Six Mayer Brown partners have been named 2016 “Client Service All-Stars” by BTI Consulting Group. Mayer Brown is in the elite group of eight firms with at least five All-Stars. Since launching its All-Stars report in 2001, BTI has included one or more Mayer Brown lawyers on the list each year.

The 2016 honorees are:

  • Curtis Doty, Banking & Finance (New York)
  • Christian Fabian, Corporate & Securities (Chicago)
  • Charles Salem Hallab, Corporate & Securities (Washington DC)
  • Marc Sperber, Corporate & Securities (Chicago)
  • Jason Wagenmaker, Corporate & Securities (Chicago)
  • Carmine Zarlenga, Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Washington DC)

In addition, Mr. Fabian and Mr. Sperber were recognized as “MVPs” for making the list for the second consecutive year.

The 2016 All-Stars report recognized 312 North American lawyers who “stand out as absolutely best at client service” and “are head and shoulders above the rest as defined solely by clients,” BTI said. To select the All-Stars, BTI conducted more than 300 in-depth interviews with legal decision makers at the world’s leading organizations. The lawyers whom the clients named shared six traits: superior client focus, innovative thought leadership, exceptional understanding of the client’s business, legal skills, outsized value and outstanding results.

Curtis Doty focuses his practice on the structuring, negotiation, and regulatory and insolvency analysis of OTC derivatives transactions. He has been deeply involved in regulatory matters related to the CFTC’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Title VII reforms, including as drafting counsel to ISDA on the ISDA Derivatives/FX Prime Brokerage Business Conduct Allocation Protocol, the November 2012 ISDA DF Disclosure, and numerous comment letters and requests for industry no-action relief. Mr. Doty earned a JD from Stanford Law School, a PhD from Princeton University and an AB magna cum laude from Harvard University.

Christian Fabian advises on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities law matters. He represents purchasers and sellers of domestic and international businesses in complex public and private mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Fabian advises on private equity investments, recapitalizations, private placements of securities and other corporate finance matters, as well as corporate governance and securities law matters. Mr. Fabian holds a JD cum laude from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a BSE from Oakland University.

Charles Salem Hallab leads Mayer Brown’s Middle East practice and is a leader of the firm’ International Joint Venture & Strategic Alliance practice. He manages a variety of corporate and commercial transactions inbound to, and outbound from, the Middle East, with a focus on GCC countries. Mr. Hallab also advises clients on a variety of international corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on international business combinations and collaborations. He earned a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a BA from George Washington University.

Marc Sperber leads Mayer Brown’s global Corporate & Securities practice and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions. He represents buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings, tender and exchange offers, shareholder arrangements and a variety of other corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Sperber has represented publicly and privately held US, foreign and multinational entities in a variety of industries. He holds a JD cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a BA cum laude from University of Rochester.

Jason Wagenmaker focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling and representation. He represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, joint ventures and similar transactions. Mr. Wagenmaker has represented US and multinational clients, both publicly and privately held, in a variety of industries. He earned a JD summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Law and a BA summa cum laude from Rhodes College.

Carmine Zarlenga handles a wide variety of complex antitrust, commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. During a career of over 25 years, he has appeared in over 50 different state and federal courts across the United States on behalf of some of the largest national and international companies in the world. Mr. Zarlenga’s litigation experience ranges from large, complex class actions with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion and attendant publicity to smaller, private disputes. He has handled matters involving antitrust, contract, fraud, business torts, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, intellectual property and false advertising. Mr. Zarlenga holds a JD from University of Cincinnati College of Law and a BA cum laude from Ohio State University.