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Pepper Hamilton Top Ranked in 2015 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Pepper Hamilton Top Ranked in 2015 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Ten practice areas and 41 lawyers from Pepper Hamilton LLP have been recognized by Chambers & Partners as leaders in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Rankings are based on interviews with lawyers and clients, and other independent research.

Pepper’s Health Effects Litigation Practice Group, its leader Nina M. Gussack and partner Sean P. Fahey received national rankings and are listed among the top product liability firms and lawyers in the country. Gussack is ranked in the top tier (or “Band 1”) nationwide and she and Fahey are featured in a spotlight table. Gussack also is ranked in the top tier of lawyers for general commercial litigation in Pennsylvania.

The firm’s Construction Practice Group is ranked nationally and the group is one of only two firms ranked in Band 1 in Pennsylvania.

Pepper Hamilton is ranked as one of only three law firms in Band 1 for general commercial litigation in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Other practice areas in which Pepper is positively acknowledged by Chambers include antitrust; corporate/mergers & acquisitions and private equity; health care, intellectual property and labor & employment (all in Pennsylvania); bankruptcy/restructuring (in Delaware and Pennsylvania); and real estate (in Delaware).

Two partners have been named “star individuals”: Barry M. Abelson for corporate/M&A in both private equity and securities in Pennsylvania, and Barbara W. Mather for antitrust in Pennsylvania. The star individual designation is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Mather also is ranked in the top tier of lawyers for general commercial litigation in Pennsylvania.

Other Pepper Hamilton lawyers are profiled as leaders in their practice areas in the 2015 directory are: John W. Carroll (environment, Pennsylvania); Jonathan A. Clark (labor & employment: benefits & compensation, Pennsylvania); Joseph C. Crawford (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Matthew V. DelDuca (labor and employment, New Jersey); Raymond L. DeLuca (construction, Pennsylvania); Mark DeLuca (intellectual property, Pennsylvania); Donald J. Detweiler (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware) Francis P. Devine, III (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Thomas J. Engellenner (intellectual property, Massachusetts); Bruce W. Ficken (construction, Pennsylvania); Ralph A. Finizio (construction, Pennsylvania); David M. Fournier (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware); Michael H. Friedman (corporate/M&A: securities, Pennsylvania); Thomas M. Gallagher (litigation: white-collar crime, Pennsylvania); Amy B. Ginensky (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Robert L. Hickok (general commercial litigation and securities litigation, Pennsylvania); Joseph T. Imperiale (construction, Pennsylvania); John W. Jones (health care, Pennsylvania); Mark A. Kadzielski (health care, California); David M. Kaplan (labor & employment: benefits & compensation, Pennsylvania); Brian M. Katz (corporate/M&A: securities); Paul J. Kennedy (intellectual property, Pennsylvania); Christopher J. Lamb (real estate, Delaware); Francis J. Lawall (bankruptcy/restructuring, Pennsylvania); Jeffrey P. Libson (corporate/M&A and private equity, Pennsylvania); Christopher S. Miller (corporate/M&A and private equity, Pennsylvania); Reza Mollaaghababa (intellectual property, Massachusetts); Michael H. Reed (bankruptcy/restructuring, Pennsylvania); Andrew J. Rudolph (labor & employment: benefits & compensation, Pennsylvania); Ira M. Schulman (construction, New York); Michael A. Schwartz (litigation: white collar crime, Pennsylvania); Barbara T. Sicalides (antitrust, Pennsylvania); David B. Stratton (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware); Michael P. Subak (construction, Pennsylvania); Robin P. Sumner (antitrust, Pennsylvania); M. Kelly Tillery (intellectual property, Pennsylvania); and William J. Walsh (environment, District of Columbia).

 About Chambers

Chambers and Partners have been publishing their guides to the legal profession since 1990, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.  The guides are designed to reflect market opinion, ranking lawyers, law firms and practice areas based on their reputation among peers and clients.  They are not paid listings.  Not all practice areas are ranked in all U.S. states.  To compile the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, researchers conducted thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients throughout the United States over a period of six months.  Qualities assessed included technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued by clients.