73 Foley Attorneys Recognized as Industry Leaders by 2017 Chambers USA

26 May 2017 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 73 Foley & Lardner LLP attorneys as leading lawyers in their fields. Among the attorneys named, 11 were ranked at the national level and three were recognized for the first time in 2017. Five of Foley’s practice areas received national rankings, and 23 practices were recognized at the state level in 2017.

Chambers USA 2017 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

Five practice areas were nationally recognized:

  • Franchising
  • Health Care
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Sports Law
  • Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)*

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

  • Mark Aiello, Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
  • Jeffery Atkin, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Michael Blau, Health Care: Transactional
  • Mary K. Braza, Sports Law
  • Christopher Grigorian, Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
  • Michael Lockerby, Franchising
  • Nir Margalit, Leisure & Hospitality
  • Cleta Mitchell, Government: Political Law
  • Mary Leslie Smith, Franchising
  • Lawrence Vernaglia, Health Care: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Samuel Winer, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement

State Rankings

California

Practices
  • Health Care
  • IT & Outsourcing: Outsourcing
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Attorneys

  • Thomas Carlucci, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Pamela Johnston, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • James Kalyvas, IT & Outsourcing: Outsourcing
  • Judith Waltz, Health Care

District of Columbia

Practice
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

Attorney

  • Erika Morabito, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Florida

Practices
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate

Attorneys

  • Gardner Davis, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Kevin Hyde, Labor & Employment
  • Nathaniel Lacktman, Health Care
  • Chauncey Lever, Jr., Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Emily Magee, Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Thomas Maida, Insurance
  • Austin Neal, Insurance
  • Fred Ridley, Real Estate
  • Steven Vazquez, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Mark Wolfson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Illinois

Practices
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Attorneys

  • Edward Green, Health Care
  • Eric Haab, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Mark Hebbeln, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Harold Kaplan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Neal Moglin, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance
  • Jill Nicholson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Zaldwaynaka (Z) Scott, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Michael Small, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Roger Strode, Healthcare

Massachusetts

Practices
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property*
  • Litigation: General Commercial

Attorneys

  • Michael Blau, Health Care
  • Beth Boland, Litigation: Securities
  • Alan Einhorn, Health Care
  • John D. Lanza, Intellectual Property
  • Matthew Lowrie, Intellectual Property
  • Susan Pravda, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment
  • Donald W. Schroeder, Labor & Employment
  • Michael Tuteur, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Lawrence Vernaglia, Health Care
  • J. Mark Waxman, Health Care

Michigan

Practice
  • Corporate/M&A

Attorneys

  • Norman Ankers, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Daljit Doogal, Corporate/M&A
  • Steven Hilfinger, Corporate/M&A

New York

Attorney
  • Jeffrey Thrope, Health Care

Wisconsin

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

Attorneys

  • Steven Barth, Corporate/M&A
  • Linda Benfield, Natural Resources & Environment
  • James Clark, Litigation: General Commercial**
  • Timothy Crisp, Banking & Finance
  • Michael Flanagan, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Benjamin Garmer III, Corporate/M&A**
  • Jeffrey Gundersen, Intellectual Property
  • Michael Hatch, Real Estate
  • Emory Ireland, Banking & Finance**
  • Sarah Jelencic, Real Estate
  • Daniel Kaplan, Labor & Employment
  • Mark Kassel, Intellectual Property
  • Patricia Lane, Banking & Finance
  • James McKeown, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Thomas Pence, Labor & Employment
  • James Peterson, Corporate/M&A
  • Patrick Quick, Corporate/M&A
  • Leigh Riley, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Jay Rothman, Corporate/M&A***
  • David Ryan, Banking & Finance
  • Nancy Sennett, Litigation: General Commercial**
  • Thomas Shriner, Jr., Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jeffrey Simmons, Intellectual Property
  • Jeffrey Simmons, Intellectual Property: Litigation****
  • Anita Sorensen, Labor & Employment: Immigration
  • Mark Thimke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • John Wilson, Corporate/M&A

* Recognized Practitioner or Recognized Practice
** Senior Statesmen
*** Eminent Practitioner
**** Spotlight Table