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178 Mayer Brown partners listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

4 August 2009

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that 178 of its lawyers are listed in the 2010 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” The firm had the most lawyers listed of any firm in three national categories: Administrative Law, Appellate Law and Structured Finance Law and was ranked #1 in Chicago and Illinois with 106 lawyers listed.  In addition, the firm had the most lawyers listed in 22 city and/or state categories, including:

  • Administrative Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – Charlotte, Chicago and Illinois
  • Antitrust Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Appellate Law – Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, Illinois and New York
  • Banking Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Biotechnology Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Commercial Litigation – Chicago and Illinois
  • Communications Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Government Relations Law – Chicago, Los Angeles and Illinois
  • Information Technology Law – Chicago, Palo Alto, Washington DC and Illinois
  • Media Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Municipal Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Natural Resources Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Product Liability Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Washington DC
  • Project Finance Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Public Finance Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Securities Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Sports Law – Chicago and Illinois
  • Structured Finance Law – Charlotte and North Carolina
  • Tax Law – Charlotte, Chicago, Illinois and North Carolina
  • Technology Law – Chicago and Illinois

A complete list of individual rankings follows.

Administrative Law

  • Christian F. Binnig (2007) (Chicago)
  • J. Keith Burt (2010) (Washington DC)
  • J. Tyson Covey (2006) (Chicago)
  • David F. Dowd (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Theodore A. Livingston, Jr. (2006) (Chicago)
  • Richard J. Morvillo (2007) (Washington DC)
  • John E. Muench (2006) (Chicago)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Lee N. Abrams (2005) (Chicago)
  • John C. Berghoff (2006) (Chicago)
  • Fern M. Bomchill (2010) (Chicago)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Mary K. Mandeville (2009) (Charlotte)
  • Jonathan C. Medow (2008) (Chicago)
  • Michael A. Olsen (2007) (Chicago)
  • Andrew S. Rosenman (2010) (Chicago)
  • Zaldwaynaka Scott (2007) (Chicago)
  • John M. Touhy (2008) (Chicago)

Antitrust Law

  • Lee N. Abrams (2005) (Chicago)
  • Robert E. Bloch (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Richard J. Favretto (2008 – listed 25 or more years) (Washington DC)
  • Robert F. Finke (2006) (Chicago)
  • Christopher J. Kelly (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Donald C. Klawiter (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Andrew S. Marovitz (2007) (Chicago)
  • Howard M. McCue III (2008 – listed 25 years or more years) (Chicago)
  • Richard M. Steuer (2007) (New York)

Appellate Law

  • Timothy S. Bishop (2006) (Chicago)
  • Andrew L. Frey (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (New York)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (2006) (Washington DC)
  • David M. Gossett (2009) (Washington DC)
  • Philip Allen Lacovara (2007) (New York)
  • Miriam R. Nemetz (2009) (Washington DC)
  • Michele L. Odorizzi (2006) (Chicago)
  • Andrew J. Pincus (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Charles A. Rothfeld (2009) (Washington DC)
  • Jeffrey W. Sarles (2009) (Chicago)
  • Andrew Schapiro (2010) (New York)
  • James C. Schroeder (2008) (Chicago)
  • Stephen M. Shapiro (2007) (Chicago)
  • Evan M. Tager (2008) (Washington DC)

Banking Law

  • Robert C. Baptista (2005) (Chicago)
  • Debora de Hoyos (2007) (Chicago)
  • Douglas A. Doetsch (2007) (Chicago)
  • Robert F. Hugi (2006) (Chicago)
  • Stuart M. Litwin (2006) (Chicago)
  • Warren R. Loui (2007) (Los Angeles)
  • Brian E. Newhouse (2007) (Los Angeles)
  • Michael E. Niebruegge (2006) (Houston)
  • George A. Pecoulas (2006) (Chicago)
  • Ami G. Scott (2006) (Chicago)
  • Angela M. Ulum (2009) (Chicago)

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

  • David S. Curry (2007) (Chicago)
  • Thomas S. Kiriakos (2007) (Chicago)
  • Stuart M. Rozen (2009) (Chicago)

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Thomas M. Durkin (2006) (Chicago)
  • Tyrone C. Fahner (1991 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Michael R. Feagley (2009) (Chicago)
  • James R. Ferguson (2006) (Chicago)
  • Michael K. Forde (2007) (Chicago)
  • Andrew L. Frey (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (New York)
  • Michele L. Odorizzi (2006) (Chicago)
  • Stephen M. Shapiro (2007) (Chicago)

Biotechnology Law

  • Timothy S. Bishop (2006) (Chicago)
  • Matthey A. Rooney (2007) (Chicago)
  • Deborah Schavey Ruff (2007) (Chicago)

Commercial Litigation

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Robert B. Cordle (1995 – listed 10 years or more years) (Charlotte)
  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)
  • Thomas M. Durkin (2006) (Chicago)
  • Tyrone C. Fahner (1991 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Donald M. Falk (2009) (Palo Alto)
  • Richard J. Favretto (2008 – listed 25 or more years) (Washington DC)
  • Michael R. Feagley (2009) (Chicago)
  • James R. Ferguson (2006) (Chicago)
  • Michael K. Forde (2007) (Chicago)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (2006) (Washington DC)
  • David S. Krakoff (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Robert J. Kriss (2010) (Chicago)
  • Mary K. Mandeville (2009) (Charlotte)
  • Hugh R. McCombs (2008) (Chicago)
  • Michele L. Odorizzi (2006) (Chicago)
  • Andrew J. Pincus (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Stephen M. Shapiro (2007) (Chicago)
  • Herbert L. Zarov (2006) (Chicago)

Communications Law

  • Christian F. Binnig (2007) (Chicago)
  • J. Tyson Covey (2006) (Chicago)
  • Dennis G. Friedman (2006) (Chicago)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Theodore A. Livingston, Jr. (2006) (Chicago)
  • John E. Muench (2006) (Chicago)

Construction Law

  • Charles S. Kelley (2007) (Houston)

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Edward S. Best (2006) (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (2006) (Houston)
  • Richard J. Morvillo (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Edward J. Schneidman (2006) (Chicago)
  • Peter H. White (2007) (Washington DC)

Corporate Law

  • J. Trent Anderson (2007) (Chicago)
  • Jonathan A. Barrett (2006) (Charlotte)
  • Edward S. Best (2006) (Chicago)
  • Francis J. Blanchfield (1993 – listed 10 or more years) (Charlotte)
  • Robert E. Curley (2007) (Chicago)
  • Scott J. Davis (2006) (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (2006) (Houston)
  • Robert F. Gray, Jr. (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Houston)
  • Lawrence R. Hamilton (2009) (Chicago)
  • Robert A. Helman (2008) (Chicago)
  • William R. Kucera (2009) (Chicago)
  • Cary J. Malkin (2007) (Chicago)
  • Stephanie M. Monaco (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Michael E. Niebruegge (2006) (Houston)
  • John W. Noell, Jr. (2006) (Chicago)
  • John R. Schmidt (2007) (Chicago)
  • James R. Walther (2006) (Los Angeles)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Richard Ben-Veniste (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Vincent J. Connelly (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Thomas M. Durkin (2006) (Chicago)
  • Tyrone C. Fahner (1991 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • James R. Ferguson (2006) (Chicago)
  • Andrew L. Frey (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (New York)
  • David S. Krakoff (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Richard J. Morvillo (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Peter H. White (2007) (Washington DC)

Derivatives Law

  • Richard J. Morvillo (2007) (Washington DC)

Employee Benefits Law

  • Maureen J. Gorman (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Palo Alto)
  • Karen F. R. Grotberg (2009) (Chicago)
  • Herbert W. Krueger (2009 – listed 20 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Wayne R. Luepker (2006) (Chicago)

Energy Law

  • Robert A. Helman (2008) (Chicago)
  • Michael E. Niebruegge (2006) (Houston)

Environmental Law

  • John C. Berghoff (2006) (Chicago)
  • Timothy S. Bishop (2006) (Chicago)
  • David I. Bloom (2009) (Washington DC)
  • Richard F. Bulger (2010) (Chicago)

Equipment Finance Law

  • Robert A. Kelman (2006) (Chicago)
  • Jason H. P. Kravitt (2006) (New York)

Franchise Law

  • Lee N. Abrams (2005) (Chicago)

Government Relations Law

  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)
  • Robert M. Hertzberg (2007) (Los Angeles)
  • Mark H. Gitenstein (2007) (Washington DC)
  • John A. Janicik (2007) (Chicago)
  • Roger J. Kiley, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)
  • David Narefsky (2007) (Chicago)
  • George A. Ranney, Jr. (2009) (Chicago)
  • Philip R. Recht (2007) (Los Angeles)
  • Mary B. Richardson-Lowry (2007) (Chicago)

Information Technology

  • Rebecca S. Eisner (2006) (Chicago)
  • Ian N. Feinberg (2006) (Palo Alto)
  • David M. Hudanish (2010) (New York)
  • Daniel A. Masur (2008) (Washington DC)
  • Brad L. Peterson (2006) (Chicago)
  • Paul J. N. Roy (2006) (Chicago)

Insurance Law

  • George W. Craven (2006) (Chicago)
  • Lawrence R. Hamilton (2009) (Chicago)
  • Clifford H. Schoenberg (2006) (New York)
  • Richard W. Shepro (2006) (Chicago)

Intellectual Property Law

  • Sharon A. Israel (2006) (Houston)
  • Christopher J. Kelly (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Joseph A. Mahoney (2009) (Chicago)

International Arbitration

  • William H. Knull III (2006) (Houston)

International Trade and Finance Law

  • Christopher P. B. Erckert (2008) (Washington DC)
  • Michael Kantor (2006) (Washington DC)

Health Care Law

  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)

Labor and Employment Law

  • Robert P. Davis (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Marcia E. Goodman (2010) (Chicago)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Robert F. Gray, Jr. (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Houston)

Media Law

  • Christian F. Binnig (2007) (Chicago)
  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

  • Edward S. Best (2006) (Chicago)
  • Scott J. Davis (2006) (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (2006) (Houston)
  • Warren R. Loui (2007) (Los Angeles)
  • John W. Noell, Jr. (2006) (Chicago)
  • John R. Sagan (2006) (Chicago)
  • Edward J. Schneidman (2006) (Chicago)
  • Richard W. Shepro (2006) (Chicago)
  • Marc F. Sperber (2006) (Chicago)
  • Paul W. Theiss (2006) (Chicago)
  • Frederick B. Thomas (2006) (Chicago)
  • James R. Walther (2006) (Los Angeles)

Municipal Law

  • Roger J. Kiley, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)

Mutual Funds Law

  • Stephanie M. Monaco (2007) (Washington DC)

Natural Resources Law

  • Michael F. Kerr (2010) (Los Angeles)
  • John Nadolenco (2010) (Los Angeles)
  • Neil M. Soltman (2010) (Los Angeles)

Non-Profit/Charities Law

  • Howard M. McCue III (2008 – listed 25 years or more years) (Chicago)

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Thomas M. Durkin (2006) (Chicago)

Private Funds Law

  • Stephanie M. Monaco (2007) (Washington DC)
  • John W. Noell, Jr. (2006) (Chicago)

Product Liability Litigation

  • Thomas M. Durkin (2006) (Chicago)
  • Kenneth S. Geller (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Erika Z. Jones (2007) (Washington DC)

Professional Malpractice Law

  • Andrew J. Pincus (2007) (Washington DC)

Project Finance Law

  • J. Paul Forrester (2006) (Chicago)
  • Barry N. Machlin (2006) (Chicago)

Public Finance Law

  • David Narefsky (2007) (Chicago)

Real Estate Law

  • Robert V. Fitzsimmons (2010) (Chicago)
  • John J. Gearen (1993 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)
  • Robert E. Gordon (2010) (Chicago)
  • Frank H. Henneburg (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Ivan P. Kane (2008) (Chicago)
  • Alvin C. Katz (2006) (Chicago)
  • M. Marvin Katz (2008 – listed 25 years or more) (Houston)
  • Paul E. Meyer (2009) (Chicago)
  • George N. Polydoros (2010) (Houston)
  • Ronald M. Shoss (2006) (Houston)
  • Jeffrey A. Usow (2007) (Chicago)
  • Neil A. Wasserstrom (2006) (Houston)
  • Keith J. Willner (2006) (Washington DC)

Securities Law

  • Edward S. Best (2006) (Chicago)
  • Pat S. Conti ( 2008) (Washington DC)
  • Stephen J. Crimmins (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Robert E. Curley (2007) (Chicago)
  • Marc H. Folladori (2006) (Houston)
  • Michael L. Hermsen (2006) (Chicago)
  • William R. Kucera (2009) (Chicago)
  • Cary J. Malkin (2007) (Chicago)
  • Stephanie M. Monaco (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Richard J. Morvillo (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Philip J. Niehoff (2007) (Chicago)
  • John R. Sagan (2006) (Chicago)
  • John R. Schmidt (2007) (Chicago)
  • Edward J. Schneidman (2006) (Chicago)
  • David A. Schuette (2006) (Chicago)
  • Paul W. Theiss (2006) (Chicago)
  • James R. Walther (2006) (Los Angeles)

Sports Law

  • Lee N. Abrams (2005) (Chicago)
  • Julian C. D’Esposito, Jr. (2007) (Chicago)
  • Daniel W. Luther (2008) (Chicago)

Structured Finance Law

  • Christopher J. Brady (2010) (Charlotte)
  • Jeffrey P. Cantrell (2008) (Charlotte)
  • Mary C. Fontaine (2006) (Chicago)
  • Carol A. Hitselberger (2006) (Charlotte)
  • Robert F. Hugi (2006) (Chicago)
  • Paul A. Jorissen (2009) (New York)
  • Jason H. P. Kravitt (2006) (New York)
  • Stuart M. Litwin (2006) (Chicago)
  • George A. Pecoulas (2006) (Chicago)

Tax Law

  • James R. Barry (2008) (Chicago)
  • Francis J. Blanchfield, Jr. (1993 – listed 10 years or more years) (Charlotte)
  • Hayden D. Brown (2007) (Charlotte)
  • Jeffrey P. Cantrell (2008) (Charlotte)
  • Gary S. Colton, Jr. (2009) (Chicago)
  • George W. Craven (2006) (Chicago)
  • Thomas C. Durham (2008) (Chicago)
  • Frederic L. Hahn (1995 – listed for 10 years or more years) (Chicago)
  • Kenneth Klein (2006) (Washington DC)
  • Anne Marie Konopack (2007) (Chicago)
  • Larry R. Langdon (2006) (Palo Alto)
  • William A. Levy (2008) (Chicago)
  • George A. Luscombe II (1999) (Chicago)
  • Robert L. Mendenhall (2008) (Charlotte)
  • William A. Schmalzl (2008) (Chicago)
  • Timothy C. Sherck (1995 – listed 10 years or more years) (Chicago)
  • Charles S. Triplett (2007) (Washington DC)
  • Joel V. Williamson (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Chicago)

Technology Law

  • Rebecca S. Eisner (2006) (Chicago)
  • Brad L. Peterson (2006) (Chicago)
  • Paul J. N. Roy (2006) (Chicago)

Transportation Law

  • Robert M. Jenkins III (2007) (Washington DC)

Trusts and Estates

  • Richard A. Campbell (2006) (Chicago)
  • James A. Casey (2006) (Chicago)
  • Daniel W. Luther (2008) (Chicago)
  • Howard M. McCue III (2008 – listed 25 years or more years) (Chicago)
  • Donna E. Morgan (2007) (Chicago)

Venture Capital Law

  • Robert F. Gray, Jr. (1995 – listed 10 or more years) (Houston)
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