The Legal 500 United States Recognizes 17 Foley Practice Areas

09 June 2015 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Foley has been recognized in 17 practice areas by The Legal 500 United States 2015, an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of law firms based on surveys and interviews of more than 250,000 corporate counsel. The firm maintained its top-tier recognition in the Corporate and Commercial Mergers and Acquisitions in the Middle Market category with 17 newly recommended attorneys. For the first time, the firm also received a top-tier recommendation in Intellectual Property – Patent Prosecution, reflecting its successful track record representing consumer electronics, biotechnology and computer sciences industry leaders.

Additionally, the following three Foley attorneys were recognized on The Legal 500 elite “Leading Lawyers” list:

  • Mark A. Kassel, Intellectual property – Patent prosecution: utility and design patents
  • Neal J. Moglin, Insurance: advice to insurers
  • David S. Sanders, M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market (sub-$500m)

Foley was recognized for providing superior service and high-quality advice to clients ranging from start-up technology companies to New York Stock Exchange-listed public companies across health care, energy, manufacturing and telecommunications industries.

Foley received top-tier recommendations for the following practice areas: 

  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market (sub-$500m)
  • Intellectual property - Patent prosecution: utility and design patents

Foley was also recommended in these 17 practice areas: 

  • Finance - Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)
  • Finance - Project finance - advice to sponsor
  • Industry focus - Energy: renewable/alternative
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: life sciences
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
  • Industry focus - Insurance: advice to insurers
  • Industry focus - Insurance: non-contentious
  • Industry focus - Sport
  • Intellectual property - Patent licensing and transactional
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious: full coverage
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Venture capital and emerging companies
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Marketing and advertising
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: data protection and privacy
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: outsourcing
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Technology: transactions
  • Real estate and construction – Construction
  • Real estate and construction - Real estate

The following attorneys were recommended in The Legal 500 guide:

Finance 

  • Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy) — Geoffrey S. Goodman, Erika L. Morabito, Jill L. Nicholson
  • Project finance — Jason W. Allen, Jeffery R. Atkin, Jason N. Barglow, John A. Eliason, Edward J. Hammond

Industry Focus 

  • Energy: renewable/alternative — Jason W. Allen, Jeffery R. Atkin, Jason N. Barglow, David W. Clark, Edward J. Hammond, David C. Markey, Kathleen E. Wegrzyn 
  • Healthcare: life sciences — Nathan A. Beaver, Gabor Garai, Richard A. Kaufman, Antoinette F. Konski, Stephen B. Maebius, David L. Rosen 
  • Healthcare: service providers — Michael L. Blau, Lisa A. Estrada, Richard K. Rifenbark, Donald H. Romano, Lawrence W. Vernaglia, Judith A. Waltz 
  • Insurance: advice to insurers — Gordon Davenport III, Gail M. Goering, Eric A. Haab, Robert C. Leventhal, Brett H. Ludwig, Neal J. Moglin 
  • Insurance: non-contentious — Kevin G. Fitzgerald, Thomas R. Hrdlick, Austin B. Neal, Anne E. Ross 
  • Sport: Mary K. Braza, Irwin P. Raij, Kevin R. Schulz

Intellectual Property 

  • Patent licensing and transactional — Pavan K. Agarwal, Jeanne M. Gills, Jeffrey S. Gundersen, Stephen B. Maebius, Andrew E. Rawlins, Aaron K. Tantleff
  • Patent prosecution: utility and design patents — Pavan K Agarwal, James C. De Vellis, Jeffrey S. Gundersen, Paul S. Hunter, Mark A. Kassel, John D. Lanza, Stephen B. Maebius
  • Trademarks: non-contentious – full coverage — Andrew Baum, Mark J. Diliberti, Jami A. Gekas, Jeffrey H. Greene

Media, Technology and Telecoms 

  • Marketing and advertising — Mark J. Diliberti, Jami A. Gekas, Jeffrey H. Greene, William J. Robinson
  • Technology: data protection and privacy — James R. Kalyvas, Michael R. Overly, Aaron K. Tantleff
  • Technology: outsourcing — James R. Kalyvas, Aaron K. Tantleff
  • Technology: transactions — Christopher C. Cain, James R. Kalyvas, Michael R. Overly, Aaron K. Tantleff

Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate and Commercial 

  • M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) — Steven R. Barth, Christopher C. Cain, Francisco J. Cerezo, Curt P. Creely, Gardner F. Davis, Richard J. Ferris Jr., Benjamin F. Garmer III, Steven H. Hilfinger, Michael B. Kirwan, Chris B. Laukenmann, Kevin D. Makowski, Patrick G. Quick, Jay O. Rothman, Russell E. Ryba, Selig D. Sacks, David S. Sanders, Bryan S. Schultz, Kevin R. Schulz, John K. Wilson 
  • Venture capital and emerging companies — Lisa M. Conmy, Gabor Garai, Richard A. Kaufman, Susan E. Pravda

Real Estate and Construction 

  • Construction — Jeffrey R. Blease
  • Real estate — Jason N. Barglow, Brian M. Cohen, David C. Cook, Michael W. Hatch, Sarah O. Jelencic, W. Christopher Rabil, Fred S. Ridley, Joseph S. Rupkey

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