Hogan Lovells Receives Top Rankings in 2010 Edition of Chambers USA

WASHINGTON, D.C., 11 June 2010 – Hogan Lovells announced today that 70 practice areas and 128 lawyers practicing in Hogan Lovells US LLP have been recognized in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The annual guide, which is in its eighth year of publication, ranks lawyers and law firms based on in-depth interviews with attorneys, clients, and corporate counsel in the United States.

Hogan Lovells US LLP received first-tier rankings in the following 17 categories:

  • Capital Markets: REITs – Nationwide
  • Corporate/M&A – Colorado
  • Corporate/M&A – Maryland
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – District of Columbia
  • Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia – Virginia
  • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation – Nationwide
  • Government: Government Relations – Nationwide
  • Healthcare – District of Columbia
  • Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory – District of Columbia
  • Immigration – District of Columbia
  • Insurance: Insurer – District of Columbia
  • Litigation: General Commercial – Maryland
  • Media & Entertainment: Corporate – New York
  • Media & Entertainment: Media Litigation – New York
  • Natural Resources & Environment – Colorado
  • Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory – Nationwide
  • Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) – Nationwide

Thirty-one practice areas were ranked nationally, including:

  • Antitrust
  • Capital Markets: REITs
  • Climate Change
  • Corporate/M&A: The Elite
  • Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Environment
  • Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)
  • Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A
  • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Government: Government Contracts
  • Government: Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Life Sciences
  • Native American Law
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Projects: Power
  • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • Securities: Regulation
  • Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
  • Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
  • Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)

The following four lawyers were named Senior Statesmen, defined as distinguished partners and "sages of their particular legal markets":

  • George U. Carneal in Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory (Nationwide)
  • Walter Lohr, Jr. in Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
  • Parker Thomson in Environment (Florida) and Litigation: General Commercial (Florida)
  • Douglas Schwab in Litigation: Securities (California)

Hogan Lovells Co-CEO Warren Gorrell and partner Prentiss Feagles were designated "star individuals" in the Investment Funds: REITs – Nationwide category. According to the 2010 Chambers USA guide, this ranking is considered higher than a first-tier ranking and is reserved for those individuals "whose profile is far ahead of the pack."

In addition, the following 29 lawyers received first-tier rankings for their individual practices:

  • Jeanne S. Archibald in International Trade: CFIUS Experts (Nationwide)
  • Richard K. A. Becker in Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
  • Robert S. Bennett in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (District of Columbia)
  • William Bowman in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide) and Insurance: Insurer (District of Columbia)
  • Robert P. Brady in Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory (District of Columbia)
  • Thomas N. Bulleit Jr in Healthcare (District of Columbia) and Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Thad Dameris in Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Daniel Dunn in Natural Resources & Environment (Colorado)
  • Alan L. Dye in Securities: Regulation: Advisory (Nationwide)
  • Michele C. Farquhar in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia)
  • Mark Gately in Litigation: General Commercial (Maryland)
  • Jacqueline Glassman in Transportation: Road: Carriage/Commercial (Nationwide)
  • Warren Gorrell in Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (District of Columbia)
  • Paul Hilton in Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
  • Richard Horan in Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia (Virginia)
  • W. Michael House in Government: Government Relations (Nationwide)
  • Stephen Immelt in Healthcare (Maryland)
  • Henry D. Kahn in Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
  • Robert F. Leibenluft in Healthcare (District of Columbia) and Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Slade R. Metcalf in First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide) and Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation (New York)
  • Patrick M. Raher in Transportation: Road: Carriage/Commercial (Nationwide)
  • Peter J. Romeo in Securities: Regulation: Advisory (Nationwide)
  • Jeffrey G. Schneider in Healthcare (New York) and Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Daniel F. Shea in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Colorado)
  • Richard S. Silverman in Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Michael J. Silver in Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
  • Ann Morgan Vickery in Healthcare (District of Columbia)
  • Mark Weinstein in Media & Entertainment: Corporate (New York)
  • Christopher Wolf in Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)

The following partners received an "Up and Coming" ranking, which recognizes individuals who are the "young dynamos" who "bridge the practice’s present and its future":

  • Kate Bolger in Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation (New York)
  • Daniel Brenner in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia)
  • Brian Chappell in Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
  • Ari Q. Fitzgerald in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (District of Columbia)
  • Daniel Keating in Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A (Nationwide)

A complete list of rankings is available at www.chambersandpartners.com.

Since 1990, London-based Chambers and Partners has published Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession. Chambers' staff of full-time researchers prepare directories which assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers according to their reputations amongst peers and clients. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business was first introduced in 2003.

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