WASHINGTON DC, May 24, 2013 – Chambers and Partners, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, has again recognized Patton Boggs LLP for excellence in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2013), an annual guide to the best law practices and lawyers in the United States.
Based on highly objective research and extensive interviews of thousands of lawyers and their clients all over the world, Chambers USA ranks exceptional regional practices and individual attorneys through placement in one of six categories, or “Bands,” with Band 1 representing the highest rank.
This year, Patton Boggs earned a new practice ranking, for Privacy and Data Security. Patton Boggs attorney Walter T. Featherly earned a new ranking, Band 3, for his Native American Affairs practice (nationwide), as did Mark D. Sheridan, Band 3, for his Insurance Litigation practice (New Jersey). Associate Melodi Gates earned recognition as an “Associate to Watch” for her Privacy and Data Security practice.
For the third year in a row, Chambers USA awarded firm Chairman Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. the distinguished “Star” ranking in the Government: Government Relations (nationwide) category. The Star ranking is given only to lawyers with “exceptional recommendations.” Once again, Partner William J. McGinley was recognized as an “Up-and-coming” individual, a designation reserved for attorneys with “energy” who “bridge the practice’s present and its future,” and provide an extra “edge.”
For 2013, Chambers USA recognized several of the firm’s practice groups with the following rankings:
- Band 1 ranking in Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
- Band 2 rankings in Government: Political Law (Nationwide) and Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska)
- Band 3 rankings in Food and Beverages: Regulatory and Litigation (Nationwide); Native American Law (Nationwide); and Privacy and Data Security (Nationwide)
- Band 4 ranking in Construction (Nationwide)
In addition, a number of the firm’s attorneys were awarded individual rankings, including:
- Stuart M. Pape, ranked in Band 1 in Food and Beverages: Regulatory and Litigation (Nationwide)
- Benjamin L. Ginsberg, ranked in Band 1 in Government: Political Law (Nationwide)
- John M. Nonna, ranked in Band 1 in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide and New York) and Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance (Nationwide)
- Douglas J. Serdahely, ranked in Band 1 in Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska) and ranked in Band 2 in Environment, Natural Resources and Regulated Industries (Alaska)
- James E. Tyrrell, managing partner of the greater New York/New Jersey offices, ranked in Band 2 in Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey)
- Larry P. Schiffer, ranked in Band 2 in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (New York)
- Nicholas W. Allard, ranked in Band 3 in Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
- Walter T. Featherly, managing partner of the Anchorage office, ranked in Band 3 in Native American Law (Nationwide)
- John McGahren, managing partner of the Newark office, ranked in Band 3 in Environment (New Jersey)
- Mark D. Sheridan, ranked in Band 3 in Litigation: Insurance (New Jersey)
- Robert S. Brams, ranked in Band 3 in Construction (District of Columbia)
- Carolyn L. McIntosh, ranked in Band 3 in Natural Resources and Environment (Colorado)
- Robert S. Rendell, ranked in Band 4 in Banking and Finance (Texas)
- Jennifer L. Richter, ranked in Band 4 in Telecom, Broadcast and Satellite (District of Columbia)
- Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, ranked in Band 5 in International Arbitration (Nationwide)
Placement in any of the six Bands represents consistent findings of excellence, either in the course of peer interviews or the extensive research undertaken when compiling Chambers rankings, corresponding to criteria most valued by clients—technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery of service, responsiveness, and value for money.