Nine Gardere Practices and 24 Attorneys Receive Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2015

20 May 2015 News

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm maintained a strong rankings presence in 2015 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with nine practice groups and 24 individual attorneys being recognized among the best in the state and nation.

"This depth of recognition in Chambers is a reflection of the exemplary work our attorneys undertake for our clients," says Gardere Chair Holland N. O'Neil. "We are grateful to our clients and our peers who provided Chambers with insight into the quality of service we deliver."

The Firm's Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and Leisure & Hospitality practices once again received national recognition in the publication, as did Douglas K. Eyberg, chair of the Firm's Energy Industry Team; Clifford J. Risman, chair of the Firm's Hospitality Team; Government Contracts Partner Marshall J. Doke Jr.; Hospitality Partner Cynthia Nelson; and Energy Partner N.L. "Larry" Stevens III.

Gardere clients described the Firm attorneys in the publication as "responsive, effective and efficient," and noted, "They put themselves in our shoes – they're not just there to give legal advice."

The Firm's Insurance practice earned the coveted Band 1 ranking in Texas, and the following practices were also recognized among the best in the state: Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Labor & Employment and Real Estate.

In addition, these Gardere attorneys received individual Chambers recognition for their work in Texas:

Val J. Albright - Tax: Litigation
Mark W. Bayer - Antitrust
James Cooper - Insurance
Scott D. Deatherage - Environment
Craig B. Florence - Litigation: General Commercial
Ronald M. Gaswirth - Labor & Employment
Randy D. Gordon - Antitrust
Kevin L. Kelley - Real Estate
Stephen A. McCartin - Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Andres S. Medrano - Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
John P. Melko - Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Stephen L. Moll - Insurance
Holland N. O'Neil - Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Alan J. Perkins - Corporate/M&A
Frances E. Phillips - Environment
Clifford J. Risman - Real Estate
Deirdre B. Ruckman - Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Peter S. Vogel - Technology: Corporate & Commercial
Catherine J. Webking - Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
Kimberly A. Yelkin - Insurance Regulation

With more than 20 years of experience and 140 full-time researchers, Chambers and Partners is respected worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Chambers uses phone interviews with thousands of attorneys and clients to identify lawyers and law firms that demonstrate qualities most valued by clients, such as legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence and commitment.