74 Foley Attorneys Recognized as Industry Leaders by 2015 Chambers USA

19 May 2015 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 74 Foley attorneys as leading lawyers in their fields. Among the attorneys named, 11 were ranked at the national level and four were recognized for the first time in 2015. Three of Foley’s practice areas received national rankings, and 23 practices were recognized at the state level in 2015.

Chambers USA 2015 rankings 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
  • Healthcare
  • Sports Law

Eleven Foley partners were nationally recognized in the following respective practice areas:

  • Jeffery R. Atkin, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • 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
  • Cleta D. Mitchell, Government: Political Law
  • Irwin P. Raij, Sports Law
  • Mary Leslie Smith, Franchising
  • Lawrence W. Vernaglia, Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation
  • 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 & Government Investigations
  • Pamela L. Johnston, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • James R. Kalyvas, IT & Outsourcing
  • Michael R. Overly, IT & Outsourcing
  • Denise Rios Rodriguez, Healthcare
  • R. Michael Scarano, Jr., Healthcare
  • Judith A. Waltz, Healthcare

District of Columbia

  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


  • Richard G. Stoll, Environment


  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Latin American Investment
  • Real Estate


  • 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
  • John L. Murphy, Latin American Investment
  • Austin B. Neal, Insurance
  • Fred S. Ridley, Real Estate
  • Steven W. Vazquez, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Mark J. Wolfson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance 
Litigation: General Commercial


  • Martin J. Bishop, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Gail M. Goering, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Edward J. Green, Healthcare
  • Eric A. Haab, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Mark F. Hebbeln, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Harold L. Kaplan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Neal J. Moglin, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Michael J. Small, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


  • Healthcare
  • Litigation: General Commercial


  • Michael L. Blau, Healthcare
  • Beth I. Z. Boland, Litigation: Securities
  • Alan H. Einhorn, Healthcare
  • Matthew B. Lowrie, Intellectual Property
  • 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, 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
  • Allen A. Arntsen, Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Steven R. Barth, Corporate/M&A
  • Linda E. Benfield, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Bernard J. Bobber, Labor & Employment
  • 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
  • James T. McKeown, Litigation: General Commercial
  • 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
  • Bryan S. Schultz, 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
  • John K. Wilson, Corporate/M&A


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