Chambers USA 2017 Rankings Include 8 Gardere Practice Groups and 21 Attorneys

26 May 2017 News

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, once again secures strong standings in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The 2017 rankings feature eight practice groups and 21 attorneys among the best in the nation.

“We’d like to congratulate our recognized attorneys and practices for once again being named leaders in their field by Chambers USA,” says Holland N. O’Neil, chair of the firm’s board of directors. “We strive to better understand our clients’ business and the legal challenges they face, and we thank them for providing Chambers with the positive feedback that helped us achieve this distinguished recognition.”

The firm received national recognition in the areas of Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and Leisure & Hospitality. Additionally, partner Joyce Mazero, co-chair of the firm’s global supply network industry team, received the prestigious Band 1 national ranking in Franchising for the tenth consecutive year. Mazero is also ranked in Chambers Global 2017 for International Franchising, a recognition she has held since 2008.

The following Gardere attorneys also received individual national Chambers recognition:

Marshall J. Doke Jr. – Government: Government Contracts
Douglas K. Eyberg – Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Leonard H. (Len) MacPhee – Franchising
Cynthia Brotman (Cindy) Nelson – Leisure & Hospitality
Clifford J. Risman – Leisure & Hospitality

Gardere was also recognized among the best in Texas in the following areas: Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Environment, Insurance and Real Estate.

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

Val J. Albright – Tax: Litigation
Jason B. Binford – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Chris Converse – Corporate/M&A
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
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
Rachel Powitzky Steely – Labor & Employment
Peter S. Vogel – Technology: Corporate & Commercial
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.

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