Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009

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PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook surveys lawyers globally and monitors major market trends to inform their annual rankings that include Leading, Highly Recommended in Recommended and Recognized lawyers and practices. In 2009 Squire Sanders was named among the Global 50 and ranked as follows in individual areas:


China – Recommended in Dispute Resolution and Environment

  • Charles R. McElwee II – Recommended in Environment
  • James M. Zimmerman – Recommended in Dispute Resolution: Cross-Border Advice

Czech Republic – Leading in Dispute Resolution; Recommended in Banking/Finance, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate/M&A and Environment

  • Jeffrey A. McGehee – Recommended in Banking/Finance and Real Estate
  • Vladimira N. Papirnik – Recommended in Banking/Finance and Corporate/M&A
  • Petr Slach – Recommended in Corporate/M&A
  • Lubos Tichý – Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution

England – Recommended in Telecoms/Media, Recognized in Private Client

  • Mark A. Cusick – Recognized in Telecommunications
  • Anne J. LaFrance – Recognized in Telecommunications
  • Peter Vaines – Recognized in Private Client

Germany – Recognized in Energy 

Hong Kong – Recognized in Private Client

  • James S. Tsang – Recognized in Private Client

Hungary – Recommended in Banking/Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency; Recognized in Corporate Real Estate and Outsourcing/IT

  • Kevin T. Connor – Recommended in Corporate/M&A and Restructuring/Insolvency; Recognized in Banking: Lenders and Borrowers
  • Ákos Erös – Recommended in Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Ákos Mester – Recognized in Real Estate


  • Malgorzata P. Grzelak – Recognized in Real Estate

Russian Federation – Recommended in Corporate Real Estate, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Dmitry A. Kunitsa – Recommended in Real Estate
  • David M. Wack – Recommended in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity/Venture Capital

Slovakia – Leading in Corporate/M&A; Highly Recommended in Corporate Real Estate; Recommended in Dispute Resolution; Recognized in Banking/Finance

  • Adrián Barger – Recommended in Real Estate
  • Kevin T. Connor – Highly Recommended in Corporate/M&A
  • Julian Juhasz – Recommended in Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate

Venezuela – Recommended in Corporate/M&A and Energy; Recognized in Competition/Antitrust

  • Juan José Delgado – Recommended in Energy
  • Arghemar Perez – Recognized in Competition/Antitrust

USA –Recommended for Dispute Resolution and Telecoms and Media

  • Joseph P. Markoski – Recommended in Telecommunications
  • Herbert E. Marks – Recommended in Telecommunications
  • Jonathan Jacob Nadler – Recommended in Telecommunications

Individual US offices were noted as well:


Phoenix – Recommended in Corporate/M&A

  • Frank M. Placenti – Recommended in Corporate/M&A
  • Joseph P. Richardson – Recommended in Corporate/M&A

Miami – Recommended in Corporate/M&A; Recognized in Dispute Resolution

  • Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga – Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution

Cleveland – Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution; Recommended in Corporate/M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Mary Ann Jorgenson – Highly Recommended in Corporate/M&A
  • Gordon S. Kaiser Jr. – Highly Recommended in Corporate/M&A
  • Thomas S. Kilbane – Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution
  • Stephen D. Lerner – Recommended in Restructuring/Insolvency
  • G. Christopher Meyer – Recommended in Restructuring/Insolvency
  • George M. von Mehren – Recommended in Dispute Resolution

We were also noted in:


European Union – Highly Recommended in Telecoms/IT; Recognized in Competition/Antitrust and Life Sciences

  • Brian N. Hartnett – Recommended in EU Competition
  • Anne J. LaFrance – Highly Recommended in EU Telecommunications
  • Thomas J. Ramsey – Recommended in EU Telecommunications
  • Cristiana Spontoni – Recommended in EU Life Sciences: Regulatory

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