80 Foley Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Nation in 2013 Chambers USA Guide

24 May 2013 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked 80 Foley attorneys as leading lawyers in their fields in its 2013 edition. Among these attorneys, nine were nationally ranked in their respective practice areas and 15 were newly recognized in 2013. Six of Foley’s practice areas received national recognition, including a new practice area this year – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets. At the state level, five of the firm’s practices are newly ranked for 2013.

Rankings in the Chambers USA 2013 guide are based on confidential in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys from across the country. The rankings are assessed based on technical legal ability, client service, diligence and other qualities most valued by the client.

National Rankings


  • Franchising
  • Government: Government Contracts
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Sports Law


  • Michael L. Blau, Healthcare: Transactional
  • Mary K. Braza, Sports Law
  • Christopher H. Grigorian, Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
  • Michael J. Lockerby, Franchising
  • Nir E. Margalit, Leisure & Hospitality
  • David T. Ralston, Jr., Government: Government Contracts
  • Mary Leslie Smith, Franchising
  • Samuel J. Winer, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement

State Rankings



  • Healthcare
  • IT & Outsourcing
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


  • Thomas F. Carlucci, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Govt. Investigations
  • Pamela L. Johnston: White-Collar Crime & Govt. Investigations
  • James R. Kalyvas, IT & Outsourcing
  • Michael R. Overly, IT & Outsourcing
  • Denise Rios Rodriguez, Healthcare
  • R. Michael Scarano Jr., Healthcare
  • Judith A. Waltz, Healthcare
  • Carl I. Weissburg, Healthcare

District of Columbia


  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


  • Stephen B. Maebius, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
  • David S. Sanders, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Richard G. Stoll, Environment



  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Latin American Investment
  • 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
  • Gary D. Koch, Healthcare
  • Nathaniel M. Lacktman, Healthcare
  • Chauncey W. Lever, Jr., Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Emily F. Magee, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Thomas J. Maida, Insurance
  • Thomas K. Maurer, Environment
  • John L. Murphy, Latin America Investment
  • Austin B. Neal, Insurance
  • Fred S. Ridley, Real Estate
  • Martin A. Traber, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Steven W. Vazquez, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Mark J. Wolfson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • R. Duke Woodson, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use



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


  • Martin J. Bishop, Litigation: General Commercial
  • 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



  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: General Commercial


  • Michael L. Blau, Healthcare
  • Alan H. Einhorn, Healthcare
  • John D. Lanza, Intellectual Property
  • Lawrence B. Litwak, Healthcare
  • Matthew B. Lowrie, Intellectual Property
  • Susan E. Pravda, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Andrew R. Stern, Real Estate
  • Michael J. Tuteur, Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Lawrence W. Vernaglia, Healthcare
  • J. Mark Waxman, Healthcare



  • Corporate/M&A


  • Daljit S. Doogal, Corporate/M&A

New York


  • Jeffrey C. Thrope, Healthcare



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


  • William J. Abraham, Jr., Corporate/M&A
  • Allen A. Arntsen, Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Linda E. Benfield, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Bernard J. Bobber, Labor & Employment
  • Michael A. Bowen, Litigation: General Commercial
  • 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
  • Sarah O. Jelencic, Real Estate
  • Daniel A. Kaplan, Labor & Employment
  • Mark A. Kassel, Intellectual Property
  • 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
  • Brian H. Potts, Natural Resources & Environment
  • 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
  • Jeffrey A. Simmons, Intellectual Property
  • Mark A. Thimke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Michael B. Van Sicklen, Litigation: General Commercial
  • John K. Wilson, Corporate/M&A

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With approximately 900 attorneys in 21 offices, Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. Foley has been named one of the elite BTI Client Service 30 for nine of the past 10 years in a survey* of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel. In addition, Foley received 20 national first-tier rankings on the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and was named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500 list for technological innovation that enhances business value. 

*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, MA)