Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 37 of the firm's attorneys as leading lawyers in 17 categories overall, garnering top-tier rankings in Massachusetts Banking & Finance: Public Finance; Rhode Island Corporate/Commercial; and Rhode Island General Commercial Litigation. In addition, Edwards Wildman was recognized for the first time in Massachusetts Labor & Employment and Massachusetts Real Estate.
Edwards Wildman was honored for excellence in the national category of Privacy & Data Security, as well as in several state categories. In Connecticut, Corporate/M&A; in Illinois, Antitrust, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, General Commercial Litigation and Technology & Outsourcing; in Massachusetts, Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Public Finance, Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, Private Equity Buyouts, and Real Estate; in New York in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer and Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory; and in Rhode Island, Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment and General Commercial Litigation.
Seven attorneys were ranked for the first time this year, including: Jonathan Young in Illinois Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Michael Bennett in Illinois Technology & Outsourcing; Stephanie Massey in Massachusetts Banking & Finance: Public Finance; and Lorne McDougall and Dave Rodgers in Massachusetts Real Estate. In a nod to their stature in the business community, Stanley Keller was designated as a "Senior Statesman” in Massachusetts Corporate M&A and Duncan Johnson a “Senior Statesman” in Rhode Island Corporate/Commercial, which Chambers describes as a lawyer who is "pivotal to the firm’s success."
Other lawyers included in the rankings were David Fischer, Christopher Flanagan, Mark Freel, Christopher Graham, Douglas Gray, James Lotstein, David Ruediger, James Skeffington, Thomas Smedinghoff, Walter St. Onge, David Szabo and George Ticknor.
For the complete list of Edwards Wildman attorneys and practices ranked in Chambers USA 2013, please click here
Chambers surveys and interviews clients and lawyers across the United States to determine which firms and attorneys are considered leaders in their field. Rankings assess key qualities in the legal field, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.