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Proskauer Achieves Top-Tier Rankings in 86 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2017

May 26, 2017 (NEW YORK) – In the 2017 edition of Chambers USA Proskauer was once again recognized as a top-tier law firm in 86 practice areas, with 120 individuals achieving leading lawyer rankings. The Firm achieved Band 1 rankings in 10 practice areas and Band 1, Star Individual and Senior Statesmen rankings for 35 individual lawyers.

Band 1-ranked practices:

  • Advertising Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Banking & Finance (Massachusetts)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New York)
  • ERISA Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Healthcare (New York)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois)
  • Labor & Employment (Nationwide and New York)
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded (New York)
  • Private Equity: Fund Formation (Massachusetts)
  • Sports Law (Nationwide)

Senior Statesmen and Star Individuals:

  • Peter Fass (Senior Statesman) (Nationwide: REITs and New York: Real Estate: Finance)
  • Steven Gilford (Star Individual) (Illinois: Insurance: Dispute Resolution)

  • David Grunblatt (Star Individual) (New York: Immigration)
  • Robert Kafin (Senior Statesman) (New York: Environment)
  • Robin Painter (Star Individual) (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Howard Shapiro (Star Individual) (Louisiana: Labor & Employment: EBEC)
  • Michael Sirkin (Star Individual) (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)

Band 1-Ranked Lawyers:

  • Mark Batten (Massachusetts: Labor & Employment)
  • Steven Bauer (Massachusetts: Intellectual Property)
  • Robert Cleary (New York: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Stuart Coleman (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Registered Funds)
  • Monte Dube (Illinois: Healthcare)
  • Steven Ellis (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance)
  • Zachary Fasman (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Scott Faust (Massachusetts: Labor & Employment)
  • Daniel Finkelman (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Howard Ganz (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • David Grunblatt (Nationwide: Immigration)
  • Paul Hamburger (District of Columbia: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Edward Kornreich (New York: Healthcare)
  • Joe Leccese (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • Anthony Oncidi (California: Labor & Employment)
  • Bettina Plevan (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Marc Rosenthal (Illinois: Insurance: Dispute Resolution)
  • Bradley Ruskin (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • Paul Salvatore (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Ronald Sernau (New York: Real Estate)
  • Howard Shapiro (Nationwide: ERISA Litigation)
  • Michael Sirkin (Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Mark Thomas (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Lawrence Weinstein (Nationwide: Advertising Litigation)
  • Steven Weise (California: Banking & Finance)
  • Allan Weitzman (Florida: Labor & Employment)
  • Michael Woronoff (California: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity)
  • Richard Zall (New York: Healthcare)

Inaugural practice/lawyer rankings:

  • Massachusetts: Litigation: General Commercial
  • Nationwide: Banking & Finance

  • Nationwide: Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Nationwide: Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
  • Nationwide: Investment Funds: Registered Funds 

  • Nationwide: Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • Stephen Boyko (Nationwide: Banking & Finance)

  • Aliza Cinamon (New York: Environment: Mainly Transactional)
  • Steven Ellis (Nationwide: Banking & Finance) 

  • Siegmund Gutman (California: Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation)
  • Michael Hackett (Massachusetts: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Brian Huber (Massachusetts: Tax)
  • Anne Kim (California: Tax)

  • Sigal Mandelker (New York: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

  • David Manko (New York: Healthcare)
  • Jeff Marwil (Nationwide: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Steven Pearlman (Illinois: Labor & Employment)
  • Robert Plaze (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Registered Funds)

  • Robert Projansky (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)

  • Seth Safra (District of Columbia: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)

Additional practices recognized:

  • Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Nationwide: Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Nationwide: Healthcare
  • Nationwide: Immigration
  • Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder
  • Nationwide: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Nationwide: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Nationwide: Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Nationwide: Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Nationwide: Leisure & Hospitality
  • Nationwide: Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Nationwide: Real Estate
  • Nationwide: REITS
  • California: Banking & Finance
  • California: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • California: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
  • California: Corporate/M&A: Southern California
  • California: Labor & Employment
  • California: Tax
  • District of Columbia: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • District of Columbia: Labor & Employment
  • Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Illinois: Healthcare
  • Illinois: Labor & Employment
  • Louisiana: Labor & Employment
  • Massachusetts: Intellectual Property
  • Massachusetts: Labor & Employment
  • Massachusetts: Private Equity: Buyouts

  • Massachusetts: Tax
  • New Jersey: Labor & Employment
  • New York: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • New York: Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • New York: Immigration
  • New York: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder
  • New York: Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright
  • New York: Latin American Investment
  • New York: Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigation
  • New York: Media & Entertainment: Corporate
  • New York: Media & Entertainment: Entertainment Litigation
  • New York: Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance
  • New York: Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
  • New York: Tax
  • New York: Technology & Outsourcing

Additional lawyers ranked:

  • Neil Abramson (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Rory Albert (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Julie Allen (Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Peter Antoszyk (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance)
  • John Barry (New Jersey: Labor & Employment)
  • Robert Batterman (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • Joseph Baumgarten (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Howard Beber (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Venture Capital; Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Connie Bertram (District of Columbia: Labor & Employment)
  • Martin Bienenstock (Nationwide: Bankruptcy/Restructuring; New York: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Allan Bloom (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Elise Bloom (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Ira Bogner (Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Pippa Bond (California: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Stephen Boyko (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance)
  • Stuart Bressman (Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Joe Capraro (Massachusetts: Intellectual Property)
  • Nancy Cohen (Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder; California: Insurance: Policy Holder)
  • Erika Collins (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks (New York: Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes)
  • Gary Creem (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance)
  • Monte Dube (Nationwide: Healthcare: Transactional)
  • Michael Ellis (New York: Corporate/M&A)
  • John Failla (New York: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder)
  • Michael Fernhoff (California: Tax)
  • Ralph Ferrara (Nationwide: Securities Regulation Enforcement)
  • Daniel Ganitsky (New York: Latin American Investment)
  • Howard Ganz (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Steven Gilford (Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder)
  • Ira Golub (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Paul Hamburger (Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Colleen Hart (California: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation) 

  • Sean Hill (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation; Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Jeffrey Horwitz (Nationwide: Leisure & Hospitality)
  • Scott Jones (Massachusetts: Tax)
  • Colin Kass (District of Columbia: Antitrust)
  • Wayne Katz (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • Edward Kornreich (Nationwide: Healthcare: Transactional; Nationwide: Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Robert Leonard (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)
  • Steven Lichtenfeld (New York: Real Estate: Corporate)
  • Leslie Loffman (New York: Tax) 

  • Frank Lopez (Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Carlos Martinez (New York: Latin American Investment)
  • Jeff Marwil (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Kristen Mathews (Nationwide: Privacy & Data Security)
  • Arnold May (Massachusetts: Tax)
  • Kathleen McKenna (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Stephen Mears (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Venture Capital; Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • David Miller (New York: Tax)
  • Elizabeth Mills (Illinois: Healthcare)
  • Sandra Montgomery (California: Banking & Finance)
  • Timothy Mungovan (Massachusetts: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Jeffrey Neuburger (New York: Technology & Outsourcing)
  • Malcolm Nicholls (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Amanda Nussbaum (New York: Tax)
  • Jon Oram (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • Brendan O’Rourke (Nationwide: Advertising Litigation; New York: Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright)
  • Charles Ortner (New York: Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes)
  • Robin Painter (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation; Nationwide: Investment Funds: Venture Capital)
  • Steven Peck (Massachusetts: Corporate/M&A; Massachusetts: Private Equity: Buyouts)
  • Bernard Plum (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Jamiel Poindexter (Massachusetts: Tax)
  • Gail Port (New York: Environment; New York: Environment: Mainly Transactional)
  • Paul Possinger (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Andrea Rattner (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Stuart Rosow (New York: Tax)
  • Myron Rumeld (Nationwide: ERISA Litigation)
  • Bradley Ruskin (New York: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Lawrence Sandak (New Jersey: Labor & Employment)
  • Frank Saviano (Nationwide: Sports Law)
  • Seth Schafler (Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder; New York: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policy Holder)
  • Jurate Schwartz (Florida: Labor & Employment)
  • Ronald Sernau (Nationwide: Real Estate)
  • Peter Sherwin (Nationwide: International Arbitration)
  • Monica Shilling (California: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; California: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity; California: Corporate/M&A: Southern California)
  • Charles Sims (New York: Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes)
  • Dietrich Snell (New York: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • David Stephens (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Registered Funds)
  • David Tegeler (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Nigel Telman (Illinois: Labor & Employment)
  • Mark Theodore (California: Labor & Employment) 

  • Mark Thomas (Nationwide: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

  • Christopher Wells (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)
  • David Weinberger (New York: Real Estate: Finance)
  • Bart Williams (California: Litigation: General Commercial; California: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Michael Woronoff (Nationwide: Private Equity: Buyouts; California: Corporate/M&A: Southern California)
  • Peter Young (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Richard Zall (Nationwide: Healthcare: Transactional)