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Pepper Hamilton Top Ranked in 2018 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

5/03/2018
Pepper Hamilton Top Ranked in 2018 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Forty-three lawyers and 11 practice areas from Pepper Hamilton have been recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Rankings are based on interviews with lawyers and clients and other independent research.

Pepper Hamilton and partners Sean P. Fahey and 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 (“Band 1”) nationwide, and she and Fahey are featured in a spotlight table.

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

Pepper Hamilton is one of only three law firms in Band 1 for both general commercial litigation and tax in Pennsylvania.

Other practice areas for which Pepper is positively acknowledged by Chambers include antitrust; banking & finance; bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/mergers & acquisitions and private equity; intellectual property; labor & employment; and real estate.

Barry M. Abelson has been named a “star individual” for corporate/M&A and private equity in Pennsylvania. The star individual designation is given to lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. Abelson also is ranked in Band 1 in Pennsylvania for corporate/M&A: securities.

Other Pepper Hamilton lawyers recognized in the 2018 guide are Joan C. Arnold (tax, Pennsylvania); Albert Bates, Jr. (construction, Pennsylvania); John W. Carroll (environment, Pennsylvania); Joseph C. Crawford (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Donald J. Detweiler (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware); Francis P. Devine, III (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Bruce K. Fenton (corporate/M&A and private equity, 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 & government investigations, Pennsylvania); Amy B. Ginensky (First Amendment litigation, nationwide and general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Howard S. Goldberg (tax, Pennsylvania); Matthew M. Greenberg (corporate/M&A, Delaware); Ted R. Gropman (construction, California); Marion T. Hack (construction, California); Jeremy Heep (antitrust, Pennsylvania); Robert L. Hickok (general commercial litigation and securities litigation, Pennsylvania); Henry J. Jaffe (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware); John W. Jones, Jr. (healthcare, Pennsylvania); Lisa D. Kabnick (banking & finance, Pennsylvania); David M. Kaplan (labor & employment: benefits & compensation, Pennsylvania); Brian M. Katz (corporate/M&A: private equity and securities, Pennsylvania); Paul J. Kennedy (intellectual property, Pennsylvania); Christopher J. Lamb (real estate, Delaware); Francis J. Lawall (bankruptcy/restructuring, Pennsylvania); Jan P. Levine (general commercial litigation, Pennsylvania); Christopher S. Miller (corporate/M&A and private equity, Pennsylvania); Raymond A. Miller (intellectual property, Pennsylvania); Kathryn Pourmand Nordick (banking & finance, Pennsylvania); Pamela S. Palmer (securities litigation, California); James D. Rosener (corporate/M&A, New York); Ira M. Schulman (construction, New York); Michael A. Schwartz (litigation: white collar crime & government investigations, Pennsylvania); Barbara T. Sicalides (antitrust, Pennsylvania); David B. Stratton (bankruptcy/restructuring, Delaware); Michael P. Subak (construction, Pennsylvania); Robin P. Sumner (antitrust, Pennsylvania); Matthew J. Swett (real estate, Pennsylvania); and M. Kelly Tillery (intellectual property, Pennsylvania).

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 2018 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.