Foley Chambers USA Guide Rankings for 2011

13 June 2011 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley announced today its rankings in the 2011 Chambers USA Client’s Guide published by Chambers & Partners, publishers of internationally-recognized guides to law firms and lawyers. The firm has 27 practices and 67 attorneys ranked locally and nationally this year. Among its practices ranked nationally, the Government Contracts and Privacy & Data Security Practices are new to the list.

Rankings in the 9th annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business are based on in-depth interviews with in-house counsel and leading private practice attorneys throughout the country. The recommendations in this directory are 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:

  • Franchising
  • Government: Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Sports Law

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

  • Michael L. Blau, Health Care: Transactional
  • Mary K. Braza, Sports Law
  • Michael J. Lockerby, Franchising
  • Nir E. Margalit, Leisure & Hospitality
  • Cleta D. Mitchell, Government: Political Law
  • David T. Ralston, Jr., Government: Government Contracts
  • Andrew B. Serwin, Privacy & Data Security
  • Mary Leslie Smith, Franchising
  • Samuel J. Winer, Securities Regulation: Enforcement

Local Rankings

  • 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

  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


  • Richard G. Stoll, Environment


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


  • Francisco J. Cerezo, Latin American Investment
  • Gardner F. Davis, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Kevin E. Hyde, Labor & Employment
  • Thomas J. Maida, Insurance
  • Austin B. Neal, Insurance
  • Fred S. Ridley, Real Estate
  • Martin A. Traber, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Mark J. Wolfson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • R. Duke Woodson, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Steven W. Vazquez, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance


  • Michael M. Conway, Media & Entertainment: Litigation
  • Gail M. Goering, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Eric A. Haab, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Harold L. Kaplan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Neal J. Moglin, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • John L. Rogers III, Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory


  • Health Care
  • Litigation: General Commercial


  • Michael L. Blau, Health Care
  • Alan H. Einhorn, Health Care
  • Roger A. Lane, Litigation: General Commercial
  • John D. Lanza, Intellectual Property
  • Lawrence B. Litwak, Health Care
  • Susan E. Pravda, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Michael J. Tuteur, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Michael J. Tuteur, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Lawrence W. Vernaglia, Health Care
  • J. Mark Waxman, Health Care


  • Corporate/M&A


  • Daljit S. Doogal, Corporate/M&A

New York

  • Jeffrey C. Thrope, Health Care


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


  • William J. Abraham, Jr., Corporate/M&A
  • Linda E. Benfield, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Bernard J. Bobber, Labor & Employment
  • Michael A. Bowen, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jon P. Christiansen, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Douglas B. Clark, Natural Resources & Environment
  • James R. Clark, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Michael D. Flanagan, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Benjamin F. Garmer III, Corporate/M&A
  • Jeffrey S. Gundersen, Intellectual Property
  • 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
  • Jeffrey A. Simmons, Intellectual Property
  • Thomas L. Shriner Jr., Litigation: General Commercial
  • Mark A. Thimke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • John K. Wilson, Corporate/M&A


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