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Pepper Hamilton Top Ranked in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

5/27/2016
Pepper Hamilton Top Ranked in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Eleven practice areas and 43 lawyers from Pepper Hamilton LLP have been recognized by Chambers & Partners as leaders in the 2016 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, chair Sean P. Fahey and partner Nina M. Gussack 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 and is one of only two firms ranked in Band 1 in Pennsylvania.

Pepper’s Tax Practice Group is the only firm ranked in Band 1 in Pennsylvania and practice group leader Joan C. Arnold is ranked in the top tier of tax lawyers in the state.

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; healthcare, 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 & private equity in Pennsylvania and Barbara W. Mather for antitrust in Pennsylvania. The star individual designation is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Abelson and Mather also are ranked in Band 1 in Pennsylvania for corporate/M&A: securities and general commercial litigation, respectively.

Other Pepper Hamilton lawyers profiled as leaders in their practice areas in the 2016 guide are:  Albert Bates, Jr. (construction, Pennsylvania); John W. Carroll (environment, Pennsylvania); Jonathan A. Clark (labor & employment: benefits & compensation, Pennsylvania); Joseph C. Crawford (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); 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); Ted R. Gropman (construction, California); Marion T. Hack (construction, California); Robert L. Hickok (general commercial litigation and securities litigation, Pennsylvania); Henry J. Jaffe (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware); Kevin M. Johnson (tax, Pennsylvania); John W. Jones (healthcare, 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); 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 2016 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.