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The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 47 Proskauer Practices and 142 Individual Lawyers

June 12, 2017 (NEW YORK) – Proskauer has again been ranked as one of the top law firms in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States, one of the leading independent legal referral guides. The Firm earned rankings across 47 practices, and 142 lawyers were distinguished as among the best in their field, with 31 of those receiving leading lawyer or hall of fame recognition. Proskauer was newly ranked in Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions; Data Protection & Data Breach Response; Environment: Transactional; Employee Health and Retirement Plan; and Media and Entertainment.

Our first-tier rankings included:

  • Labor & Employment: Disputes Defense (including Collective Actions)
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Health and Retirement Plan
  • Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation
  • Labor & Employment: Labor Management Relations
  • Labor & Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling Sports

The Firm was also named a leader in the following practice areas:

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
  • Appellate: Court of Appeals
  • Appellate: Supreme Court (Federal and State)
  • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets: Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
  • Capital Markets: Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets: Global Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
  • Capital Markets: Global Offerings – Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets: High Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Issuers
  • Capital Markets: High Yield Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers
  • Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Investigation and White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Cyber Law (including Data Protection & Privacy)
  • Data Protection & Data Breach Response
  • Environment: Transactional
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Healthcare: Service Providers
  • Insurance Advice to Policyholders
  • International Tax
  • Investment Fund Formation & Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds
  • Investment Fund Formation & Management: Private Equity Funds
  • Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Transactions)
  • Labor & Employment: Immigration
  • M&A Corporate & Commercial: Large Deals ($1bn+)
  • M&A Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Not-For-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • Securities: Litigation Defense
  • Technology: Data Protection & Privacy
  • Technology: Outsourcing
  • Technology: Transactions
  • Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks: Litigation
  • U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious

Leading Lawyers:

  • Rory Judd Albert – Employee Health and Retirement Plan
  • Mark Batten – Labor & Employment Disputes Defense (including Collective Actions)
  • Martin Bienenstock – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • Elise Bloom – Labor & Employment Disputes Defense (including Collective Actions)
  • Stuart Coleman – Investment Fund Formation & Management: Mutual/Registered Funds
  • Peter Fass – Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Howard Ganz – Sports
  • Joe Leccese – Sports
  • Leslie Loffman – Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Jeff Marwil – Restructuring (including Bankruptcy)
  • David Miller – U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious
  • Jeffrey Neuburger – Technology: Outsourcing
  • Bradley Ruskin – Sports
  • Paul Salvatore – Labor & Employment: Labor Management Relations
  • Neal Schelberg – Employee Health and Retirement Plan

Hall of Fame:

  • Nancy Sher Cohen – Insurance Advice to Policyholders
  • Steve Gilford – Insurance Advice to Policyholders
  • David Grunblatt – Labor & Employment: Immigration
  • Paul Hamburger – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Transactions)
  • Kristen Mathews – Cyber Law (including Data Protection & Privacy); Data Protection and Data Breach Response
  • David Miller – Tax: Financial Products
  • Brendan O’Rourke – Advertising & Marketing
  • Robin Painter – Investment Fund Formation & Management: Private Equity Funds
  • Betsy Plevan – Labor & Employment Disputes Defense (including Collective Actions); Labor & Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling
  • Bernard Plum – Labor & Employment: Labor Management Relations
  • Myron Rumeld – ERISA Litigation
  • Seth Schafler – Insurance Advice to Policyholders
  • Howard Shapiro – ERISA Litigation
  • Michael Sirkin – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Transactions)
  • Larry Weinstein – Advertising & Marketing

Next Generation:

  • Jonathan Benloulou – M&A Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
  • Guy Brenner – Labor & Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling
  • Stacey Cerrone – ERISA Litigation
  • Evandro Gigante – Labor & Employment Disputes Defense (including Collective Actions)
  • Russell Hirschhorn – ERISA Litigation
  • Nathan Lander – Insurance Advice to Policyholders
  • Seth Safra – Labor & Employment: Employee Health and Retirement Plan
  • Jurate Schwartz – Labor & Employment Disputes Defense (including Collective Actions)
  • Paresh Trivedi – Technology Transactions
  • Amanda Wiley – Labor & Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling