nationally in their respective practice areas:

  • Michael J. Lockerby, Franchising practice
  • Andrew B. Serwin, Privacy and Data Security practice
  • Samuel J. Winer, Securities Regulation practice
  • Mary K. Braza, Sports Law practice

Local Rankings



  • Health Care


  • Pamela L. Johnston, Health Care
  • Denise Rios Rodriguez, Health Care
  • R. Michael Scarano Jr., Health Care
  • Richard F. Seiden, Health Care
  • Judith A. Waltz, Health Care
  • Carl I. Weissburg, Health Care

District of Columbia


  • Environment
  • Franchising
  • Health Care
  • Securities Regulation


  • Richard G. Stoll, Environment



  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


  • Edmund T. Baxa Jr., Construction
  • Gardner F. Davis, Corporate/M&A
  • Kevin E. Hyde, Labor & Employment
  • Linda Y. Kelso, Corporate/M&A
  • Thomas J. Maida, Insurance
  • Austin B. Neal, Insurance
  • Fred S. Ridley, Real Estate
  • Martin A. Traber, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
  • Steven W. Vazquez, Corporate/M&A
  • R. Duke Woodson, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Mark J. Wolfson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring



  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory
  • Environment: Litigation
  • Media & Entertainment: Litigation


  • Michael M. Conway, Media & Entertainment: Litigation
  • Paul F. Hanzlik, Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory
  • Harold L. Kaplan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • John Ratnaswamy, Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory
  • E. Glenn Rippie, Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory
  • John L. Rogers III, Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory
  • Russell Selman, Environment: Litigation



  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Health Care
  • Litigation: General Commercial


  • Michael L. Blau, Health Care
  • Charles R. Dougherty, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Alan H. Einhorn, Health Care
  • Lawrence B. Litwak, Health Care
  • Michael J. Tuteur, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Lawrence W. Vernaglia, Health Care
  • J. Mark Waxman, Health Care



  • Corporate/M&A


  • Patrick D. Daugherty, Corporate/M&A
  • Steven H. Hilfinger, Corporate/M&A



  • Corporate/M&A
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Bill J. Abraham Jr., Corporate/M&A
  • Bernard J. Bobber, Labor & Employment
  • Michael A. Bowen, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jon P. Christiansen, Litigation: General Commercial
  • James R. Clark, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Benjamin F. Garmer III, Corporate/M&A
  • Michael W. Hatch, Real Estate
  • Stanley S. Jaspan, Labor & Employment
  • Sarah O. Jelencic, Real Estate
  • Daniel A. Kaplan, Labor & Employment
  • Maureen A. McGinnity, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Brian W. McGrath, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Hugh J. O’Halloran, Real Estate
  • Thomas C. Pence, Labor & Employment
  • James P. Peterson, Corporate/M&A
  • Patrick G. Quick, Corporate/M&A
  • Jay O. Rothman, Corporate/M&A
  • Nancy J. Sennett, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Thomas L. Shriner Jr., Litigation: General Commercial
  • Luke E. Sims, Corporate/M&A
  • David G. Walsh, Corporate/M&A
  • Patrick M. Zabrowski, Real Estate

About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. Chambers’ staff of fulltime researchers now prepares renowned directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations amongst their clients. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. The 7th annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is based on in-depth interviews with key in-house counsel and leading private practice attorneys. For more information about Chambers and Partners, visit

About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 21 offices and more than 50 practices, count on Foley for high-caliber business and legal insight.