The Legal 500 United States Recognizes 19 Foley Practice Areas

15 June 2016 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Foley has been recognized in 19 practice areas by The Legal 500 United States 2016, an analysis of law firms based on surveys and interviews of more than 250,000 corporate counsel. The firm maintained two top-tier recognitions and received 17 additional firmwide recommendations.

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

Mark Kassel, Intellectual property - Patents - prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Neal Moglin, Insurance - advice to insurers
David Sanders, M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market (sub-$500m)

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

  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market (sub-$500m) 
  • Intellectual property - Patents - prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Foley was also recommended in these 17 practice areas:

  • 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 - Patents: portfolio management and licensing 
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation 
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious: full coverage 
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Venture capital and emerging companies 
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Advertising and marketing 
  • 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 (including construction litigation) 
  • Real estate and construction - Real estate

The following attorneys were recommended in The Legal 500 guide:


  • Project finance — Jason Allen, Jeffery Atkin, Jason Barglow, Linda Benfield, Larry Bonney, Mary Ann Christopher, David Clark, John Eliason, Edward Hammond, David Markey, David Weisblat

Industry Focus

  • Energy: renewable/alternative — Jason Allen, Jeffery Atkin, John Eliason, Mary Ann Christopher, David Weisblat 
  • Healthcare: life sciences — Gabor Garai, Richard Kaufman, Antoinette Konski, Katy Koski, Stephen Maebius, James Matthews, David Rosen 
  • Healthcare: service providers — Michael Blau, Gary Koch, Donald Romano, Lawrence Vernaglia 
  • Insurance: advice to insurers — Gordon Davenport III, Ana Francisco, Eric Haab, Neal Moglin, Eileen Ridley 
  • Insurance: non-contentious — Kevin Fitzgerald, Thomas Hrdlick, Austin Neal 
  • Sport: Mary K Braza, Irwin Raij, Kevin Schulz

Intellectual Property

  • Patents: portfolio management and licensing — Pavan Agarwal, Jeffrey Gundersen, Richard Kaufman, John Lanza, Andrew Rawlins, Michele Simkin, Aaron Tantleff 
  • Patent: prosecution— Pavan Agarwal, Michael Houston, Mark Kassel, John Lanza, Matthew Lowrie, Stephen Maebius, George Quillin, Kristel Schorr, Michele Simkin 
  • Trademarks: litigation — Jonathan Moskin, Robert Weisbein 
  • Trademark: non-contentious — Mark Diliberti, Jeffrey Greene

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Advertising and marketing — Mark Diliberti, Jami Gekas, Jeffrey Greene, Jonathan Moskin, Robert Weisbein 
  • Technology: data protection and privacy — Chanley Howell, Matthew Karlyn, Beni Surpin 
  • Technology: outsourcing — James Kalyvas, Matthew Karlyn, Beni Surpin 
  • Technology: transactions — Christopher Cain, James Kalyvas, Matthew Karlyn, Beni Surpin

Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) — Steven Barth, Curt Creely, Gardner Davis, Richard Ferris Jr., Steven Hilfinger, Chris Laukenmann, Jay Rothman, David Sanders, Bryan Schultz, Kevin Schulz 
  • Venture capital and emerging companies — Gabor Garai, Andrew Kurzon, Susan Pravda, Beni Surpin, Paul Wrycha

Real Estate and Construction

  • Construction — Edmund Baxa, Jeffrey Blease, Douglas Heffer, Christopher Ryan Maloney 
  • Real estate — Jason Barglow, Pamela Brown, David Cook, Thomas Little, Fred Ridley