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Proskauer Achieves Top-Tier Rankings in 61 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2016

Proskauer was recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA as a top-tier law firm in 61 practice areas, with 142 individual leading lawyer rankings. The Firm achieved Band 1 rankings in 11 practice areas and Band 1, Star Individual and Senior Statesmen rankings for 33 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)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (New York)
  • Labor & Employment (Nationwide and New York)
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded (New York)
  • Private Equity: Fund Formation (Massachusetts)
  • Sports (Nationwide)

Senior Statesmen and Star Individuals:

  • Peter Fass – Senior Statesman (Nationwide – REITs; New York – Real Estate: Finance)
  • Steven Gilford – Star Individual (Illinois: Insurance: Dispute Resolution)
  • Albert Gortz – Senior Statesman (Florida – Tax: Estate Planning)
  • Robert Kafin – Senior Statesman (New York: Environment)
  • Robin Painter – Star Individual (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Howard Shapiro – Star Individual (Louisiana – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • 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)
  • Monte Dube (Illinois: Healthcare)
  • Steven Ellis (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance)
  • Zachary Fasman (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Daniel Finkelman (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Howard Ganz (Nationwide: Sports)
  • David Grunblatt (Nationwide: Immigration; New York: Immigration)
  • Andrew Katzenstein (California: Tax: Estate Planning)
  • Edward Kornreich (New York: Healthcare)
  • Joseph Leccese (Nationwide: Sports)
  • Anthony Oncidi (California: Labor & Employment)
  • Betsy Plevan (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • David Pratt (Florida: Tax: Estate Planning)
  • Marc Rosenthal (Illinois: Insurance: Dispute Resolution)
  • Bradley Ruskin (Nationwide: Sports)
  • Paul Salvatore (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Ronald Sernau (New York: Real Estate)
  • Howard Shapiro (Nationwide: ERISA Litigation)
  • Michael Sirkin (Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Lawrence Weinstein (Nationwide: Advertising Litigation)
  • Steven Weise (California: Banking & Finance)
  • Allen Weitzman (Florida: Labor & Employment)
  • Michael Woronoff (California: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity)
  • Richard Zall (New York: Healthcare)

Inaugural practice/lawyer rankings:

  • Massachusetts – Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Neil Abramson (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • John Failla (New York: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder)
  • Mitchell Gaswirth (California: Tax: Estate Planning)
  • Rajani Gupta (California: Banking & Finance)
  • Martin Hamilton (New York: Tax)
  • Leslie Loffman (New York: Tax)
  • Praveena Nallainathan (New York: Immigration)

Lawyers ranked in new categories:

  • Ira Bogner (Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Daniel Ganitsky (New York: Latin American Investment)
  • Steven Gilford (Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder)
  • Stephen Mears (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Venture Capital)
  • Mark Thomas (Nationwide: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Additional practices ranked:

  • Nationwide – Banking & Finance
  • Nationwide – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Nationwide – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Nationwide – Capital Markets: High-Yield Products
  • Nationwide – Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Nationwide – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Nationwide – Health Care
  • Nationwide – Immigration
  • Nationwide – Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • Nationwide – Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Nationwide – Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • Nationwide – Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Nationwide – Leisure & Hospitality
  • Nationwide – Privacy & Data Security
  • Nationwide – Private Equity: Buyouts
  • Nationwide – Real Estate
  • Nationwide – REITs
  • Nationwide – Tax: Corporate & Finance
  • Nationwide – Wealth Management
  • 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 – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • District of Columbia – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • District of Columbia – Labor & Employment
  • Florida – Labor & Employment
  • Florida – Tax
  • Illinois – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Illinois – Health Care
  • Illinois – Labor & Employment
  • Louisiana – Labor & Employment
  • Massachusetts – Intellectual Property
  • Massachusetts – Labor & Employment
  • Massachusetts – Tax
  • New Jersey – Labor & Employment
  • New York – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • New York – Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • New York – Immigration
  • New York – Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright
  • New York – Latin American Investment
  • New York – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • 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:

  • 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)
  • 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 (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Pippa Bond (California: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Stuart Bressman (Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Stephen Boyko (Massachusetts: Banking & Finance)
  • Joseph Capraro (Massachusetts: Intellectual Property)
  • Nancy S. Cohen (Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder; 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)
  • Scott Faust (Massachusetts: Labor & Employment)
  • Michael Fernhoff (California: Tax)
  • Ralph Ferrara (Nationwide: Securities: Regulation: Enforcement)
  • Michael Firestein (California: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Daniel Ganitsky (New York: Corporate/M&A)
  • Howard Ganz (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Ira Golub (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Daryn Grossman (Nationwide: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial)
  • Paul Hamburger (Nationwide: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation; District of Columbia: 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)
  • Andrew Katzenstein (Nationwide: Wealth Management: Western Region)
  • Anne Kim (California: Tax)
  • Edward Kornreich (Nationwide: Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation; Nationwide: Healthcare: Transactional)
  • Mary Kuusisto (Massachusetts: Tax)
  • Robert Leonard (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)
  • Steven Lichtenfeld (New York: Real Estate: Corporate)
  • Frank Lopez (Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)
  • Kristen Mathews (Nationwide: Privacy & Data Security; New York: Technology & Outsourcing)
  • Arnold May (Massachusetts: Tax)
  • Carlos Martinez (New York: Latin American Investment)
  • Jeff Marwil (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • David Miller (New York: Tax)
  • Stephen Mears (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Kathleen McKenna (New York: Labor & Employment)
  • Elizabeth Mills (Illinois: Healthcare)
  • Sandra Lee Montgomery (California: Banking & Finance)
  • Timothy Mungovan (Massachusetts: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Jeffrey Neuburger (Nationwide: Outsourcing; New York: Technology & Outsourcing)
  • Malcolm Nicholls III (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Amanda Nussbaum (New York: Tax)
  • Jon Oram (Nationwide: Sports)
  • Brendan O’Rourke (Nationwide: Advertising Litigation; New York: Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright)
  • Charles Ortner (New York: Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes)
  • Ronald Papa (New York: Corporate/M&A)
  • 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)
  • David Pratt (Nationwide: Wealth Management: Eastern Region)
  • Robert Projansky (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Robert Rachal (Louisiana: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation)
  • Andrea Rattner (New York: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • Eric Remensperger (California – Real Estate)
  • 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)
  • Seth Schafler (Nationwide: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder; New York: Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder)
  • Jurate Schwartz (Florida: Labor & Employment)
  • Ronald Sernau (Nationwide: Real Estate)
  • Peter JW Sherwin (Nationwide: International Arbitration)
  • Monica Shilling (California: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; California: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity; Southern California: Corporate/M&A)
  • Charles Sims (New York: Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes)
  • Dietrich Snell (New York: Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Jeremy Stillings (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • David Tegeler (Massachusetts: Private Equity: Fund Formation)
  • Nigel Telman (Illinois: Labor & Employment)
  • Mark Theodore (California: Labor & Employment)
  • Mark Thomas (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Jay Waxenberg (Nationwide: Wealth Management: Eastern Region)
  • David Weinberger (New York: Real Estate: Finance)
  • Christopher Wells (Nationwide: Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)
  • Bart Williams (California: Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations; California: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Michael Woronoff (Nationwide: Private Equity: Buyouts; California: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Southern California: Corporate/M&A)
  • Peter Young (Illinois: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Richard Zall (Nationwide: Healthcare: Transactional)
  • Martin Zohn (California: Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Since 1999, Chambers and Partners has been researching the U.S. legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers USA’s rankings are determined through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients nationally. The results are audited independently and are based on a range of professional qualities most valued by clients.