Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that partner Frederick Thomas has been recognized by International Law Office (ILO) as a 2012 Client Choice Award winner. Mr. Thomas, a Corporate & Securities partner in the firm’s Chicago office, was the exclusive winner in the United States General Corporate category.

The ILO Client Choice Awards recognize law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Selection criteria focus on the ability of partners and firms to add real value to their clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Winners were chosen from more than 2,000 candidates nominated by corporate counsel in 64 jurisdictions worldwide.

Mr. Thomas is the partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. He represents US, foreign and multinational corporations and other entities, both public and private, in mergers and acquisitions and in a range of other transactions and related corporate and securities law matters.  He also advises boards of directors, board committees and management regarding corporate governance, securities and other matters.