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FIRST–TIeR NaTIoNaL RaNkINgS Advertising Law Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Banking and Finance Law Biotechnology Law Commercial Litigation Corporate Law

Top 10... again In the third edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” MoFo placed in the top five, out of more than 10,000 firms, for total number of first-tier nationwide rankings. MoFo has ranked in the top 10 every year. Our count of tier-one rankings makes us number one in California, San Francisco, Financial Services Regulation Law, Information Technology Law, and Patent Litigation. We also took top honors as “Law Firm of the Year” in Information Technology and Banking & Finance Law.

Derivatives and Futures Law Employment Law - Management Energy Law Environmental Law Financial Services Regulation Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking & Finance Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor & Employment Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation - Patent Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - Tax Mergers & Acquisitions Law Natural Resources Law Oil & Gas Law

Thanks to our clients and peers who shared their opinions with the editors of U.S. News – Best Lawyers ®.

Patent Law Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Securitization and Structured Finance Law Tax Law Technology Law Timber Law

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Contributors to this Issue Best Lawyers Brad D. Brian is a senior partner at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former chair of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Mr. Brian has tried dozens of jury trials. Kim F. Ebert is the current managing shareholder of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. For more than 30 years, Mr. Ebert has represented employers in labor and employment matters. He is a past member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar. Jim Archibald is a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Construction and Procurement Practice Group. Mr. Archibald has extensive experience representing general contractors, owners, developers, engineering firms, subcontractors and vendors in public and private projects. Elisa D. Garcia C. is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Office Depot Inc. An attorney for more than 20 years, Ms. Garcia is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the National Hispanic Society of MBAs. Vinson & Elkins LLP partner Harry M. Reasoner practices complex civil litigation involving antitrust, securities, insurance, contract and tort claims. Mr. Reasoner has been appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Teresa Wilton Harmon is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP whose practice focuses on commercial law and financial transactions. Ms. Harmon is a regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute. She is past chair of the ABA’s Securitization Subcommittee and the Chicago Bar Association’s Commercial Finance and Transactions Committee. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP partner Jamie Gorelick is chair of the firm’s Defense, National Security and Government Contracts Practice Group and of the firm’s Public Policy and Strategy Practice Group. She

is also a member of the firm’s Litigation/ Controversy Department. Ms. Gorelick is currently co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Legal Ethics 20/20, as well as a member of the Defense Policy Board and the Defense Legal Policy Board at the U.S. Department of Defense. Eric J. Mogilnicki is a partner in Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP’s Litigation/Controversy Department, a member of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Group and vice chair of the firm’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Working Group. Previously, Mr. Mogilnicki served as chief of staff to the late Senator Edward Kennedy and to Senator Paul Kirk. Debra Kuper has been vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of AGCO Corporation since 2008. Ms. Kuper is responsible for the company’s ethics and compliance program, litigation, regulatory and securities filings, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and joint ventures. W. Mark Lanier is founder and lead counsel of The Lanier Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Lanier, a trial lawyer who practices across the United States, is also the founder of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association and the Lanier Theological Library. In 2011, the Guatemalan government recognized him with the Ambassador of Peace Award. Roberta D. Liebenberg is the chair of the ABA Presidential Gender Equity Task Force and a former chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She is a partner in Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia. Andrew M. Smulian is chairman and chief executive officer of Akerman Senterfitt LLP. For eight years, Mr. Smulian chaired the firm’s national Real Estate Practice Group. He serves on the Board of the United Way of MiamiDade County, the Real Estate Advisory Board of the University of Miami School of Business Administration and the Advisory Board of Best Lawyers, and he is a member of the Leadership Council on 9 Legal Diversity.

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katz & Stefani, llc A New Era in Matrimonial Law

katz & Stefani, LLC is proud to have received a first tier ranking in Chicago for family Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law firms” in 2013. P. André Katz

Daniel R. Stefani

two of the firm’s partners also have been recognized in the 2012 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Chicago’s Best Lawyers®. — Congratulations. Katz & Stefani, LLC is a family law firm committed to efficiently helping clients resolve emotional family issues in a calm and dignified manner. Recognizing that divorce is “a very personal business,” the firm’s lawyers limit their case load, allowing them to give clients significant personal attention. “You need to be comfortable with your divorce lawyer and you need to know you can get in touch with him or her,” explains founding partner Daniel R. Stefani. Combining their more than 40 years working in family law at some of the largest firms in Illinois, Stefani joined P. André Katz to form Katz & Stefani in 2008. Serving high-profile and high-net-worth individuals in premarital and divorce matters, the firm’s lawyers are particularly attentive to maintaining the privacy of these individuals. Its partners’ strong business, financial, tax and accounting backgrounds provide a valuable resource for understanding the complexities of business valuations, employee benefits, retirement planning and other financial issues that arise in divorces involving high-net-worth individuals. Although skilled and experienced litigators, Katz and Stefani’s founders believe that not every case needs to be litigated. The firm’s lawyers strive to resolve cases “in the

conference room rather than the courtroom,” utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods. Katz & Stefani lawyers are experienced in navigating the complicated waters of interstate and international custody disputes implicating the laws of multiple jurisdictions, the Hague Convention and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act. Sensitive to issues of parental alienation, the firm works with mental health professionals to identify and address the issue as soon as possible. Katz & Stefani lawyers are also adept at negotiating and crafting both premarital and postnuptial agreements. The firm’s 13-attorney roster includes partners David Ainley, Amanda Clayman, and other experienced litigators in high stakes divorce cases: partners Jacqueline Torshen, Shawn Bersson and Andrew Vaughn. Both Katz and Stefani take a leadership role within their specialty, lecturing and publishing frequently on the topic of family law. Stefani writes a regular column on family law for Chicago Lawyer® and Illinois House Speaker, Michael J. Madigan, has appointed Katz as Chairman of the Family Law Study Committee, tasked with rewriting the Illinois Divorce Statute which has now been submitted to Springfield.

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Contents

NOVEMBER 2012

3rd EDITION

The Best Lawyers Advisory Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Practice Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Law Firm of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15

Articles The Importance of a Plan in Litigation Brad D. Brian, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

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The New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jamie Gorelick and Eric J. Mogilnicki, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP . . . . 24

The Value Proposition

Kim F. Ebert, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

18 Law Firm Diversity, Pro Bono Work and Community Service: More Than Window Dressing Jim Archibald. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Value-Based Billing … Can You Deliver? Elisa D. Garcia C., Office Depot Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Slouching Towards Bethlehem Harry M. Reasoner, Vinson & Elkins LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Learning … Together Teresa Wilton Harmon, Sidley Austin LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Key Steps to Establish an Effective Anti-Corruption Program Debra Kuper, AGCO Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Constructing the Ultimate PowerPoint W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Retention and Advancement of Women at Law Firms — Strategies for Success Roberta D. Liebenberg, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Four Questions for Law Firms Andrew M. Smulian, Akerman Senterfitt LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” National First-Tier Rankings by Practice Area Admiralty & Maritime Law . . . . . . . . 41 Advertising Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Antitrust Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Appellate Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Banking and Finance Law . . . . . . . . 41 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Biotechnology Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Commercial Litigation . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Communications Law . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Construction Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Copyright Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Corporate Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Derivatives and Futures Law . . . . . . 43 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Employment Law - Management . . . 44 Energy Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Entertainment Law - Music . . . . . . . 44 Environmental Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Equipment Finance Law . . . . . . . . . 44 FDA Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Financial Services Regulation Law . . 46 Franchise Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Health Care Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Immigration Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Information Technology Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Insurance Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 International Arbitration Commercial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 International Arbitration Governmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 International Trade and Finance Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Labor Law - Management . . . . . . . . 47 Land Use & Zoning Law . . . . . . . . . 47 Litigation - Antitrust . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Litigation - Banking & Finance . . . . 47 Litigation - Bankruptcy . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Litigation - Construction . . . . . . . . . 47 Litigation - Environmental . . . . . . . . 47 Litigation - ERISA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Litigation - First Amendment . . . . . 48 Litigation - Intellectual Property . . . 48 Litigation - Labor & Employment . . . 48 Litigation - Mergers

& Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Litigation - Patent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Litigation - Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) . . . . . . . . . . 49 Litigation - Securities . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Litigation - Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants . . . . . . . 49 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs . . . . . . . . . . 49 Media & First Amendment Law . . 50 Medical Malpractice Law Defendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Mergers & Acquisitions Law . . . . . . 52 Mining Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Mutual Funds Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Native American Law . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Natural Resources Law . . . . . . . . . . 52 Oil & Gas Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Patent Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Private Equity Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law . . . 52

Product Liability Litigation Defendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Professional Malpractice Law Defendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Professional Malpractice Law Plaintiffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Project Finance Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Public Finance Law . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Railroad Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Real Estate Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Securities / Capital Markets Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Securities Regulation . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Securitization and Structured Finance Law . . . . . . . . . 54 Sports Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Tax Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Technology Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Timber Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Trademark Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Transportation Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Trusts & Estates Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Venture Capital Law . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings by State Alabama . . . . . . . . . Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . Arizona . . . . . . . . . . Arkansas . . . . . . . . . California . . . . . . . . . Colorado . . . . . . . . . Connecticut . . . . . . . Delaware . . . . . . . . . District of Columbia .

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Florida . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Georgia . . . . . . . . . 107 Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . 111 Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . 113 Indiana . . . . . . . . . 119 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Kansas . . . . . . . . . . 125 Kentucky . . . . . . . . 127

Louisiana . . . . . . . . 130 Maine . . . . . . . . . . 134 Maryland . . . . . . . . 135 Massachusetts . . . . 140 Michigan . . . . . . . . 145 Minnesota . . . . . . . 150 Mississippi . . . . . . . 154 Missouri . . . . . . . . .157 Montana . . . . . . . . 161

Nebraska . . . . . . . . 162 Nevada . . . . . . . . . 163 New Hampshire . . 165 New Jersey . . . . . . 166 New Mexico . . . . . 170 New York . . . . . . . . 173 North Carolina . . . 184 North Dakota . . . . 190 Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Oklahoma . . . . . . . 200 Oregon . . . . . . . . . 204 Pennsylvania . . . . . 207 Rhode Island . . . . . 214 South Carolina . . . 215 South Dakota . . . . 219 Tennessee . . . . . . . 220 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Vermont . . . . . . . . Virginia . . . . . . . . . Washington . . . . . . West Virginia . . . . . Wisconsin . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . .

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advisory board The Best Lawyers Advisory Board includes more than 350 of the most significant law firm leaders, general counsel, and other distinguished lawyers in 70 countries. Increasingly, it has evolved from an advisory group to a network of some of the most influential lawyers worldwide. It includes the leaders of many of the world’s most prominent law firms, including Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners; Evan R. Chesler, Presiding Partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore; H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell; Xavier de Kergommeaux, of Gide Loyrette Nouel; Brad S. Karp, Chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Pierre-Sébastien Thill, Chairman of CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre; Mary Padbury, Chairman of Ashurst Australia; Jack Schiffer, partner at Beiten Burkhardt; Fernando Vives Ruiz, Managing Partner of Garrigues; Sean Weir, National Managing Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais; David Willis, Managing Partner of Herbert Smith; Thomas Werlen, partner at Quinn Emanuel; and Dr. Dieter Schennk, co-Managing Partner of Noerr, to name a few. The Advisory Board also includes the general counsel of some of the largest corporations in the world, including Peter Beshar of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Jean-Paul Bisnaire of Manulife Financial, William

J. Casazza of Aetna, Antonino Cusimano of Telecom Italia, Janet L. Dhillon of J.C. Penney, Nadine Faruque of UniCredit, Michael D. Fricklas of Viacom, Gregory Gallopoulos of General Dynamics, Elisa D. Garcia C. of Office Depot, Noah J. Hanft of MasterCard, Andrew Hendry of Colgate-Palmolive, Frank R. Jimenez of Bunge Limited, Janet Langford Kelly of ConocoPhillips, Marc Lawrence-Apfelbaum of Time Warner Cable, Christopher Montague of Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Edward O’Keefe of the Bank of America, Louise Pentland of Nokia, Mark Roellig of MassMutual Financial Group, Maura Abeln Smith of PepsiCo, and Debra Valentine of Rio Tinto. Finally, the Advisory Board includes such distinguished lawyers as Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy, former Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the International Bar Association and U.N. Special Rapporteur; Lord Anthony Grabiner, QC, one of the leading barristers in the United Kingdom, who also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions; Soli Jehangir Sorabjee, a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India and former Attorney General for India; and David Bennett, AC, former Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. The full Advisory Board membership can be seen 9 at www.bestlawyers.com.

VAN GOGH - The Life BY

STEVE NAIFEH AND GREGORY WHITE SMITH

Paperback Edition Coming December 2012 “The definitive biography for decades to come” Leo Jansen, the Van Gogh Museum

“Definitive”

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“Magisterial”

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Captivating”

Jonathan Lopez, The Wall Street Journal

“Spellbinding”

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BEST LAWYERS LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 2013 ®

FRANK L. BRANSON

PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW THE L AW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON

A young college graduate seriously burned by a defective product. A partner in a medical imaging practice

wrongly forced out of business revenue. A talented collegiate athlete seriously injured in a rollover crash caused by a defective SUV design. Clients of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson defy easy classification, but they share one thing in common. Whether it’s a bet-the-company commercial dispute or a catastrophic injury caused by a defective product or the negligence of a transportation company, clients seek out the Branson legal team when they are in their darkest hour, turning to the legal system to level the playing field against captains of industry and negligent parties. National honors and professional recognition are a byproduct of the firm’s four-decade quest to assemble a legal team consisting of the country’s finest trial lawyers. The firm’s recent verdicts and recoveries include: • $10.66 million jury verdict, reduced to $4.7 million, in a fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract trial involving partners in two medical imaging facilities. • Confidential settlement for a boy who suffered serious burns caused by pajamas that failed to meet federal safety standards. • $20.8 million jury verdict related to the fatal crash of an 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials, highlighted by The National Law Journal as one of the nation's Top 100 verdicts of 2007. • $15 million settlement during trial with Swift Transportation Co. for the survivors and relatives of victims involved in a truck wreck. • Settlement in excess of $34 million for a Dallas Cowboys assistant scout and a special teams coach seriously injured after a team practice facility collapsed during a thunderstorm. • $7.5 million settlement for burn injuries caused by an electrical explosion. • $6 million settlement on behalf of former executives of a major corporate entity involving allegations of breach of contract and fraud. • $10 million settlement for a Texas woman, age 77, who was killed when her home exploded. A drilling contractor had ruptured an underground natural gas line. The drilling contractor’s policy did not allow workers to call 9-1-1. As a result of this case, the drilling contractor

“Law Firm of the Year” in Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers National First Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Dallas First Tier Rankings: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

changed its policy, and the woman’s adult children and her estate settled. • Branson and his firm were part of the legal team that obtained an $80 million settlement in 2009 after 23 elderly nursing home residents died in a bus fire while fleeing from Hurricane Rita. In addition to being named 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability by Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Branson was named one of the Top 3 lawyers in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers in 2012, while Texas Lawyer newspaper honored him among the Top 5 personal injury lawyers in Texas for its 2012 “Go To Guide.” In the last five years, he has received the Teddy Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” award from the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year award, the ABA’s Pursuit of Justice Award, Southern Methodist University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Melvin M. Belli Society’s Mel Award. Mr. Branson has earned repeat recognition by D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America. Please visit flbranson.com to learn more about the firm. THE LAW OFFICES OF FRANK L. BRANSON HIGHLAND PARK PLACE, SUITE 1800 4514 COLE AVENUE, DALLAS, TX 75205 522 0200 | FLBRANSON.COM More(214) at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/ | 9


Methodology for 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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he U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment. For more information on Best Lawyers, please visit www.bestlawyers.com. For the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list, the methodology for the initiative remained the same as in the previous two years. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, using a scale of 1 (weakest) to 5 (strongest), addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Clients also had the option to write in the names of law firms they’ve worked with on other matters and within practice areas beyond those they were asked to comment on by the submitting firm. Some clients chose to write a comment about their experience with the law firm. These comments are for reference only and were not used as data points in the formal evaluation process. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor. We asked this group to vote on law firms that have a preeminent national presence within specified legal practice area(s) they know well. In addition to information from these surveys, the rankings incorporate the 4.3 million evaluations of 68,761 individual leading lawyers collected by Best Lawyers in its most recent annual survey. In addition to lawyer and client feedback, law firms were asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys. This survey also gave firms an opportunity to share information on client profile, the significance of major legal matters they’ve undertaken, monetary and transactional values (where meaningful and applicable), and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas. All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national

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level. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in overall score, we use a tiering system rather than ranking law firms sequentially. The first tier in each metropolitan area includes those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highestscoring firm(s); the second tier, those firms that scored within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firm(s), and so on. The national rankings were based on metropolitan rankings as well as on the number of offices each firm had with a metropolitan ranking and on the level of legal activity in each metropolitan area. The number of tiers included in each practice area or metropolitan area ranking varies. Of the 11,098 firms that were eligible to submit information for the ranking process, 10,324 firms, including a large number of one-person firms, received rankings, and 6,894 of those firms received first-tier national and/or metropolitan rankings. Metropolitan areas are defined by assessing the population of eligible law firms geographically to guarantee enough comparative data to produce accurate results. There are eight states that had a high percentage of eligible law firms located in one large metropolitan area. Because there were also eligible law firms outside of those metropolitan areas, but not enough to create accurate results for separate metropolitan rankings, results were produced for the entire state. The states that fall into this category are: Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Utah. Practice area rankings were produced both nationally and within 170 metropolitan areas across the United States. Because some practice areas have minimal presence in particular legal markets, or because there was not enough data garnered for proper evaluation, some practice areas that are covered in our research are not represented in the national rankings or various metropolitan rankings. The 2013 “Best Law Firms” national rankings cover 80 practice areas, while as many as 118 practice areas are covered on the metropolitan lists. For the second year, one law firm in 79 of the practice areas ranked nationally will receive the prestigious 2013 “Law Firm of the Year” recognition. Law Firms receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation have an impressive overall performance in our research of a given practice area, representing a significant showing in the 2013 U.S. 9 News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” initiative.


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Practice Areas for 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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or the third year, U.S. News and Best Lawyers have joined to rank U.S. law firms, showcasing 10,324 outstanding firms in a variety of legal practice areas and providing the legal community with a valuable research tool. With an increase in participation by law firms, as well as an increase in the number of researched practice areas, this year’s “Best Law Firms” rankings prove to be more useful to clients than ever. The rankings, presented in tiers, designate firms ranked nationally in one or more of 80 major practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 118

major legal practice areas. The 2013 rankings encompass a diverse group of law firms and cover a comprehensive list of practice areas, making “Best Law Firms” useful to clients seeking firms with a national reach or within more localized legal markets. Whether potential clients are Fortune 1000 companies, small business owners or individuals, the rankings provide a credible resource to assist in their search for the best legal counsel. To search our entire database for rankings in all tiers, visit http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Firms were ranked nationally in 80 practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law Advertising Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Antitrust Law

Franchise Law

Appellate Practice

Health Care Law

Banking and Finance Law

Immigration Law

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Information Technology Law

Litigation - Securities

Insurance Law

Litigation - Tax

International Arbitration - Commercial

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

International Arbitration - Governmental

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Public Finance Law

International Trade and Finance Law

Media & First Amendment Law

Real Estate Law

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Sports Law

Mining Law

Tax Law

Mutual Funds Law

Technology Law

Native American Law

Timber Law

Biotechnology Law Commercial Litigation Communications Law Construction Law Copyright Law Corporate Law Derivatives and Futures Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Labor Law - Management Land Use & Zoning Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking & Finance Litigation - Bankruptcy

Employment Law Management

Litigation - Construction

Energy Law

Litigation - Environmental

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television

Litigation - ERISA Litigation - First Amendment

Entertainment Law - Music

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Environmental Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law

Litigation - Labor & Employment Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

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Litigation - Patent Litigation - Real Estate

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law Railroad Law

Securities Regulation

Natural Resources Law

Trademark Law

Oil & Gas Law

Transportation Law

Patent Law

Trusts & Estates Law

Private Equity Law

Venture Capital Law

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law


Firms received metropolitan or state rankings in the following 118 practice areas: Administrative / Regulatory Law Admiralty & Maritime Law

Employment Law Management

Advertising Law

Energy Law

Antitrust Law

Entertainment Law Motion Pictures & Television

Appellate Practice Arbitration Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Patent Law

Litigation - Construction

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Litigation - Environmental

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Entertainment Law - Music

Litigation - ERISA

Privacy and Data Security Law

Environmental Law

Litigation - First Amendment

Private Equity Law

Equipment Finance Law

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Biotechnology Law

Family Law

Civil Rights Law

Family Law Mediation

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

FDA Law

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Patent

Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Commercial Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Commercial Litigation

Franchise Law

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Gaming Law

Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law

Communications Law

Government Relations Practice

Construction Law

Health Care Law

Litigation - Tax

Immigration Law

Real Estate Law

Copyright Law

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Corporate Compliance Law

Information Technology Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Securities Regulation

Corporate Governance Law

Insurance Law

Corporate Law

International Arbitration Commercial

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

International Arbitration Governmental

Media & First Amendment Law

International Trade and Finance Law

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

IT Outsourcing Law

Transportation Law

Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense: White-Collar Governmental Investigations Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Litigation - Securities

Mediation

Public Finance Law Railroad Law

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Sports Law Tax Law Technology Law Timber Law Trademark Law

Derivatives and Futures Law

Labor Law - Management

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

DUI/DWI Defense

Labor Law - Union

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Trusts & Estates Law

Education Law

Land Use & Zoning Law

Mining Law

Venture Capital Law

Elder Law

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Municipal Law

Water Law

Mutual Funds Law

Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law Individuals

Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking & Finance

Native American Law Natural Resources Law Non-Profit/Charities Law

Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers

Oil & Gas Law

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” For the second year, Best Lawyers and U.S. News have designated a single law firm in 107 practice areas as the 2013 “Law Firm of the Year.” Firms receiving this honor showed impressive overall performance in our research based on a combination of client feedback, reviews by other lawyers who practice in the same area (both of the firm’s practice Administrative / Regulatory Law

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Admiralty & Maritime Law

Blank Rome LLP Advertising Law

Proskauer Rose LLP Antitrust Law

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Appellate Practice

group and of individual lawyers within the group), and the firm’s overall contribution to the practice area. “The United States has more attorneys, by population, than any other country in the world,” says Steven Naifeh, president of Best Lawyers. “To be recognized as the leading firm in any single practice area is therefore a significant honor. I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s awards.”

Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Litigation

Venable LLP Derivatives and Futures Law

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Education Law

Mayer Brown LLP

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Arbitration

Elder Law

Family Law Mediation

Ain & Bank, P.C. FDA Law

Covington & Burling LLP Financial Services Regulation Law

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Franchise Law

Nixon Peabody LLP Government Relations Practice

King & Spalding LLP Health Care Law

JAMS

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Foley & Lardner LLP

Banking and Finance Law

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Immigration Law

Morrison & Foerster LLP Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Biotechnology Law

Goodwin Procter LLP Civil Rights Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jones Day Employment Law – Individuals

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Employment Law - Management

Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Energy Law

Sidley Austin LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Communications Law

Entertainment Law Motion Pictures & Television

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Construction Law

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Entertainment Law - Music

Copyright Law

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Environmental Law

Corporate Compliance Law

K&L Gates LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Equipment Finance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Vedder Price P.C.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Corporate Law

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP Family Law

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP Information Technology Law

Morrison & Foerster LLP Insurance Law

Proskauer Rose LLP International Arbitration - Commercial

WilmerHale International Arbitration Governmental

White & Case LLP International Trade and Finance Law

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Labor Law - Management

Littler Mendelson P.C. Labor Law – Union

Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck PC Land Use & Zoning Law

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP


Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

Keith Law Firm, P.C. Litigation - Antitrust

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Litigation - Banking & Finance

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Litigation - Bankruptcy

Greenberg Traurig LLP Litigation - Construction

Peckar & Abramson Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation

McGuireWoods LLP Litigation - Environmental

Arnold & Porter LLP Litigation - ERISA

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Sedgwick LLP

Dykema Gossett, PLLC

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

The Lanier Law Firm

Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.

Mediation

Project Finance Law

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Public Finance Law

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Railroad Law

Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

Real Estate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Holland & Knight, LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Mining Law

Sidley Austin LLP

Holland & Hart LLP

Securities Regulation

Mutual Funds Law

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Litigation - First Amendment

Native American Law

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Natural Resources Law

Sports Law

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Oil & Gas Law

Technology Law

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Thompson & Knight LLP

Cooley LLP

Goulston & Storrs PC

Patent Law

Timber Law

Perkins Coie LLP

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Litigation - Patent

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Litigation - Real Estate

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Dechert LLP Litigation - Securities

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Private Equity Law

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Ropes & Gray LLP

Litigation - Tax

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

SNR Denton LLP

Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP

Trademark Law Transportation Law

Mayer Brown LLP Trusts & Estates Law

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Venture Capital Law

Perkins Coie LLP Water Law

Hunton & Williams LLP Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants

Ashcraft & Gerel LLP Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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The Importance of a Plan in Litigation By Brad D. Brian

Senior Partner Munger Tolles & Olson LLP 355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor • Los Angeles, CA 90071 213-683-9100 • http://www.mto.com

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or decades, teachers of trial advocacy have told their students that the first thing to do in preparing a case for trial is to write the closing argument. Why? Because once you know what you are going to tell the jury in closing argument, everything you do during trial will be designed to build up to that closing argument. The same principle applies at the outset of the whole case. Everything you do during the life of a lawsuit should promote a strategic objective. If you think the case can be won at summary judgment, develop a plan to take the discovery needed to set up your motion for summary judgment. If you think you cannot win the whole case on summary judgment but you can narrow the issues to be tried, have a plan to eliminate claims or defenses before trial through motions for summary adjudication or motions in limine. If the case might be tried, identify the handful of issues likely to matter at trial. If you do these things, interrogatories will be more focused, document requests narrower, and depositions shorter and directed to the key issues in the case. This approach seems obvious, right? So why do many litigators — both plaintiff and defense — embark upon the discovery road without a map of where they want to go? Why do they draft or respond to interrogatories, serve or respond to document requests, and take or defend depositions as if they’re on autopilot, without regard to any particular litigation objective except possibly to overwhelm the other side? The most cynical critics say that lawyers are churning cases to generate higher fees. I don’t agree. While there may be unscrupulous lawyers, just as there are unscrupulous doctors, bankers and stockbrokers, the vast majority of professionals are genuinely trying to do what is best for the clients, patients and customers. Plus, only lawyers who are paid by the hour would benefit financially by churning cases, but the lack of a strategic plan plagues many lawyers, whether they are paid by the hour, on a contingency, or with a fixed fee. One reason for the absence of strategic plans in many cases is that fewer litigators are actually trying cases.

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Until you try cases, it is hard to see what you need to do to win; and if you don’t know what you need to win, it is hard to devise a plan to get there. The first time I went on a camping trip, I took far more gear than I needed. I ended up carrying about 30 extra pounds on my back. On my next trip, I took a lot less. Too many lawyers litigate cases as if they’re on their first camping trip. They don’t know what they need, so they play it safe by covering every possible base (serving every interrogatory, deposing everybody and asking every conceivable question at depositions). Costs skyrocket. Faced with ever-growing litigation expenses, some clients have used the meat-ax approach to control litigation. They insist on discounted rates, reduced staffing or other rigid cutbacks, thinking that these techniques will somehow reduce costs overall. This is a sensible goal, but it’s rare that you can cure a financially ailing company by budgeting or by cutting back expenses 10 percent across the board. A cure usually requires something more fundamental — reordering priorities, setting goals and revising plans. So, too, with litigation. Some years ago, a journalist I know was sued for defamation arising from a newspaper story she had written in a few days. Her deposition dragged on for 19 days. Unless the case involves the reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire and a single witness saw it all, no witness requires 19 days of deposition. The reason the journalist’s deposition went on so long is that neither side had thought through the handful of issues on which the case would turn, the issues on which the case would either be settled or tried. Many courts, state and federal, require early case management conferences to help streamline the pretrial process. But the results are mixed. Many judges use these early conferences effectively to force the parties and lawyers alike to develop focused pretrial plans that will govern the rest of the litigation. In other cases, however, lawyers submit meaningless plans that list the discovery they intend to take, propose scheduling dates (like trial) much too far out in the future, and fail to identify key


legal or factual issues that, if addressed early in the litigation, could lead to early settlements or trials. It is beyond the scope of this article to analyze every possible way to streamline litigation, reduce costs and accelerate time to trial or settlement. I offer the following suggestions not because they are the only, or even the best, solutions but in the hope that they will stimulate continued discussion of these important issues: Encourage all litigators to try cases, including pro bono cases; Encourage all senior lawyers to mentor more junior lawyers by teaching them how to try cases and how to conduct pretrial discovery pursuant to strategic objectives and a strategic litigation plan; Require both sides, at the earliest possible time in the life of a case, to submit a litigation plan explaining what discovery they intend to take and why, as well as what motions (both summary judgment/adjudication and major in limine motions) will frame the case for trial or settlement; Require meaningful early case management conferences at which the judge would question the attorneys about the litigation plan and make sure both sides are focusing on the issues that matter; and Schedule trial to begin 12 months after the complaint has been answered. Courts often use a number of other ways to streamline litigation — like restricting the number of interrogatories and document requests, limiting the length of depositions and prohibiting all attorney colloquy at depositions (other than the questions asked and any legal grounds for the objections). I do not object to any of these. But we will get more out of these reforms if lawyers figure out what they need to do to win and then develop a plan to get there. The American justice system is the best system the world has ever known for resolving disputes. If all of us — lawyers, clients and judges — work together, we can make sure it maintains its place as the fairest, most democratic means of resolving disputes in the world.9 Brad D. Brian

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The Value Proposition By Kim F. Ebert

Shareholder Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. 111 Monument Circle, Suite 4600 • Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-916-1300 • http://www.ogletreedeakins.com

Kim F. Ebert

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eing named a Best Lawyer is a significant professional achievement. The honor reflects an acknowledgment by a lawyer’s peers that he or she has consistently demonstrated outstanding skills in representing the interests of clients. This recognition is certainly something of which to be proud. That being said, in what is often referred to in recent times as the “new normal,” are outstanding skills enough to succeed these days in the practice of law? Experience in recent years suggests it is not. Sophisticated clients assume that solid skills, experience and legal knowledge are the baseline — what allows the lawyer to even be considered for an assignment of work. There are many competent lawyers in virtually every practice area from which clients can select counsel. So to truly succeed in client development and retention, today’s lawyers must be more than just skilled technicians. More than ever before, clients are looking for value in their legal spend. Value does not mean the lowest price in most instances. Rather, each client typically now has a unique definition of value that is aligned with the key drivers associated with their business strategy. Of course, value can be price, but more often it is price certainty, a concrete plan committed to by the lawyer and law firm on which the client can rely, plan and budget. Value can also involve cost control and reduction, risksharing, performance, creative solutions and innovation by law firms in handling matters. For instance, while many clients continue to default to the traditional hourly rate pricing model, many others are adopting fee arrangements that create a partnering and/or successbased approach to value legal services. To work, however, both the client and the law firm must be committed to working through the issues that can arise. In short, such pricing arrangements need to work for both the client and the law firm — and those companies truly committed to these alternative approaches understand that need. In addition, value can be as basic as assigning the right lawyer—or non-lawyer—to the right tasks and a corresponding efficiency in the delivery of services. Today, clients expect law

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firms to abide by the same business principles under which they (and all their other suppliers) operate. Without question, value is also defined as a clear understanding of the objectives of the client from the outset. Is early case assessment and resolution the objective, or is the matter of sufficient importance to the client such that no stone should go unturned? Communication with respect to client expectation on individual matters is a critical component of a successful relationship—and that often means that the lawyer needs to ask rather than simply assume. Value can also be recognition of the client’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and fielding a team that reflects a similar commitment by the law firm. Then there is basic blocking and tackling: promptly responding to telephone calls, email and texts; following the client’s billing and budgetary guidelines; keeping the client informed; being sensitive to the demands that in-house counsel have on their time; and avoiding surprises. The most skilled lawyer who does not return his client’s telephone calls or who otherwise fails to communicate properly may find that the telephone stops ringing. In order to really understand a client’s value proposition, it is critical for attorneys to take the time to learn what the key issues are that impact the client’s business and their legal spend. This frequently requires that the lawyer understand the client’s business, their industry and their challenges. There are also several key questions the lawyers must consider: What are the components of representation and billing that are of most value to the client? What are their pet peeves? How can an attorney add value? This can often be learned through discussions or client assessment surveys focused on the value proposition important to that particular organization. The fact of the matter is that it is a privilege for a lawyer to have a client ask for legal representation — especially in today’s competitive legal market. This privilege is a fragile one, however, that can be easily lost. The key to longterm professional success both as a lawyer and as a client relationship manager is to understand each client’s value proposition and to meet or exceed those expectations. 9


Law Firm Diversity, Pro Bono Work and Community Service: More Than Window Dressing By Beau Grenier

Chairman of the Board Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP One Federal Place, 1819 Fifth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 205-521-8000 • www.babc.com

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iversity and inclusion, pro bono work, and community service have become catchphrases for law firms as we try to distinguish ourselves from the competition in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Clients are also insisting that the law firms they hire demonstrate leadership and real commitment in these areas — and they are demanding authentic commitment — not just window dressing. For law firms, this means we must be serious in our efforts to cultivate environments of inclusion and strengthen pro bono work and community service. As with a lot of initiatives such as these, actions speak much louder than words. For a culture change of this nature to be successful, firms need to make a conscious, firm-wide effort to inculcate the principles of diversity and inclusion, pro bono work and community service as a core value, not merely a business imperative. It is important to study, review and celebrate the legacy of the firm in these areas and to lead from the top. In this regard, it might be helpful to review how we have approached these issues in our firm. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has embraced diversity from its earliest years as a firm. In the 1920s, our firm was instrumental in preventing members of the Ku Klux Klan to assume control of the Birmingham Bar Association. More than 50 years ago, Ellene Winn of the Birmingham office became the firm’s first female partner — and the first female partner in a law firm in the Southeast. Today, there are 32 women partners in the firm and many women associates. Women also hold leadership positions in the firm and serve on its board and other key groups. Our firm was also the first major firm in Nashville to admit an African-American as a partner in the firm. Firm partner Jim Rotch is the author of “The Birmingham Pledge,” (www.birminghampledge.org), which is a statement of belief that seeks to eliminate racial prejudice, one person at a time. Tens of thousands of supporters worldwide have signed the pledge, and it has been recognized by both a joint resolution of Congress and a presidential proclamation. We believe in financially supporting core values such as diversity. To that end, we have established the BABC Diversity Scholarships. A $10,000 scholarship and summer clerkship are awarded annually to a student in his or her second year of law school, and a $5,000 scholarship and clerkship are given to a student in his or her first year of law school.

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In 2011, we were honored with the Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award from the Chevron Law Function, the in-house legal department of Chevron. The annual award singles out firms doing legal work for Chevron that have a demonstrated commitment to diversity. Our firm has an equal focus on pro bono activities and community service. We are the only law firm with a significant presence in Alabama that is a member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project sponsored by the ABA. As a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, we instituted a formal policy encouraging each attorney to provide a minimum of 60 hours of pro bono work on an annual basis. Many of our attorneys exceed this by a wide margin. This year, our firm was given an Exceptional Service Award from the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project during the ABA’s annual meeting in August. The award honored the firm’s long history of work on behalf of death row inmates. Since 1988, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has represented 22 death row prisoners. For the past decade, the firm has devoted more than 1,000 pro bono hours a year to death penalty work. More than 40 of the firm’s attorneys are currently working on pro bono death penalty matters. We are proud to serve our communities on the ground level. This means partnering with local agencies to offer help to those in need, especially when tragedy strikes. After the Nashville floods in May 2010, we provided legal help to local businesses as they dealt with insurance and continuing operational issues. Many of our staff and attorneys also volunteered their time in cleanup and rebuilding efforts. Similarly, after the April 2011 tornadoes devastated the Birmingham area, our firm undertook a multi-pronged approach to an overall relief effort, providing immediate assistance as well as longer-term efforts. We partnered with Habitat for Humanity on building a new home for a family whose home was destroyed by the tornadoes. It is our view that while monetary contributions are necessary and significant to the tornado recovery, giving of our time is even more meaningful. We know that diversity and inclusion, pro bono activities and community service make good business sense for law firms. However, for them to have a real impact — both internally and externally — they must be tangible and ongoing, and they must rise to the level of a core value as 9 opposed to a good business decision. More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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Value-Based Billing … Can You Deliver? By Elisa D. Garcia C.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Office Depot Inc. 6600 North Military Trail • Boca Raton, FL 33496 • 561-438-4800 • http:// www.officedepot.com

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ost corporations that survived the economic downturn did so by severely cutting costs. No area of corporate G&A was sacrosanct. Companies sold private aircraft, cut corporate jobs and figured out how to do more with less. In-house legal departments also had to cut costs, while keeping the company in compliance with numerous new and increasingly complex laws and regulations. Many in-house lawyers sought to achieve these cost savings through seeking discounted hourly rates from their firms, which may have helped in the short term, but firms saw this as a temporary measure and have already begun reversing this trend. The big winners are those in-house departments that have restructured how they work with outside counsel. As co-chair of the Association of Corporate Counsels’ (ACC) Value Challenge Committee, I have seen how a number of corporate legal departments have partnered with law firms to deliver cost-effective legal services that enhance the relationship between the two entities and the lawyers working at each. As general counsel of Office Depot Inc., I have benefited from many of these types of relationships that have provided certainty for portions of my outside counsel spending and cost savings. When legal departments embark on restructuring relationships, they should be trying to achieve a specific objective. The ACC Value Challenge has advocated a few to consider: • Reduce the company’s legal costs by some percentage. A savings of 25 percent comes up time and time again when we discuss targets with general counsel. This reduction can be from a recent base year or from an industry benchmark. • Provide predictability (certainty of legal costs). • Significantly improve outcomes (reduce the number of actions or average settlement amount). The objectives can be achieved in a myriad of ways, but they all begin with a conversation between client and law firm. While most of these in-house/law firm partnerships begin with the general counsel reaching out to law firms, how many general counsel would refuse to listen to a law firm that put forth a way to incorporate technology, training and process improvement to reduce legal costs? Proposing something so “radical” might seem counterintuitive to a law firm, using the rationale that if the client spends less on legal fees, the firm makes less money. But if a firm figures out how to be more efficient in its use of associates, contract lawyers, paralegals, legal outsource providers, data management and technology, there is an excellent chance that the firm can be much more 20 | U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2013

profitable. Law firms must begin measuring profitability of matters, practice groups and lawyers by something other than the billable hour and adjust compensation practices accordingly. It is insane to compensate an inefficient lawyer who bills 2,800 hours more than an efficient one who bills 2,000 hours. While there may still remain a place for an hourly Elisa D. Garcia C. fee arrangement, if law firms truly learn how to deliver efficient, quality services and learn how to compensate lawyers in the new paradigm, hourly billing should become the exception. Close to half of Office Depot’s outside legal work is being handled under a fixed or alternative fee arrangement, and we are shifting work to the firms that are more innovative and receptive to value-based billing. We work with Littler Mendelson P.C. for all of our single plaintiff employment litigation and employment counseling matters under a fixed annual fee arrangement, and we partner with Hogan Lovells LLP under a fixed fee arrangement for all federal securities-related advice and review. We also have alternative fee arrangements for bankruptcy, patent litigation and real estate lease review. Each of these arrangements has a collar mechanism that is applied at the end of a certain period as a “check” that the fixed fee is not overly beneficial to one party or the other. While this arrangement seems fair, it still requires firms to produce detailed billing records and to continue tracking hours. This system still does not incentivize a firm to embrace technology and other ways of getting work done, but it is a start. The real test of the value achieved in a relationship with a law firm is evidenced by results, which translate into dollars. If a law firm can help reduce the number of case filings and cycle time, that equals value. The ACC recently recognized a number of ACC Value Champions. Tyco International and Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. have cut product liability cases in half, new case filings by 65 percent and case cycle time by 40 percent since 2004. Rockwell Collins, with the help of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, applied Lean Six Sigma techniques to how Rockwell selects, engages and evaluates outside counsel. You can read more about how they did it, and how other law department/law firm partnerships achieved cost savings, predictability and improved outcomes at www.acc.com/valuechampions. 9


Slouching Towards Bethlehem By Harry M. Reasoner

Partner Vinson & Elkins LLP First City Tower 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500 • Houston, TX 77002-6760 713-758-2222 • http://www.velaw.com

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ur profession has played an historic role in the creation of our democracy. Our belief in the rule of law has given us both real, protectable individual rights and made our capitalist system workable and more humane. Will the rule of law survive the blindingly rapid evolution of technology, the enormous growth in our population and the increasing complexity of our world? Without efforts we are not now making and the strengthening of values that are now eroding, it will not. Our federal courts have historically played a critical role in the protection of freedoms and providing fair and predictable outcomes in commercial litigation. At one time, among the best in our profession aspired to the federal bench. Merit played a key role in their selection. Since the political controversy engendered by Roe v. Wade, passing a political litmus test covering an increasing range of issues has become the critical criterion. The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act generated more political commentary than analysis as to what the proper legal result would be. Can the judiciary play its historic role if it comes to be regarded as one more political office? One of the few areas of bipartisanship that remains is congressional refusal to increase judicial compensation, even though it is below the compensation of many firstyear lawyers. Unless they are independently wealthy, many of our best feel that they cannot afford to become a judge. As Chief Justice Roberts pointed out, we are in danger of altering the nature of the judiciary. State courts are underpaid and underfunded. Judicial elections have become increasingly partisan and expensive. Citizens United invites those with a vested interest in state court decisions to make cost-effective investments in state judicial races. Our electorate increasingly does not bother to vote, giving disproportionate power to those with extreme views. A factor is the decline of teaching civics and American history in public schools in favor of teaching multiple choice test-taking skills (a skill I once possessed but have not used in five decades). If children do not learn civics and our history in public schools, where will they? The importance of citizenship, voting and the rule of law are not intuitive or learned from TV and video games. Justice

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O’Connor is a leader in an admirable effort to restore civics to prominence in our schools. It deserves the support of all of us. Access to education has been the genius of our society. The G.I. Bill after World War II may be the best investment we ever made. Sadly, support for public schools and higher education by state governments has declined dramatically. Strong movements to make universities utilitarian trade schools have arisen. If we don’t produce leaders who have studied our history and the role of the rule of law, will it be valued? Though we aspire to “justice for all” in our pledge of allegiance, more than 60 million Americans cannot afford lawyers and qualify for legal aid because of low income. As those in desperate need of representation in life-altering situations have increased, the Legal Services Corporation, which provides federal support for legal aid lawyers, has had its funding cut repeatedly. Less than one in five of those in need of legal assistance get legal representation. So, will the rule of law as we have known it survive? The ABA, many state bars and other legal organizations have made great efforts to preserve it. The great majority of lawyers are not engaged and must be if we are to succeed. Funding the federal judiciary and state court systems needs to gain the bipartisan political support that it deserves in a democracy. Students need to be given an appreciation of the importance of the rule of law and the role an independent bar plays in making it real. As Rome demonstrated, the survival of republics is not foreordained. Our great country has triumphed despite historic crises and breakdowns in the rule of law. 9 May we do so again.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.

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Learning … Together By Teresa Wilton Harmon

Partner Sidley Austin LLP One South Dearborn • Chicago, IL 60603 312-853-7000 • http://www.sidley.com

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xcellent law firms share a few key traits. Their lawyers possess an unparalleled dedication to their clients. They are immersed in their fields, bringing knowledge, intensity and energy to every matter. They never stop learning; in fact, they have an insatiable desire to know everything there is about the law. They embrace their responsibilities as members of a profession with a long tradition of intellectual curiosity, teaching and service. When examined through the lenses of both professionalism and business development, these traits point to a natural synergy between client service and the learning function. Lawyers who continue to learn about the law stay abreast of new developments and provide better client service. Lawyers who share their knowledge as teachers and mentors can expand their practices and their firms’ abilities to serve clients. Lawyers and law firms who provide training opportunities to their clients can add value and build relationships. Lawyers and their clients who learn together can better face the challenges posed by today’s business and legal environment while forging deeper relationships with each other. A recent article for Chief Learning Officer magazine, which has twice recognized Sidley Austin LLP on its roster of “LearningElite” organizations, asks, “Are Your Learning Activities Aligned with the Business?” The article suggests that organizations should ensure that their learning programs are closely aligned with their core business goals and values. The opportunity for this alignment could not be clearer for law firms. Learning must be about serving clients, as well as maintaining excellence as professionals. Quality learning programs must ensure that lawyers at all levels have the skills and knowledge needed to address — and even foresee — their clients’ problems in an ethical and productive manner. Firms should seek collaborative opportunities for their lawyers and clients to train and learn together.

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profession and the community at large. By creating client-focused learning initiatives, firms can generate a deep bench of knowledgeable lawyers who are ideal to comprise client teams. These lawyers will understand in significant detail the nature of the client’s business, the legal issues surrounding their industry and the unique skill sets required to address successfully those issues. This deep bench can improve team effectiveness and ensure that clients receive — and perceive — value from lawyers at all seniority levels. Much has been written in recent years about the concerns of in-house counsel who believe that they receive insufficient value from work done by uninitiated, untested junior associates. Client-focused training can alleviate some of these concerns, particularly when learning initiatives are communicated to and vetted by in-house counsel in advance. By implementing client-focused training, law firms can also ensure that their client service teams have the skills to perform new tasks and provide new services that clients seek and value. Client-focused training initiatives can ensure that outside lawyers and their clients stay abreast of breaking news and other legal developments. Targeted, customized seminars, broadcast to clients and colleagues around the world using web-based technology, can offer timely access to


Successful, client-focused law firms can offer low-cost, high-quality educational programs to clients in an efficient and effective manner while enhancing client relationships.

new information. Thoughtful and strategic use of client bulletins can benefit clients without clogging their inboxes. Recent years have also seen increased emphasis on legal project management (LPM) as a tool for in-house and outside counsel to manage matters more efficiently. At the request of key clients, many firms — including Sidley — have created protocols to increase the use of this tool. Such programs would be hollow promises absent comprehensive training to teach LPM at all levels — from senior billing partners to the most junior associate on the team. At Sidley, for example, LPM efforts include the development of training and resources tailored to litigation, transactional and regulatory practices and a team approach that emphasizes the contributions of all lawyers to improve coordination, communication and efficiency. For client-based training to succeed, all levels within an organization must embrace it as a high-priority item. Successful training programs generally require a commitment from, and the active involvement of, top leaders — as organizers, teachers and participants. This is true within both law firms and client business organizations. In each case, top-tier commitment can ensure that the training subject matter is consistent with the organization’s ongoing goals and that participants believe their involvement is essential.

Collaborative Learning Initiatives Successful, client-focused law firms can offer lowcost, high-quality educational programs to clients in an efficient and effective manner while enhancing client relationships. These programs can be stand-alone clienttraining events or collaborative learning opportunities for clients and firm lawyers. The benefits begin with simple CLE credit but, when approached strategically and handled deftly, can evolve into much more. For example, Sidley’s longstanding annual Corporate College is an intensive training program covering everything from public company regulatory requirements to registered investment products to what transactional lawyers should know about litigation. Last year, 116 Sidley clients joined 82 of our transactional associates for the event, marking

the first year that client attendees outnumbered Sidley participants. Attending 16 substantive sessions over the course of three days provides Sidley lawyers and clients the opportunity to learn side by side as well as for clients to network with one another. Law firms can also create bespoke learning initiatives to help clients respond to changes in the law and their businesses. During the financial crisis, for example, Sidley offered its bank clients training on loan workouts and restructuring, as those banks repurposed teams of lawyers and bankers to address the growing number of loan defaults. Since then, Sidley has created specialized training, client alerts and client teams focused on changes in the law related to implementation of the DoddFrank Act. Sidley’s E-Discovery Task Force provides clients with up-to-date information on, and learning initiatives related to, the shifting legal landscape in the area of electronic discovery. These sorts of changebased learning initiatives are crucial to clients as they respond to changing conditions. They are most helpful when they are tailored to client needs and provided to clients in various forms — on-site presentations, firmhosted conferences, web-based opportunities and written materials. The involvement of outside counsel as part of change-based learning initiatives not only helps ensure the immediate effectiveness and quality of the training provided; it also can provide outside lawyers with the context and relationships needed to be effective partners in implementing the strategies and technologies discussed in the programs.

Conclusion Collaborative learning opportunities and client-focused training are consistent with the best traditions of our profession. We continue to be surprised by those who say they are torn between serving their clients and pursuing their academic or professional interests. In our view, a great lawyer and a great law firm cannot succeed in one 9 without the other. More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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Jamie Gorelick

Eric J. Mogilnicki

The New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau By Jamie Gorelick and Eric J. Mogilnicki Partners

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW • Washington, DC 20006 202-663-6000 • http://www.wilmerhale.com

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ashington sees cherry blossoms every spring and a new president every four or eight years, but new regulatory agencies appear far less frequently. However, the last year saw the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau open its doors, issue rules, conduct bank examinations and — just before its first anniversary — file its first enforcement action. In doing so, the CFPB’s activities have given us an opportunity to watch a new regulator take a fresh look at some of the fundamental policy and legal issues that affect every federal agency. One principal objective of every agency is to survive to see another year. The bureau has been fighting that fight since it opened its doors, as the Democratic Congress that created the CFPB through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the summer of 2010 was quickly reshaped by that fall’s elections. The new Republican House majority wasted little time in conducting substantial oversight on the fledgling agency and in seeking to dismantle or place additional guardrails on its activities. In the Senate, the Obama administration’s delay in nominating a director proved costly, as a new filibuster threat made clear that no nominee would receive an up or down vote unless the administration agreed to fundamental changes in the bureau. The president responded with the recess appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray in December 2011 — which was itself controversial, as it occurred during an adjournment interrupted by pro forma sessions of the sort previously used by the Senate to avoid such appointments. The legality of the Cordray appointment is now being tested in court. The CFPB has survived all of this scrutiny, in large part 24 | U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2013

due to the armor placed on the new agency by the framers of Dodd-Frank. While the Congress could normally curtail agency actions through the appropriations process, DoddFrank provides the new bureau with the authority to simply requisition funds (up to about half a billion dollars this year) from the Federal Reserve. While the concerns of both political parties are typically represented in a commission structure, like those of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Elections Commission, the bureau has a single director, appointed by the president. Furthermore, that director is appointed for a five-year term and is removable only for cause. Thus, the first lesson to be drawn from the CFPB may be this: At a time when consensus is elusive, the only lasting political achievements will be those that are carefully protected from the next election or administration. The CFPB has also had to define — as all agencies must — its relationship to those it regulates. This relationship varies widely across the federal government, from intimate working partnerships to arm’s length or adversarial relations. On this subject, the bureau’s DNA was decidedly toward the adversarial part of the spectrum. The framers of Dodd-Frank believed that traditional banking regulators had become too cozy with the regulated, to the detriment of consumers. Accordingly, the CFPB was designed to place a new cop on the financial beat. The CFPB’s initial practices have reflected the logic of its framers. For example, bank examinations have traditionally focused on the safety and soundness of the bank (with some consideration of consumer welfare). Such examinations place the bank and its examiner in a kind of partnership: Both want a strong bank. In contrast, CFPB examinations


focus on consumer welfare (with little consideration of bank safety and soundness). As Director Cordray recently put it, the CFPB has sent examiners to banks and then “turn[ed] them around 180 degrees to look back at the public and how they’re affected” by the bank’s activities. This consumercentric model is echoed in the bureau’s structure, which has a single associate director over both supervision and enforcement, and in the bureau’s practice of including enforcement attorneys in routine examinations. Both of these practices reverse the tradition in bank regulatory agencies of isolating these different functions. While assuming a more adversarial role, the CFPB has also claimed the prerogatives of traditional bank regulators. For example, the bureau has maintained that it is entitled to obtain any document from any financial institution it supervises, without exception, even though the CFPB’s charter is limited to consumer issues. This combination of a new role with traditional powers has created tensions between the bureau and banks, as the banks view the traditional free flow of information to their regulators as part of the kind of close working relationship that the bureau has explicitly rejected. This tension became public when the CFPB asserted — in guidance and then in a formal rule — that it is entitled to have access to privileged attorney-client communications. In general, consumer protection agencies — not to mention the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission — do not have the right to simply demand privileged materials. The bureau has argued that it inherited these powers from the traditional banking regulators, despite both its insistence that it is not a traditional banking regulator and its claim that this power extends to its supervision of nonbank financial institutions. It will be fascinating to see, in the years ahead, whether the CFPB succeeds in asserting this power and how its exercise affects the CFPB, the financial institutions the CFPB supervises and the way other regulators think about the attorney-client privilege. While the bureau’s position on its right to information has been clear and unambiguous, the new agency has been feeling its way on other key regulatory issues. For example, the CFPB has been working to find the right balance between educating consumers about their choices and limiting those choices. The bureau has launched a very successful “Know Before You Owe” campaign that has focused on educating customers about mortgages, student loans and credit cards. However, the CFPB will confront other issues in the year

ahead — including payday loans, overdraft protection and arbitration agreements — where it may conclude that consumer education is not enough. In doing so, the bureau will eventually map out how and when it will choose between education, regulation and prohibition. Another set of difficult choices for the CFPB will be how to reconcile its concern with high interest rates and other onerous terms in financial products with its concern about the availability of credit. At a field hearing on payday lending in Birmingham, Ala., for example, the bureau heard from consumers whose lives have been destroyed by short-term high interest loans — and from consumers who urged the bureau not to take away their ability to get short-term credit to tide them over difficult times. The same problem arises in the mortgage context. The CFPB is currently working on mortgage guidelines, and it must strike a balance between protecting consumers from mortgages that they cannot repay and avoiding standards that are so stringent that they make it difficult for families to find a mortgage. Finally, the CFPB has already become a leader in agency outreach, including the use of technology to help inform — and learn from — consumers. The bureau’s website is designed to be consumer-friendly, and it allows the viewer to follow the agency’s work through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr. Through the website, the CFPB seeks out and gathers complaints and input on all issues before it — including regulations and opportunities for the bureau to file amicus briefs. The bureau’s in-person outreach has included field hearings, town halls and roundtables around the country, an Office of Servicemember Affairs and an Office for Financial Protection for Older Americans. These efforts are baked into the structure of the bureau, which counts Consumer Education and Engagement, and External Affairs as two of its six divisions. We will continue to watch with interest as the CFPB grows and defines itself in the coming year. While the new agency has been a political football, the history of federal regulatory agencies has typically followed a pattern in which opposition to a new agency eventually gives way to acceptance and growing pains within an agency eventually produce a seasoned regulator. The CFPB has already begun to cultivate new leaders from within, and it shows every sign of moving quickly up a steep learning curve. As it continues to mature, the bureau deserves a close watch, not only for how it regulates the financial marketplace, but for how its choices contribute to the continuing evolution of 9 federal regulation. More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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Key Steps to Establish an Effective Anti-Corruption Program By Debra Kuper

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary AGCO Corporation 4205 River Green Parkway • Duluth, GA 30096 770-813-9200 • http://www.agcocorp.com

The Establishment of the FCPA The 1960s and 1970s were transformative years for the U.S. The country was in the midst of a chaotic armed conflict overseas. Civil rights were causing turmoil on city streets. A political scandal resulted in the president’s impeachment. The environment was under assault. Terrorism was on the rise globally, including at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. To top it off, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged more than 400 major U.S. corporations with bribery. In the end, these companies admitted bribing foreign government officials, politicians and political parties to obtain or retain business. Shortly thereafter, Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA). The FCPA consists of two major provisions: one that addresses the bribery of foreign officials and one that imposes accounting and internal accounting control requirements on corporations. This paper focuses on the latter.

The Oil-for-Food Program Following Iraq’s invasions of Kuwait in August 1990, the United Nations (UN) imposed a series of comprehensive sanctions against Iraq. To mitigate the sanctions’ impact on ordinary Iraqi citizens, the UN created the Oil-forFood Program in 1995. Its aim was to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine and other humanitarian aid for ordinary Iraqi citizens. The program appeared to accomplish its goals until it was suspended shortly before coalition forces invaded 26 | U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2013

Iraq in 2003. Suspicions about program wrongdoing surfaced in 2004, and in 2005, an investigatory panel headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker produced a 500-page report (Volcker Report) alleging that 2,200 companies in 66 countries as well as a number of prominent international politicians spent approximately $2 billion to bribe Iraqi authorities. The Volcker Report faded from news headlines, overshadowed by other events. Suddenly, in 2006 a flurry of investigations was launched against major corporations for their involvement in the Oil-for-Food Program. That same year, AGCO received subpoenas from the SEC and DOJ. At that time, I was a senior corporate counsel at Caterpillar and still focusing on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other regulatory compliance matters.

Tone at the Top While at Caterpillar, I co-sponsored a Six Sigma project comprised of a multi-functional, global committee that focused on enhancing the company’s ethics program to ensure compliance with certain amendments to the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Guidelines). The Guidelines require that an organization’s ethics program “be reasonably designed, implemented, and enforced so that the Program is generally effective in preventing and detecting criminal conduct.” My Six Sigma project’s scope was focused on enhancing the company’s existing ethics policy and creating, implementing and maintaining new measures to ensure effectiveness. Using the Six Sigma process to enhance corporate policy was a rather new concept. Developed as a business management strategy tool in 1986, Six Sigma was widely used to improve quality and minimize variability in the manufacturing industry, including Caterpillar. I used the Six Sigma process as a way to measure, analyze and improve the existing compliance program. It would require the entire organization’s commitment, particularly top-level management who, per the Guidelines, were responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of the ethics program. Over the course of almost two years, the Six Sigma committee spent hours benchmarking other companies, compiling financial analyses and verifying data. In the end, the company created a new ethics and compliance structure. The board of directors elected a new chief ethics and compliance officer to implement it. This new officer created a business department composed of lawyers, internal auditors, accountants and human resource professionals. Regional and local ethics and compliance officers were on the ground to provide training in the local language and to investigate complaints submitted through the company’s anonymous hotline. The company rolled out a new worldwide code of conduct through online- and live-training programs. By December of 2007, the Caterpillar ethics and compliance program ran like a well-oiled machine.


Establishing and Governing the Program Established in 1990, AGCO, through a series of mergers and acquisitions, grew from a $250 million company to an $8 billion company. Caterpillar sold its agricultural equipment line to AGCO in 2001. When AGCO’s general counsel was nearing retirement, AGCO asked me to join the company, which I did in January of 2008. At the time, all of AGCO’s 25 in-house attorneys were outside the U.S. with the exception of one: me. I shortly discovered that outside counsel handled all U.S. legal matters, including the DOJ and SEC investigations. The inquiries arose from sales of approximately $58 million in equipment between 2000 and 2002. While the company had submitted numerous documents in response to the subpoenas, it appeared that negotiations had stalled. I immediately hired new outside counsel to take a fresh look at the company’s documentation, Nathan Muyskens from Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He advised us that the key to resolving this situation was to demonstrate that the company had changed since the alleged actions had occurred in Iraq. We needed to show the government that AGCO was indeed dedicated to having industry-leading ethics and compliance. My first task was to determine whether the company had adequate standards and procedures to prevent and detect criminal conduct. I was grateful to discover that a comprehensive code of conduct was in place, but the online training was an off-the-shelf product that had examples not applicable to our industry. The company also had a robust anti-corruption policy and a manual that clearly set out the FCPA’s elements and prohibited corrupt payments. Still, certain parts of the FCPA policy were not easily understandable, especially when English was a second language for some employees. Also, while being a good program on paper, actual awareness of what the program meant for each employee was lacking. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I decided to adopt Caterpillar’s team approach. Working with the company’s internal audit team, I began with a two-year timeline that I presented to the board of directors and the senior management team. Due to economic challenges in 2008, I asked the senior management team to designate regional and local employees to act as ethics and compliance officers within their business units, rather than create a whole new department and hire additional employees. I explained that this committee would eventually become responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of the ethics and compliance program. Once committee members were identified, I held a kick-off meeting to brainstorm and create a plan of action.

Implementing the Program The committee began by updating the code of conduct. With the assistance of the marketing department, they produced a glossy pamphlet with photos of the company’s products

and translated into seven languages. Simultaneously, the committee developed online- and live-training materials with real-life examples from the industry. The board of directors, senior management team and top 300 managers underwent training and certified that they understood and agreed with the code of conduct. Next, the committee enhanced the FCPA policy by substantially revising the wording and condensing the forms to make it more user-friendly. The committee enlisted the help of risk managers to identify particular areas in which the company had risk that should be highlighted. Because the company was expanding its overseas operations, particularly in high-risk countries such as Russia and China, the committee established procedures for dealing with foreign sales representatives and partners, requiring certifications before entering into a deal. Before rolling out the new FCPA policy, the committee sought input from various employees and agents to ensure that it was understandable and practical from a business sense. As with the code of conduct, the committee created training materials which were rolled out to the board of directors, senior management team and top managers. Again, all underwent training. Also around this time, the committee reviewed the existing list of vendors and suppliers against Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index and an online software tool designed to identify all parties or entities that may have had previous problems relating to corruption or other related improper acts. Some vendors and suppliers were terminated. Others were given new contracts with code of conduct and FCPA clauses. Going forward, all potential new vendors and suppliers are checked in the same manner, and all contracts contain those clauses. Throughout 2008 and 2009, I met frequently with the SEC and DOJ to update the agencies on our compliance efforts. By September 2009, we had successfully implemented the new ethics and compliance program, and the SEC, DOJ and AGCO reached a resolution. AGCO entered into a consent agreement with the SEC and a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and paid approximately $19.9 million to the government.

Results for an Effective Program With appropriate attention to and adoption of an effective ethics and compliance program, the company is moving confidently into the future now that its FCPA issues arising from the Oil-for-Food Program are behind it. While it is impossible to know how much we saved in resolving the investigations by revamping our compliance program, it is fair to say that putting robust and effective compliance in place paid off. In 2011, Corporate Secretary magazine awarded AGCO for “Best Overall Governance, 9 Compliance and Ethics Program.” More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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Constructing the Ultimate PowerPoint By W. Mark Lanier Lead Counsel

The Lanier Law Firm, P.C. 6810 FM 1960 West • Houston, TX 77069 713-659-5200 • http://www.lanierlawfirm.com

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enerally, I like anything that starts with “power.” Power washers, power lunches, power forwards, drinking Powerade, power ties, power ballads, and heavens, I even liked watching “Power Rangers” with my kids! So, I come at PowerPoint predisposed to like it. It actually is a common sense tool that allows someone to make a visual lesson with little training. In the hands of a presenter, lawyer, teacher or other, it can be a strong weapon to broadcast a message. Like any good weapon, PowerPoint can hurt when misused. It can also be a crutch to the speaker and a distraction to the audience. The goal for the presenter is to make PowerPoint a tool that contributes to the presentation’s purpose, whether to educate, motivate or entertain. To do so requires a few simple things:

1. A good PowerPoint 2. A properly set out forum 3. A well-executed delivery This paper is written to maximize achievement in these three areas. To properly accomplish each, it is important to understand relevant aspects of communication theory. These are integrated into the paper as appropriate.

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Communication experts talk and study three different “mediums” of communication. The oldest medium is oral, or “talking.” This medium is what we typically think of when we discuss opening statement and closing argument. It is the oldest medium and has some wonderful advantages as well as some drastic drawbacks. The main advantage is that it is relatively easy to do. While some are more gifted and better-trained orators, most everyone has the ability to talk. The disadvantages are big though. Simply talking makes it really hard to learn something new, especially if it involves linear or abstract thought. Mathematics, for example, is not easily taught simply by talking. People need to see the quadratic formula to understand it. Also, people are increasingly finding it harder to be engaged by simply listening for long stretches of time. Boredom and mental wandering start quickly. Perhaps most importantly for lawyers, the oral medium is a poor process for moving things into long-term memory. No one learns a new language simply by going to class and hearing an instructor recite the forms and vocabulary. To remember data takes more — note-taking, repetition, reading, etc. This leads to the second medium: writing. For the last 5,000 years, some aspect of civilization has been writing to communicate. Since the 1450 invention of the printing press and the resulting cheap availability of written materials, writing has proliferated and brought about a great level of literacy in the developed world. Scholars quickly learned that linear thought and abstract thought were at home with the written medium. It was only after people began reading and writing in great numbers that the industrial revolution came with all of its scientific advances. People can better learn and follow complex thought by reading it. The last several decades have brought about a new medium of communication, which has been subject to a great deal of study. Scholars call this “electronic communication.” The electronic medium has provided visual stimulation as well as written and oral communication. The first great electronic medium was television. With TV, we could see a visual and hear a message while reading at the same time on the screen. In the last several decades, the computer has


Elmore noticed that this generation is ‘image-rich ... the power of the images sticks in the minds of people so much better.’

entered into communication. Studies have shown this medium engages the listener, making the process more memorable. The visual/verbal engagement stimulates and uses a different brain process, enabling more self-identification with what is presented as well as stronger and quicker memory building. People quickly gravitate to the electronic medium because it is deemed “entertainment.” As a more attractive format for presentation, it can make learning fun. This electronic medium is so pervasive that a moniker for today’s young adults as adolescents was “screenagers.” As a generation, they grew up with screens. Screens for television, screens on computers, screens on cell phones; they even use screens on cameras (as opposed to a simple viewing hole). Dr. Tim Elmore, who runs a non-profit group that equips leaders in business as well as schools, recently wrote up his research on “Generation iY.” A subgroup of the generation called the “Millennial Generation” or “Generation Y” (consisting of those born between 1984 and 2002), Generation iY are those born after 1990. These people learn differently and think differently than those who came before them. Elmore noticed that this generation is “image-rich.” “Generation iY is definitely a visually oriented generation. They grew up with MTV, videos, digital cameras, the Internet, VH1, DVDs and cameras on their cell phones. They think in images, and they want their communication to be either image-based or image-enhanced. … Students watch thirty-five movies for every book they read. … Images, not words, are the language of the twenty-first century.” He notes the drive for companies to adopt “image statements” as opposed to simple “mission statements,” adding “the power of the images sticks in the minds of people so much better.”1 For the last 10 years, few graduated from high school without building their own PowerPoints and making PowerPoint presentations. If one were to go to a college speech class today, part of the instruction on writing a speech includes instructions on the PowerPoint presentation that

should accompany the speech. The days of studying speech making as part of Aristotle’s rhetorical analysis is partial at best. It is not simply verbal ethos, pathos and logos. It now includes visual elements as well. As each day passes, the need for making compelling PowerPoints grows. I no longer consider a speech a “speech.” It is now a “presentation.” Anyone who simply gives a speech, rather than a presentation, is driving a horse and buggy in the automobile age. The key to an effective presentation is both substance and style. The slides need to convey a message that is consistent with the oral message. The slides need to contribute, not detract. This is very achievable, even for the PowerPoint novice. The more one learns to use other tools, the greater effectiveness of the presentation. Our structure for this part of the paper is to present the basic tools for constructing a PowerPoint, combining them at times with general rules for slide construction, which will be in italics for emphasis. First, write your speech. The speech is not typically written in PowerPoint. It should be outlined on paper initially. A typical speech (opening, closing or most anything else) revolves around an introduction, three basic organizational points (with appropriate sub-points and supporting evidence) and a conclusion. Once the speech is written, you can start working on the slide portion of the presentation. Good PowerPoints evolve around themes and ideas, but so do good speeches. PowerPoint makes more themes available for a speaker because the visual images feed into already known ideas. For example, when speaking, I might use the illustration of a television show, but with a PowerPoint accompaniment, I can build the speech around images of the television show. We have done this to great success using shows like “CSI” and “Desperate Housewives” in arguments. Use your best program on the computer you best understand. I work with an Apple computer, the MacBook Pro. I find it easiest and most responsive to my needs. Even so, I do not use the Apple presentation program Keynote. Instead, I find that Microsoft’s PowerPoint is more efficient and user-friendly. This paper is written from the perspective continued on page 30 More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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and abilities of Microsoft PowerPoint 14.1 for Mac. Once you get your computer and your program, open a “New Presentation” under the “File” button at the top. While some people use the Microsoft templates, I do not typically do so. It is useful to explore around the PowerPoint program, opening different menus and choosing different options to experiment. This will give basic dexterity, which we will assume you now have as we consider how to make the ultimate PowerPoint. The templates offer both format for the slides and a basic background. Some people get wrapped up in the texture and color of the background. They like the blue slides with apparent waves of texture woven into the background. It is as if they are putting up wallpaper and the slides become pictures hung on the wall. Others like a basic logo on each slide, so the viewer/listener will remember who is making the presentation (or some other possibly forgotten matter). My tendency is to use a white background. I like the emphasis on the slide content, not some irrelevant decoration. With your slides ready for manufacturing, take your pre-written speech and start thinking about how to “show it” rather than say it. One of the biggest problems with PowerPoint slides is the tendency to put too much information on a slide. If a slide has too much text, then people simply read and quit listening. Conversely, too many visuals on one slide become a distraction and also diminish learning and communication. The rule of thumb (which is rarely to be broken): Do not put more than one idea on one slide. This means that as you take your written speech and turn it into a presentation, you are working on making a visual image for each idea, likely with a slogan on short phrase to accompany it. Since every speech begins with an introduction, your slides should as well. The introduction should grab attention and help orient the viewer to where they are and what they are doing. In a case, especially in opening, I will put the style on the first PowerPoint slide. If the judge will allow it, then I add a picture of the plaintiff and one of the defendant (or a corporate logo). A PowerPoint is accompanying this written paper and is useful for the layout options in making slides. One of the biggest questions about slide construction involves where to get the visuals. The easiest place is Google Images. While most everyone who is computer literate knows how to Google a word or idea, some still do not realize they can fill the Google box with a word of phrase, and then hit “Images” in the tab above and

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suddenly pull up a multitude of images on just about anything. These images are not to be used in the Google form, but should be individually pulled up from the Google reference so that the quality is adequate for the PowerPoint. When choosing images, they obviously need to illustrate the needed idea. However, there are some more rules to follow. Choose images that flow together and seem similar in type or mood. In other words, a PowerPoint is going to seem disjointed whenever you switch from a cartoon to a real photo. Choose images that reflect the audience. Here is an often-overlooked issue with images. The tendency for many is to choose one race, or one main age group or gender when constructing slides. Selection of the images should always reflect the makeup of the audience. Edit the images as necessary. The latest version of PowerPoint has an image editor that lets you remove the background to a picture, leaving only the core picture wanted in the slide. Another more powerful program that lets you edit more extensively is Photoshop. One can use these options to great effect without a great deal of training or difficulty. While Google Images is a quick and easy place to find visuals, it is by no means the only or even necessarily the best place to find images. There are sites that sell carefully constructed pictures that are posed and then photographed with high quality equipment. These sites have amazing options but they do not always look natural. Given the right time and equipment, an excellent idea for visuals involves making your own. A digital camera easily gets a picture. A scanner, especially a portable one (I use the Magic Wand by VuPoint) works marvelously for transposing hand drawings or other images into a computer. I often find a plain piece of paper, a pen or pencil and a box of Crayolas or markers very effective in preparing a teaching slide show. If each slide contains simply a visual and a slogan, it is accomplishing 90 percent of what is needed. Beyond that, there are some ways to heighten your goals with extra work. Care must be given to use only the tools that help present, rather than using tools simply because you can. Animation tools are a good example. With animation, you can add when and how things appear and disappear on a slide. You can emphasize things by having them grow or shrink, flash, spin, change color or a myriad of options. You can have items move around on the slide. All of these can serve a purpose, but can also distract, so care needs to


be exercised in their use. I recommend getting the PowerPoint program and rummaging through the various buttons, looking at what they do and how they do it. This will enable you to become familiar with the program and start to think of how you can present your materials most effectively. If you are working with the PowerPoint for Mac program, the basic slide for a “New Presentation” (found under the “File” tab at the top of the computer program) looks like this:

Effects”). There is a small icon that is worth pressing when doing animations. It will bring up a palette that lets you enhance your animations. The button is above the “Charts/ Smart Art” tabs and looks like this:

When you hit that button the palette that comes out looks like this:

Once you highlight an animated piece for action, the palette grows, giving more options with several pull-down buttons like so:

This slide has its own set of menu options up at the top. It is shown in this picture in “Home” mode. You could get different button options if you selected “Themes” or “Tables.” This is where you can select “Animations” for the entry, exit, emphasis and movement options discussed previously. Each of these buttons are worthy of “playtime” as you familiarize yourself with the options of the program. I seem to spend most of my time in “Home” or “Animation.” With “Home,” I can insert text, size the text, choose the text font, color the font, highlight the text, left- right- or center-justify the text and more. In “Home,” I can insert pictures and edit those pictures. I can insert shapes of all makes, models and sizes, adding whatever color I want. Movies and sounds are insertable from the “Home” tab as well. The animation button brings up a whole new set of options:

With these buttons, you can find all sorts of ways to make items appear (“Entrance Effects”), disappear (“Exit Effects”), move (“Motion”), grow, shrink or change color (“Emphasis

With this “Custom Animation” palette, you can reorder the appearance of items (with the up and down arrows), you can eliminate the animation on an item (with the “X” button), or you can open the three pull down tabs and do “Effect Options,” “Timing” or “Text Animations.” These option menus will let you add sound to the animation, time the entrance of items, hide or dim items after animating them, and give you all sorts of fun options that can heighten your presentation. Here, a word of caution is in order. There are so many fun things that can be done, it is important not to do something simply because you can! One of the hardest focus issues for a presentation is doing only those things that improve your presentation, making it clearer or more easily understood and remembered.

Baby Steps … Baby Steps The wonderful thing about presentations with PowerPoint is that you can start out simple and still be incredibly effective. You do not need a state-of-the-art PowerPoint like Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” to have an effective PowerPoint. Just the basics go a long way. Then progressive learning over time adds finishing touches that can take a PowerPoint from good to great.

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Constructing the Ultimate PowerPoint A Proper Forum This is a common sense section, yet one that is very important. Without following these rules, even the best PowerPoint can fall flat and prove a distraction rather than a learning aid. It is amazing how often lawyers who have worked hard to prepare an amazing PowerPoint break these common sense rules. The goals behind these rules are to maximize the communication power of the presentation by making the learning as easy as possible. The rules:

1. Set up the room right. When speaking with PowerPoint, or any visual tool, the audience (jury, primarily, but also judge and witness) needs to be able to see both you and the visual at the same time. Too often people live with a screen that is outside the line of sight of the audience and the speaker. Consider the following drawings:

Here, it is relatively obvious that one would stand in the courtroom. One must stand where the jury can see both the lawyer and the screen without turning one’s head. Scholars call this the need for “media naturalness.” It is trying to use media in ways most closely resembling a face-toface conversation. The key is for the audience to engage both the person and the media (the screen) so that both can be seen at once, with both facial and body expressions observable to both audience and presenter. The obvious point is that “the higher degree of ‘naturalness’ … the lower the ‘cognitive effort’ required.”2 The major thing to avoid is audience whiplash. When screens are placed away from the line of sight of the speaker and the audience, the audience has to choose whether to watch the PowerPoint or watch the speaker. The whiplash

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from looking back and forth is not actionable, but it is definitely deleterious to your presentation.

2. Use the right equipment. One of the most frustrating moments is when you have worked extremely hard on a PowerPoint presentation, you have selected some incredible images, and you begin your presentation, only to discover that the projector is totally inadequate for the job. Your images are dark and hard to see; your text is hard to read. You quickly realize that the PowerPoint is hindering your presentation, not aiding it. This happened to me once, at a seminar rather than a trial, and I then decided to buy my own projector. It is portable enough to travel with, yet stout enough to use in a good size forum. Frustration over equipment has also led me to buy several other items as well. We maintain several of our own screens (different sizes), Elmos, many sets of connectors and cables, as well as a “switch box” that allows the projection to change from the computer to the Elmo and back with the simple flick of a switch. Some will not want to buy this equipment, thinking it cheaper to rent. There is definitely more cost in buying the equipment, however, the cost is not as great as one might think. The real disadvantage in buying the equipment is that you lose the technician who comes with the rental! If you are buying, then it is important that you have someone in your office who is able to haul, set up and dismantle the equipment. This is not how anyone should be using his or her own time prior to a presentation. Some point out that buying equipment also means having outdated equipment in a matter of months. This is true, but not as big an issue as one might think. The level of equipment needed for a fantastic presentation is no longer the cuttingedge equipment. One does not need the latest and greatest for an A-plus presentation.

3. Test the PowerPoint. In a trial, or if time permits in any other forum of presentation, test your PowerPoint. Put it up on the screen to make sure the images are visible. Sometimes you might need to change the colors in your slides to make them “work” better. The same


at Amazon.com for just under $100. It goes without saying that you should work your own remote and advance your own slides. No one is going to have a natural presentation with someone else picking when and how to integrate the visual speech with the auditory one. One last note on remotes: They frequently come with little black bags that hold them for traveling. The problem is that the bags are soft, which means that the remotes can travel in a position where buttons are pressed down and no one knows it until you start your presentation, only to find out that the “new batteries” are drained! We travel with the batteries in the black bag, but out of the remote control. We also always take spare batteries.

is true for text size and color. Often, there are adjustments that can be made on the projector or on the computer in the event the colors are not working right or the overall image seems distorted. Of course, using your own equipment makes these problems rare because the settings stay the same for each presentation. Testing the PowerPoint also gives you a chance to make sure your remote control works, your computer screen is visible, and you have the right and necessary hook-ups for the computer to projector. Most projector cables fit a PC, but the Apple computers require an adaptor. The adaptors for Apple computers are not all the same, either! So buy several, and always test it before you are ready to go!

4. Get the right remote control. The one item I always urge people to buy is the remote control. Find the right kind of remote control and then buy at least two. Remotes are not price prohibitive, and they need to be very familiar to the user. There are some real dorky remotes out there! Some have many features that are not needed. Some are huge and bulky to handle. Remember that we are looking for media naturalness. The remote should rarely be seen or noticed. It needs to fit comfortably into one hand, and you need to be able to go forward and backward without having to look at it. Owning your own remote will make it always familiar in your hands, increasing media naturalness. Another feature the remote needs is a “screen blackout” feature. When you hit that button on the remote, the entire screen will go black, allowing you to remove the projected image at will. This becomes important if the other side raises an objection, but also sometimes for your own effect. There are times where you want nothing projected to further emphasize something you are saying. You want your remote to work at the necessary range, and you want it to work without having to point it at the computer. It needs to work seamlessly cupped in your palm with your hand at your side or gesticulating in the air. At this point, my remote of choice is by Interlink Electronics. The model “Navigator 2.4” is a great size and does everything you want. You can get it

A Well-Executed Delivery One of the most incredible features of PowerPoint is related to the delivery. It is called Presenter View. It is found under the very top tab that says “Slide Show.” With Presenter View, you have a digital timer to keep track of your slides and progress. You also have a view of what the audience is seeing. More importantly, you have a picture of the upcoming slide! That helps you know and remember your speech. It also aids in the naturalness of delivery as you work your way into each successive slide. Presenter View also allows you to add notes to your presentation that show on your computer screen, but not on what is projected for the audience. It is a wonderful way to add other notes and appear to speak from memory, with the reminders in writing before you. 9

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The Retention and Advancement of Women at Law Firms — Strategies for Success By Roberta D. Liebenberg Senior Partner

Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. 1835 Market Street, 28th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-567-6565 • http://www.finekaplan.com

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or the past 20 years, women have been graduating from law schools and joining law firms at roughly the same rate as men. However, by the time partnership decisions are made, the number of women available to be considered for partnership has decreased substantially. This is one of the reasons why the percentage of women equity partners at the country’s largest law firms has remained static, stubbornly failing to cross the 16 percent threshold. At this rate, it has been projected that women will not achieve parity with men in the number of equity partners until 2086. Despite significant efforts by law firms to retain their women lawyers, women all along the continuum, from associates to partners, are voting with their feet by leaving. Consequently, there are very few women moving into positions of real power and influence in law firms. For example, almost half of the top 200 law firms have either no women or only one woman on their highest governing committee; 70 percent have either no women or only one woman on their partnership compensation committee; almost half have no women among their “top 10” rainmakers; and only 5 percent of the firms have women managing partners. Numerous factors contribute to the exodus of women lawyers from law firms. To be sure, some choose to leave for entirely personal reasons. For others, however, the decision to leave is attributable to the culture and structure of many law firms. For example, there is a substantial disparity in compensation between male and female attorneys, which increases with seniority. In fact, the largest pay gap is between male and female equity partners. Also contributing to attrition are unequal opportunities to handle significant matters for major clients; performance evaluations affected by implicit bias; onerous billable hours quotas; unfair treatment in the allocation of client origination credit; a dearth of senior women to act as role models and sponsors; and stigmatization of those who participate in part-time and flex-time programs. Moreover, structural changes in law firms, such as increased utilization of two-tier and mixed-tier partnership tracks, have further impeded the progress of women lawyers. Women are more successful in one-tier firms, both in compensation and advancement to equity partnership. Firms are also making greater use of contract and staff attorneys, the overwhelming majority of whom are women.

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These positions offer lower pay, less job security and no real prospects for advancement. Not surprisingly, women do not remain in them for long. All of these factors have resulted in the creation of an inverse pyramid for women in law firms. The higher up you look at each level of a law firm, the smaller the percentage of women you find. Unless there is a profound change in the paradigm, the high rates of attrition will surely continue, and the long-standing leak in the pipeline of women lawyers will remain unplugged.

Best Practices for Law Firms Set forth below are suggested best practices that law firms should adopt in order to stem the tide of attrition of their women lawyers: • Strong commitment from firm leaders. Many law firms have adopted policies intended to improve the retention and advancement of their women lawyers. However, those programs will not be effective unless firm management sends a clear message that it is fully committed to their implementation and success. Lawyers should be rewarded or held accountable for their individual roles and contributions in their firm’s diversity initiatives. • Set concrete benchmarks and monitor progress. Firms must set specific goals and use metrics to track how women attorneys are faring in terms of assignment opportunities; compensation; advancement to equity partnership; and representation on key firm governance committees, including the management, compensation and partnership committees. Women are more likely to thrive at firms where they have achieved a critical mass in leadership positions. • Institute gender-neutral evaluation systems. Clearly defined performance evaluation criteria should be formulated and communicated. Supervising lawyers need to be educated about implicit biases that can affect performance evaluations and partnership admission decisions. Committees that evaluate associates must be diverse and include more than a token woman or minority lawyer. • Revamp compensation systems. Billable hours should be de-emphasized and greater significance should be given to the quality and efficiency of the work performed. Crushing billable hours quotas often penalize women,


who typically shoulder both family and professional responsibilities. Compensation decisions should recognize the contributions made by each member of a team handling a client matter. Also, firms should reward partners for mentoring and bringing women attorneys into client relationships. • Redesign client origination and succession policies. Law firms must revise their client origination credit and succession policies so that women lawyers are treated fairly. There is a need for greater transparency in how client origination credit is allocated; how opportunities to participate in client pitches and work on important matters are distributed; and how client relationships are passed on from senior partners to more junior partners. By ensuring that women are provided with equal access to business development opportunities and making client origination credit and succession policies more equitable, firms will increase the number of their women rainmakers. • Destigmatize alternative work arrangements. While over 90 percent of law firms have adopted part-time and flex-time work arrangements, only 6 percent of all lawyers avail themselves of these options, and 75 percent of those who opt for such programs are women. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to women who utilize alternative work arrangements, and therefore many are unwilling to do so. Research has found that women who worked part-time were perceived to be less committed, received more negative performance evaluations and were not assigned significant and challenging matters necessary to advance in their firms. Consequently, in too many cases, their partnership aspirations were derailed, and they left their firm.

Best Practices for Women Lawyers In addition to the best practices for law firms described above, individual women lawyers can take concrete steps to further their own careers: • Be proactive in promoting your career. Let partners know of your interest in working on particular matters and affirmatively seek out challenging and rewarding assignments. Ask to be included in client pitches. Continue to enhance your skills, perform outstanding work, and find a niche where you can shine. Advocate on your own behalf the same way you advocate for clients. Take risks and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t let occasional setbacks discourage or deter you. • Be visible. Increase your profile, both within your law firm and in your community. Become active in bar associations and community groups, look for speaking and writing opportunities and seek other ways to attain leadership roles and enhance your reputation. • Network, network, network. Business development has become increasingly important, even for young associates. It is critical to broaden your base of contacts

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in both business and social contexts and cultivate relationships for potential referrals. • Find a mentor and sponsor other women. Having mentors and sponsors is instrumental to achieving success. Reach out to men and women who can fill these roles for you. Equally important, as you attain positions of leadership and power, champion the careers of other women by including them on cases, providing them with speaking or writing opportunities and, most importantly, referring business to them. • Be strategic in working part-time. If you work parttime, be flexible and accessible so you can handle emergencies that arise on days when you are out of the office. Also, develop a strategic plan to transition back to full-time. The continued high rate of attrition of women attorneys hurts not only individual women, but also their law firms. It is an economic imperative for law firms to retain their women lawyers because the firms have made a substantial investment in hiring and training them. Also, many clients are increasingly looking to law firms to demonstrate a commitment to diversity. Such a commitment will redound to the benefit of women attorneys, as well as law firms, and 9 thus should be a top priority.

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Four Questions for Law Firms By Andrew M. Smulian Chairman and CEO

Akerman Senterfitt LLP One Southeast Third Avenue, 25th Floor • Miami, FL 33131 305-374-5600 • http://www.akerman.com

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arly in 2003, Sam Palmisano, the then-newly installed CEO of IBM, gathered his company’s top 300 managers at a meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. He organized the meeting around a framework of four questions, and since then, these have been widely publicized and recognized by business writers as the four questions any business must ask itself. They are the questions we, as law firm leaders, ask ourselves today: 1. Why would someone spend their money with you — what is unique about you? 2. Why would somebody work for you? 3. Why would somebody invest their money with you? 4. And why would society allow you to operate in their defined geography — their country? H.L. Mencken said, “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” Let’s be clear and as simple as possible, but let’s get it right. Let me suggest how we answer these questions on behalf of a successful law firm today.

1. Why would someone spend their money with you — what is unique about you? Because we provide services that our clients value, which they perceive as giving them a competitive advantage. Last spring, The New York Times featured a piece about Jeffrey Braverman, a young man who in 2003 left his bright prospects at Blackstone to join his family’s business — the Newark Nut Co., which at the time was grossing all of $1.5 million a year. Nine years later, he’s doing $20 million a year. Why? Customer service. Listen to Braverman: “Investment banking taught me how not to run a business. People are only driven by one thing, money. People don’t talk the right way, and they’re not respectful. One of the first things I did was read all sorts of books on customer service, books that dealt with how people want to be treated. It’s interesting, when you think from a business perspective what a core competency is. You think, it’s cost, it’s first-mover advantage, it’s trademarks, it’s brands. Often people will

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say, ‘Customer service? Anybody can do it.’ But the truth of the matter is, not everybody can. We decided early on that we were going to try to be really great. The concept was underpromise and overdeliver.” The widgets of a law firm are ideas and advice; the business principle is the same: customer service.

2. Why would somebody work for you? Because the culture of a successful law firm values character. A basic truth is that if clients don’t trust you, they will eventually stop doing business with you. It doesn’t matter how smart you are. Let me quote one of my partners, who sent me an email right after the Greg Smith/Goldman Sachs resignation piece was published last year, saying, “I appreciate that as the firm continues to focus on efficiency and profitability, there also is a continuing emphasis on what makes this place special … that culture of ‘teamwork, integrity, a spirit of humility, and always doing right by our clients.’ A successful law firm comprises a cohort of good people — problem-solvers and leaders — doing their best. We need not live on planet hyperbole, which is to say we are not — at least not all of us — extraordinary or outstanding or exceptional or world-class or phenomenal or best of breed or even excellent, passionate or fanatical. Simply good.”

3. W  hy would somebody invest their money with you? Those somebodies are the partners of your firm. Why do they want to be owners of their business? What is attractive about the firm’s business model, strategies, finances and governance principles? Remember how we can see light from a dead star that burned out years ago? In measuring ourselves around revenue and profits, often these financial metrics perform long after a spark is gone, reflecting results from something that happened a while ago. So the successful firm needs to identify whether real things are going on. Are we really doing it right or just celebrating the result of things that happened a while ago?


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The factors driving change for law firms in the early 21st century have been well-documented. We can’t find the future in the archives, so how are we grappling with the changes these factors are driving? Successful organizations have cultures that adapt to new technologies while preserving the best of their values. Businesses that don’t invest in the future tend not to do well there; successful firms must devote their time and energy to and treasure programs that move forward dramatically on collaboration and knowledge management; create predictable processes that simplify the work where possible, rather than treating everything as bespoke; and understand the quality of the relationships with their clients, measuring their satisfaction and the firm’s opportunities for organic growth.

4. And why would society allow you to operate in their defined geography — their country? The phrasing of this is a little surprising. Don’t we have an absolute right to do business? Sam Palmisano realized that is not true for IBM. And it’s not true for our law firms, either. If you don’t serve a purpose, eventually society will decide that you’re not worth its resources — new lawyers and customers will put themselves and their money elsewhere, and potential employees won’t waste their time with you.

Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter argues that “great companies” are more than “moneygenerating machines,” that they operate on an “institutional logic.” Along with earning revenues, “they are also vehicles for accomplishing societal purposes and for providing meaningful livelihoods for those who work in them.” Aric Press took up the issue of law firm purpose in a piece in The American Lawyer in December 2011. Law firms start with records of pro bono and other public service — giving back — but what if we took a broader view? Why does a firm exist? Yes, to provide excellent client service and a venue in which to practice high-end law. But what about spreading the rule of law? The world is a messy place. Unlike Las Vegas, what happens there doesn’t stay there. Law makes it less messy. What about encouraging the peaceful resolution of disputes; building a more certain economy? There are opportunities to change the way we lawyers think of ourselves and the way others think of us. Coming together with a common purpose and a long-term point of view, focusing our emotional engagements on community-building efforts that are identifiable with the firm — this is how we build an enduring institution, fusing our business and citizenship goals. But, as David Brooks wrote in The New York Times, let’s not confuse doing the sort of work that Bono celebrates with what virtue is, what character consists of and in which way excellence lies: “You can devote your life to community service and be a total schmuck. You can spend your life on Wall Street and be a hero. Understanding heroism and schmuckdom requires fewer Excel spreadsheets, more Dostoyevsky and the Book of Job.” Returning us to our four questions, Sam Palmisano says that the hardest thing is to answer all of them and that we must answer all four to create value for all four key constituencies of the successful firm, with their inherent tensions. This is our basic challenge, requiring us to balance continual forward motion with a clear understanding of the inherent characteristics of our firms 9 that have sustained us over time.

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2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” First-Tier National Rankings by Practice Area The 680 U.S. law firms that received a Tier 1 national ranking in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” research process are featured in this section. In all tiers, a total of 2,034 firms received a national ranking. In 79 of the practice areas that were ranked nationally, a single law firm received the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. These firms, highlighted in red under the practice area headings below, are recognized for their impressive overall performance in the evaluations of designated practice areas. To search for firms in all tiers and access additional information, visit http://bestlawfirms. usnews.com/.

Admiralty & Maritime Law Blank Rome LLP Burke & Parsons Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP Cozen O’Connor Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney, L.L.P. Fowler White Burnett, P.A. Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gilmartin, Poster & Shafto LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hill Rivkins LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C. Kennedy Lillis Schmidt & English Law Offices of David L. Mazaroli Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C. McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, P.C. Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney Nourse & Bowles, LLP Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, L.L.P. Seward & Kissel LLP Squire Sanders Thompson Coburn LLP Thompson Hine LLP Vedder Price P.C. Watson, Farley & Williams LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Advertising Law Davis & Gilbert LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Venable LLP

Antitrust Law Arnold & Porter LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Dechert LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Appellate Practice Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Banking and Finance Law Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul Hastings LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Squire Sanders Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alston + Bird LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Brown Rudnick LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Duane Morris LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP Kaye Scholer LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Pepper Hamilton LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Reed Smith LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Squire Sanders Vinson & Elkins LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Biotechnology Law Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Jones Day Kaye Scholer LLP Latham & Watkins LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Commercial Litigation Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Blank Rome LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP

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Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Squire Sanders Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Communications Law Bingham McCutchen LLP Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.

Latham & Watkins LLP Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan, LLC Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP Mayer Brown LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP Wiley Rein LLP Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP WilmerHale Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Construction Law Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Andrews Myers, P.C. Ballard Spahr LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, PC Cokinos, Bosien & Young, P.C. DLA Piper LLP Duane Morris LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Farella Braun + Martel LLP Ford Nassen & Baldwin, P.C. Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Ice Miller LLP Jennings Haug & Cunningham, LLP


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Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Levy, Tolman & Costello, LLP McCarter & English, LLP Ober | Kaler Peckar & Abramson Pepper Hamilton LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Stoel Rives LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Thompson Hine LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Winstead PC

Copyright Law Covington & Burling LLP Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP King & Spalding LLP Mayer Brown LLP Paul Hastings LLP Perkins Coie LLP Ropes & Gray LLP

Corporate Law Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Ballard Spahr LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Choate Hall & Stewart LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP

Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Locke Lord LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Nixon Peabody LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Squire Sanders Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Derivatives and Futures Law Alston + Bird LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Allen & Overy LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Duane Morris LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Employment Law Management Baker & Hostetler LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. McGuireWoods LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. O’Melveny & Myers LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Energy Law Alston + Bird LLP Andrews Kurth LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Hogan Lovells US LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP King & Spalding LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Stoel Rives LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP White & Case LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, L.L.P. Holland & Knight, LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Entertainment Law - Music Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. Eastman & Eastman Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown Greenberg Traurig LLP Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Pryor Cashman LLP Winston & Strawn LLP Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Environmental Law Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Beveridge & Diamond PC Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP K&L Gates LLP King & Spalding LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Reed Smith LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Clifford Chance LLP Cooley LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP King & Spalding LLP Mayer Brown LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Vedder Price P.C. White & Case LLP

FDA Law Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. Keller and Heckman LLP King & Spalding LLP Sidley Austin LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Financial Services Regulation Law Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP K&L Gates LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP White & Case LLP

Franchise Law Ballard Spahr LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cheng Cohen LLC Chernow Kapustin, LLC Cooper, White & Cooper LLP Dady & Gardner, P.A. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP DLA Piper LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Gray Plant Mooty Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Haynes and Boone, LLP Kaufmann Gildin Robbins & Oppenheim LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren Ltd. Mayer Brown LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Paul Hastings LLP Plave Koch PLC Quarles & Brady LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. SNR Denton LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.

Health Care Law Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Duane Morris LLP Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP King & Spalding LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Immigration Law Baker & McKenzie LLP Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Butzel Long Cyrus D Mehta & Associates, PLLC Dickstein Shapiro LLP DiRaimondo & Masi, LLP Duane Morris LLP Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hodgson Russ LLP Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Law Office of Nathan Waxman Law Offices of Frances C. Berger Levitt & Needleman, P.C. Lichtman & Elliot, PC Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C. Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP Sidley Austin LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP White & Case LLP Williams Mullen Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP Zulkie Partners LLC

Information Technology Law Baker & Hostetler LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. DLA Piper LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP WilmerHale

Insurance Law Bingham McCutchen LLP Chadbourne & Parke LLP Choate Hall & Stewart LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cozen O’Connor Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP DLA Piper LLP Duane Morris LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Locke Lord LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SNR Denton LLP Squire Sanders Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

International Arbitration Commercial Akerman Senterfitt LLP

Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Astigarraga Davis Baker & McKenzie LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP DLA Piper LLP Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Jenner & Block LLP King & Spalding LLP Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale

International Arbitration Governmental Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Covington & Burling LLP Craco & Ellsworth, LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Jenner & Block LLP King & Spalding LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP

International Trade and Finance Law Akerman Senterfitt LLP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arent Fox LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP King & Spalding LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP


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Perkins Coie LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale

Labor Law - Management Barnes & Thornburg LLP Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul Hastings LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law Arenz Molter Macy Riffle & Larson SC Bryan Cave LLP Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Dykema Gossett, PLLC GoldmanHarris LLC Goodwin Procter LLP Goulston & Storrs PC Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP K&L Gates LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McGuireWoods LLP Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh PC WilmerHale

Litigation - Antitrust Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Susman Godfrey LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation Banking & Finance Alston + Bird LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Blank Rome LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP K&L Gates LLP Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard, LLP McGuireWoods LLP McKool Smith PC Morrison & Foerster LLP Orans, Elsen, Lupert & Brown LLP Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Thompson Hine LLP Todtman, Nachamie, Spizz & Johns, P.C.

Litigation - Bankruptcy Akerman Senterfitt LLP Alston + Bird LLP Arent Fox LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Construction Ahlers & Cressman PLLC Akerman Senterfitt LLP Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Andrews Myers, P.C. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Canterbury, Elder, Gooch, Surratt, Shapiro & Stein, P.C. Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee, PC Conway & Mrowiec Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. DLA Piper LLP Duane Morris LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Farella Braun + Martel LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Groff Murphy Lawyers, PLLC Harris & Winick LLP Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Ice Miller LLP Ittig & Ittig, P.C. Jenner & Block LLP Jennings Haug & Cunningham, LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP

Kraftson Caudle Laurie & Brennan LLP Levy, Tolman & Costello, LLP McCarter & English, LLP Moore & Lee, LLP Peckar & Abramson Pepper Hamilton LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Polsinelli Shughart PC Sabo & Zahn Schiff Hardin LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Stein Ray LLP Stites & Harbison, PLLC Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C. Troutman Sanders LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC

Litigation - Environmental Alston + Bird LLP Anderson & Kreiger LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Beveridge & Diamond PC Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Covington & Burling LLP Farella Braun + Martel LLP Foley Hoag LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mackie Shea O’Brien, PC Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Squire Sanders Stoel Rives LLP Venable LLP

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Litigation First Amendment

Vinson & Elkins LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - ERISA Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alston + Bird LLP Bailey & Ehrenberg, PLLC Baker Botts L.L.P. Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Groom Law Group, Chartered Harkins Cunningham LLP Jones Day McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sidley Austin LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Trucker Huss, APC

Baker & Hostetler LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bostwick & Jassy LLP Brown Rudnick LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jackson Walker L.L.P. Jenner & Block LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard, LLP Law Office of Charles O. Morgan, Jr. Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Norwick, Schad & Goering Perkins Coie LLP Prince Lobel Tye LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale

Litigation Intellectual Property Alston + Bird LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP DLA Piper LLP Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Fenwick & West LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Foley & Lardner LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Perkins Coie LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Susman Godfrey LLP

Thompson & Knight LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Jackson Walker L.L.P. Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kleiman Lawrence Baskind Fitzgerald LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

GREAT CULTURE KEEPS GREAT COUNSEL. • Neal Gerber Eisenberg opened its doors in 1986 with 35 attorneys, and 26 years later 14 of them are still with the firm. • Although it is incredibly rare for a lawyer to leave a law firm and then return to it years later, we currently have 15 “boomerang” attorneys and take great pride in the fact that, after exploring the world, they have decided to come back home. • F or the last three years the award has been given, Neal Gerber Eisenberg was selected as one of the top 50 law firms for women by the National Association for Female Executives • Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest organization that advocates for LGBT rights, also recognized Neal Gerber Eisenberg for the third year in a row as a leading law firm for its treatment of LGBT employees.

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Paul Hastings LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP K&L Gates LLP Mayer Brown LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Shapiro Forman Allen & Sava LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Litigation - Patent Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alston + Bird LLP Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Choate Hall & Stewart LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Desmarais LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Fenwick & West LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Goodwin Procter LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Locke Lord LLP Mayer Brown LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Susman Godfrey LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Real Estate Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Reed Smith LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Venable LLP

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Brown Rudnick LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP McKool Smith PC Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Orans, Elsen, Lupert & Brown LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Perkins Coie LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Securities Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Tax Alston + Bird LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry Cooley LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul Hastings LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Roberts & Holland LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP White & Case LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Baker Botts L.L.P. Balch & Bingham LLP Carlton Fields Carr Maloney P.C. Conrad O’Brien PC Crowell & Moring LLP Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau LLP Dechert LLP Dinsmore & Shohl LLP DLA Piper LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Kaye Scholer LLP King & Spalding LLP Lane Powell PC LSP Group LLC Lynch Daskal Emery LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Perkins Coie LLP Phillips Lytle LLP Rubin and Rudman LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sedgwick LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Thompson Hine LLP Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Aaron M. Levine & Associates Anapol Schwartz Ashcraft & Gerel LLP Belluck & Fox, L.L.P. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC

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Cooney and Conway Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Strauss Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz Girard Gibbs LLP Girardi and Keese Herman Gerel LLP Kline & Specter, P.C. Kreindler & Kreindler LLP Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Motley Rice LLC Purvis Gray, LLP Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Seeger Weiss LLP The Boudreaux Law Firm PC The Lanier Law Firm Thornton & Naumes LLP W. Sam Holland Law Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, L.L.P.

Media & First Amendment Law Allied Law Group Archer & Greiner, P.C. Baker & Hostetler LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bostwick & Jassy LLP Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter, P.C. Jackson Walker L.L.P. McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Prince Lobel Tye LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP Sprague & Sprague Stern Shapiro Weissberg & Garin LLP Todd & Weld LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, L.L.P. Amabile & Erman, P.C. Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughn & Rhoads, Chartered Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones P.A. Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S. Bonezzi Switzer Murphy Polito & Hupp Co. L.P.A. Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols Boston & Hughes, P.C. Brault Graham, LLC Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson PC Brown & James, P.C. Cassiday Schade LLP Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC Conrad O’Brien PC Corbet, Shaw, Essad, Tucciarone & Bonasso, P.L.L.C. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Dopf, P.C. Ficksman & Conley, LLP Forrester & Brim Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Garan Lucow Miller P.C. Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogleman, Chartered Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. Hamilton Altman Canale & Dillon, LLC Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle PC Hazelwood & Weber LLC Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Husch Blackwell LLP Jardine, Baker, Hickman & Houston, P.L.L.C. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. Kacal & Feehan, P.C. Kennedy Childs P.C. Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook PC Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. Lashly & Baer, P.C. Luvera Law Firm Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP Martin, Magnuson, McCarthy & Kenney McAloon & Friedman, P.C. Meagher & Geer PLLP Messner & Reeves, LLC Moser and Marsalek, P.C. Otjen, Van Ert & Weir, S.C. Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. Phillips & Faldowski, P.C. Polsinelli Shughart PC Portnoy & Roth PC Pretzel & Stouffer Chartered

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Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon, P.C. Rawls, McNelis & Mitchell, PC Reminger Co., L.P.A. Roetzel & Andress LLC Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Sands Anderson PC Shaub Ahmuty Citrin & Spratt LLP Siemion Huckabay, P.C. Sloane & Walsh LLP Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. Taylor Blessey LLP The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. The Kruse Law Firm P.C. Toral Garcia Battista P.A. Uzick & Oncken, P.C. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP Williams Venker & Sanders LLC Williams, Montgomery & John Ltd. Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP Winston & Strawn LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Aldous Law Firm Beale, Micheaels & Slack, P.C. Berger & Lagnese, LLC Bergstresser & Pollock LLC Bonina & Bonina, P.C. Bostwick & Peterson LLP Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner, P.C. Charfoos & Christensen PC Chemnick Moen Greenstreet Corboy & Demetrio Crowe and Mulvey, LLP Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo, P.C. Dattilo & Associates, P.C. Donahoe Kearney, LLP Duffy & Duffy Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck PC Erlich, Rosen, Bartnick & Cook, P.C. Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP Fisher, Boyd, Brown & Huguenard, LLP Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz Godosky & Gentile, P.C. Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. Grossman Roth, P.A. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Harris, Powers & Cunningham PLLC Harry S. Cohen & Associates, P.C. Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla, Sloane, & Woodruff, LLP Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman P.C. Jack H. Olender & Associates PC Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC

Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A. John A. Caputo & Associates Jones & Rostant, PC Keating Wagner Polidori Free P.C. Kline & Specter, P.C. Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C. Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore Lancione & Lancione PLL Law Office of Michels & Watkins Law Office of Richard T. Lobl Law Office of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A. Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. Leventhal, Brown & Puga P.C. Lubin & Meyer PC Luvera Law Firm Malone Law Mark R. Granzotto PC Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. Meshbesher & Spence Meyers Evans & Associates, LLC Miller Weisbrod LLP Moquin & Daley, P.A. Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, PC Paulson & Nace, PLLC Pegalis & Erickson, LLC Perdue Kidd & Vickery Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. Raynes McCarty Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C. Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly, P.A. Roush, McCracken & Guerrero, LLP Sachs Waldman, P.C. Salsbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkins, L.L.C. Scherffius, Ballard, Still & Feagle LLP Schlapprizzi PC Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Shevlin Smith Sickels, Frei and Mims, P.C. Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman, P.C. Snyder & Wenner, P.C. Sommers Schwartz Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP Steven E. North, P.C. Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. The Popham Law Firm, P.C. The Potts Law Firm, LLC The Thurswell Law Firm P.L.L.C. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger


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Perfect Pitch

Since 1965, Girardi Keese has recovered more than $11 billion on behalf of clients like Bryan Stow.

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aseball fans will never forget the courage of 13-year old Tyler Stow as he strode to the mound on opening day at Giants Stadium this year to throw out the opening pitch – watched on from the scoreboard by his father, Bryan Stow. Bryan was unable to leave the rehabilitation facility where he continues his painful recovery from the injuries he suffered at Dodger Stadium in April 2011. “I shed a tear,” says firm founder Tom Girardi. “Representing Bryan is one of my proudest moments. Bryan was somebody trying to live his life and got horribly injured. It’s our job to make things right.” Girardi Keese sued the Dodgers and Frank McCourt to ensure Bryan’s medical care is covered for the rest of his life – and that Dodger security is good enough to ensure no other children have to watch their parents suffer like Bryan Stow. “We are absolutely dedicated to helping the little guy get justice,” says Girardi. “Whether it’s an individual like Bryan Stow, thousands of patients given pharmaceuticals that have harmed them or entrepreneurs who have been ripped off by bigger companies, we are here to help. The firm’s work on behalf of the Stows is the type of perfect pitch the firm has achieved since it was founded as a one-man shop in 1965. The firm has amassed a staggering record: Girardi Keese has won more than $11 billion in verdicts and settlements for their clients, including $4.85 billion against Merck for patients harmed by Vioxx; $2.2 billion for Californians defrauded by Sempra in the California energy crisis; $785 million against Lockheed in the Skunk Works litigation; $633 million for the residents of Hinkley, California, from PG&E (in the Erin Brockovich case); and $545 million in a class action against Farmers Group and Zurich Financial Services. Currently, Girardi Keese is representing dozens of people who had the defective DePuy ASR hip implant installed – as well as individuals who took Actos (another diabetes drug) and developed bladder cancer. Partner James G. O’Callahan heads up both cases for the firm. The day-to-day work of the firm’s lawyers is representing individuals and businesses who have been injured physically or economically. David Lira has become an expert on bus rollovers, obtaining a $35.7 million recovery for several families injured in an excursion from Las Vegas. “Inner City buses in China require seat belts, says Lira, “bus manufacturers won’t spend $7.60 for a seat belt on tour buses, and people are being seriously hurt and killed.” Girardi Keese is recognized for their skill in class actions, joining small individual claims into large lawsuits to force a corporation to pay for cheating consumers.

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“It’s critical that consumers be allowed to band together to take on rich, powerful corporations,” says Girardi. In the $545 million Farmers case, Girardi and Graham LippSmith brought together 13 million policyholders, each of whom had been assessed a small management fee on their policy. The amount was only a couple of dollars on each policy, but the illusory fee reaped millions in unearned profits for Farmers. Girardi and Keith Griffin fought a lengthy battle against GlaxoSmithKline, whose Avandia diabetes drug caused up to 200,000 heart attacks in the U.S. The firm represented 4,200 patients who took the medication to regulate their blood sugar. Although the company fought tooth and nail, the case was settled shortly after GSK plead guilty to criminal charges and paid a $3 billion fine. The firm also filed the first lawsuit and has been designated lead counsel against the NFL for concussion-related injuries suffered by former players. The case has grown to include more than 2000 players who claim the NFL covered up evidence that concussions could cause long-term damage, including memory loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, and in some cases early-onset Alzheimer’s. “Listen, I love football,” says Girardi. “Who doesn’t love football? But I don’t think it’s right to worry about whether we will still have professional football when we have players who can’t remember the names of their children.” Whether the firm is representing an individual whose idea was ripped off or a world-famous football player, Girardi Keese lawyers share a philosophy handed down by Girardi and embraced by every member of the firm. “I have great pride in being a member of this firm. Professionally, because Tom has always been on the cutting edge,” says Amy Solomon. “And personally, because Tom has helped us all share his love of the law and the importance of delighting in our ability to help the little guy.” n For more information go to www.bestlawyers.com | 1 9

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Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., LPA William E. Artz, P.C. Williamson & Lavecchia, L.C.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Alston + Bird LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Choate Hall & Stewart LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Irell & Manella LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP TroyGould PC Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC Winston & Strawn LLP

Mining Law Bryan Cave LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Hart LLP Jackson Kelly PLLC Stoel Rives LLP

Mutual Funds Law Dechert LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Goodwin Procter LLP K&L Gates LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Native American Law Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Appleby Law PLLC Dorsey & Whitney LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP K&L Gates LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Law Office of Bruce R. Greene & Associates, LLC McElroy, Meyer, Walker & Condon PC Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Patton Boggs LLP Poust Law SNR Denton LLP Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP Stoel Rives LLP Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Natural Resources Law Baker Botts L.L.P. Ballard Spahr LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Jackson Kelly PLLC Jackson Walker L.L.P. Liskow & Lewis APLC Mayer Brown LLP Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Van Ness Feldman, LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Weatherford & Taaffe LLP

Oil & Gas Law Andrews Kurth LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Bryan Cave LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Hart LLP Jackson Walker L.L.P. Locke Lord LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Thompson & Knight LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Winstead PC

Patent Law Alston + Bird LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Choate Hall & Stewart LLP Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Covington & Burling LLP DLA Piper LLP Duane Morris LLP Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Goodwin Procter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. Mayer Brown LLP McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP WilmerHale Woodcock Washburn LLP

Private Equity Law Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cooley LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Linklaters LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P. Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Bowman and Brooke LLP Bryan Cave LLP


First-Tier National Rankings by Practice Area

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, PC Carlton Fields Clark Hill PLC Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Cobb Martinez Woodward PLLC Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner & Preece LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cozen O’Connor Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Dechert LLP Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. DLA Piper LLP Dykema Gossett, PLLC Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, PC Foley & Lardner LLP Foley Hoag LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibbons P.C. Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Johnson & Lindberg, P.A. Jones Day Kaye Scholer LLP Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio PC Leonard, Street and Deinard Lester Schwab Katz Dwyer, LLP Lewis and Roca LLP Luvera Law Firm Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Mayer Brown LLP McGuireWoods LLP Merrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey, P.S. Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morris & Morris PC Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Murnane Brandt Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP O’Hare Parnagian LLP O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP Polsinelli Shughart PC Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Reed Smith LLP Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Schoeman Updike & Kaufman, LLP Schuyler, Roche & Crisham PC Sedgwick LLP Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard LLP Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. The Gloor Law Group LLC Thompson & Knight LLP Thompson Coburn LLP Tucker Ellis LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weinstein Tippetts & Little LLP Weston Hurd LLP Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP Williams Venker & Sanders LLC Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Yukevich Calfo & Cavanaugh, L.C.

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs Accurso Law Firm Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley, P.C. Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy, L.L.C. Charfoos & Christensen PC Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo, P.C. Edgar Snyder & Associates Fisher, Boyd, Brown & Huguenard, LLP Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz Ginsberg & Wolf, P.C. Grassini & Wrinkle LC Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas Jack H. Olender & Associates PC Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co., L.P.A. Keating Wagner Polidori Free P.C. Kline & Specter, P.C. Kreindler & Kreindler LLP Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., L.P.A.

Malone Law Mayers, Mennies & Sherr,, LLP Messina Bulzomi Christensen P.A. Woolson, P.A. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Pezzulli Barnes, L.L.P. Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC Raynes McCarty Robb & Robb LLC Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Sachs Waldman, P.C. Salsbury Clements Bekman Marder & Adkins, L.L.C. Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC Sarrouf Law LLP Scherffius, Ballard, Still & Feagle LLP Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C. The Gallagher Law Firm LLP The Gilbert Law Group The Rex Carr Law Firm Trine & Metcalf, P.C. Turner & Sweeny Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger Warshafsky, Rotter, Tarnoff & Bloch, S.C. Webster Book LLP

Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Baker Botts L.L.P. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bassford Remele Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Blankingship & Keith, PC Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols Bowman & Bowman Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Brisbee & Stockton, LLC Cantalin Law Firm, LLC Cavitch Familo & Durkin, L.P.A Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff PC DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, L.L.P. Diedrich & Donohue, LLP Dykema Gossett, PLLC Eccleston & Wolf, P.C. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Fox Rothschild LLP Glankler Brown, PLLC Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C. Hart Wagner LLP Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Hazelwood & Weber LLC Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, LPA Keker & Van Nest LLP Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC Lee Smart, P.S., Inc.

Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Mayer Brown LLP Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. Mills Meyers Swartling, P.S.C. Moss & Barnett P.A. O’Hagan Attorneys at Law Pessin Katz Law, P.A. Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Rees Broome, PC Reminger Co., L.P.A. Ropes & Gray LLP Sands Anderson PC Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP Sidley Austin LLP Stoel Rives LLP The Rogers Law Firm Ulmer & Berne LLP Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP Charfoos & Christensen PC Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz Grassini & Wrinkle LC Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. McDermott & McDermott, LLP Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP The Googasian Firm, P.C.

Project Finance Law Andrews Kurth LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Chadbourne & Parke LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP King & Spalding LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP White & Case LLP

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First-Tier National Rankings by Practice Area

Public Finance Law Arent Fox LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Blank Rome LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gilmore & Bell, PC Greenberg Traurig LLP Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Ice Miller LLP Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kutak Rock LLP Mayer Brown LLP McGuireWoods LLP Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Nixon Peabody LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Perkins Coie LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP Squire Sanders Thompson Coburn LLP Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Williams Mullen

Railroad Law Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, LLP Boyle Brasher LLC Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, L.L.P. Burns White LLC Connelly Baker Wotring LLP Donna Law Firm, P.C. Gallagher Sharp Harkins Cunningham LLP Jackson Walker L.L.P. Jones Day Jones, Granger, Tramuto & Halstead Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford P.C. McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. Nossaman LLP Ricke & Sweeney, P.A. Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP Sidley Austin LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Thompson Coburn LLP Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak PLC

Real Estate Law Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Alston + Bird LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Dykema Gossett, PLLC Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Paul Hastings LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Proskauer Rose LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak is proud to have

PRACTICE AREAS:

received a National Tier 1 Ranking

• FELA: Federal

in Railroad Law in the 2010–2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” For more than 80 years, Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak has been the law firm injured people, railroaders and their families turn

Employer’s Liability Act

• Railroad Litigation • RR Whistleblower Litigation

to for help at some of the most difficult

• Wrongful Death

times of their lives.

• Toxic Exposure

Union Designated Legal Counsel YAEGER, JUNGBAUER & BARCZAK, PLC 2550 University Ave W, Suite 345N, St. Paul, MN 55114 P. 800.435.7888 F. 651.288.0227 www.yjblaw.com

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Alston + Bird LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cooley LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Securities Regulation Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Covington & Burling LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP K&L Gates LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. Ropes & Gray LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Alston + Bird LLP Ashurst Ballard Spahr LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Dechert LLP DLA Piper LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP


First-Tier National Rankings by Practice Area

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SNR Denton LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP

Sports Law Covington & Burling LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Mayer Brown LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Williams & Connolly LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Tax Law Alston + Bird LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Linklaters LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

White & Case LLP

Technology Law Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Fish & Richardson P.C. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Goodwin Procter LLP Haynes and Boone, LLP Holland & Hart LLP Irell & Manella LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Proskauer Rose LLP SNR Denton LLP Tensegrity Law Group LLP Venable LLP Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP WilmerHale

Timber Law Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Stoel Rives LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Trademark Law Alston + Bird LLP Arent Fox LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Ballard Spahr LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Bryan Cave LLP Cesari and McKenna LLP Cook Alex Ltd. Covington & Burling LLP Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. Crowell & Moring LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Dechert LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP DLA Piper LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Foley & Lardner LLP Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Irell & Manella LLP James F. Davis, PC K&L Gates LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Lathrop & Gage LLP Locke Lord LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Lovitz IP Law Mayer Brown LLP McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Nixon & Vanderhye P.C. Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP Perkins Coie LLP Phillips Nizer LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC SNR Denton LLP Stites & Harbison, PLLC Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Transportation Law Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Mayer Brown LLP Nossaman LLP Reminger Co., L.P.A. Sidley Austin LLP Slover & Loftus LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Thompson Hine LLP

Trusts & Estates Law Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Bryan Cave LLP Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP Cozen O’Connor Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Farrell Fritz, P.C. Furey, Doolan & Abell LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Horwood, Marcus & Berk Chartered Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh, LLP Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Locke Lord LLP Marsh Valentine & Donahoe LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP McLaughlin & Stern, LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Phillips Nizer LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Schlesinger Gannon & Lazetera LLP Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale

Venture Capital Law Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Duane Morris LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Goodwin Procter LLP Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP Latham & Watkins LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Pepper Hamilton LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sidley Austin LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” First-Tier Firm Rankings by State A total of 6,891 U.S. law firms received a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in at least one practice area in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” research process. In all tiers, a total of 10,321 firms received a metropolitan ranking. Because the rankings cover 170 metropolitan areas across the United States and as many as 118 legal practice areas, law firms of various size and reach are included in the rankings. In lieu of metropolitan rankings, eight states received rankings in an effort to include law firms in metros that aren’t large enough to produce accurate metropolitan results. Those states are Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Utah. To view the entire list of firms in all metropolitan areas and in all tiers, visit http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Alabama Birmingham Antitrust Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Appellate Practice Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Rosen Harwood, P.A. Taylor & Taylor

Arbitration

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Christian & Small LLP Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Najjar Denaburg PC Sirote & Permutt, PC Upchurch Watson White & Max

Banking and Finance Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Jones Walker L.L.P. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC Yarbro Law Offices, LLC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Christian & Small LLP Law Offices of W. Dennis Schilling Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Najjar Denaburg PC Pritchard, McCall & Jones, LLC Sirote & Permutt, PC

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Commercial Litigation

Adams and Reese LLP Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith, LLP Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Christian & Small LLP Donald, Randall & Donald Donaldson & Guin, LLC Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Haskell Slaughter LLC Jackson, Fikes, Hood & Brakefield James L. North & Associates Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Morris, Haynes & Hornsby Sirote & Permutt, PC Starnes Davis Florie LLP White Arnold & Dowd P.C.

Construction Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC

Copyright Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Corporate Compliance Law Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Corporate Governance Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

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Corporate Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar David S. Luker, P.C. & Associates Emory Anthony, Jr. Fawal & Spina Jaffe & Drennan, P.C. Redden, Mills & Clark LLP Sheffield & Lentine, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Frohsin & Barger LLC Haskell Slaughter LLC Law Office of Robert Joe McLean Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Redden, Mills & Clark LLP White Arnold & Dowd P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Frohsin & Barger LLC Jaffe & Drennan, P.C. Law Office of Robert Joe McLean Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Redden, Mills & Clark LLP White Arnold & Dowd P.C.

DUI/DWI Defense

Fawal & Spina Redden, Mills & Clark LLP

Education Law

Bishop, Colvin, Johnson & Kent, LLC Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLC

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Haskell Slaughter LLC

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Employment Law - Individuals

Haynes & Haynes P.C. Heather Leonard, P.C. John D. Saxon, P.C. Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis 1961, LLC

Employment Law Management

Adam M. Porter Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Frank McRight Attorney at Law Jackson Lewis LLP Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C. Littler Mendelson P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Energy Law

Balch & Bingham LLP William T. Watson, LLC

Environmental Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Equipment Finance Law Marks & Weinberg, P.C.

Family Law

Boyd, Fernambucq & Dunn, P.C.


BIRMINGHAM | Alabama

Durward & Cromer Massey, Stoster & Nichols, PC Najjar Denaburg PC Redden, Mills & Clark LLP Robert C. Barnett

Financial Services Regulation Law

Adams and Reese LLP Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Franchise Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP

Government Relations Practice Balch & Bingham LLP

Health Care Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C. Gilpin Givhan, PC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Insurance Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Christian & Small LLP Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Christian & Small LLP Hand Arendall LLC Haskell Slaughter LLC Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Smith, Spires & Peddy, P.C.

International Trade and Finance Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Labor Law - Management

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C. Littler Mendelson P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Jones Walker L.L.P.

Litigation - Antitrust

Badham & Buck, LLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Thad Long

Litigation - Banking & Finance Adams and Reese LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Adams and Reese LLP Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Christian & Small LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Litigation - Construction

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Adams and Reese LLP Badham & Buck, LLC Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith, LLP

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Christian & Small LLP Donald, Randall & Donald Donaldson & Guin, LLC Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Haskell Slaughter LLC Jackson, Fikes, Hood & Brakefield Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Morris, Haynes & Hornsby Sirote & Permutt, PC Starnes Davis Florie LLP White Arnold & Dowd P.C.

Litigation - Environmental

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Litigation - ERISA

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Litigation - Labor & Employment Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Burr & Forman LLP Christian & Small LLP Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C. Littler Mendelson P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis 1961, LLC

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Haskell Slaughter LLC

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Burr & Forman LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Litigation - Real Estate

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP David C. Skinner, L.L.C. Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Litigation - Securities Balch & Bingham LLP

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Christian & Small LLP Haskell Slaughter LLC Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell, P.C. Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Litigation - Tax

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C. Fawal & Spina Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris, P.C. Whatley Kallas LLC

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Mediation

Christian & Small LLP Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Najjar Denaburg PC Sirote & Permutt, PC Upchurch Watson White & Max Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC Watterson & Singer, PC

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Christian & Small LLP Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Heninger, Garrison & Davis, LLC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Mining Law

Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Municipal Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP James L. North & Associates

Natural Resources Law

Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. William T. Watson, LLC

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Christian & Small LLP Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Jackson, Fikes, Hood & Brakefield Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Jones Walker L.L.P. Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Cusimano, Keener, Roberts, Knowles & Raley LLC Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Heninger, Garrison & Davis, LLC Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. Pittman, Dutton, Kirby & Hellums, P.C. Smith & Alspaugh, P.C.

Private Equity Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Christian & Small LLP Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Heninger, Garrison & Davis, LLC

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP

Project Finance Law

Gibbons Graham, LLC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Public Finance Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Hand Arendall LLC Haskell Slaughter LLC

Railroad Law

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Friedman, Leak, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling, P.C.

Real Estate Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Adams and Reese LLP Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Haskell Slaughter LLC Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Securities Regulation

Adams and Reese LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Haskell Slaughter LLC Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Tax Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP


BIRMINGHAM • HUNTSVILLE • MOBILE | Alabama

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C. Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Timber Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Trademark Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Transportation Law

Burr & Forman LLP Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.

Trusts & Estates Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Dominick Feld Hyde, P.C. Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Venture Capital Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Water Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Rhea Boyd & Rhea

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Burr & Forman LLP Carr Allison Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Starnes Davis Florie LLP Wainwright, Pope & McMeekin, P.C.

Huntsville Commercial Litigation

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.

Corporate Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Employment Law Management

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

Government Relations Practice Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Health Care Law

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C. Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Morris, King & Hodge Siniard, Timberlake & League, P.C.

Tax Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.

Trusts & Estates Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Wolfe, Jones, Boswell, Wolfe, Hancock & Daniel, LLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C. Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

Mobile Admiralty & Maritime Law

Brady Radcliff & Brown LLP Hand Arendall LLC Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C.

Appellate Practice

Burr & Forman LLP Cunningham Bounds, LLC Phelps Dunbar LLP

Banking and Finance Law

Adams and Reese LLP Armbrecht Jackson LLP Burr & Forman LLP Hand Arendall LLC Jones Walker L.L.P. Vickers, Riis, Murray and Curran, L.L.C.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Silver, Voit & Thompson, P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C.

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Cunningham Bounds, LLC David A. Bagwell Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Kilborn, Roebuck & McDonald McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C. Phelps Dunbar LLP Pipes Hudson & Watts, LLP

Construction Law

Brady Radcliff & Brown LLP Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C.

Corporate Governance Law Burr & Forman LLP

Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Health Care Law

Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C.

Insurance Law

Hand Arendall LLC Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C. Phelps Dunbar LLP Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Labor Law - Management Armbrecht Jackson LLP Hand Arendall LLC The Kullman Firm, P.L.C.

Labor Law - Union

Corporate Law

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Hand Arendall LLC Jones Walker L.L.P. Vickers, Riis, Murray and Curran, L.L.C.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Briskman & Binion, P.C. Clark & Deen, P.C. Dennis J. Knizley Nixon & Overstreet, LLC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Nixon & Overstreet, LLC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Clark & Deen, P.C.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Phelps Dunbar LLP

Employment Law - Individuals Hand Arendall LLC Henry Brewster LLC The Gardner Firm

Employment Law Management

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Hand Arendall LLC Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C. The Kullman Firm, P.L.C.

Energy Law

Armbrecht Jackson LLP

Environmental Law

Hand Arendall LLC Pipes Hudson & Watts, LLP

Family Law

J. Jerrel Pilgrim & Associates

Financial Services Regulation Law

Briskman & Binion, P.C. Herndon Inge, III, LLC

The Gardner Firm

Land Use & Zoning Law

Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C.

Litigation - Antitrust David A. Bagwell

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Cunningham Bounds, LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C.

Litigation - Construction

Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. Burr & Forman LLP Cunningham Bounds, LLC Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. Burr & Forman LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Cunningham Bounds, LLC David A. Bagwell Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Kilborn, Roebuck & McDonald McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C.

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Alabama - Alaska | MOBILE • MONTGOMERY

Phelps Dunbar LLP Pipes Hudson & Watts, LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Cunningham Bounds, LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Pipes Hudson & Watts, LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Armbrecht Jackson LLP Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. The Gardner Firm The Kullman Firm, P.L.C.

Litigation - Real Estate

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C.

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Armbrecht Jackson LLP Coale, Dukes, Kirkpatrick & Crowley, P.C.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Hand Arendall LLC

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Armbrecht Jackson LLP

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Adams and Reese LLP Jones Walker L.L.P.

Municipal Law

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP The Atchison Firm PC

Natural Resources Law Armbrecht Jackson LLP

Oil & Gas Law

Armbrecht Jackson LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Frazer, Greene, Upchurch & Baker, L.L.C. McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. Cunningham Bounds, LLC

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Burr & Forman LLP

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, L.L.C.

Real Estate Law

Burr & Forman LLP Hand Arendall LLC Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C. McFadden, Lyon & Rouse, LLC

Tax Law

Coale, Dukes, Kirkpatrick & Crowley, P.C. Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Phelps Dunbar LLP

Timber Law

Hand Arendall LLC

Trusts & Estates Law

Coale, Dukes, Kirkpatrick & Crowley, P.C. Hand Arendall LLC Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C. Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C. Sirote & Permutt, PC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Frank Leon, P.C. Jay A. York, PC Richard E. Browning, P.C.

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Armbrecht Jackson LLP Asmus & Gaddy, L.L.C. Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O’Neal, LLP Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon and Harris, L.L.C.

Montgomery Administrative / Regulatory Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Wilkerson & Bryan, P.C.

Appellate Practice

Balch & Bingham LLP Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A.

Arbitration

Capell & Howard P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Balch & Bingham LLP Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, P.A. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Capell & Howard P.C. Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C.

Corporate Law

Capell & Howard P.C.

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Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Blanchard Law Offices Ronald W. Wise

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Capell & Howard P.C.

Employment Law Management

Capell & Howard P.C.

Family Law

Capell & Howard P.C. Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C. Minor & Olszewski LLC

Health Care Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Burr & Forman LLP

Insurance Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Labor Law - Management Capell & Howard P.C.

Litigation - Banking & Finance Capell & Howard P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Balch & Bingham LLP Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, P.A. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Capell & Howard P.C. Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C.

Litigation - Environmental

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Capell & Howard P.C.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Capell & Howard P.C.

Litigation - Real Estate Balch & Bingham LLP

Litigation - Securities

Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A.

Litigation - Tax

Capell & Howard P.C. Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. Hartley & Hartley, L.L.C.

Mediation

Capell & Howard P.C. Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, P.A. Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, P.A. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. Dean & Barrett Melton, Espy & Williams, P.C. Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. Frank M. Wilson, P.C. Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray & Nathanson

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

Public Finance Law

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Real Estate Law

Capell & Howard P.C. Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole & Black PC Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Securities / Capital Markets Law Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A.

Tax Law

Balch & Bingham LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Capell & Howard P.C. Johnston, Hinesley, Flowers, Clenney & Turner, P.C. Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Trusts & Estates Law

Capell & Howard P.C. Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, P.A.

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Webb & Eley

Alaska Alaska Appellate Practice

Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders


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Arbitration

David B. Ruskin Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders Thomas P. Owens, Jr.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Christianson & Spraker Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Ashburn & Mason P.C. Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot, P.C. Burr, Pease & Kurtz, P.C. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C. Patton Boggs LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Construction Law

Bankston Gronning O’Hara PC Perkins Coie LLP

Copyright Law

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Corporate Law

Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Bankston Gronning O’Hara PC Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Durrell Law Group, P.C. K&L Gates LLP Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Doherty & Stuart PC Law Office of John M. Murtagh Sidney K. Billingslea

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Ashburn & Mason P.C. Doherty & Stuart PC Dorsey & Whitney LLP Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Doherty & Stuart PC Dorsey & Whitney LLP Patton Boggs LLP Weidner & Associates, Inc.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren LLC

Employment Law - Individuals K&L Gates LLP Lee Holen Law Office Schendel Law Office

Employment Law Management

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Holmes Weddle & Barcott PC Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C. K&L Gates LLP Perkins Coie LLP

Energy Law

Ashburn & Mason P.C. Guess & Rudd P.C. Russell Wagg Gabbert & Budzinski

Environmental Law Perkins Coie LLP Reeves Amodio LLC

Family Law

Bookman & Helm, LLP K&L Gates LLP

Gaming Law

Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.

Health Care Law Biss & Holmes

Insurance Law

Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren LLC Law Office of Hozubin & Moberly

Labor Law - Management

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C. K&L Gates LLP Sedor Wendlandt Evans & Filippi, LLC

Litigation - Antitrust

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy Christianson & Spraker Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Litigation - Construction

Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Turner & Mede, P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Ashburn & Mason P.C. Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Birch, Horton, Bittner & Cherot, P.C. Burr, Pease & Kurtz, P.C. Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren LLC Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C. Patton Boggs LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Bessenyey & Van Tuyn LLC Dorsey & Whitney LLP Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C. K&L Gates LLP

Litigation - Municipal

Wohlforth, Johnson, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking, APC

Litigation - Real Estate

Ashburn & Mason P.C. Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Bankston Gronning O’Hara PC

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Davis & Mathis, P.C.

Mediation

Andrews Resolution Services David B. Ruskin Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders Law Office of Glenn E. Cravez Thomas P. Owens, Jr.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren LLC K&L Gates LLP Law Offices of James H. McCollum

Tax Law

Durrell Law Group, P.C. Manley & Brautigam, P.C. Robert C. Brink

Trusts & Estates Law

Durrell Law Group, P.C. Manley & Brautigam, P.C.

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Chancy Croft Law Office Kalamarides & Lambert

Arizona

Delaney Wiles, Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Dorsey & Whitney LLP Durrell Law Group, P.C.

Mining Law

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Murphy, Schmitt, Hathaway & Wilson PLLC

Stoel Rives LLP

Municipal Law

K&L Gates LLP Levesque Law Group

Native American Law

Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Natural Resources Law

Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C. Stoel Rives LLP Thomas E. Meacham

Oil & Gas Law

Stoel Rives LLP Thomas E. Meacham

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Delaney Wiles, Inc. Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren LLC Lessmeier & Winters LLC Pope & Katcher Richmond & Quinn PC

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon, Inc. Dillon & Findley, P.C. Feldman, Orlansky & Sanders Lessmeier & Winters LLC

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson LLC Perkins Coie LLP

Real Estate Law

Flagstaff

Ashburn & Mason P.C. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Durrell Law Group, P.C. Hartig Rhodes Hoge & Lekisch PC

Phoenix Administrative / Regulatory Law Gammage & Burnham PLC Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Law Office of Joan S. Burke Lewis and Roca LLP

Antitrust Law

Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A.

Appellate Practice

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Lewis and Roca LLP Noel Fidel Osborn Maledon, P.A. Paul G. Ulrich, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP

Arbitration

Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi PC Jennings Haug & Cunningham, LLP Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Scott & Skelly Sherman D. Fogel, P.A.

Banking and Finance Law Greenberg Traurig LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Allen, Sala & Bayne PLC

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Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Mast Law Firm, P.C. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Debus, Kazan & Westerhausen, Ltd. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Kimerer & Derrick, P.C.

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Engelman Berger PC Gammage & Burnham PLC Greenberg Traurig LLP Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Michael W. Carmel Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Commercial Litigation

Beus Gilbert PLLC Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley, P.C. Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Roshka DeWulf & Patten Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC

Sacks Tierney P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Communications Law

Law Office of Joan S. Burke Lewis and Roca LLP Roshka DeWulf & Patten

Construction Law

Folk & Associates PC Gammage & Burnham PLC Jennings Haug & Cunningham, LLP Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Copyright Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Lewis and Roca LLP Perkins Coie LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. The Noblitt Group, PLLC

Corporate Compliance Law DLA Piper LLP Squire Sanders

Corporate Governance Law Greenberg Traurig LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders

Corporate Law

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C. Debus, Kazan & Westerhausen, Ltd. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Kimerer & Derrick, P.C. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C. Debus, Kazan & Westerhausen, Ltd. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Kimerer & Derrick, P.C. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP

Education Law

Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

Elder Law

Catherine J. Leas, P.C. Jaburg Wilk

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Bryan Cave LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Morrill & Aronson, P.L.C. Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Fennemore Craig, P.C. Onsager, Werner & Oberg, P.L.C. Pietzsch, Bonnett & Womack, P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Employment Law - Individuals Gomez & Petitti, PC Schleier Law Offices PC The Grimwood Law Firm, PLC Ward, Keenan & Barrett, PC

Employment Law Management

Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC Fennemore Craig, P.C. Greenberg Traurig LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Littler Mendelson P.C.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Energy Law

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Lewis and Roca LLP Roshka DeWulf & Patten

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Osborn Maledon, P.A.

Environmental Law

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Jorden Bischoff & Hiser, PLC Perkins Coie LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Salmon, Lewis & Weldon PLC Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders

Equipment Finance Law Greenberg Traurig LLP

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law David. D. Dodge PLC Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP

Family Law

Barry L. Brody, P.C. Franks, Sheldon & Houser, P.C. Jensen and Gordon, PLLC Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A.

Family Law Mediation Barry L. Brody, P.C.

Financial Services Regulation Law Greenberg Traurig LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Franchise Law

Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Quarles & Brady LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Gaming Law

Lewis and Roca LLP Perkins Coie LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Government Relations Practice Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Law Offices of John K. Mangum, P.C. Veridus LLC


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Health Care Law

Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC Gammage & Burnham PLC Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Milligan Lawless, PC Sacks Tierney P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Immigration Law

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gunderson, Denton & Peterson, P.C. Law Offices of Brelje and Associates, P.C.

Information Technology Law Lewis and Roca LLP Quarles & Brady LLP

Insurance Law

Arnett & Arnett PC Peshkin & Kotalik, P.C. Steptoe & Johnson LLP

International Arbitration Commercial Philip A. Robbins, P.C.

International Trade and Finance Law Aguilera International Counsel, LLP Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Labor Law - Management

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Greenberg Traurig LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Quarles & Brady LLP Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Labor Law - Union

Gomez & Petitti, PC Ward, Keenan & Barrett, PC

Land Use & Zoning Law

Berry & Damore LLC Beus Gilbert PLLC Burch & Cracchiolo PA Earl, Curley & Lagarde, P.C. Gammage & Burnham PLC Lazarus & Associates, P.C. Withey Morris, PLC

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Antitrust

Bryan Cave LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gammage & Burnham PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Cross Business Consulting Services Inc. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

Litigation - Construction

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gammage & Burnham PLC Greenberg Traurig LLP Holden Willits PLC

Jennings Haug & Cunningham, LLP Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Polsinelli Shughart PC Sacks Tierney P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi PC Beus Gilbert PLLC Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley, P.C. Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Gammage & Burnham PLC Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Peshkin & Kotalik, P.C. Quarles & Brady LLP Roshka DeWulf & Patten Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Sacks Tierney P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

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Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Jorden Bischoff & Hiser, PLC Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - First Amendment Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Bacal Law Group Bryan Cave LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Lewis and Roca LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Bryan Cave LLP Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gomez & Petitti, PC Greenberg Traurig LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Schleier Law Offices PC Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Ward, Keenan & Barrett, PC

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Beus Gilbert PLLC Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Gammage & Burnham PLC Jorden Bischoff & Hiser, PLC

Litigation - Municipal

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A.

Litigation - Patent

Ballard Spahr LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Lewis and Roca LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Real Estate

Beus Gilbert PLLC Burch & Cracchiolo PA Fennemore Craig, P.C. Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Sacks Tierney P.A. Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Lewis and Roca LLP Roshka DeWulf & Patten

Litigation - Securities

Beus Gilbert PLLC Lewis and Roca LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Roshka DeWulf & Patten Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

Litigation - Tax

Burch & Cracchiolo PA Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP Michael J. Tucker, P.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Mediation

Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi PC Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Sacks Tierney P.A. Scott & Skelly Sherman D. Fogel, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson PC Jardine, Baker, Hickman & Houston, P.L.L.C. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Beale, Micheaels & Slack, P.C. Harris, Powers & Cunningham PLLC Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, PC Roush, McCracken & Guerrero, LLP Snyder & Wenner, P.C.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Ballard Spahr LLP DLA Piper LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders

Mining Law

Jerry L. Haggard, P.C.

Municipal Law

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Crawford & Kline, P.L.C. Polsinelli Shughart PC

Native American Law

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Rothstein, Donatelli, Hughes, Dahlstrom, Schoenburg & Bienvenu LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Natural Resources Law

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Jerry L. Haggard, P.C. Salmon, Lewis & Weldon PLC

Non-Profit/Charities Law Carter Law Group, P.C. Fennemore Craig, P.C.

Patent Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Perkins Coie LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. The Noblitt Group, PLLC

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Beale, Micheaels & Slack, P.C. Beer & Toone, P.C. Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson PC Crawford & Kline, P.L.C. Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Olson, Jantsch & Bakker, P.A. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi PC Beale, Micheaels & Slack, P.C. Cunningham Law Firm Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Harris, Powers & Cunningham PLLC Law Office of Thomas M. Ryan Lewis and Roca LLP Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, PC Philip A. Robbins, P.C. Plattner Verderame, P.C. Sandweg & Ager PC Snyder & Wenner, P.C. Treon, Aguirre, Newman & Norris, PA Tucker & Miller, L.L.L.P.

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Lewis and Roca LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Public Finance Law

Ballard Spahr LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP

Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Squire Sanders

Real Estate Law

Beus Gilbert PLLC Biskind Hunt, PLC Burch & Cracchiolo PA Earl, Curley & Lagarde, P.C. Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Gammage & Burnham PLC Greenberg Traurig LLP Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Lewis and Roca LLP Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Osborn Maledon, P.A. Perkins Coie LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. Tobin & Connealy, PLC Warner, Angle, Hallam, Jackson & Formanek PLC

Securities / Capital Markets Law DLA Piper LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Osborn Maledon, P.A. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Squire Sanders

Securities Regulation

Ballard Spahr LLP Gammage & Burnham PLC Greenberg Traurig LLP Quarles & Brady LLP

Sports Law

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.

Tax Law

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Mooney, Wright & Moore, PLLC Onsager, Werner & Oberg, P.L.C. Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Technology Law

Lewis and Roca LLP

Trademark Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Lewis and Roca LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. The Noblitt Group, PLLC

Trusts & Estates Law

Becker & House, PLLC Boyer Bohn, P.C. Fennemore Craig, P.C. Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC


PHOENIX • TUCSON • FAYETTEVILLE | ARIZONA - ARKANSAS

Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A. Michael J. Tucker, P.C. Olsen-Smith LTD Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Stephen S. Case

Venture Capital Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Weiss Brown

Water Law

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Fennemore Craig, P.C. Maguire & Pearce, PLLC Richard A. Simms Attorney at Law Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Salmon, Lewis & Weldon PLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Ely, Bettini, Ulman & Rosenblatt J. Terence Fox Jardine, Baker, Hickman & Houston, P.L.L.C. Law Offices of Robert E. Wisniewski, P.C. Schiffman Law Office PC

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Jardine, Baker, Hickman & Houston, P.L.L.C. Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. Klein, Doherty, Lundmark, Barberich & LaMont, P.C.

Tucson Appellate Practice

Mesch, Clark & Rothschild P.C.

Arbitration

The Fleischman Law Firm, P.C.

Banking and Finance Law Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lewis and Roca LLP Mesch, Clark & Rothschild P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gabroy, Rollman & Bossé, P.C. Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. Law Offices of Dennis A. Rosen Lewis and Roca LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Slutes Sakrison & Rogers, P.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Corporate Law

Duffield Adamson & Helenbolt, P.C. Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Karp & Weiss Law Offices of Nash & Kirchner, P.C. Piccarreta Davis, PC Stanton Bloom, PC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Karp & Weiss Law Office of A. Bates Butler III LLC Piccarreta Davis, PC Stanton Bloom, PC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Karp & Weiss Law Office of A. Bates Butler III LLC Piccarreta Davis, PC Stanton Bloom, PC

DUI/DWI Defense

Law Offices of Stephen Paul Barnard, P.C. Michael J. Bloom, PC

Elder Law

Bogutz & Gordon, PC

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Bryan E. Daum Fennemore Craig, P.C.

Employment Law - Individuals Awerkamp & Bonilla, PLC Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Employment Law Management

Lewis and Roca LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Sandra S. Froman P.L.C.

Energy Law

Munger Chadwick, P.L.C.

Family Law

David H. Lieberthal Donau & Bolt Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Family Law Mediation

Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Immigration Law

Goldman & Goldman PC Wolf & Sultan PC

Insurance Law

Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.

International Trade and Finance Law Fennemore Craig, P.C.

Labor Law - Management

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law Lewis and Roca LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy Lewis and Roca LLP Quarles & Brady LLP

Litigation - Construction Dorris & Giordano, PLC Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Fennemore Craig, P.C. Gabroy, Rollman & Bossé, P.C. Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. Law Offices of Dennis A. Rosen Lewis and Roca LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Stubbs & Schubart, PC

Litigation - Environmental Quarles & Brady LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Lewis and Roca LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Lewis and Roca LLP Stubbs & Schubart, PC

Litigation - Real Estate

Butler Oden & Jackson, PC Dorris & Giordano, PLC Gabroy, Rollman & Bossé, P.C. Law Offices of Dennis A. Rosen Lewis and Roca LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Mediation

The Fleischman Law Firm, P.C. Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Copple & Copple The Mercaldo Law Firm

Native American Law

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC Strickland & Strickland, P.C.

Natural Resources Law

DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy PC Munger Chadwick, P.L.C.

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Slosser Struse Fickbohm Marvel & Fletcher, P.L.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Humphrey & Petersen PC Piccarreta Davis, PC Udall Law Firm, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Elliot Glicksman, PLLC Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. MacBan Law Offices

Mesch, Clark & Rothschild P.C. Piccarreta Davis, PC Thomas A. Zlaket

Real Estate Law

Fennemore Craig, P.C. Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. Lewis and Roca LLP Mendelsohn & Oseran Quarles & Brady LLP Robert A. Fortuno, P.C. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Tax Law

Phillips, Moeller & Conway PLLC Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Trusts & Estates Law

Duffield Adamson & Helenbolt, P.C. Fleming & Curti, P.L.C. Gadarian & Cacy PLLC Slosser Struse Fickbohm Marvel & Fletcher, P.L.C. Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Water Law

Law Office of L. Anthony Fines

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Brian Clymer Dee-Dee Samet Dix & Forman, P.C. Tretschok, McNamara & Miller P.C.

Arkansas Fayetteville Appellate Practice

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Jacoway Law Firm

Commercial Litigation

Conner & Winters, LLP Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC Everett Wales & Comstock Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Christian, Byars and Hickey Everett Wales & Comstock

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Everett Wales & Comstock Taylor Law Partners LLP

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Everett Wales & Comstock Taylor Law Partners LLP

Employment Law Management Gilker and Jones

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Cypert, Crouch, Clark & Harwell Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Litigation - Construction

Everett Wales & Comstock

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Conner & Winters, LLP Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC Everett Wales & Comstock Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations McDaniel & Wells, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation McDaniel & Wells, P.A.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Waddell, Cole & Jones, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Womack, Phelps & McNeill, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Bristow & Richardson Womack, Phelps & McNeill, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Blair & Stroud McDaniel & Wells, P.A.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Tax Law Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Litigation - Real Estate

Daily & Woods Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Cox, Cox & Estes, PLLC Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC

Oil & Gas Law

Hardin, Jesson & Terry, PLC

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Bassett Law Firm LLP Conner & Winters, LLP Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC

Real Estate Law

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Tax Law

Smith Hurst, PLC

Trusts & Estates Law

Reece, Moore, Pendergraft LLP Smith Hurst, PLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC

Jonesboro Commercial Litigation Blair & Stroud

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar McDaniel & Wells, P.A.

Womack, Phelps & McNeill, P.A.

Trusts & Estates Law

Womack, Phelps & McNeill, P.A.

Little Rock Administrative / Regulatory Law Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC

Antitrust Law

Williams & Anderson PLC

Appellate Practice

Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, Jones & Rowe, P.A. Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Williams & Anderson PLC

Banking and Finance Law

Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Williams & Anderson PLC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law James F. Dowden, P.A. Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Rose Law Firm Streetman, Meeks & Gibson Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Civil Rights Law

Fuqua Campbell, P.A. Williams & Anderson PLC

Commercial Litigation

Allen Law Firm, P.C. Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian, P.A. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

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Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Environmental Law Burrow PLLC Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian, P.A. Rose Law Firm Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Shackleford, Phillips & Ratcliff, P.A. Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Williams & Anderson PLC Perkins & Trotter PLLC Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter Family Law Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP Coplin, Hardy, & Stotts, PLLC Construction Law Dodds, Kidd & Ryan Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter Williams & Anderson PLC Franchise Law

Copyright Law

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Corporate Law

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Shults, Brown & Perkins, LLP Williams & Anderson PLC

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Jeff Rosenzweig Lassiter & Couch Timothy O. Dudley

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Jeff Rosenzweig Lassiter & Couch Timothy O. Dudley

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Jeff Rosenzweig Lassiter & Couch Timothy O. Dudley

Education Law

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Ivers & Sneddon PLLC

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Overbey, Strigel, Boyd & Westbrook, PLC

Employment Law - Individuals James, Carter & Coulter PLC Lavey and Burnett

Employment Law Management

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley, LLP Rose Law Firm Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Energy Law

Rose Law Firm Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Lax, Vaughan, Fortson, Jones & Rowe, P.A. Williams & Anderson PLC

Health Care Law

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C. Hardin, Jesson & Terry, PLC Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Ivers & Sneddon PLLC Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Immigration Law

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C.

Insurance Law

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Labor Law - Management

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Rose Law Firm

Labor Law - Union Lavey and Burnett

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Barber, McCaskill, Jones & Hale, P.A. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Litigation - Antitrust

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Williams & Anderson PLC

Litigation - Banking & Finance Allen Law Firm, P.C. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Williams & Anderson PLC

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP James F. Dowden, P.A. Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Litigation - Construction

ADR, Inc. Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P. Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C.


LITTLE ROCK • MEMPHIS-TN • LOS ANGELES | ARKANSAS - CALIFORNIA

Hardin & Grace

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Chisenhall, Nestrud & Julian, P.A. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Munson, Rowlett, Moore & Boone PA Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Rose Law Firm Shackleford, Phillips & Ratcliff, P.A. Williams & Anderson PLC Wilson, Engstrom, Corum & Coulter Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Carney Williams Bates Bozeman & Pulliam, PLLC Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Litigation - First Amendment Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Williams & Anderson PLC

Litigation - Intellectual Property Allen Law Firm, P.C. Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon, & Galchus, P.C. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Lavey and Burnett Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley, LLP Williams & Anderson PLC Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Litigation - Securities

Allen Law Firm, P.C. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Litigation - Tax

Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Hatfield & Sayre PA Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Media & First Amendment Law Welch, Brewer and Hudson, LLC Williams & Anderson PLC

Mediation

Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Kutak Rock LLP

Municipal Law

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Hal Joseph Kemp Rose Law Firm Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Oil & Gas Law

Perkins & Trotter PLLC

Patent Law

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P. Barber, McCaskill, Jones & Hale, P.A. Bridges Law Firm PLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Huckabay Law Firm PLC Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Munson, Rowlett, Moore & Boone PA Shackleford, Phillips & Ratcliff, P.A. Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A. Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Cearley Law Firm, P.A. McMath Woods, P.A. The Boswell Law Firm Thomas, Hickey & Shepherd, L.L.P. Timothy O. Dudley Turner & Associates

Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P. Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A. Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Public Finance Law

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Kutak Rock LLP Williams & Anderson PLC

Real Estate Law

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Securities / Capital Markets Law Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Securities Regulation

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Securitization and Structured Finance Law Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Tax Law

Baxter & Jewell, P.A. Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP John C. Lessel Kutak Rock LLP Overbey, Strigel, Boyd & Westbrook, PLC Rose Law Firm

Technology Law

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Trademark Law

Carver Patent Law Rose Law Firm Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Bridges Law Firm PLC Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Haught & Wade, LLP John C. Lessel Overbey, Strigel, Boyd & Westbrook, PLC Rose Law Firm

Water Law

Rose Law Firm

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants

Coplin, Hardy, & Stotts, PLLC Dover Dixon Horne PLLC Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Mayton, Newkirk & Jones Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Project Finance Law

Memphis-TN

Turner & Associates

Anderson, Murphy & Hopkins, L.L.P. Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP Williams & Anderson PLC

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation David Solomon

California Los Angeles Administrative / Regulatory Law Fenton Nelson, LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Antitrust Law

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Appellate Practice

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Dennis A. Fischer Edward J. Horowitz Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP Horvitz & Levy LLP Irell & Manella LLP Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP Law Office of Barry Fischer PLC Law Office of Robert S. Gerstein Lightfoot Steingard & Sadowsky LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Mark A. Hart Morrison & Foerster LLP

Arbitration

Deborah Rothman Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. JAMS Les Weinstein ADR Services

Banking and Finance Law

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Harry C. Sigman Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Commercial Litigation

Bingham McCutchen LLP Blecher & Collins Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP Horvitz & Levy LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Irell & Manella LLP JAMS Jones Day Kaye Scholer LLP Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP McKool Smith PC Morrison & Foerster LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Construction Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner & Senet LLP Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. Law Offices of Ted R. Gropman Law Offices of Timothy M. Truax Monteleone & McCrory, LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Copyright Law

Ballard Spahr LLP Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Irell & Manella LLP Lionel Sobel

Corporate Compliance Law

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steven K. Hazen

Corporate Governance Law Latham & Watkins LLP Steven K. Hazen Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Corporate Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Irell & Manella LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Locke Lord LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Paul Hastings LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Donald M. Re Law Office of Bradley W. Brunon PC Law Office of Leonard Levine Law Offices of Alvin S. Michaelson Mark O. Heaney Mesereau & Yu, LLP Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Khero, P.L.C. Sherman & Sherman Law PLC Tarlow & Berk PC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Jones Day Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Lightfoot Steingard & Sadowsky LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Khero, P.L.C. O’Melveny & Myers LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Reed Smith LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Venable LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul Hastings LLP Shardlow & Vick

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg, PC Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC Corbin, Athey & Martinez LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Employment Law - Individuals Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Irell & Manella LLP Bornn & Surls Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Hadsell Stormer Keeny Richardson Jones Day & Renick LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Jeffrey K. Winikow Law Offices of Evan A. Jenness Law Offices of Scott R. Ames, PC Lightfoot Steingard & Sadowsky Love & Erskine, LLP LLP Reich, Adell & Cvitan, PLC McDermott Will & Emery LLP Rothner, Segall & Greenstone Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Harris Hoffman & Harrison, LLP Khero, P.L.C. Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & O’Melveny & Myers LLP Sommers LLP Reed Smith LLP Spiro Moss LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & The deRubertis Law Firm PLC Hampton LLP Employment Law Sidley Austin LLP Management Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Baker & Hostetler LLP Flom LLP Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt, Tarlow & Berk PC LLP Venable LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Criminal Defense: White-Collar Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Litigation Law Offices of Pamela L. Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Hemminger Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg, PC Law Offices of Steven Drapkin Corbin, Athey & Martinez LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Crowell & Moring LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Donald M. Re Paul Hastings LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP PMA Irell & Manella LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Energy Law

Jones Day Mayer Brown LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman & Goodman Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, L.L.P. Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Entertainment Law - Music

Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown Greenberg Traurig LLP Kendall Brill & Klieger LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Environmental Law

Alston + Bird LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Equipment Finance Law Kaye Scholer LLP White & Case LLP

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Karpman & Associates Pansky Markle Ham LLP

Family Law

Buter, Buzard, Fishbein & Royce LLP Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein, LLP Freid and Goldsman A.P.L.C. Hahn & Hahn LLP Harris-Ginsberg LLP Jaffe & Clemens Kaufman, Young, Spiegel, Robinson & Kenerson


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Kolodny & Anteau Law Office of Edward J. Thomas, P.C. Leeds, Wender & Rosenfeld LLP Lewitt Hackman Shapiro Marshall & Harlan LC Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP Moore, Bryan & Schroff LLP Trope and Trope LLP Wasser, Cooperman & Carter PC

Family Law Mediation

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Financial Services Regulation Law Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Franchise Law

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Gaming Law Poust Law

Health Care Law

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Immigration Law

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law Inc. Gonzalez & Harris, P.C. Ivener & Fullmer LLP Law Offices of Carl Shusterman Loke Walsh Immigration Law, PC Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP The Miller Law Offices Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group

Information Technology Law Arnold & Porter LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Irell & Manella LLP

Insurance Law

Barger & Wolen LLP Berkes Crane Robinson & Seal LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Paul Hastings LLP Proskauer Rose LLP SNR Denton LLP

International Trade and Finance Law Holland & Knight, LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Labor Law - Management

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Labor Law - Union

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Reich, Adell & Cvitan, PLC Rothner, Segall & Greenstone Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Latham & Watkins LLP The Sohagi Law Group, PLC

Litigation - Antitrust

Arnold & Porter LLP Blecher & Collins Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Law Office of Darryl Snider

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Greenberg Traurig LLP Jones Day Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Peitzman Weg LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stutman, Treister & Glatt Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Litigation - Construction

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

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Gibbs, Giden, Locher, Turner & Senet LLP Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. Monteleone & McCrory, LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP Litigation - Labor & Employment Bingham McCutchen LLP Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP LLP Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Law Offices of Steven Drapkin & Machtinger LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Hill, Farrer & Burrill LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Horvitz & Levy LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Paul Hastings LLP Irell & Manella LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Jones Day Sheppard Mullin Richter & Kirkland & Ellis LLP Hampton LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Sidley Austin LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Litigation - Patent McKool Smith PC Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP DLA Piper LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Irell & Manella LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Krupka Law Group Paul Hastings LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & McKool Smith PC Sullivan, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Hampton LLP Sullivan, LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Sidley Austin LLP Flom LLP Litigation - Real Estate Steptoe & Johnson LLP Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP & Machtinger LLP Litigation - Environmental McKool Smith PC Alston + Bird LLP Litigation - Regulatory Bingham McCutchen LLP Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Energy) Latham & Watkins LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Litigation - ERISA Flom LLP Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Litigation - Securities LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Paul Hastings LLP McKool Smith PC Litigation - First Amendment Morrison & Foerster LLP Bostwick & Jassy LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Irell & Manella LLP Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Krupka Law Group Latham & Watkins LLP

Litigation - Tax

Dudley M. Lang, Esq. Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. Holland & Knight, LLP Kajan Mather and Barish, P.C. Paul Hastings LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Carico Johnson Toomey LLP


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Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Hinojosa & Wallet LLP Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker, P.C. Holland & Knight, LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, L.L.P. Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sedgwick LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Girardi and Keese The Lanier Law Firm Media & First Amendment Law Bostwick & Jassy LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter, P.C.

Mediation

ADR Services Inc. Cerveris Mediation Deborah Rothman Fields Mediation First Mediation Corporation JAMS Jeffrey G. Kichaven, Mediator Kyriacou Mediation

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols Taylor Blessey LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Law Office of Michels & Watkins Law Office of Richard T. Lobl

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Irell & Manella LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP TroyGould PC Winston & Strawn LLP

Native American Law

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Poust Law

Natural Resources Law

Mayer Brown LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Hunton & Williams LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP

Patent Law

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Irell & Manella LLP Perkins Coie LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP Howarth & Smith Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo LLP Taylor Blessey LLP Yoka & Smith LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

AgnewBrusavich Girardi and Keese Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP Grassini & Wrinkle LC Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP Heimberg Barr LLP Howarth & Smith Mardirossian & Associates, Inc. Michael J. Piuze Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Stone, Dolginer & Wenzel, L.C. Taylor & Ring, LLP

Professional Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Grassini & Wrinkle LC

Project Finance Law

Latham & Watkins LLP

Public Finance Law

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Nixon Peabody LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Real Estate Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP DLA Piper LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Irell & Manella LLP Kennerly Lamishaw & Rossi LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Paul Hastings LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Proskauer Rose LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Eisner, Kahan & Gorry Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Irell & Manella LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Securities Regulation

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Tax Law

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Private Equity Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Sedgwick LLP Yukevich Calfo & Cavanaugh, L.C.

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Grassini & Wrinkle LC Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols

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Kajan Mather and Barish, P.C. Latham & Watkins LLP Law Offices of Paul A. Sczudlo Loeb & Loeb LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Technology Law

Irell & Manella LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Trademark Law

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Trusts & Estates Law

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Water Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP Rose, Klein & Marias, LLP The Law Offices of Berkowitz & Cohen

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

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Oakland Administrative / Regulatory Law Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates

Appellate Practice

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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Commercial Litigation Glynn & Finley, LLP Miller Starr Regalia

Communications Law

Law Office of William H. Booth Law Offices of Leon M. Bloomfield LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines PC James S. Thomson

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP Garcia, Schnayerson & Thompson

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Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP Garcia, Schnayerson & Thompson

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Family Law

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Family Law Mediation Martina Reaves

Insurance Law

Lombardi, Loper & Conant, LLP McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Brothers LLP

Labor Law - Management Beeson, Tayer & Bodine

Land Use & Zoning Law

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Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Glynn & Finley, LLP Miller Starr Regalia

Litigation - Labor & Employment Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian Siegel & LeWitter

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Litigation - Trusts & Estates Burnham Brown, PLC Hartog & Baer PC

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley PLC

Mediation

Wulff Quinby Sochynsky

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi, P.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

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Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

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Real Estate Law

Miller Starr Regalia

Trusts & Estates Law

Hartog & Baer PC Law Office of Margaret M. Hand, PC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Boxer & Gerson, LLP

Orange County Admiralty & Maritime Law Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C.

Antitrust Law

Robert P. Taylor

Appellate Practice

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Arbitration

Irell & Manella LLP Judicate West

Banking and Finance Law

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Irell & Manella LLP Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok, LLP Winthrop Couchot, P.C.

Commercial Litigation

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Construction Law

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP

Corporate Compliance Law

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Corporate Governance Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Corporate Law

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC David Wiechert Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP H. Dean Steward, P.C. Keller Rackauckas LLP Law Office of Paul S. Meyer, P.C. Stokke & Riddet, APC

Elder Law

The Law Office of Fay Blix


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Employment Law - Individuals

Barnes, Crosby, Fitzgerald & Zeman LLP Harris E. Kershnar Michelle A. Reinglass Scott & Whitehead

Employment Law Management

Fisher & Phillips LLP Paul Hastings LLP Payne & Fears LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Ronald D. Rotunda The Sall Law Firm

Family Law

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Insurance Law

Irell & Manella LLP

Labor Law - Management Fisher & Phillips LLP Paul Hastings LLP Payne & Fears LLP Rutan & Tucker, LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Litigation - Antitrust

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Litigation - Construction

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Irell & Manella LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul Hastings LLP Payne & Fears LLP Rutan & Tucker, LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Environmental Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C.

Litigation - Intellectual Property Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Irell & Manella LLP Jones Day Knobbe Martens LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Fisher & Phillips LLP Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C. Law Office of Robert D. Coviello Paul Hastings LLP Payne & Fears LLP Rutan & Tucker, LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Litigation - Patent

Jones Day Knobbe Martens LLP Robert P. Taylor

Litigation - Real Estate

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Newmeyer & Dillion LLP Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Litigation - Securities

Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C.

Litigation - Tax

Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Greenberg Traurig LLP The Senators Law Firm, LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

Mediation

JAMS Judicate West

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen & McKenna

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Knobbe Martens LLP Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

Trusts & Estates Law

Casey & Richards, LLP Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP Law Office of Michael V. Vollmer Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Water Law

Real Estate Law

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Latham & Watkins LLP

Aitken Aitken Cohn, L.C.

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Garrett DeFrenza Stiepel Ryder LLP Irell & Manella LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Tax Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Matsen Voorhees Law A Division Of Bohm Matsen, L.L.P.

Trademark Law

Klein, O’Neill & Singh LLP

Thomas F. Martin, PLC

Riverside Commercial Litigation Reid & Hellyer Roth Carney APC

Corporate Law

Varner & Brandt LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Grover Porter Harmon & Harmon

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Patent Law

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Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Blumenthal Law Offices Grover Porter Harmon & Harmon

Insurance Law

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP

Labor Law - Management

Geoffrey H. Hopper & Associates, A.P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Reid & Hellyer Roth Carney APC

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Reback, McAndrews, Kjar, Warford & Stockalper, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP Welebir Tierney & Weck, APLC

Tax Law

McPeters McAlearney Shimoff & Hatt

Trusts & Estates Law

McPeters McAlearney Shimoff & Hatt

Sacramento Appellate Practice

Jay-Allen Eisen Law Corporation Law Offices of Charity Kenyon

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Commercial Litigation

DLA Piper LLP Downey Brand LLP Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud LLP Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, L.C.

Construction Law

Hanson Bridgett LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Corporate Law

Downey Brand LLP Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, L.C.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Christopher H. Wing Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP Wing & Parisi

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Christopher H. Wing

DLA Piper LLP JAMS Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Christopher H. Wing DLA Piper LLP JAMS Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Desmond, Nolan, Livaich & Cunningham Pacific Legal Foundation

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Chang, Ruthenberg & Long PC

Employment Law - Individuals Christopher H. Whelan, Inc.

Employment Law Management

Greenberg Traurig LLP Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson, P.L.C. Littler Mendelson P.C.

Energy Law

Downey Brand LLP Ellison, Schneider & Harris L.L.P.

Environmental Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Family Law

Dick & Wagner Perkovich Law Offices Woodruff O’Hair, Posner & Salinger, Inc.

Gaming Law

Dickstein & Zerbi Harlan W. Goodson Law Office of Jane G. Zerbi APC

Government Relations Practice Greenberg Traurig LLP

Health Care Law DLA Piper LLP

Information Technology Law DLA Piper LLP

Labor Law - Management

Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson, P.L.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP Best Best & Krieger LLP Thomas Law Group

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants Ellis Law Group LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Diepenbrock Elkin LLP DLA Piper LLP

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Downey Brand LLP Finnerty Law Offices Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud LLP Pacific Legal Foundation The Zumbrun Law Firm, P.C. Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, L.C.

Water Law

Downey Brand LLP Somach Simmons & Dunn

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Litigation - Environmental

Farrell, Fraulob & Brown PLC Green & Azevedo Marcus & Regalado

Litigation - Labor & Employment

San Diego

Downey Brand LLP

Hardy Erich Brown & Wilson, P.L.C. Littler Mendelson P.C.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Abbott & Kindermann, LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation - Municipal

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Finnerty Law Offices Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, L.C.

Litigation - Tax

Law Office of Williams & Associates, P.C. Morrison & Foerster LLP

Native American Law Dickstein & Zerbi

Natural Resources Law

Day Carter & Murphy LLP Somach Simmons & Dunn

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Anwyl, Scoffield & Stepp, LLP Bolling & Gawthrop, PC Porter Scott, P.C. Schuering Zimmerman & Doyle, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Arnold Law Firm Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP Poswall White & Cutler Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP

Private Equity Law Locke Lord LLP

Public Finance Law

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Real Estate Law

Boutin Jones Inc. Diepenbrock Elkin LLP Trainor Fairbrook Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, L.C.

Tax Law

Boutin Jones Inc. Chang, Ruthenberg & Long PC Law Office of Perry Israel

Trusts & Estates Law

Frayda Bruton Law Law Office of Thomas A. Craven

Appellate Practice

Boyce & Schaefer Charles Sevilla Law Office Law Offices of Martin N. Buchanan McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Foley & Lardner LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Biotechnology Law

Cooley LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Jones Day Morrison & Foerster LLP

Commercial Litigation

Chapin Fitzgerald Sullivan & Bottini LLP Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Jones Day Kirby, Noonan, Lance & Hoge LLP Latham & Watkins LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C. Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire Wright & L’Estrange

Construction Law

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Corporate Governance Law Morrison & Foerster LLP

Corporate Law

Cooley LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Boyce & Schaefer Charles Sevilla Law Office Iredale and Yoo, APC John G. Cotsirilos John G. Phillips Law Offices of Ronis & Ronis Law Offices of Steven E. Feldman Michael N. Pancer Milton J. Silverman


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Charles Sevilla Law Office Cooley LLP Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch & Pott, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Frank Vecchione Grimes & Warwick Iredale and Yoo, APC John G. Cotsirilos Jones Day Knut S. Johnson Law Offices of Ezekiel E. Cortez, APC Law Offices of Steven E. Feldman Michael N. Pancer Peter J. Hughes Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Charles Sevilla Law Office Cooley LLP Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch & Pott, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Frank Vecchione Grimes & Warwick Iredale and Yoo, APC John G. Cotsirilos

Jones Day Law Office of Michael R. Marrinan Law Offices of Steven E. Feldman Michael N. Pancer Peter J. Hughes Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Derivatives and Futures Law

Cooley LLP Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

DUI/DWI Defense John G. Phillips

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Employment Law - Individuals

Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP Simpson Delmore Greene LLP The Law Office of David P. Strauss Tosdal, Smith, Steiner & Wax

Mautino & Mautino

Insurance Law

Levine & Miller McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Labor Law - Management Jones Day Littler Mendelson P.C. Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Silverman Weiss Dispute Resolutions

Labor Law - Union

Tosdal, Smith, Steiner & Wax

Land Use & Zoning Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Health Care Law

Foley & Lardner LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Immigration Law

Larrabee Mehlman Albi Coker LLP Law Offices of Jonathan D. Montag

Coughlan, Semmer, Fitch & Pott, LLP Law Office of Douglas R. Reynolds White Oliver Amundson & Gallagher, APC

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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Litigation - Construction

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Cooley LLP Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Chapin Fitzgerald Sullivan & Bottini LLP Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Jones Day Latham & Watkins LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C. Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire Wright & L’Estrange

Litigation - Intellectual Property Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Gartman Law Group Jones Day Latham & Watkins LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Abbene, Alcock & Liska APC Beamer, Lauth, Steinley & Bond, LLP Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants English & Gloven Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Frantz Law Group PLC

Mediation

Glass Mediations Judicate West Maureen A. Summers PMA

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler, APLC Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates Law Offices of Virginia C. Nelson

Litigation - Labor & Employment Mergers & Acquisitions Law Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Jones Day Littler Mendelson P.C. McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C. Tosdal, Smith, Steiner & Wax

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Cooley LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Litigation - Patent

DLA Piper LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Jones Day Morrison & Foerster LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

DLA Piper LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C. Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Litigation - Securities Cooley LLP Latham & Watkins LLP

Cooley LLP Paul Hastings LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Patent Law

Knobbe Martens LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Butz Dunn & DeSantis PC Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley LLP White Oliver Amundson & Gallagher, APC Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP Cynthia Chihak & Associates Law Offices of Virginia C. Nelson Levine & Miller Milton J. Silverman Robert F. Vaage The McClellan Law Firm Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

Private Equity Law

Cooley LLP Latham & Watkins LLP

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Product Liability Litigation Defendants DLA Piper LLP Jones Day Morrison & Foerster LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs Dennis A Schoville APC Levine & Miller

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Real Estate Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP DLA Piper LLP Gerson Law Firm APC Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP Latham & Watkins LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, L.C.

Securities / Capital Markets Law Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Latham & Watkins LLP

Tax Law

DLA Piper LLP Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP Trusts & Estates Law Beamer, Lauth, Steinley & Bond, LLP Brennan & Roland, APC DLA Piper LLP Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP James H. Garrett McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Venture Capital Law

Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

San Francisco Administrative / Regulatory Law Nossaman LLP Rogers Joseph O’Donnell Admiralty & Maritime Law Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP Emard Danoff Port Tamulski & Paetzold LLP Flynn, Delich & Wise LLP Gibson, Robb & Lindh LLP Keesal, Young & Logan, P.C. McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, P.C.

Antitrust Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Appellate Practice

Altshuler Berzon LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP California Appellate Law Group Eric S. Multhaup Farella Braun + Martel LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP Law Office of Ephraim Margolin Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Reed Smith LLP Riordan & Horgan Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Arbitration JAMS

Banking and Finance Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Chapman and Cutler LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Buchalter Nemer, PC Cooley LLP Duane Morris LLP Friedman & Springwater LLP Jones Day Morrison & Foerster LLP Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP The Law Office of Alan Pedlar Winston & Strawn LLP

Biotechnology Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Latham & Watkins LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Commercial Litigation Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP


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Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Cooley LLP Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy Covington & Burling LLP Durie Tangri LLP Farella Braun + Martel LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day Keker & Van Nest LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Shartsis Friese LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC Winston & Strawn LLP

Communications Law

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLP Law Offices of Earl Nicholas Selby

Construction Law

Farella Braun + Martel LLP Hanson Bridgett LLP

Copyright Law

Fenwick & West LLP Mayer Brown LLP

Corporate Compliance Law

Covington & Burling LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Corporate Governance Law

Cooley LLP Locke Lord LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sidley Austin LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Corporate Law

Cooley LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP DLA Piper LLP Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Trucker

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP Law Office of Richard B. Mazer Law Offices of Doron Weinberg Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP Riordan & Horgan Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Baker & McKenzie LLP Cooley LLP Farella Braun + Martel LLP Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP Law Office of John D. Cline Law Offices of Doron Weinberg Law Offices of M. Gerald Schwartzbach, P.C. Morrison & Foerster LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Nolan, Armstrong & Barton, LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Riordan & Horgan Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Swanson & McNamara LLP

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Baker & McKenzie LLP Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Trucker Huss, APC

Employment Law - Individuals

Altshuler Berzon LLP Cooley LLP Law Office of Stephen M. Murphy Lawless & Lawless Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, P.C. Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe LLP

Employment Law Management

Bingham McCutchen LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Hanson Bridgett LLP Judicate West Littler Mendelson P.C. Margolis & Tisman LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Energy Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Entertainment Law - Music

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Environmental Law

Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP Beveridge & Diamond PC Bingham McCutchen LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Edgcomb Law Group Farella Braun + Martel LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul Hastings LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Equipment Finance Law Buchalter Nemer, PC Cooley LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Arnold & Porter LLP John Steele, Attorney at Law

Family Law

Berra Stross & Wallacker Christopher F. Emley Hanson Crawford Crum Family Law Group LLP Lakin Spears, LLP Law Offices of Bernard N. Wolf McCall & McCall Pierson, Coats, Palash & Paul Sideman & Bancroft LLP Silvestri Silvestri & Mialocq, APC Simborg & Killingsworth The Law Offices of Blacker, Sammis & Blacker

Family Law Mediation

Berra Stross & Wallacker Simborg & Killingsworth

FDA Law

Keller and Heckman LLP

Financial Services Regulation Law Arnold & Porter LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Franchise Law

Cooper, White & Cooper LLP

Health Care Law

Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn, P.L.C. Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. Jones Day Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Paul Hastings LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Immigration Law

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SNR Denton LLP

Labor Law - Management Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Law Offices of Susan R. Diamond, P.C. Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

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Litigation - Antitrust

Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Jones Day Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP Sidley Austin LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance Arnold & Porter LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Litigation - Environmental

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Edgcomb Law Group Farella Braun + Martel LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Litigation - ERISA

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Trucker Huss, APC

Litigation - First Amendment

Bryan Cave LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Law Office of Charles O. Morgan, Jr.

Information Technology Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Buchalter Nemer, PC Litigation - Intellectual Property Duane Morris LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Jones Day Bingham McCutchen LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Covington & Burling LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Durie Tangri LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Fenwick & West LLP Hampton LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP The Law Office of Alan Pedlar Latham & Watkins LLP Winston & Strawn LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Litigation - Construction Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Duane Morris LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Farella Braun + Martel LLP PC Jones Day

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Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Jackson & Hertogs LLP Lawler & Lawler Litwin & Associates, L.C. Simmons & Ungar LLP Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP DLA Piper LLP Fenwick & West LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Duane Morris LLP Farella Braun + Martel LLP Nixon Peabody LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Cooley LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Altshuler Berzon LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Paul Hastings LLP


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Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Perkins Coie LLP Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Litigation - Patent

Baker Botts L.L.P. Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Durie Tangri LLP Fenwick & West LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Tensegrity Law Group LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Litigation - Real Estate Buchalter Nemer, PC Putterman Logan Giles Shartsis Friese LLP

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Keker & Van Nest LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Litigation - Securities

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Litigation - Tax

Greenberg Traurig LLP Lukens Law Group Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Evans, Latham and Campisi, P.L.C. Morrison & Foerster LLP Shartsis Friese LLP Springs & Associates, PC

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants King & Spalding LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Girard Gibbs LLP Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Media & First Amendment Law Bryan Cave LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Mediation

JAMS Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Bostwick & Peterson LLP Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP DLA Piper LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Natural Resources Law

Morrison & Foerster LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Weatherford & Taaffe LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Adler & Colvin Hanson Bridgett LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Tufts Stephenson & Kasper, LLP

Patent Law

DLA Piper LLP Durie Tangri LLP Fenwick & West LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Tensegrity Law Group LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Bostwick & Peterson LLP Keker & Van Nest LLP Low, Ball & Lynch Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley PC Sedgwick LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Bostwick & Peterson LLP Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, P.C. Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn Veen Law Firm, PC Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Private Equity Law

Cooley LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP DLA Piper LLP Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Cooley LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Sedgwick LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Keker & Van Nest LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Project Finance Law

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Public Finance Law

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Real Estate Law

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP DLA Piper LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hanna & Van Atta Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Shartsis Friese LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Arnold & Porter LLP Cooley LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP DLA Piper LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Securities Regulation

Cooley LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP K&L Gates LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Bingham McCutchen LLP Chapman and Cutler LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Tax Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Cooley LLP Deloitte LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Technology Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Tensegrity Law Group LLP

Timber Law

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Trademark Law

Mayer Brown LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Bancroft & McAlister LLP Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Cooley LLP Friedman, McCubbin, Spalding, Bilter, Roosevelt, & Montgomery PC Hanson Bridgett LLP

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Law Offices of Thomas B. Worth Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Sideman & Bancroft LLP Tufts Stephenson & Kasper, LLP

Venture Capital Law

Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Water Law

Employment Law Management

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Family Law

Dok, Levy & Perrin Law Offices of Hugh Thomson Lundell & Spadafore Morgan Duffy-Smith & Tidalgo LLP Russell Law Firm

Immigration Law

Law Offices of Marcine A. Seid

Information Technology Law

Business & Technology Law Group Susan H. Nycum

Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP Duane Morris LLP

Insurance Law

San Jose

Labor Law - Management

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Murray & Murray, P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Bergeson, LLP Fenwick & West LLP Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman McManis Faulkner

Construction Law

Law Offices of Lester G. Sachs Miller Morton Caillat & Nevis, LLP

Corporate Law

Fenwick & West LLP Trepel Greenfield Sullivan & Draa LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Guyton N. Jinkerson Lagod & Christensen Law Offices of Paul B. Meltzer PC The Law Offices of Kenneth W. Robinson, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Berliner Cohen Lagod & Christensen Law Offices of Craig M. Brown, Inc. Law Offices of Paul B. Meltzer PC McManis Faulkner The Law Offices of Kenneth W. Robinson, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Guyton N. Jinkerson Lagod & Christensen Law Offices of Craig M. Brown, Inc. Law Offices of Paul B. Meltzer PC McManis Faulkner The Law Offices of Kenneth W. Robinson, P.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Richard A. Grimm

Willoughby, Stuart and Bening, P.L.C. Littler Mendelson P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman

Litigation - Construction

DH Mediation Law Offices of Lester G. Sachs

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Bergeson, LLP Fenwick & West LLP Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman McManis Faulkner

Litigation - First Amendment McManis Faulkner

Litigation - Intellectual Property Bergeson, LLP

Litigation - Patent

Dechert LLP Fenwick & West LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

McManis Faulkner Trepel Greenfield Sullivan & Draa LLP

Litigation - Securities

Bergeson, LLP Trepel Greenfield Sullivan & Draa LLP

Litigation - Tax

Ramsbacher Prokey LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Law Office of Michael G. Desmarais Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP

Willoughby, Stuart and Bening, P.L.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs The Boccardo Law Firm Inc. The Liccardo Law Firm, LLP

Real Estate Law

Berliner Cohen Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel

Tax Law

Berliner Cohen Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling, LLP Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Beck, Ross, Bismonte & Finley, LLP Hopkins & Carley, L.C. Law Office of Michael G. Desmarais Ramsbacher Prokey LLP Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Law Offices of Butts & Johnson Stanek & Boyle

Santa Barbara Commercial Litigation

Cappello & Noël, LLP Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP Price, Postel & Parma LLP

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Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C.

Litigation - Real Estate Beyers Costin, P.C.

Mediation

DeMeo DeMeo & West

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

DeMeo DeMeo & West Law Offices of Thomas R. Kenney

Real Estate Law

Beyers Costin, P.C. Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

Anderson Zeigler Disharoon Gallagher & Gray Friedemann Goldberg LLP

Colorado Colorado

Antitrust Law

Ambrecht & Associates The Law Offices of Michael J. Desmond

Santa Rosa Arbitration

DeMeo DeMeo & West

Commercial Litigation

Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C.

Corporate Law

Patent Law

Cornwell & Sample Robinson & Wood

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Tax Law

Cappello & Noël, LLP Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP Price, Postel & Parma LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley PC

Collaborative Practice Center Conner, Lawrence & Rodney Lewis Family Law, PC

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Mediation

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Andrian & Gallenson

Family Law

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C. Anderson Zeigler Disharoon Gallagher & Gray

Mediation Masters

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Andrian & Gallenson Law Offices of L. Stephen Turer

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Andrian & Gallenson

Bjork Lindley Little PC Heizer Paul Grueskin LLP Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Bryan Cave LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Appellate Practice

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Dean Neuwirth P.C. Gibson Arnold & Associates, Inc. Holland & Hart LLP Roberts Levin Rosenberg PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Arbitration

Bennett S. Aisenberg Dispute Management, Inc. Holland & Hart LLP Michael A. Williams, LLC

Banking and Finance Law

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Holland & Hart LLP Moye White LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.


COLORADO

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Ballard Spahr LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Holland & Hart LLP Horowitz & Burnett, P.C. Lindquist & Vennum PLLP Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC

Biotechnology Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Swanson Bratschun LLC

Commercial Litigation

Arnold & Porter LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Dorsey & Whitney LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Husch Blackwell LLP Lass Moses & Ramp, LLC Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Communications Law Holland & Hart LLP Moye White LLP

Construction Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Holland & Hart LLP

Copyright Law

Bryan Cave LLP David A. Weinstein Holland & Hart LLP Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

Corporate Compliance Law Bryan Cave LLP Moye White LLP

Corporate Governance Law Anthony van Westrum LLC Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Holland & Hart LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Corporate Law

Anthony van Westrum LLC Bryan Cave LLP Cooley LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Hart LLP Krendl Krendl Sachnoff & Way, PC Long & Page LLP Moye White LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Forrest W. Lewis, P.C. Foster Graham Milstein Calisher, LLP Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C. Patrick J. Burke, P.C. Reilly Pozner LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Forrest W. Lewis, P.C. Foster Graham Milstein Calisher, LLP Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Patrick J. Burke, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP Recht Kornfeld, PC Reilly Pozner LLP Richilano Shea LLC Springer and Steinberg P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Forrest W. Lewis, P.C. Foster Graham Milstein Calisher, LLP Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Patrick J. Burke, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP Recht Kornfeld, PC Reilly Pozner LLP Richilano Shea LLC Springer and Steinberg P.C.

Husch Blackwell LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Energy Law

Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. Bjork Lindley Little PC Bryan Cave LLP Carver Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Holland & Hart LLP Jackson Kelly PLLC

Environmental Law

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Holland & Hart LLP Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Temkin Wielga & Hardt LLP Vranesh and Raisch, LLP

Family Law

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP DiManna & Jackson LLP Heizer Paul Grueskin LLP Henley & Henley Gatz, P.C. Hunnicutt & Appelman PC Johnson & Cord, PC Lass Moses & Ramp, LLC Law Office of Stephen J. Harhai Lisa M. Dailey, P.C. Litvak Litvak Mehrtens & Epstein, P.C.

McBride & Drinkwine McGuane and Hogan, LLP Mills & Weitzenkorn, P.C. Polidori, Franklin & Monahan, L.L.C. Reilly Pozner LLP The Law Office of Thomas R. Cross P.C. Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC

Family Law Mediation

DiManna & Jackson LLP Dispute Management, Inc. Elizabeth Henson, Attorney/ Mediator P.C. Hunnicutt & Appelman PC McWilliams Mediation Group Ltd Salomon Solutions LLC

Financial Services Regulation Law

Holland & Hart LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP

Franchise Law

Ballard Spahr LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Gaming Law

Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings PC Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. Roger M. Morris, LLC

Government Relations Practice Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Alderman Bernstein LLC Duncan, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Lowe, Fell & Skogg, LLC Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Berenbaum Weinshienk PC Bryan Cave LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Shaw Law Firm LLC Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Employment Law - Individuals

Buescher, Goldhammer, Kelman PC Ducker, Montgomery, Lewis & Bess, P.C. Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP King & Greisen, LLP McNamara, Roseman, Martinez & Kazmierski LLP Miller & Steiert, P.C.

Employment Law Management

Baker & Hostetler LLP Bryan Cave LLP Holland & Hart LLP More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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Heizer Paul Grueskin LLP

Health Care Law

Caplan and Earnest LLC Crawford & Cleveland, PC Polsinelli Shughart PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Silver & DeBoskey, P.C.

Immigration Law

Elkind Alterman Harston PC Joseph Law Firm, P.C. Stern & Curray LLC

Information Technology Law Perkins Coie LLP

Insurance Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Grund • Dagner, P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Montgomery, Kolodny, Amatuzio & Dusbabek, L.L.P. Polsinelli Shughart PC Roberts Levin Rosenberg PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC Taffet Law, P.C. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

International Trade and Finance Law Hogan Lovells US LLP

Labor Law - Management

Bryan Cave LLP Holland & Hart LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell LLP Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Gordon & Rees LLP McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC Treece Alfrey Musat, P.C. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Legal Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

McDermott & McDermott, LLP Mihm LLP LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP Reilly Pozner LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Ballard Spahr LLP Lindquist & Vennum PLLP Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC Reilly Pozner LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP

Litigation - Construction

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Holland & Hart LLP Polsinelli Shughart PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. The Construction Law Group at Lee & Associates, L.L.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Litigation - Antitrust

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hill & Robbins, P.C. Long & Page LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Ballard Spahr LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Butcher & Widlund LLC Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Duncan, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP Haddon, Morgan and Foreman P.C. Hamil/Hecht LLC Hill & Robbins, P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Husch Blackwell LLP Lass Moses & Ramp, LLC Lowe, Fell & Skogg, LLC Reilly Pozner LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Bryan Cave LLP Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Fognani & Faught PLLC Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Temkin Wielga & Hardt LLP Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Litigation - ERISA

Buescher, Goldhammer, Kelman PC

Litigation - First Amendment

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Cooley LLP

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP Holland & Hart LLP Merchant & Gould Reilly Pozner LLP Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Arckey & Associates L.L.C. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP David Lichtenstein Fisher & Phillips LLP Holland & Hart LLP Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Sweeney & Bechtold, LLC Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC

Litigation - Municipal

Kissinger & Fellman Senter Goldfarb & Rice, L.L.C.

Litigation - Patent

Dorsey & Whitney LLP Holland & Hart LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Merchant & Gould

Litigation - Real Estate

Ballard Spahr LLP Bryan Cave LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Waas Campbell Rivera Johnson & Velasquez LLP

Litigation - Securities

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hill & Robbins, P.C. Hogan Lovells US LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Litigation - Tax

Baker & Hostetler LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C. The Poe Law Office LLC

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Godfrey & Lapuyade, P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. Purvis Gray, LLP Restaino Law Firm

Media & First Amendment Law Husch Blackwell LLP Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP

Mediation

Bennett S. Aisenberg Conflict Resolution Services, Inc. Family Law Dispute Resolution Joseph P. McMahon, Jr. LLC McWilliams Mediation Group Ltd Michael A. Williams, LLC Silver & DeBoskey, P.C. Steve Mains Steven Meyrich

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Kennedy Childs P.C. Messner & Reeves, LLC Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon, P.C. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla, Sloane, & Woodruff, LLP Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman P.C. Keating Wagner Polidori Free P.C. Leventhal, Brown & Puga P.C.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP Cooley LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Holland & Hart LLP Krendl Krendl Sachnoff & Way, PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Mining Law

Bryan Cave LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Holland & Hart LLP

Municipal Law

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Mutual Funds Law

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Native American Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Law Office of Bruce R. Greene & Associates, LLC McElroy, Meyer, Walker & Condon PC

Natural Resources Law

Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. Bjork Lindley Little PC Bryan Cave LLP Carver Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Ducker, Montgomery, Lewis & Bess, P.C. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Holland & Hart LLP Jackson Kelly PLLC

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Peter B. Nagel, P.C. Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Oil & Gas Law

Bryan Cave LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Ducker, Montgomery, Lewis & Bess, P.C. Holland & Hart LLP

Patent Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Baldwin Morgan & Rider, P.C. Ewing & Ewing, PC Jaudon & Avery LLP McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC Messner & Reeves, LLC Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon, P.C. Purvis Gray, LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Trine & Metcalf, P.C. Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Don, Galleher & Saliman PC Fairfield and Woods, P.C. Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla, Sloane, & Woodruff, LLP Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman P.C. Keating Wagner Polidori Free P.C. Law Office of W. Randolph Barnhart, P.C. Leventhal, Brown & Puga P.C. McDermott & McDermott, LLP Metier Law Firm, LLC Purvis Gray, LLP Reilly Pozner LLP Roberts Levin Rosenberg PC The Gilbert Law Group Trine & Metcalf, P.C.

Private Equity Law

Cooley LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Keating Wagner Polidori Free P.C. The Gilbert Law Group Trine & Metcalf, P.C.

Professional Malpractice Law Plaintiffs McDermott & McDermott, LLP

Project Finance Law

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP

Public Finance Law

Hogan Lovells US LLP Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Real Estate Law

Ballard Spahr LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Carpenter & Klatskin P.C. Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Fairfield and Woods, P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Husch Blackwell LLP Lottner Rubin Fishman Brown & Saul, P.C. Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC Ryley Carlock & Applewhite PC Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Securities / Capital Markets Law Bryan Cave LLP Cooley LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Securities Regulation

Bryan Cave LLP Cooley LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP

Sports Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Tax Law

Atlass Professional Corporation Baker & Hostetler LLP Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Chorney & Millard LLP Ducker, Montgomery, Lewis & Bess, P.C. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Hart LLP Joseph H. Thibodeau, P.C. Robinson, Diss & Clowdus, P.C. Sherman & Howard L.L.C. The Poe Law Office LLC

Technology Law

Dorsey & Whitney LLP Holland & Hart LLP Perkins Coie LLP

Trademark Law

Cochran Freund & Young LLC David A. Weinstein Holland & Hart LLP Lathrop & Gage LLP

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Trusts & Estates Law

Atlass Professional Corporation Baker & Hostetler LLP Berenbaum Weinshienk PC Buchanan & Stouffer, P.C. Chapman Roth LLC Chorney & Millard LLP Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Fairfield and Woods, P.C. Glatstein & O’ Brien LLP Godfrey & Lapuyade, P.C. Holland & Hart LLP Hutchinson Black and Cook Robinson, Diss & Clowdus, P.C. Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Steenrod, Schwartz & McMinimee, LLP Stiff, Zisman and Ingraham, P.C. Stover & Spitz LLC Susan R Harris & Assoc LLC The Law Office of John A. Warnick Tuthill & Hughes LLP Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C. Waggener & Foster LLP Zuspann & Zuspann, P.A.

Venture Capital Law

Cooley LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Water Law

Carlson, Hammond & Paddock, L.L.C. Hill & Robbins, P.C. Hoskin, Farina & Kampf Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison & Woodruff, P.C. Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer & Freeman, P.C. Vranesh and Raisch, LLP White & Jankowski, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Dodge Law Firm, LLC Pepe J. Mendez & Associates, P.C. The Frickey Law Firm

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Blackman & Levine, L.L.C. Ritsema & Lyon, P.C.

Connecticut Hartford Antitrust Law

Day Pitney LLP

Appellate Practice

Cowdery, Ecker & Murphy, L.L.C. Halloran & Sage LLP Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP

Arbitration

McCarter & English, LLP

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

McCarter & English, LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Banking and Finance Law

Energy Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Environmental Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Day Pitney LLP Reid and Riege PC Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Commercial Litigation

Day Pitney LLP Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Construction Law

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Corporate Governance Law Day Pitney LLP Pullman & Comley, LLC

Corporate Law

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP Murtha Cullina LLP Reid and Riege PC Robinson & Cole LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Advocates Law Firm, LLC Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP Santos & Seeley, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Cowdery, Ecker & Murphy, L.L.C. Robinson & Cole LLP Santos & Seeley, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Cowdery, Ecker & Murphy, L.L.C. Robinson & Cole LLP Santos & Seeley, P.C.

Brown Rudnick LLP Day Pitney LLP Murtha Cullina LLP Brown Rudnick LLP Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Equipment Finance Law Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Family Law

Carlo Forzani, LLC The Law Offices of Gaetano Ferro, LLC

Financial Services Regulation Law

Cranmore, Fitzgerald & Meaney Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Health Care Law

Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP

Immigration Law

Baram, Tapper & Gans, LLC Collins & Martin, P.C. Kristin S. Hoffman LLC Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP

Insurance Law

Day Pitney LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Labor Law - Management

Day Pitney LLP Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C. Murtha Cullina LLP Pullman & Comley, LLC Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Labor Law - Union

Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC

Land Use & Zoning Law Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Education Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Employment Law - Individuals

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Klebanoff & Alfano, P.C. Shipman & Goodwin LLP Reid and Riege PC Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Beck & Eldergill, P.C. Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC

Employment Law Management

Day Pitney LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C.

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Robinson & Cole LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP Motley Rice LLC Robinson & Cole LLP

Bingham McCutchen LLP Dechert LLP Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP Reid and Riege PC

Litigation - Construction

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Day Pitney LLP Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Litigation - Environmental Brown Rudnick LLP Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Day Pitney LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Kainen, Escalera & McHale, P.C. Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. Pullman & Comley, LLC

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Bingham McCutchen LLP Perlstein, Sandler & McCracken, LLC Robinson & Cole LLP

Litigation - Tax

Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Day Pitney LLP Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law Reid and Riege PC

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Day Pitney LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Cranmore, Fitzgerald & Meaney Moore, O’Brien, Jacques & Yelenak RisCassi and Davis, P.C.

Public Finance Law

Day Pitney LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Real Estate Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Day Pitney LLP Dechert LLP Ford & Paulekas, LLP


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Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman, Sosensky & Marks, LLC

Securities / Capital Markets Law Murtha Cullina LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Bingham McCutchen LLP

Tax Law

Convicer, Percy & Green, LLP John O. Tannenbaum Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Technology Law Jorden Burt LLP

Trademark Law

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Cummings & Lockwood LLC Day Pitney LLP Reid and Riege PC Robinson & Cole LLP Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Pomeranz, Drayton & Stabnick

New Haven Appellate Practice

David Rosen & Associates PC Wiggin and Dana LLP

Arbitration

Beverly J. Hodgson Carmody & Torrance LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law LeClairRyan

Commercial Litigation

Carmody & Torrance LLP Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff, LLC Jacobs & Dow LLC Wiggin and Dana LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Ira B. Grudberg LLC Jacobs & Dow LLC Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante, P.C. Sheehan & Reeve

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Carmody & Torrance LLP Ira B. Grudberg LLC Jacobs & Dow LLC Knight and Ceritelli, LLC Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante, P.C. Robert M. Casale

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Carmody & Torrance LLP Ira B. Grudberg LLC Jacobs & Dow LLC Knight and Ceritelli, LLC Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante, P.C. Robert M. Casale

DUI/DWI Defense

Jacobs & Dow LLC James J. Ruane Lynch, Traub, Keefe and Errante, P.C.

Elder Law

Tinley, Nastri, Renehan & Dost, LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Withers Bergman, LLP

Employment Law - Individuals Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC

Employment Law Management

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Environmental Law Murtha Cullina LLP

Family Law

Murphy, Murphy & Nugent, LLC Rubin & Eldrich, P.C.

Franchise Law

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Health Care Law

Eisner & Lugli, LLC Wiggin and Dana LLP

Immigration Law

Law Offices of Justin Conlon Law Offices of Michael J. Boyle Murtha Cullina LLP

Insurance Law

Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Labor Law - Management Wiggin and Dana LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Carmody & Torrance LLP David Rosen & Associates PC Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff, LLC Jacobs & Dow LLC Wiggin and Dana LLP

Litigation - First Amendment David Rosen & Associates PC Martin B. Margulies

Litigation - Intellectual Property David Rosen & Associates PC

Litigation - Labor & Employment David Rosen & Associates PC Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC

Litigation - Real Estate Halloran & Sage LLP Marjorie F. Shansky

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C.

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Day Pitney LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Strauss

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Carmody & Torrance LLP LeClairRyan

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Bai, Pollock, Blueweiss & Mulcahey, P.C. Carmody & Torrance LLP Donahue, Durham & Noonan, P.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Clendenen & Shea, LLC Donahue, Durham & Noonan, P.C. Ira B. Grudberg LLC Jacobs & Dow LLC Jacobs & Jacobs, P.C. Stratton Faxon

Real Estate Law

Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman LLP Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C.

Tax Law

Silverstein & Osach, P.C. Withers Bergman, LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Day Pitney LLP Murtha Cullina LLP Tinley, Nastri, Renehan & Dost, LLP

New London Employment Law - Individuals

Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau LLC

Land Use & Zoning Law Robinson & Cole LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Faulkner & Graves, P.C. Polito & Quinn, LLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Embry & Neusner

Stamford

Levett Rockwood P.C. Pullman & Comley, LLC Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC

Corporate Law

Day Pitney LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP Murtha Cullina LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Gulash & Riccio Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP Gulash & Riccio Law Offices of Andrew B. Bowman Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Day Pitney LLP Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP Gulash & Riccio Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC

Employment Law - Individuals Emmett & Glander Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP

Employment Law Management

Durant, Nichols, Houston, Hodgson & Cortese-Costa, P.C. Pullman & Comley, LLC

Environmental Law

Pullman & Comley, LLC

Family Law

Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, P.C. Meyers Breiner & Kent, L.L.P. Morton E. Marvin Divorce Mediation LLC Nusbaum & Parrino, P.C. Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, L.L.C. Schoonmaker, George, Colin & Blomberg, P.C.

Immigration Law

LaCava Legal Maria G. Labaredas LLC

Labor Law - Management

Durant, Nichols, Houston, Hodgson & Cortese-Costa, P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Cacace, Tusch & Santagata Cohen and Wolf PC

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Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Levett Rockwood P.C. Pullman & Comley, LLC Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC

Litigation - Intellectual Property Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Dickstein Shapiro LLP Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Labor & Employment Plaintiffs Jackson Lewis LLP Pullman & Comley, LLC Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Cacace, Tusch & Santagata Cohen and Wolf PC

Litigation - Real Estate

Cacace, Tusch & Santagata Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Litigation - Securities

Levett Rockwood P.C. Pullman & Comley, LLC

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Cummings & Lockwood LLC Wiggin and Dana LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC Silver, Golub & Teitell LLP Tremont & Sheldon P.C.

Private Equity Law

Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP

Public Finance Law

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP Pepper Hamilton LLP Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Saul Ewing LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP

Tax Law

Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Blair & Potts Brody Wilkinson PC Cummings & Lockwood LLC Day Pitney LLP Smith & Grant LLP Wiggin and Dana LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Commercial Litigation

Tremont & Sheldon P.C.

Delaware

Pullman & Comley, LLC

Real Estate Law

Berkowitz, Trager & Trager LLC Cacace, Tusch & Santagata Cohen and Wolf PC Cummings & Lockwood LLC Day Pitney LLP Pullman & Comley, LLC Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Day Pitney LLP Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

Securities Regulation

Delaware Administrative / Regulatory Law

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Arbitration

Bifferato LLC Fox Rothschild LLP Tybout, Redfearn & Pell

Ashby & Geddes, P.A. Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Morris James LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Copyright Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Corporate Governance Law Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Corporate Law

Ashby & Geddes, P.A.

Cohen and Wolf PC

“Reputedly the best plaintiff’s law firm in the state.” -Hartford Courant The lawyers at Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder operate under the same principles and with the same vision on which the firm was established 75 years ago – to achieve justice for those catastrophically injured by the negligence or misconduct of others. With a solid base of experience, resources and results in all areas of civil litigation, Connecticut-based Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder handles some of the most high profile cases in the news. Our firm has won six of the ten largest personal injury verdicts in Connecticut history and has repeatedly set new precedents in law. Our attorneys have successfully resolved cases that include wrongful death, medical malpractice, tobacco litigation, defective products, trucking accidents, helicopter crashes, bridge collapses, building fires, financial scams and commercial fraud. Ted Koskoff, the firm’s founder, built the practice by earning the trust of his clients and other members of the legal community, and providing injured people a sensitive and effective voice. Today, the majority of the firm’s clients are referred by lawyers from around the country who demonstrate their confidence in Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder by placing their clients’ welfare in the firm’s hands.

800-366-4421

KOSKOFF, KOSKOFF & BIEDER

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Bouchard Margules & Friedlander, P.A. Morris James LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Prickett, Jones & Elliott PA Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Seitz Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Eugene J. Maurer, Jr. Joseph A. Hurley The Lyons Law Firm

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Eugene J. Maurer, Jr. The Lyons Law Firm

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Eugene J. Maurer, Jr. The Lyons Law Firm

Employment Law - Individuals

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Gary W. Aber Richard R. Wier, Jr. Attorneys at Law, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Environmental Law

Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, P.A. Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Family Law

Bayard, P.A. Berkowitz & Schagrin, P.A. Cooch and Taylor P.A. Hartnett & Hartnett Law Office of Norman E. Levine Street & Ellis, P.A.

Health Care Law

Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Shanley & Associates

Information Technology Law

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Morris James LLP

Insurance Law

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Labor Law - Management

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law

Pamela J. Scott LLC Saul Ewing LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Litigation - Construction

Seitz, Van Ogtrop & Green, P.A.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Ashby & Geddes, P.A. Morris James LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Seitz Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Gary W. Aber Morris James LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Saul Ewing LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Morris James LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Litigation - Patent

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Seitz Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

Litigation - Real Estate Saul Ewing LLP

Litigation - Securities

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Mediation

Bifferato LLC

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Dalton & Associates, P.A. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Patent Law

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Casarino Christman Shalk Ransom & Doss PA Morris James LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Dalton & Associates, P.A. Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya Hudson & Castle Law, LLC Kimmel, Carter, Roman & Peltz, P.A. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Real Estate Law

Morris James LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Saul Ewing LLP Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Stevens & Lee P.C.

Tax Law

Morris James LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Trademark Law

Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Woloshin, Lynch, Natalie & Gagne, P.A.

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Robert W. Ralston Weiss & Saville, P.A. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Heckler & Frabizzo Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

District of Columbia Washington-DC Administrative / Regulatory Law Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP Wiley Rein LLP

Admiralty & Maritime Law Cozen O’Connor Goodwin Procter LLP Hoppel, Mayer & Coleman Thompson Coburn LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Advertising Law

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Reed Smith LLP Venable LLP

Antitrust Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Bryan Cave LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Clifford Chance LLP Constantine Cannon LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Dechert LLP Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP WilmerHale

Appellate Practice

Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Farr & Taranto Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Molo Lamken LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP Sidley Austin LLP Wiley Rein LLP WilmerHale Winston & Strawn LLP

Arbitration

Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP DLA Piper LLP Holland & Knight, LLP JAMS Seeger Faughnan Mendicino PC Steptoe & Johnson LLP White & Case LLP

Banking and Finance Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dechert LLP Goodwin Procter LLP K&L Gates LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Promontory Financial Group, LLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP WilmerHale

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Arent Fox LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cooter, Mangold, Deckelbaum & Karas, L.L.P. Covington & Burling LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Sidley Austin LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP Wiley Rein LLP WilmerHale Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Biotechnology Law

Foley & Lardner LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Civil Rights Law

Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, PLLC Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC Webster, Fredrickson, Correia & Puth, PLLC

Commercial Litigation

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bryan Cave LLP Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Nixon Peabody LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sharp & Associates PLLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Trout Cacheris PLLC Troutman Sanders LLP Venable LLP Wiley Rein LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

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WilmerHale Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Communications Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. Latham & Watkins LLP Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan, LLC Lerman Senter PLLC Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP Wiley Rein LLP Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Construction Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Fox Rothschild LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jones Day Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Copyright Law

Arent Fox LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Jenner & Block LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Corporate Compliance Law

Baker Botts L.L.P. BuckleySandler LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dilworth Paxson LLP FTI Consulting Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP K&L Gates LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morvillo LLP Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. Pollack & Storch Richards Kibbe & Orbe, LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP WilmerHale

Corporate Governance Law Alston + Bird LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Covington & Burling LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP K&L Gates LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP WilmerHale

Corporate Law

Alston + Bird LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Bryan Cave LLP Covington & Burling LLP DLA Piper LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP K&L Gates LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Squire Sanders Thompson Coburn LLP Venable LLP Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Baker Botts L.L.P. Cozen O’Connor Francis D. Carter Schertler & Onorato, L.L.P. Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Blank Rome LLP BuckleySandler LLP Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP Cozen O’Connor Crowell & Moring LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP DLA Piper LLP Francis D. Carter Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Lewin & Lewin LLP London & Mead Mallon & McCool, LLC Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


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Mayer Brown LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Poe & Burton PLLC Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP Schertler & Onorato, L.L.P. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Sharp & Associates PLLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Trout Cacheris PLLC Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Williams & Connolly LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Blank Rome LLP BuckleySandler LLP Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP Cozen O’Connor Crowell & Moring LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP DLA Piper LLP Francis D. Carter Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Lewin & Lewin LLP London & Mead Mallon & McCool, LLC Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Morrison & Foerster LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Poe & Burton PLLC Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Schertler & Onorato, L.L.P. Sharp & Associates PLLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Trout Cacheris PLLC Venable LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP Williams & Connolly LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale Wiltshire & Grannis LLP Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Derivatives and Futures Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP K&L Gates LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Education Law

Dow Lohnes PLLC Hogan Lovells US LLP LeClairRyan

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Reed Smith LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP Davis & Harman LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Groom Law Group, Chartered Hunton & Williams LLP Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP McGuireWoods LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Paul Hastings LLP Venable LLP

Energy Law

Alston + Bird LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC Latham & Watkins LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Van Ness Feldman, LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP White & Case LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Wright & Talisman, P.C.

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Entertainment Law - Music

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Environmental Law

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Beveridge & Diamond PC Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Hart LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP Van Ness Feldman, LLP Venable LLP

Employment Law - Individuals

Bernabei & Wachtel PLLC Heller, Huron, Chertkof & Salzman, PLLC James & Hoffman, P.C. Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP Robert B. Fitzpatrick, PLLC Sprenger & Lang PLLC Webster, Fredrickson, Correia & Puth, PLLC Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly, P.C.

Employment Law Management

Dickstein Shapiro LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Fortney & Scott, LLC Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day Littler Mendelson P.C. McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP More at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Equipment Finance Law

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Vedder Price P.C.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Jackson & Campbell, P.C. Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP

Family Law

Ain & Bank, P.C. Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, P.C.

Family Law Mediation

Ain & Bank, P.C. Kuder, Smollar & Friedman, P.C.

FDA Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. King & Spalding LLP Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker LLP Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC Sidley Austin LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Financial Services Regulation Law

Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Promontory Financial Group, LLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Franchise Law

DLA Piper LLP Gray Plant Mooty Nixon Peabody LLP Quarles & Brady LLP

Gaming Law

Dickinson Wright PLLC Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP Ropes & Gray LLP

Government Relations Practice Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Capitol Tax Partners Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP DLA Piper LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP King & Spalding LLP

LeClairRyan McDermott Will & Emery LLP Patton Boggs LLP Perkins Coie LLP Polsinelli Shughart PC Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Van Ness Feldman, LLP WilmerHale

Health Care Law

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Hogan Lovells US LLP King & Spalding LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Ober | Kaler Phillips and Cohen LLP Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville PC Reed Smith LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Wiley Rein LLP

Immigration Law

Baker & McKenzie LLP Benach Ragland LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Duane Morris LLP Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Lichtman & Elliot, PC Maggio Kattar, P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Pederson Immigration Law Group, P.C. Trow & Rahal, P.C. Williams Mullen

Information Technology Law

Dow Lohnes PLLC Mayer Brown LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP WilmerHale

Insurance Law

Chadbourne & Parke LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jenner & Block LLP Perkins Coie LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Wiley Rein LLP

International Arbitration Commercial Arnold & Porter LLP

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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Mark A. Kantor Sidley Austin LLP Stephen M. Schwebel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP

International Arbitration Governmental

Arnold & Porter LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Horacio A. Grigera Naon Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Sidley Austin LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP

International Trade and Finance Law

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Alston + Bird LLP Arent Fox LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP Cassidy Levy Kent LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP DLA Piper LLP Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel, PC Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP King & Spalding LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick Mayer Brown LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Paul Hastings LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP Sidley Austin LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Stewart & Stewart Thompson Hine LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Williams Mullen WilmerHale

Labor Law - Management

Dickstein Shapiro LLP Dispute Resolution Services Ford & Harrison LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day Littler Mendelson P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Venable LLP

Labor Law - Union

Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C. Dispute Resolution Services James & Hoffman, P.C. Mary K. O’Melveny O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly, P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law Cooley LLP Goulston & Storrs PC Holland & Knight, LLP McGuireWoods LLP

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Jordan Coyne & Savits L.L.P. Steptoe & Johnson LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Litigation - Antitrust

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Baker & Miller PLLC Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Constantine Cannon LLP Covington & Burling LLP Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Dechert LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day Kelley Drye & Warren LLP King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Banking & Finance Baker Botts L.L.P. BuckleySandler LLP Covington & Burling LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP McGuireWoods LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


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Litigation - Bankruptcy

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Arent Fox LLP Butzel Long Tighe Patton PLLC Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Dickstein Shapiro LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Venable LLP Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP Wiley Rein LLP WilmerHale Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Litigation - Construction

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Ittig & Ittig, P.C. Jones Day Peckar & Abramson Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. BuckleySandler LLP Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jackson & Campbell, P.C. Jones Day Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C. King & Spalding LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Nixon Peabody LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Reed Smith LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sharp & Associates PLLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Trout Cacheris PLLC Troutman Sanders LLP Venable LLP Wiley Rein LLP

Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Beveridge & Diamond PC Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Marzulla Law LLC Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP Van Ness Feldman, LLP Venable LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Litigation - ERISA

Bailey & Ehrenberg, PLLC Covington & Burling LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Groom Law Group, Chartered Jones Day Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP O’Melveny & Myers LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Wiley Rein LLP Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Labor & Employment Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC Covington & Burling LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hunton & Williams LLP James & Hoffman, P.C. Littler Mendelson P.C. McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Paul Hastings LLP Sprenger & Lang PLLC

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Goulston & Storrs PC

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Litigation - Municipal

Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke, L.L.P.

Litigation - Patent Arent Fox LLP Baker Botts L.L.P.

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Covington & Burling LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP DLA Piper LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Goodwin Procter LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Venable LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Holland & Knight, LLP Jackson & Campbell, P.C. Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Reed Smith LLP

Litigation - First Amendment

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Holland & Knight, LLP Jenner & Block LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Nixon Peabody LLP Williams & Connolly LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Intellectual Property Arent Fox LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP DLA Piper LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Fish & Richardson P.C. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Venable LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP

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Venable LLP Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Covington & Burling LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Jones Day McDermott Will & Emery LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Venable LLP WilmerHale

Litigation - Securities

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Murphy & McGonigle, P.C. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Pepper Hamilton LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Litigation - Tax

Baker & Hostetler LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered Latham & Watkins LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Venable LLP White & Case LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P.

Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans Foley & Lardner LLP Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh, LLP Law Office of Nicholas D. Ward Levendis Law Group, PLLC Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Carr Maloney P.C. Crowell & Moring LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Aaron M. Levine & Associates Ashcraft & Gerel LLP

Media & First Amendment Law Baker & Hostetler LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Mediation

Bickerman Dispute Resolution PLLC Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Dickstein Shapiro LLP Holland & Knight, LLP JAMS Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Donahoe Kearney, LLP Jack H. Olender & Associates PC Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C. Paulson & Nace, PLLC Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Alston + Bird LLP Covington & Burling LLP DLA Piper LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Venable LLP WilmerHale

Mining Law

Crowell & Moring LLP Foley & Lardner LLP

Mutual Funds Law

Dechert LLP Goodwin Procter LLP

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K&L Gates LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Native American Law

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Patton Boggs LLP SNR Denton LLP Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Natural Resources Law

Baker Botts L.L.P. Ballard Spahr LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Jerry J. McCoy SNR Denton LLP Venable LLP

Oil & Gas Law

Baker Botts L.L.P. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Patent Law

Arent Fox LLP Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Covington & Burling LLP DLA Piper LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Ropes & Gray LLP Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Jack H. Olender & Associates PC Jackson & Campbell, P.C. Jordan Coyne & Savits L.L.P. Macleay, Lynch, Gregg & Lynch, P.C. Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Paulson & Nace, PLLC

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Ashcraft & Gerel LLP Jack H. Olender & Associates PC Karp, Frosh, Wigodsky & Norwind, P.A. Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C. Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C. Paulson & Nace, PLLC Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC Stein, Mitchell & Muse LLP

Private Equity Law

Cooley LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Vedder Price P.C.

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Goodwin Procter LLP K&L Gates LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Covington & Burling LLP Jones Day Mayer Brown LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Jack H. Olender & Associates PC

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Baker Botts L.L.P. Mayer Brown LLP Ropes & Gray LLP

Project Finance Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Chadbourne & Parke LLP Clifford Chance LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Vinson & Elkins LLP White & Case LLP

Public Finance Law

Arent Fox LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Nixon Peabody LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Thompson Coburn LLP


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Railroad Law

Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, LLP Harkins Cunningham LLP Jones Day Nossaman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Real Estate Law

Arent Fox LLP Arnold & Porter LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Cooley LLP DLA Piper LLP Goulston & Storrs PC Greenberg Traurig LLP Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, P.C. Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Mayer Brown LLP McGuireWoods LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Reed Smith LLP Venable LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Securities / Capital Markets Law Baker Botts L.L.P. Covington & Burling LLP Dechert LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP K&L Gates LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Shearman & Sterling LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Securities Regulation

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker Botts L.L.P. Bingham McCutchen LLP Bryan Cave LLP Covington & Burling LLP Crowell & Moring LLP Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP K&L Gates LLP Mayer Brown LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Morrison & Foerster LLP Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.

Proskauer Rose LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP WilmerHale

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Bingham McCutchen LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Sports Law

Covington & Burling LLP Williams & Connolly LLP

Tax Law

Alston + Bird LLP Arent Fox LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Capitol Tax Partners Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered KPMG LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Miller & Chevalier Chartered Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Venable LLP White & Case LLP

Technology Law

Cooley LLP Covington & Burling LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Morrison & Foerster LLP Venable LLP

Trademark Law

Arent Fox LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Covington & Burling LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Transportation Law

Covington & Burling LLP Mayer Brown LLP Nossaman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Slover & Loftus LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Thompson Hine LLP

Trusts & Estates Law Arent Fox LLP

Arnold & Porter LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Bryan Cave LLP Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Covington & Burling LLP Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick, Cromelin & Cobb, L.L.P. Curtin Law Roberson Dunigan & Salans Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered Jerry J. McCoy Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh, LLP McArthur Franklin PLLC McGuireWoods LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Reed Smith LLP Ross, Marsh & Foster Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Venable LLP

Venture Capital Law Cooley LLP Proskauer Rose LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Cheffy Passidomo Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz, P.A. Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Roetzel & Andress LLC Vernon Healy

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Roetzel & Andress LLC

Litigation - Real Estate

Cheffy Passidomo Fowler White Boggs P.A. Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. Roetzel & Andress LLC

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. Goldman Felcoski & Stone P.A. Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. Laird A. Lile, P.A. Roetzel & Andress LLC

Municipal Law

Fowler White Boggs P.A.

Water Law

Hunton & Williams LLP Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Ashcraft & Gerel LLP

Florida Fort Myers Banking and Finance Law

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Commercial Litigation

Cheffy Passidomo Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Roetzel & Andress LLC Vernon Healy

Corporate Law

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Family Law

Marjorie Jean Rawson, P.A. Rubinstein & Holz, P.A.

Health Care Law

Donna Tisch Mediation

Land Use & Zoning Law Cheffy Passidomo Roetzel & Andress LLC

Litigation - Construction

Cheffy Passidomo Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Donna Tisch Mediation

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Garvin Law Firm Geraghty Dougherty & Edwards PA

Real Estate Law

Bolaños Truxton, PA Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Cheffy Passidomo Coleman Yovanovich Koester Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt Roetzel & Andress LLC Salvatori, Wood & Buckel, P.L.

Securities / Capital Markets Law Vernon Healy

Tax Law

Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Coleman Yovanovich Koester Cummings & Lockwood LLC Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. Goodman Breen & Gibbs Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Laird A. Lile, P.A. Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Roetzel & Andress LLC Wilson & Johnson

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Jacksonville Admiralty & Maritime Law

Edward White Attorney Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones

Appellate Practice

Sheppard, White & Kachergus, P.A. Tanner Bishop Attorneys

Banking and Finance Law Foley & Lardner LLP McGuireWoods LLP Rogers Towers, P.A.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Akerman Senterfitt LLP Smith Hulsey & Busey

Commercial Litigation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright & Wilkinson Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Smith Hulsey & Busey Tanner Bishop Attorneys

Construction Law

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Regan Zebouni P.A.

Copyright Law

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

Corporate Law

Holland & Knight, LLP Kirschner & Legler, P.A.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Law Firm of Robert S. Griscti, P.A. Sheppard, White & Kachergus, P.A. Willis, Ferebee, & Hutton

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Law Firm of Larry Gibbs Turner, PL Law Firm of Robert S. Griscti, P.A. Law Office of D. Gray Thomas Sheppard, White & Kachergus, P.A. Tanner Bishop Attorneys

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Law Firm of Larry Gibbs Turner, PL Law Firm of Robert S. Griscti, P.A. Law Office of D. Gray Thomas Tanner Bishop Attorneys

Employment Law - Individuals

Delegal Law Offices, P.A. Donnelly & Gross, P.A. Law Firm of Larry Gibbs Turner, PL Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III, P.A. Sheppard, White & Kachergus, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Harper Gerlach, PL Rogers Towers, P.A.

Environmental Law

GrayRobinson, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. McGuireWoods LLP

Family Law

Barry S. Sinoff, P.A. Zisser, Robison, Brown, Nowlis, Maciejewski & Cabrey P.A.

Health Care Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Reznicsek, Fraser, White & Shaffer, P.A.

Insurance Law

Fowler White Boggs P.A. Liles, Gavin, Costantino, George & Dearing P.A.

Labor Law - Management

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Harper Gerlach, PL

Labor Law - Union

Donnelly & Gross, P.A.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A.

Litigation - Banking & Finance Akerman Senterfitt LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Smith Hulsey & Busey

Litigation - Construction

Foley & Lardner LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright & Wilkinson

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Brigham Property Rights Law Firm PLLC Holland & Knight, LLP Smith Hulsey & Busey Tanner Bishop Attorneys

Litigation - Environmental

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. McGuireWoods LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Delegal Law Offices, P.A. Donnelly & Gross, P.A. Foley & Lardner LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III, P.A.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A.

Litigation - Real Estate

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Foley & Lardner LLP GrayRobinson, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Litigation - Securities

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Murphy & Anderson, P.A.

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A. Grimsley Marker & Iseley, P.A.

Media & First Amendment Law

Sheppard, White & Kachergus, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Marks Gray PA Smith Hulsey & Busey

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Margol & Pennington, P.A. Spohrer & Dodd

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Patent Law

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Tax Law

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Trusts & Estates Law

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Arbitration

Carlton Fields Eduardo Palmer P.A. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. Lott & Fischer, PL Mark A. Buckstein, Professional Dispute Resolutions, Inc.

Banking and Finance Law

Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Devine Goodman Rasco & Wells, P.A. Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP Squire Sanders Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. White & Case LLP

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Akerman Senterfitt LLP Berger Singerman Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Duane Morris LLP Furr & Cohen, P.A. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A. Meland Russin & Budwick Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. White & Case LLP

Commercial Litigation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Astigarraga Davis Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Berger Singerman Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Bruce S. Rogow Carlton Fields Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Colson Hicks Eidson DLA Piper LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Hargrove Pierson & Brown P.A. Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Joel S. Perwin P.A. Jon W. Zeder, P.A. K&L Gates LLP Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Lash & Goldberg LLP Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP Michael S. Olin, P.A. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A. Ross & Girten PA Ruben M. Garcia Squire Sanders Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Tew Cardenas LLP Toral Garcia Battista P.A. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP William L. Richey, P.A. Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A.

Construction Law

Becker & Poliakoff PA Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson & McGirney, P.A. Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Williams, P.A. Malka & Kravitz, P.A. Peckar & Abramson Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A. Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, P.A.

Copyright Law

Carey Rodriguez Greenberg O’Keefe, LLP GrayRobinson, P.A. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Lott & Fischer, PL Malloy & Malloy, P.L. Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL

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Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Stewart H. Lapayowker, P.A. White & Case LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Akerman Senterfitt LLP Albert J. Krieger, P.A. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. Bogenschutz, Dutko & Kroll, P.A. Bruce A. Zimet Edward A. Carhart Fred Haddad PA G. Richard Strafer, P.A. H. T. Smith, Jr. PA Hogan, Greer & Shapiro Jack M. Denaro, P.A. Jose M. Quiñon Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff P.A. Markus & Markus PLLC Melvin S. Black Moscowitz & Moscowitz, P.A. Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Shohat, Loewy & Shohat Udolf Libow

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Albert J. Krieger, P.A. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. Bogenschutz, Dutko & Kroll, P.A. Bruce A. Zimet Bruce S. Rogow Carlton Fields Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. Colson Hicks Eidson G. Richard Strafer, P.A. Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan, Greer & Shapiro Holland & Knight, LLP Jack M. Denaro, P.A. Jose M. Quiñon Law Office of Scott A. Srebnick, P.A. Markus & Markus PLLC Melvin S. Black Michael J. Rosen, Attorney at Law Moscowitz & Moscowitz, P.A. Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Raskin & Raskin

Rivero Mestre LLP Rothman & Associates, P.A. Shohat, Loewy & Shohat Udolf Libow

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Albert J. Krieger, P.A. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. Bogenschutz, Dutko & Kroll, P.A. Bruce A. Zimet Bruce S. Rogow Carlton Fields Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. Colson Hicks Eidson G. Richard Strafer, P.A. Gelber Schachter & Greenberg Greenberg Traurig LLP Hirschhorn & Bieber, P.A. Hogan, Greer & Shapiro Holland & Knight, LLP Jack M. Denaro, P.A. Jose M. Quiñon Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP Lash & Goldberg LLP Law Office of Scott A. Srebnick, P.A. Markus & Markus PLLC Melvin S. Black Moscowitz & Moscowitz, P.A. Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Raskin & Raskin Rivero Mestre LLP Rothman & Associates, P.A. Shohat, Loewy & Shohat

Derivatives and Futures Law Greenberg Traurig LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Elder Law

Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

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Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. Ziglaw

Entertainment Law - Music

Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker, PL

Environmental Law

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP White & Case LLP

Equipment Finance Law

Law Offices of Barry L. Meadow P.L.

Health Care Law

White & Case LLP

Family Law

Bluestein and Wayne, P.A. Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Brinkley Morgan Brydger & Porras LLP Buckner, Shifrin, Rice, Etter & Kohlman, P.A. Coffey Burlington Elser & Foster-Morales LLC Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greene Smith & Associates, P.A. Kutner and Associates Leinoff & Lemos P.A. Lyons & Sanders Chartered Richman Greer, P.A. Valdespino & Associates, PA Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A.

Franchise Law

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A.

Government Relations Practice Greenberg Traurig LLP Mikki Canton Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L.

Broad and Cassel Duane Morris LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP K&L Gates LLP Lash & Goldberg LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Immigration Law

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Information Technology Law Lott & Fischer, PL Rojas Law Firm, LLP

Insurance Law

Carlton Fields Squire Sanders Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.

International Arbitration Commercial Akerman Senterfitt LLP Astigarraga Davis

Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP DLA Piper LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

International Trade and Finance Law Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP

Labor Law - Management

Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Duane Morris LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Proskauer Rose LLP Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Labor Law - Union

Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen, & Levinson, P.A. Sugarman & Susskind, P.A.

Land Use & Zoning Law

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Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Keller Landsberg PA Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. Toral Garcia Battista P.A.

Litigation - Antitrust

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP HomerBonner Hunton & Williams LLP Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A.

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Litigation - Bankruptcy

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Berger Singerman Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Campbell Law Firm PLLC DLA Piper LLP GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. White & Case LLP

Litigation - Construction

Becker & Poliakoff PA Carlton Fields Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson & McGirney, P.A. Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Williams, P.A. Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Malka & Kravitz, P.A. Peckar & Abramson

Peterson & Espino, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A. Russomanno & Borrello, P.A. Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A. The Barthet Law Firm

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Astigarraga Davis Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Berger Singerman Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Brigham Moore LLP Bruce S. Rogow Carlton Fields Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Colson Hicks Eidson DLA Piper LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Joel S. Perwin P.A. Jon W. Zeder, P.A. Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Lash & Goldberg LLP Law Office of Brian P. Patchen Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP Michael S. Olin, P.A. Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A. Ron A. Adams, P.A. Ross & Girten PA Squire Sanders Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Tew Cardenas LLP Toral Garcia Battista P.A. White & Case LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Carlton Fields Greenberg Traurig LLP White & Case LLP

Litigation - First Amendment Bruce S. Rogow Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jorden Burt LLP

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Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Shubin & Bass, P.A.

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

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Litigation - Municipal

Bruce S. Rogow Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, Paul, Beiley & Sacher, P.A. Shubin & Bass, P.A.

Litigation - Patent

Feldman Gale Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Malloy & Malloy, P.L. Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL

Litigation - Real Estate

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Higer Lichter & Givner LLP HomerBonner Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

Michael S. Olin, P.A. Murai Wald Biondo & Moreno P.A. Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A. Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, Paul, Beiley & Sacher, P.A. Tew Cardenas LLP White & Case LLP

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Sacher, Zelman, Hartman, Paul, Beiley & Sacher, P.A. The Brodsky Law Firm, PL

Litigation - Securities

Berger Singerman Greenberg Traurig LLP Hogan Lovells US LLP Holland & Knight, LLP HomerBonner Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP Squire Sanders

Litigation - Tax

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Litigation - Trusts & Estates

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Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. Toral Garcia Battista P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Grossman Roth, P.A. Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly, P.A.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Akerman Senterfitt LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP White & Case LLP

Municipal Law

Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A.

Patent Law

Carey Rodriguez Greenberg O’Keefe, LLP Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. Feldman Gale GrayRobinson, P.A. Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Carlton Fields Chimpoulis, Hunter & Lynn, P.A. Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

Colson Hicks Eidson Fowler White Burnett, P.A. Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Leesfield & Partners, P.A. Marlow, Connell, Abrams, Adler, Newman & Lewis Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. Toral Garcia Battista P.A. Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

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Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. The Haggard Law Firm, P.A. The Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, P.L.

Private Equity Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP White & Case LLP

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Akerman Senterfitt LLP White & Case LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Carlton Fields Clarke Silverglate, P.A. Cozen O’Connor

Public Finance Law Squire Sanders

Real Estate Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bercow Radell & Fernandez Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Broad and Cassel Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Heller Waldman, P.L. Holland & Knight, LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust, Friedberg, English & Allen, P.A. Mombach, Boyle and Hardin, P.A. Murai Wald Biondo & Moreno P.A. Peckar & Abramson Shutts & Bowen LLP Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP White & Case LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Akerman Senterfitt LLP Barbara J. Oikle Carlton Fields Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

Securities Regulation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Barbara J. Oikle Greenberg Traurig LLP

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Greenberg Traurig LLP Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP White & Case LLP

Tax Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Baker & McKenzie LLP Berger Singerman Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Cantor & Webb P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Nash Axman Watkin, PLC Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A. Proskauer Rose LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP Tescher & Spallina, P.A. White & Case LLP

Technology Law

Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.L. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Rojas Law Firm, LLP

Trademark Law

Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. Lott & Fischer, PL Peretz, Chesal & Herrmann, PL

Transportation Law

Fowler White Burnett, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Dunwody White & Landon, P.A. Goldman Felcoski & Stone P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher P.A. Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor Albert & Dribin LLP Katz Baskies, LLC Nelson & Nelson, P.L.L.C. Proskauer Rose LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP Snyder & Snyder, P.A. Stokes McMillan Antúnez P.A. Tescher & Spallina, P.A. The Kelley Law Firm P.L. Thomas O. Wells, P.A.

Venture Capital Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Berger Singerman

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver

Duane Morris LLP

Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. Andrew Needle and Andrew Ellenberg handle catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For decades they’ve taken care of those who’ve suffered terrible injuries, or the loss of a family member, due to the carelessness of another person or corporation. When you, a loved one or someone you know is injured or killed due to poor medical care, a car, truck or plane crash, defective machinery, or an accident on the seas - we are your Florida personal injury experts. We take great pride in proving what went wrong, who’s responsible and making appropriate compensation for clients our mission. Andrew Ellenberg and Andrew Needle are AV® rated by MartindaleHubbell®, are each included in Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers® and the annual listings of the top lawyers in Florida. Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. is ranked Tier 1 in our specialty in The Best Law Firms in America®. Needle & Ellenberg, P.A.

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Orlando Administrative / Regulatory Law Foley & Lardner LLP

Antitrust Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC The Skambis Law Firm

Appellate Practice

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Arbitration

Upchurch Watson White & Max

Banking and Finance Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Baker & Hostetler LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP Wolff Hill McFarlin & Herron, P.A.

Commercial Litigation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Carlton Fields Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Mateer Harbert Rosenbluth Law P.A. The Skambis Law Firm William G. Osborne, P.A. Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, PA

Construction Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Broad and Cassel Bull & Associates, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Kirwin Norris, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Dillon, LLP Railey Harding & Allen, PA

Copyright Law

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

Corporate Compliance Law

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Corporate Law

Baker & Hostetler LLP Foley & Lardner LLP GrayRobinson, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Mark D. Scheinblum

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Law Offices of James M. Russ, P.A. Leventhal & Slaughter, LLP Muller & Sommerville, P.A. Snure & Ponall, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Law Offices of James M. Russ, P.A. Leventhal & Slaughter, LLP Snure & Ponall, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Law Offices of James M. Russ, P.A. Leventhal & Slaughter, LLP Snure & Ponall, P.A.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Broad and Cassel GrayRobinson, P.A. Harris Harris Bauerle Sharma Wilson, Garber & Small P.A.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A.

Employment Law - Individuals Egan, Lev & Siwica, P.A. Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. Sigman & Sigman, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Baker & Hostetler LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP

Environmental Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Family Law

Sasser & Weber, P.A. The Aikin Family Law Group, P.A.

West, Green & Associates, P.L.

Financial Services Regulation Law Smith Mackinnon, PA

Government Relations Practice

GrayRobinson, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Health Care Law

Chaires, Brooderson & Guerrero, P.L. GrayRobinson, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Immigration Law

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Philip M. Zyne, P.A.

Insurance Law

Boehm, Brown, Harwood, Kelly & Scheihing, P.A. Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.

Labor Law - Management Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Baker & Hostetler LLP Burr & Forman LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP

Labor Law - Union

Egan, Lev & Siwica, P.A. Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Broad and Cassel Foley & Lardner LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Litigation - Antitrust

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Litigation - Banking & Finance Akerman Senterfitt LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, PA

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, PA

Litigation - Construction Broad and Cassel Carlton Fields Foley & Lardner LLP GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Kirwin Norris, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Mateer Harbert Moye, O’Brien, O’Rourke, Pickert & Dillon, LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Broad and Cassel Carlton Fields Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Harris Harris Bauerle Sharma Holland & Knight, LLP King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Mateer Harbert Rosenbluth Law P.A. The Skambis Law Firm William G. Osborne, P.A. Wilson, Garber & Small P.A.

Litigation - Environmental Baker & Hostetler LLP Ryan Law, P.A.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Baker & Hostetler LLP Burr & Forman LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Jackson Lewis LLP Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Litigation - Municipal

Brown, Garganese, Weiss & D’ Agresta, P.A.

Litigation - Patent

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Litigation - Real Estate Akerman Senterfitt LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

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King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Patent Law

Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Nance, Cacciatore, Hamilton, Barger, Nance, Cacciatore Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Morgan & Morgan, PA Nance, Cacciatore, Hamilton, Barger, Nance, Cacciatore The Maher Law Firm Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A.

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Carlton Fields McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

Public Finance Law

Bryant Miller & Olive P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Real Estate Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Broad and Cassel Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. Foley & Lardner LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law GrayRobinson, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Tax Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Baker & Hostetler LLP Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Trademark Law

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

Trusts & Estates Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. G. Charles Wohlust Law Office GrayRobinson, P.A. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Nash & Kromash, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, P.A.

Pensacola Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law John E. Venn, Jr. PA

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Beroset & Keene

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.

Real Estate Law

Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

Tallahassee Administrative / Regulatory Law Berger Singerman GrayRobinson, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Oertel, Fernandez, Cole & Bryant, P.A. Sundstrom, Friedman & Fumero, LLP

Appellate Practice

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Ausley & McMullen, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Commercial Litigation

Ausley & McMullen, P.A. Carlton Fields Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Corporate Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Madsen, Goldman & Holcomb, LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Harper Law Firm P.A. Judkins, Simpson, High & Schulte

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Dobson, Davis & Smith

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Ervin, Kitchen & Ervin Harper Law Firm P.A. Judkins, Simpson, High & Schulte

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Dobson, Davis & Smith Douglass Law L.L.C. Ervin, Kitchen & Ervin Judkins, Simpson, High & Schulte

Employment Law Management

Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

Energy Law

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Environmental Law

Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. Oertel, Fernandez, Cole & Bryant, P.A. Philip S. Parsons, Attorney William D. Preston, P.A.

Family Law

Judkins, Simpson, High & Schulte Kristin Adamson Novey Law

Franchise Law

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Government Relations Practice

Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar P.A.

Health Care Law

Ausley & McMullen, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Grossman, Furlow & Bayó, LLC Holland & Knight, LLP

Insurance Law

Carlton Fields Foley & Lardner LLP Radey, Thomas, Yon & Clark

Labor Law - Management Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Apgar & Spiers, PL Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Broad and Cassel Carlton Fields

Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Sniffen & Spellman, P.A.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Litigation - Tax

Ausley & McMullen, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Madsen, Goldman & Holcomb, LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Dennis, Jackson, Martin & Fontela, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Douglass Law L.L.C. Fuller, Mitchell, Hood & Stephens, LLC

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Douglass Law L.L.C. Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer Hinkle & Foran

Real Estate Law

Carlton Fields Greenberg Traurig LLP Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.

Tax Law

Ausley & McMullen, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP Madsen, Goldman & Holcomb, LLP

Transportation Law Beck & Barrios

Trusts & Estates Law Robert D. Mendelson

Water Law

Holland & Knight, LLP Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. Philip S. Parsons, Attorney

Tampa Administrative / Regulatory Law Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hill Ward Henderson

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Lau, Lane, Pieper, Conley & McCreadie, P.A. Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin


TAMPA | FLORIDA

Antitrust Law

Holland & Knight, LLP

Appellate Practice

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Brannock & Humphries Buell & Elligett, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Gunn Appellate Practice PA Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.

Banking and Finance Law Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bush Ross, P.A. Fowler White Boggs P.A. Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A. Trenam Kemker

Commercial Litigation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Bush Ross, P.A. Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mueller, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Knopik Deskins Law Group Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. Matthews, Eastmoore, Hardy, Crauwels & Garcia, P.A. Peterson & Myers, P.A. Phelps Dunbar LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Steven D. Hutton, P.L. Thomas & LoCicero PL Trenam Kemker Wiand Guerra King P.L. Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Construction Law

Adams and Reese LLP Bush Ross, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Trenam Kemker

Copyright Law

Conwell Kirkpatrick, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A.

Corporate Compliance Law Foley & Lardner LLP Shutts & Bowen LLP

Corporate Governance Law Carlton Fields Holland & Knight, LLP Trenam Kemker

Corporate Law

Bush Ross, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Trenam Kemker

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Carlton Fields Cohen & Foster, P.A. John M. Fitzgibbons Jung and Sisco, P.A. Ronald K. Cacciatore, P.A. The Law Offices of Tragos & Sartes, P.L.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Carlton Fields Cohen & Foster, P.A. George & Titus Greenberg Traurig LLP John M. Fitzgibbons Jung and Sisco, P.A. Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. Lauro Law Firm Law Offices of Ed Suarez, P.A. Trombley & Hanes, P.A. Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Carlton Fields Cohen & Foster, P.A. George & Titus Greenberg Traurig LLP John M. Fitzgibbons Jung and Sisco, P.A. Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. Lauro Law Firm Law Offices of Ed Suarez, P.A. Trombley & Hanes, P.A. Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Buell & Elligett, P.A. Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz James A. Helinger Jr. P.A. Moore Bowman & Rix, P.A. Trenam Kemker William B. Smith PA

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Hill Ward Henderson Shutts & Bowen LLP Trenam Kemker

Employment Law - Individuals Burr & Smith, LLP

Florin│Roebig Kelly & McKee Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Carlton Fields Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Phelps Dunbar LLP Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.

Environmental Law

Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

Family Law

Allen Dell, P.A. Givens Law Group Hastings and Estreicher, P.A. Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. Koch & Hoffman, P.A. Law Office of Larry K. Coleman Mason Black & Caballero PA Raleigh Lee Greene P.A.

Family Law Mediation

Raleigh Lee Greene P.A. Raymond A. Alley, Jr.

Government Relations Practice Fowler White Boggs P.A.

Health Care Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Allen Dell, P.A. Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim, Shasteen & Smith, P.A. Carlton Fields Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Trenam Kemker

Immigration Law

Fowler White Boggs P.A. Lund & O’Flaherty Timothy M. Spridgeon, P.A.

Information Technology Law Conwell Kirkpatrick, P.A.

Insurance Law

Barr Murman & Tonelli, P.A. Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Schropp Law Firm P.A. Vaka Law Group

International Trade and Finance Law Holland & Knight, LLP

Sharp Kemm P.A.

Labor Law - Management

Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Phelps Dunbar LLP Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Fowler White Boggs P.A. George F. Gramling, III, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A.

Litigation - Banking & Finance Akerman Senterfitt LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Trenam Kemker

Litigation - Bankruptcy Bush Ross, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Trenam Kemker

Litigation - Construction

Adams and Reese LLP Akerman Senterfitt LLP Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Bush Ross, P.A. Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mueller, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. Trenam Kemker

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Akerman Senterfitt LLP Buell & Elligett, P.A. Bush Ross, P.A. Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Keane, Reese, Vesely & Gerdes, P.A. Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. Moore Bowman & Rix, P.A. Peterson & Myers, P.A. Phelps Dunbar LLP Steven D. Hutton, P.L. Thomas & LoCicero PL Trenam Kemker William B. Smith PA Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Greenberg Traurig LLP Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A.

Litigation - ERISA

Holland & Knight, LLP

Litigation - First Amendment

Rahdert, Steele, Reynolds & Driscoll PA

Litigation - Intellectual Property Akerman Senterfitt LLP Carlton Fields Conwell Kirkpatrick, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Steele Law Group, P.A.

Carlton Fields Hill Ward Henderson Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Trenam Kemker

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Quarles & Brady LLP

Litigation - Securities

Holland & Knight, LLP Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Trenam Kemker

Litigation - Tax

Carlton Fields Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates BaskinFleece Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Spivey & Fallon, P.A. Trenam Kemker William Fletcher Belcher

Media & First Amendment Law Thomas & LoCicero PL

Litigation - Labor & Employment Mediation Akerman Senterfitt LLP Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A. Burr & Smith, LLP Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. Glenn Rasmussen, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Fowler White Boggs P.A. Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Holland & Knight, LLP

Litigation - Patent

GrayRobinson, P.A. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. Bush Ross, P.A.

Cary R. Singletary, P.A. Charles W. Ross, Esq. Peter J. Grilli, PA

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Barr Murman & Tonelli, P.A. Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, Bolin & Willers, P.A. Bush Ross, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson La Cava & Jacobson, P.A. Morgan, Lamb, Goldman & Valles PA

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Alley, Clark & Greiwe Masterson Law Group P.A. William E. Hahn, P.A.

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Carlton Fields Foley & Lardner LLP Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Municipal Law

Fowler White Boggs P.A.

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride

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Patent Law

GrayRobinson, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A. Buell & Elligett, P.A. Bush Ross, P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Alley, Clark & Greiwe Buell & Elligett, P.A. de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. Florin│Roebig Grossman Roth, P.A. Masterson Law Group P.A. Swope, Rodante P.A. The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. Valenzuela & Stern, P.A. Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. William E. Hahn, P.A. William F. Blews

Private Equity Law

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Trenam Kemker

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Banker Lopez Gassler P.A.

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Bush Ross, P.A.

Public Finance Law

Holland & Knight, LLP Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A. Squire Sanders

Real Estate Law

Carlton Fields Fisher & Sauls, P.A. Foley & Lardner LLP Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson McNamara & Carver PA Phelps Dunbar LLP Powell, Carney, Maller, P.A. Preston O. Cockey, Jr., P.A. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Squire Sanders Trenam Kemker

Securities / Capital Markets Law Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Trenam Kemker

Securities Regulation

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Carlton Fields Holland & Knight, LLP

Tax Law

Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim, Shasteen & Smith, P.A. Fowler White Boggs P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Sharp Kemm P.A. Trenam Kemker

Technology Law

GrayRobinson, P.A.

Trademark Law

Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A.

Trusts & Estates Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim, Shasteen & Smith, P.A. Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A. Fowler White Boggs P.A. GrayRobinson, P.A. Hill Ward Henderson Holland & Knight, LLP Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP Spivey & Fallon, P.A. Trenam Kemker Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

Water Law

de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. Manson Law Group, PA

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Stiles & Grace, P.A.

West Palm Beach Appellate Practice

Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A. Carlton Fields Edna L. Caruso PA Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Carlton Fields

Commercial Litigation

Ackerman, Link and Sartory, P.A. Akerman Senterfitt LLP Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.


WEST PALM BEACH • ATLANTA | FLORIDA - GEORGIA

PAGE, MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA & DOW, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Construction Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Corporate Law

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Holland & Knight, LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Atterbury Goldberger & Weiss, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Atterbury Goldberger & Weiss, P.A. Roth & Duncan, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Richard G. Lubin, P.A. Roth & Duncan, P.A.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Greenberg Traurig LLP Squire Sanders

Environmental Law

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

Family Law

Law Offices of John T. Christiansen, P.L. Martin L Haines III Chartered Sasser, Cestero & Sasser, P.A.

Insurance Law

Slawson, Cunningham, Whalen & Gaspari

Labor Law - Management

Greenberg Traurig LLP Ward, Damon, Posner, Pheterson & Bleau, PL

Land Use & Zoning Law

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP Richman Greer, P.A.

Legal Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP McDonald Hopkins LLC

Litigation - Construction

Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O’Connell

Greenberg Traurig LLP Richman Greer, P.A.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Ackerman, Link and Sartory, P.A. Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. PAGE, MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA & DOW, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP Squire Sanders

Litigation - Environmental

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

Litigation - Intellectual Property Akerman Senterfitt LLP Novak Druce + Quigg LLP PAGE, MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA & DOW, P.A.

Litigation - Labor & Employment Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. PAGE, MRACHEK, FITZGERALD, ROSE, KONOPKA & DOW, P.A. Richman Greer, P.A.

Litigation - Securities

Ackerman, Link and Sartory, P.A. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Burman, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Matwiczyk & Brown, LLP Pressly & Pressly, P.A.

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Squire Sanders

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA The Law Office of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Edward M. Ricci, P.A. Leopold Law, P.A.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Babbitt Johnson Osborne & LeClainche, P.A. Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin Edna L. Caruso PA Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA Slawson, Cunningham, Whalen & Gaspari The Law Office of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA The Law Office of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath

Public Finance Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Real Estate Law

Akerman Senterfitt LLP Broad and Cassel Carlton Fields Greenberg Traurig LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Jerry E. Aron, P.A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Tax Law

Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun LLP Fox Rothschild LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Trusts & Estates Law

Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun LLP Fox Rothschild LLP Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Pressly & Pressly, P.A.

Georgia Atlanta Administrative / Regulatory Law McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Antitrust Law

Alston + Bird LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Vaughan & Murphy

Appellate Practice

Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC

Arbitration

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Griffin Mediation & Arbitration Services Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc. James P. Groton JAMS McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Peters & Monyak, LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP

Banking and Finance Law

Alston + Bird LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Paul Hastings LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Alston + Bird LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Paul Hastings LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Biotechnology Law

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Pabst Patent Group LLP

Commercial Litigation

Alston + Bird LLP Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley, P.C. Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, LLP Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC Dow Lohnes PLLC Gillen, Withers & Lake, LLC Holland & Knight, LLP

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Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Croft LLP King & Spalding LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Construction Law

Alston + Bird LLP Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Flatt PC Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Stites & Harbison, PLLC Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Copyright Law

Ballard Spahr LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

Corporate Governance Law Alston + Bird LLP King & Spalding LLP

Corporate Law

Alston + Bird LLP Bryan Cave LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Ledbetter Wanamaker Glass LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Paul Hastings LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Cook & Connelly Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. Martin Brothers, P.C. McKenney & Froelich Peters, Rubin & Sheffield, P.A. Schluten Ward & Turner, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Alston + Bird LLP Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, LLP Cook & Connelly Cook Noell Tolley & Bates LLP Finestone & Morris, LLP

Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. King & Spalding LLP Maloy Jenkins Parker

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, LLP Cook & Connelly Cook Noell Tolley & Bates LLP Finestone & Morris, LLP Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. King & Spalding LLP Maloy Jenkins Parker Martin Brothers, P.C.

DUI/DWI Defense

Chestney Law Firm Head Thomas Webb & Willis LLC The Hawkins Law Firm

Education Law

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Anne W. Sapp, P.C. Chandler, Britt, Jay & Beck, LLC Power, Jaugstetter & Futch, P.C. Pursley Lowery Meeks LLP Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Alston + Bird LLP Bryan Cave LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Susan Canter Reisner LLC

Employment Law - Individuals Buckley & Klein, LLP Parks, Chesin & Walbert, P.C. Schwartz Rollins LLC

Employment Law Management

Alston + Bird LLP Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Paul Hastings LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Taylor English Duma LLP

Energy Law

Alston + Bird LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

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Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Greenberg Traurig LLP

Entertainment Law - Music Greenberg Traurig LLP

Environmental Law

Alston + Bird LLP Bryan Cave LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Jones Day Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Krevolin & Horst Mowrey Meezan Coddington Cloud LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Equipment Finance Law Alston + Bird LLP King & Spalding LLP

Family Law

Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C. Dupree & Kimbrough, LLP J. Stephen Clifford Kegel McBurney, LLC Lawler Green Givelber & Prinz LLC Mayoue Gray Eittreim McLain & Merritt, P.C. Simmons & Szczecko Stern & Edlin Warner, Bates, McGough & McGinnis

Family Law Mediation

Dupree & Kimbrough, LLP Huff, Woods and Hamby James E. Holmes Simmons & Szczecko

Financial Services Regulation Law Bryan Cave LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Franchise Law

DLA Piper LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Paul Hastings LLP

Gaming Law

McGuireWoods LLP

Government Relations Practice Holland & Knight, LLP Magarahan, Villines & Honis The Barnes Law Group, LLC

Health Care Law

Alston + Bird LLP Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Kelly Law Firm, PC King & Spalding LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Paul Hastings LLP

Immigration Law

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C. Jay I. Solomon Kapoor Law Group, LLC Kramer & Alfano Law Offices of Socheat Chea PC Siskind Susser P.C. Steffas & Associates, P.C. The Antonini Law Firm Troutman Sanders LLP

Information Technology Law Alston + Bird LLP FSB FisherBroyles, LLP King & Spalding LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Insurance Law

Alston + Bird LLP Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, LLP Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP King & Spalding LLP Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP Tisinger Vance, P.C. Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco P.C.

Labor Law - Management

Alston + Bird LLP Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Paul Hastings LLP

Labor Law - Union

Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco LLP Stanford Fagan, L.L.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP The Galloway Law Group, LLC Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco P.C. Wilson Brock & Irby, LLC

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Tisinger Vance, P.C. Troutman Sanders LLP


ATLANTA | GEORGIA

Legal Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Beltran Firm Law Offices of Daryll Love

Litigation - Antitrust

Alston + Bird LLP Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP King & Spalding LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Alston + Bird LLP Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP King & Spalding LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Alston + Bird LLP King & Spalding LLP Lamberth, Cifelli, Stokes, Ellis & Nason, P.A. McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Paul Hastings LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Litigation - Construction

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC DLA Piper LLP Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Stites & Harbison, PLLC Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik, P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Alston + Bird LLP Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley, P.C. Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP Bryan Cave LLP Chandler, Britt, Jay & Beck, LLC Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, LLP Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, LLC Dow Lohnes PLLC Gillen, Withers & Lake, LLC Holland & Knight, LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Michael C. Russ Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Paul Hastings LLP Power, Jaugstetter & Futch, P.C. Rogers & Hardin LLP Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Litigation - Environmental

Alston + Bird LLP Hunton & Williams LLP Kazmarek Geiger & Laseter LLP King & Spalding LLP Mowrey Meezan Coddington Cloud LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Litigation - ERISA

Alston + Bird LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Litigation - First Amendment

Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Troutman Sanders LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Alston + Bird LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Alston + Bird LLP Ashe, Rafuse & Hill, LLP Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Fisher & Phillips LLP Ford & Harrison LLP King & Spalding LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Paul Hastings LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Sams, Larkin & Huff, LLP Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael C. Russ Rogers & Hardin LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Litigation - Patent

Alston + Bird LLP Duane Morris LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Litigation - Real Estate

Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP Michael C. Russ

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Rogers & Hardin LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Litigation - Securities

Alston + Bird LLP Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP King & Spalding LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Litigation - Tax

Alston + Bird LLP Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The Hishon Firm

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Alston + Bird LLP Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP Bryan Cave LLP Gaslowitz Frankel LLC Rogers & Hardin LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Balch & Bingham LLP

Media & First Amendment Law Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP Dow Lohnes PLLC McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Mediation

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Ford & Harrison LLP Galis Mediation Services Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc. JAMS Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Croft LLP Peters & Monyak, LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Forrester & Brim Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C.

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Malone Law Scherffius, Ballard, Still & Feagle LLP Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Alston + Bird LLP Bryan Cave LLP

Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Paul Hastings LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Municipal Law

Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP O.V. Brantley

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Alston + Bird LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Patent Law

Alston + Bird LLP Ballard Spahr LLP Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Alston + Bird LLP Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP Duane Morris LLP Forrester & Brim Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP Holland & Knight, LLP King & Spalding LLP Law Offices of Daryll Love Peters & Monyak, LLP Tisinger Vance, P.C. Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Bird Law Group, P.C. Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley, P.C. Boone & Stone Carr & Palmer, LLP Cash, Kruger & Fredericks, LLC Cathey & Strain Henry Spiegel Milling LLP Johnson & Ward Law & Morgan Malone Law Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood LLP Steel & Moss, L.L.P. Stephens & Shuler Taylor English Duma LLP

Private Equity Law

King & Spalding LLP

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Schiff Hardin LLP

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Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley, P.C. Malone Law Scherffius, Ballard, Still & Feagle LLP

Project Finance Law

King & Spalding LLP Mercer Thompson LLC

Public Finance Law

Hunton & Williams LLP King & Spalding LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Real Estate Law

Alston + Bird LLP Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Bryan Cave LLP Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP Hyatt & Stubblefield, P.C. John W. Moore Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Miller & Martin PLLC Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Alston + Bird LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Securities Regulation

Alston + Bird LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Alston + Bird LLP Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP McGuireWoods LLP Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Rogers & Hardin LLP Troutman Sanders LLP

Tax Law

Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long LLC Alston + Bird LLP Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP Jones Day Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP Paul Hastings LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Wallace Morrison & Casteel LLP

Technology Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Timber Law

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Trademark Law

Ballard Spahr LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Joan Dillon Law, LLC Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP King & Spalding LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Abrams, Davis, Mason & Long LLC Alston + Bird LLP Bryan Cave LLP Salo & Walker Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP The Bowden Spratt Law Firm, P.C. Wallace Morrison & Casteel LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Blasingame Burch Garrard & Ashley, P.C.

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP Hamilton, Westby, Antonowich & Anderson, L.L.C. Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP

Augusta-GA Commercial Litigation

Hull Barrett, PC Tucker, Everitt, Long, Brewton & Lanier

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Fulcher Hagler LLP Hull Barrett, PC

Mediation

Allgood Professional Services L.L.C. Chadwick Mediation Services, LLC

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Hull Barrett, PC Tucker, Everitt, Long, Brewton & Lanier

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Hull Barrett, PC Tucker, Everitt, Long, Brewton & Lanier

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Bell & Brigham Raymond J. Doumar Attoney-atLaw Tucker, Everitt, Long, Brewton & Lanier

Tax Law

Hull Barrett, PC

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Columbus-GA Commercial Litigation

Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Denney, Pease, Allison & Kirk Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.

Macon Banking and Finance Law Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Sell & Melton, L.L.P.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Stone & Baxter, LLP

Commercial Litigation

Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Martin Snow LLP

Corporate Law

Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Anderson, Walker & Reichert, LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Dodd & Burnham, PC Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Martin Snow LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Clark & Smith Law Firm LLC O’Neal & Brown, P.C. Reynolds, Horne & Survant

Real Estate Law

Bush, Crowley & Leverett, LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Martin Snow LLP

Tax Law

Anderson, Walker & Reichert, LLP Harris & James LLP Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Anderson, Walker & Reichert, LLP BarnesLaw, LLC James-Bates-Brannan-Groover- LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Wall & Elliott, L.L.P.

Savannah Admiralty & Maritime Law

Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP HunterMaclean, P.C. Portman & Associates

Arbitration

Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Commercial Litigation

Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Martin Snow LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Martin Snow LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP Martin Snow LLP

Bulovic Law Firm

Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C. Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP Oliver Maner LLP

Corporate Law

Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP


SAVANNAH | GEORGIA - HAWAII

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations John J. Ossick, Jr., P.C. Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais, P.C.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais, P.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law HunterMaclean, P.C.

Health Care Law

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Insurance Law

HunterMaclean, P.C.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants Oliver Maner LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy Brennan & Wasden LLP

Litigation - Construction Brennan & Wasden LLP HunterMaclean, P.C.

Tax Law

Oliver Maner LLP Simpson Law PC

Trusts & Estates Law

Bart, Meyer & Company LLP HunterMaclean, P.C. Oliver Maner LLP

Hawaii Hawaii Administrative / Regulatory Law Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson & Chun, LLP Frame & Nakano AAL, ALC Tom Petrus & Miller LLLC

Antitrust Law

Kobayashi Sugita & Goda

Appellate Practice

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Arbitration

Litigation - Real Estate

Banking and Finance Law

Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C. HunterMaclean, P.C. Oliver Maner LLP Brennan & Wasden LLP HunterMaclean, P.C.

Mediation

Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP Oliver Maner LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Brennan & Wasden LLP Oliver Maner LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C. Oliver Maner LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Jones, Osteen & Jones Suthers Law Firm Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe, LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants HunterMaclean, P.C.

Real Estate Law

HunterMaclean, P.C. McCorkle & Johnson, LLP

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Crumpton & Hansen LLC David H. Franzel Hiatt & Hiatt Lou Chang, A.L.C. Park & Park

McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Construction Law

Bays Lung Rose & Holma Cades Schutte LLP Kobayashi Sugita & Goda Tom Petrus & Miller LLLC Tsugawa Biehl Lau & Muzzi

Copyright Law

Godbey Griffiths, LLLP Smolenski & Wooddell

Corporate Law

Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP Case Lombardi & Pettit, L.C. Convergent Law Group LLP Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Law Offices of Wesley Y. S. Chang Schneider Tanaka Radovich Andrew & Tanaka

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Edmunds Verga & Omonaka AAL, ALC Harrison & Matsuoka Law Office of Howard K. K. Luke Law Offices of Brook Hart

The Law Office of Philip H. Lowenthal

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Harrison & Matsuoka Law Office of Howard K. K. Luke McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP The Law Office of Philip H. Lowenthal

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Harrison & Matsuoka Law Office of Howard K. K. Luke Law Offices of Brook Hart The Law Office of Philip H. Lowenthal

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Ashford & Wriston, LLP Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, L.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP

Employment Law - Individuals Dean D. Choy, LLLC Hiatt & Hiatt Susan M. Ichinose The Law Offices of David F. Simons, LLC

Cades Schutte LLP Chun Yoshimoto LLP Watanabe Ing LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Ashford & Wriston, LLP Cades Schutte LLP Gelber Gelber & Ingersoll Klevansky Piper, LLP O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP Wagner, Choi & Verbrugge

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Carlsmith Ball LLP Kobayashi Sugita & Goda

Commercial Litigation

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Bays Lung Rose & Holma Burke, McPheeters, Bordner & Estes, L.C. Cades Schutte LLP Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, L.C. Edmunds Verga & Omonaka AAL, ALC Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Hiatt & Hiatt Kobayashi Sugita & Goda

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Employment Law Management

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Carlsmith Ball LLP Imanaka Asato LLLC LLLC Kobayashi Sugita & Goda Marr Jones & Wang, LLLP Susan M. Ichinose Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris, A.L.C.

Energy Law

Carlsmith Ball LLP Morihara Lau & Fong LLP

Environmental Law

Cades Schutte LLP Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Family Law

Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto, L.C. Kleintop, Luria & Medeiros LLP Mancini, Welch & Geiger LLP

Financial Services Regulation Law Cades Schutte LLP Chun Yoshimoto LLP

Government Relations Practice

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Health Care Law

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris, A.L.C.

Immigration Law

Hirota & Associates, LLLC Kobayashi Sugita & Goda Law Offices of Alan W. C. Ma

Insurance Law

Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura LLP Cades Schutte LLP Kawashima Lorusso, LLP Van Buren Campbell & Shimizu LLP

Labor Law - Management

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Kobayashi Sugita & Goda Marr Jones & Wang, LLLP Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris, A.L.C.

Labor Law - Union

Gill Zukeran & Sgan King Nakamura & Chun-Hoon

Land Use & Zoning Law

Carlsmith Ball LLP Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, L.C. Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants Bays Lung Rose & Holma Cades Schutte LLP

O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP Perkin & Faria, LLLC

Legal Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Bickerton Lee Dang & Sullivan, L.L.L.P. Meheula & Devens LLP Perkin & Faria, LLLC

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Litigation - Bankruptcy Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Cades Schutte LLP Klevansky Piper, LLP

Litigation - Construction

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Bays Lung Rose & Holma Cades Schutte LLP Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C. Tom Petrus & Miller LLLC

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Ashford & Wriston, LLP Bays Lung Rose & Holma Bickerton Lee Dang & Sullivan, L.L.L.P. Cades Schutte LLP Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, L.C. Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Hiatt & Hiatt Kobayashi Sugita & Goda McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP Meheula & Devens LLP O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Litigation - First Amendment Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Bickerton Lee Dang & Sullivan, L.L.L.P.

Litigation - Intellectual Property Godbey Griffiths, LLLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Hiatt & Hiatt King Nakamura & Chun-Hoon Marr Jones & Wang, LLLP Susan M. Ichinose Torkildson Katz Moore Hetherington & Harris, A.L.C.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Carlsmith Ball LLP Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, L.C. Imanaka Asato LLLC LLLC

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Litigation - Patent

Smolenski & Wooddell

Litigation - Real Estate

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Ashford & Wriston, LLP Bays Lung Rose & Holma Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP Gary G. Grimmer & Associates Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Litigation - Tax

Cades Schutte LLP Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Bays Lung Rose & Holma Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Galiher DeRobertis Ono, L.C.

Mediation

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Cades Schutte LLP Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell Crumpton & Hansen LLC Lou Chang, A.L.C. Park & Park

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura LLP Hiatt & Hiatt Roeca Luria Hiraoka, LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks Davis Levin Livingston

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C.

Natural Resources Law

Morihara Lau & Fong LLP

Patent Law

Godbey Griffiths, LLLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura LLP Burke, McPheeters, Bordner & Estes, L.C. Lyons, Brandt, Cook & Hiramatsu AAL, ALC McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP Robbins Meyer Rufo

Roeca Luria Hiraoka, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Bickerton Lee Dang & Sullivan, L.L.L.P. Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks Davis Levin Livingston Edmunds Verga & Omonaka AAL, ALC Krueger Wong Law Offices of Ian Mattoch Tam & Stanford

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura LLP

Public Finance Law

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Law Offices of Wesley Y. S. Chang

Real Estate Law

Ashford & Wriston, LLP Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP Case Lombardi & Pettit, L.C. Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman & Wong, LLLP Chun Yoshimoto LLP Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Imanaka Asato LLLC LLLC Mancini, Welch & Geiger LLP McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP Schlack Ito, LLLC Schneider Tanaka Radovich Andrew & Tanaka Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, L.C. Tom Quitiquit Chee Watts & Yamamoto, LLP

Tax Law

Cades Schutte LLP Chun Kerr Dodd Beaman & Wong, LLLP Gelber Gelber & Ingersoll Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Trademark Law

Cades Schutte LLP Smolenski & Wooddell

Trusts & Estates Law

Ashford & Wriston, LLP Cades Schutte LLP Carlsmith Ball LLP Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP Law Office of Randall M. L. Yee Loden & Conahan, LLLC Robert W. Hastings II, L.C. Taylor, Leong & Chee

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants King Nakamura & Chun-Hoon


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Idaho Idaho Appellate Practice

Gjording Fouser PLLC

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Holland & Hart LLP Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chartered

Commercial Litigation

Comstock & Bush Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC Elam & Burke, P.A. Farley Oberrecht Harwood & Burke, P.A. Greener Burke Shoemaker P.A. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Holland & Hart LLP Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chartered Stoel Rives LLP

Construction Law

Farley Oberrecht Harwood & Burke, P.A. Meuleman Mollerup LLP

Corporate Law

Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chartered Elam & Burke, P.A. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Stoel Rives LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar

Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Hancock PLLC Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett LLP Westberg, McCabe & Collins Chtd.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Nevin, Benjamin, McKay & Bartlett LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Chasan & Walton, LLC Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chartered The ERISA Law Group, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Givens Pursley LLP Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Stoel Rives LLP

Energy Law

Williams Bradbury, P.C.

Environmental Law Givens Pursley LLP Holland & Hart LLP Perkins Coie LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Family Law

Cosho Humphrey, LLP

Family Law Mediation Goss Gustavel Goss Uranga & Uranga

Health Care Law

Givens Pursley LLP Parsons Behle & Latimer PLC

Insurance Law

Anderson, Julian & Hull LLP Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chartered

Labor Law - Management

Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Perkins Coie LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law Givens Pursley LLP Spink Butler LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance

Greener Burke Shoemaker P.A. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy Cosho Humphrey, LLP Holland & Hart LLP

Litigation - Construction

Farley Oberrecht Harwood & Burke, P.A. Meuleman Mollerup LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Comstock & Bush Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC Elam & Burke, P.A. Farley Oberrecht Harwood & Burke, P.A. Greener Burke Shoemaker P.A. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Holland & Hart LLP Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes, PLLC Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chartered Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation - Environmental Holland & Hart LLP John Marshall Law PLLC Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Duke, Scanlan & Hall, PLLC Farley Oberrecht Harwood & Burke, P.A. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Parsons Behle & Latimer PLC Stoel Rives LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Givens Pursley LLP Williams Bradbury, P.C.

Litigation - Real Estate

Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes, PLLC Spink Butler LLP

Litigation - Tax

Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chartered

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group, LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Mediation

Goss Gustavel Goss James R. Gillespie, P.A.

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Powers Tolman, PLLC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Holland & Hart LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Tax Law

Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chartered Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD

Timber Law

Perkins Coie LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group, LLP Elam & Burke, P.A. Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chartered

Water Law

Givens Pursley LLP John Marshall Law PLLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Lynn M. Luker, P.A. Mossman Law Office Seiniger Law Offices

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Anderson, Julian & Hull LLP Elam & Burke, P.A.

Illinois Chicago

Natural Resources Law Givens Pursley LLP Perkins Coie LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Anderson, Julian & Hull LLP Elam & Burke, P.A. Farley Oberrecht Harwood & Burke, P.A. Gjording Fouser PLLC Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Comstock & Bush Hepworth, Janis & Brody, Chtd. Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey, Chartered

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Elam & Burke, P.A.

Real Estate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Givens Pursley LLP Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP Spink Butler LLP Stoel Rives LLP

Administrative / Regulatory Law Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.

Advertising Law

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Antitrust Law

Eimer Stahl LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Sidley Austin LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Appellate Practice

Baker & McKenzie LLP Hall Prangle and Schoonveld LLC Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Kevin M. Forde, Ltd. Law Office of Michael W. Rathsack Mayer Brown LLP Paul J. Bargiel Shefsky & Froelich Sidley Austin LLP SmithAmundsen LLC

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Arbitration

Baker & Hostetler LLP Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP John H. Morrison Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC Mayer Brown LLP Quarles & Brady LLP William R. Jentes Winston & Strawn LLP

Banking and Finance Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Goldberg Kohn Ltd. Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Goldberg Kohn Ltd. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day Kaye Scholer LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP Neal Wolf & Associates, LLC Perkins Coie LLP Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin LLC Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Biotechnology Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Mayer Brown LLP

Commercial Litigation

Baker & McKenzie LLP Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP Corboy & Demetrio Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. Foley & Lardner LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Grippo & Elden LLC Jenner & Block LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kevin M. Flynn & Associates Kevin M. Forde, Ltd. Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Locke Lord LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Perkins Coie LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Schopf & Weiss LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP The Coleman Law Firm Williams, Montgomery & John Ltd. Winston & Strawn LLP

Communications Law

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Mayer Brown LLP

Construction Law

Conway & Mrowiec Duane Morris LLP Harris & Winick LLP K&L Gates LLP Laurie & Brennan LLP Lyman & Nielsen, LLC Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Perkins Coie LLP Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, LTD. Schiff Hardin LLP Stein Ray LLP

Corporate Governance Law

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Corporate Law

Insolvency and Debt Restructuring ◦ Business Bankruptcy ◦ Commercial Litigation

Baker & McKenzie LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SNR Denton LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Genson & Gillespie Law Offices of Cynthia Giacchetti Monico & Spevack

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

CHICAGO | SAN FRANCISCO www.nealwolfandassociates.com 312.228.4990

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Cotsirilos, Tighe, Streicker, Poulos & Campbell, LTD. Genson & Gillespie Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Martin, Brown, Sullivan, Roadman & Hartnett, Ltd. Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Sidley Austin LLP Stetler, Duffy & Rotert, LTD. Winston & Strawn LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation

Cotsirilos, Tighe, Streicker, Poulos & Campbell, LTD. Genson & Gillespie Jenner & Block LLP Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Martin, Brown, Sullivan, Roadman & Hartnett, Ltd. Mayer Brown LLP Monico & Spevack Sidley Austin LLP Stetler, Duffy & Rotert, LTD. Winston & Strawn LLP

Derivatives and Futures Law

Foley & Lardner LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Neal & Leroy, LLC Righeimer Martin & Cinquino, P.C. Ryan & Ryan

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Baker & McKenzie LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP McGuireWoods LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Employment Law - Individuals

Abrahamson Vorachek & Levinson Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, Ltd. Law Office of Lori D. Ecker Penny Nathan Kahan & Associates, LTD. Robinson, Curley & Clayton, P.C. Winston & Strawn LLP

Employment Law Management

Clark Baird Smith LLP Ford & Harrison LLP Franczek Radelet P.C. Jackson Lewis LLP Jones Day


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Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd. Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Schiff Hardin LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP Vedder Price P.C. Winston & Strawn LLP

Energy Law

Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television

Freeborn & Peters LLP Holland & Knight, LLP K&L Gates LLP Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC

Entertainment Law - Music

Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Environmental Law

Baker & McKenzie LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Jenner & Block LLP Mayer Brown LLP Nijman Franzetti LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Equipment Finance Law Duane Morris LLP Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP Vedder Price P.C.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law William M. Freivogel

Family Law

Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP Davis Friedman Gitlin, Busche & Stetler Jenner & Block LLP Katz & Stefani, LLC Paul J. Bargiel Rinella and Rinella, LTD. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP The Gitlin Law Firm, P.C.

Financial Services Regulation Law

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Chapman and Cutler LLP Schiff Hardin LLP

Franchise Law

Cheng Cohen LLC DLA Piper LLP Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Mayer Brown LLP Schiff Hardin LLP

Gaming Law

Shefsky & Froelich Ungaretti & Harris LLP Vedder Price P.C.

Government Relations Practice Holland & Knight, LLP Jones Day Mayer Brown LLP Perkins Coie LLP Roger J. Kiley

Health Care Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sidley Austin LLP

SNR Denton LLP The Health Law Consultancy Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Immigration Law

Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP Tapia-Ruano & Gunn P.C. Zulkie Partners LLC

Information Technology Law Baker & McKenzie LLP Gallitano & O’Connor LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Insurance Law

Bates Carey Nicolaides LLP Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP DLA Piper LLP Locke Lord LLP Mayer Brown LLP Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Reed Smith LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Building relationships with builders. Experienced and cost-effective. Conway & Mrowiec concentrates its practice solely in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. Having concluded claims on over one thousand different private and public projects, in mediation, arbitration, litigation and bankruptcies, Conway & Mrowiec has represented construction contractors, engineerprocure-construct contractors, construction managers, design/builders, trade contractors, owners, architects and lenders. The firm has drafted and negotiated hundreds of contracts on private construction projects involving billions of dollars of work. Whether your project involves commercial building, industrial, mixed used or infrastructure, Conway & Mrowiec has repeatedly confronted the issues of: Changes n Design Deficiencies n Maladministration n Delay & Acceleration n Reduced Labor Productivity n Differing Site Conditions n Defective Work n“Cost Plus GMP”Accounting n Termination & Debarment n Public Procurement Protests & Claims n Insurance Coverage n Mechanics Lien & Bond Claims. That extensive experience, combined with a fair fee structure, translates to cost effectiveness for the client.

Timothy R. Conway | John S. Mrowiec | Edward B. Keidan 20 South Clark Street, Suite 1000 | Chicago, Illinois 60603 | 312.658.1100 | 312.658.1201 fax www.cmcontractors.com

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International Arbitration Commercial Baker & McKenzie LLP Jenner & Block LLP William R. Jentes

International Arbitration Governmental Jenner & Block LLP

International Trade and Finance Law Baker & McKenzie LLP

Labor Law - Management

Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C. Ford & Harrison LLP Franczek Radelet P.C. Jones Day Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd. Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Schiff Hardin LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Vedder Price P.C. Winston & Strawn LLP

Labor Law - Union

Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, Ltd.

Cornfield & Feldman Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck PC

Land Use & Zoning Law DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Holland & Knight, LLP K&L Gates LLP Mayer Brown LLP Shefsky & Froelich

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth LLC Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP

Legal Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. Spellmire Law Firm LLC

Litigation - Antitrust

Baker & McKenzie LLP Eimer Stahl LLP Grippo & Elden LLC Jenner & Block LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Sidley Austin LLP Sperling & Slater Winston & Strawn LLP

Figliulo & Silverman is an established, well-respected business litigation firm in Chicago. Our 15-lawyer firm was recognized by The National Law Journal and ALM’s VerdictSearch for winning two of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation during 2009, including a $41.7 million jury verdict against BP Amoco Chemical Co. Jim Figliulo’s numerous accomplishments include being acknowledged by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for “bet-the-company” litigation, commercial litigation and legal malpractice law. Pete Silverman likewise has the distinction of being one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of commercial litigation. Mike Desmond, who is also a CPA, serves on the private panel of bankruptcy trustees maintained by the United States Trustee for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. Figliulo & Silverman has the resources, the experience and depth of talent to effectively represent clients in substantial, complex cases. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

10 South LaSalle St., Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60603 312-251-4600 www.fslegal.com

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Litigation - Banking & Finance

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - First Amendment

Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. Sidley Austin LLP

DLA Piper LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Jenner & Block LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Proskauer Rose LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Vedder Price P.C.

Litigation - Construction Conway & Mrowiec DLA Piper LLP Duane Morris LLP Harris & Winick LLP Ice Miller LLP Jenner & Block LLP Laurie & Brennan LLP Sabo & Zahn Schiff Hardin LLP Stein Ray LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Baker & McKenzie LLP Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP Corboy & Demetrio Figliulo & Silverman, P.C. Foley & Lardner LLP Greenberg Traurig LLP Grippo & Elden LLC Holland & Knight, LLP Jenner & Block LLP Kaye Scholer LLP Kevin M. Flynn & Associates Kevin M. Forde, Ltd. Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Neal & Leroy, LLC Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Perkins Coie LLP Richard J. Prendergast, LTD. Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SNR Denton LLP The Coleman Law Firm Williams, Montgomery & John Ltd. Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Environmental Barnes & Thornburg LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Nijman Franzetti LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott LLP Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. McDermott Will & Emery LLP McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, Ltd. Ford & Harrison LLP Franczek Radelet P.C. Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd. Law Office of Lori D. Ecker Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Quarles & Brady LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Daley & George, Ltd.

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Litigation - Municipal

Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue

Litigation - Patent

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Jenner & Block LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. McDermott Will & Emery LLP McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Niro, Haller & Niro, Ltd. Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Litigation - Real Estate Foley & Lardner LLP Jenner & Block LLP


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Krasnow Saunders Cornblath Kaplan & Beninati LLP Schiff Hardin LLP SNR Denton LLP

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Jenner & Block LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Litigation - Securities

Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Litigation - Tax

Baker & McKenzie LLP Foley & Lardner LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Foley & Lardner LLP Mayer Brown LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Gray MassRopes Tort&Litigation / Class Sidley- Defendants Austin Actions Stettinius LSPTaft Group LLC & Hollister Venable Will & Emery LLP McDermott Vorys, Sater,LLP Seymour and Pease Schiff Hardin Weil,Austin Gotshal Sidley LLP& Manges Willkie Arps, Farr &Slate, Gallagher Skadden, Meagher & Winston Flom LLP & Strawn Winston & Strawn LLP

Transportation Law

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Actions - Plaintiffs

Caldwell & Berkowitz Cooney and Conway Greenberg Traurig Media & First Amendment Law Hogan Lovells US Sidley Austin LLP Mayer Brown SNRReminger Denton LLP Mediation Roetzel & Andress Baker & Hostetler Sidley Austin LLP John H. Morrison Slover & Loftus Mayer Brown LLP Steptoe & Johnson Thompson Ulmer & BerneHine LLP William R. Jentes

TrustsMalpractice & Estates Law Medical Law Defendants Alston + Bird

Cassiday ArnoldSchade & PorterLLP Pretzel Stouffer Chartered Bryan& Cave Williams, Montgomery Debevoise & Plimpton& John Ltd. Winston & Strawn Holland & KnightLLP KattenMalpractice Muchin Rosenman Medical Law Kirkland & Ellis Plaintiffs Locke&Lord Corboy Demetrio Mayer Brown McDermott Will & Emery McGuireWoods Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Paul Hastings LLP Sidley Austin LLP Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Municipal Law

Roger J. Kiley Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue

Mutual Funds Law K&L Gates LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law Foley & Lardner LLP Quarles & Brady LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Patent Law

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. Mayer Brown LLP McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. McDermott Will & Emery LLP McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & BerghoffLewis LLP & Bockius Morgan, Perkins Coie LLP Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Steptoe & Johnson LLP PillsburyInjury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Personal Litigation Proskauer Rose Defendants Ropes &&Gray Johnson Bell, Ltd. Schulte Roth & Zabel Schuyler, Roche & Crisham PC Sidley Austin Williams, Montgomery & John Ltd. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Personal Flom Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Sullivan & Cromwell Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan L.L.C.Gotshal & Manges Weil, Clifford Offices White &Law Case Corboy & Demetrio WilmerHale Hofeld and Schaffner Pavalon & Gifford Venture Capital Law Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. Baker Botts Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC Cooley Private Equity Law DLA Piper Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Fulbright & Jaworski Kirkland & Ellis LLP Goodwin Procter Sidley Austin Dettmer LLP Gunderson Stough Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian Flom LLP Miller Schwartz and Honigman CohnFunds / Hedge Funds Private Kirkland & Ellis Law LathamBiddle & Watkins Drinker & Reath LLP Morgan, LewisRosenman & Bockius LLP Katten Muchin Morrison& &Ellis Foerster Kirkland LLP PepperBrown Hamilton Mayer LLP Perkins Coie LLP Ropes & Gray Proskauer Rose Vinson & Elkins WilmerHale Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Sidley Austin LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Schuyler, Roche & Crisham PC Sidley Austin LLP The Gloor Law Group LLC

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants Dykema Gossett, PLLC Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP O’Hagan Attorneys at Law

Project Finance Law

Baker & McKenzie LLP Mayer Brown LLP

Public Finance Law

Greenberg Traurig LLP Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Mayer Brown LLP Perkins Coie LLP Schiff Hardin LLP SNR Denton LLP Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Real Estate Law

Jones Day K&L Gates LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Mayer Brown LLP Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Perkins Coie LLP Pircher, Nichols & Meeks Quarles & Brady LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Shefsky & Froelich Sidley Austin LLP SNR Denton LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Jones Day Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP Winston & Strawn LLP

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Securities Regulation DLA Piper LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Dykema Gossett, PLLC Kirkland & Ellis LLP FIRST-TIER NATIONAL RANKINGS BY PRACTICE AREA Goldberg Kohn Ltd. Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC Holland & Knight, LLP

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Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP Sidley Austin LLP

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP SNR Denton LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Sports Law

Mayer Brown LLP

Tax Law

Baker & McKenzie LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Latham & Watkins LLP Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Technology Law

Baker & McKenzie LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Mayer Brown LLP SNR Denton LLP

Trademark Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Cook Alex Ltd. DLA Piper LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP

Harrison & Held, LLP Holland & Knight, LLP Horwood, Marcus & Berk Chartered Kirkland & Ellis LLP Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Levin Schreder & Carey Ltd. Mayer Brown LLP McDermott Will & Emery LLP Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Presbrey & Associates, P.C. R. Ross Tyrrell

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Garofalo, Schreiber, Hart & Storm Chartered Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich, LLP Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C. Picha, Salisbury & McCumber, LLC Presbrey & Associates, P.C. Wiedner & McAuliffe, Ltd.

Springfield-IL Appellate Practice

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen PC

Commercial Litigation

Venture Capital Law

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen PC

McDermott Will & Emery LLP Perkins Coie LLP Sidley Austin LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Corti, Aleksy & Castaneda Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C. Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck PC Law Offices of Arnold G. Rubin, Ltd.

Metnick, Cherry, Frazier & Sabin, L.L.P.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Metnick, Cherry, Frazier & Sabin, L.L.P.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Katz, Huntoon & Fieweger, PC

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Mohan, Alewet, Prillaman & Adami

Trusts & Estates Law

Jerold I. Horn The Peithmann Law Office

St. Louis-MO Antitrust Law

Thompson Coburn LLP

Appellate Practice

Brown & James, P.C. Kionka Law Thompson Coburn LLP

Banking and Finance Law Armstrong Teasdale LLP Polsinelli Shughart PC Thompson Coburn LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Biotechnology Law

Polsinelli Shughart PC

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Commercial Litigation

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Construction Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP

Copyright Law

Thompson Coburn LLP

Corporate Compliance Law Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Corporate Governance Law Thompson Coburn LLP

Corporate Law

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Polsinelli Shughart PC Thompson Coburn LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Armstrong Teasdale LLP HeplerBroom LLC Thompson Coburn LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Armstrong Teasdale LLP HeplerBroom LLC Thompson Coburn LLP

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Information Technology Law Thompson Coburn LLP

Insurance Law

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Labor Law - Management Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants Brown & James, P.C.

Litigation - Antitrust

Armstrong Teasdale LLP HeplerBroom LLC

Litigation - Bankruptcy Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Litigation - Construction

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Armstrong Teasdale LLP HeplerBroom LLC Thompson Coburn LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Brown & James, P.C. Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Williams Venker & Sanders LLC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law Thompson Coburn LLP

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Brown & James, P.C. HeplerBroom LLC Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP Williams Venker & Sanders LLC

Product Liability Litigation Defendants

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP Williams Venker & Sanders LLC

Litigation - Environmental

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation - ERISA

Public Finance Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP

Employment Law Management

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Littler Mendelson P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP

Energy Law

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Environmental Law

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Equipment Finance Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP

Financial Services Regulation Law Polsinelli Shughart PC Thompson Coburn LLP

Franchise Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Health Care Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Polsinelli Shughart PC Thompson Coburn LLP

Immigration Law

Thompson Coburn LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Litigation - Municipal Polsinelli Shughart PC

Litigation - Patent

Thompson Coburn LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Litigation - Tax

Thompson Coburn LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Polsinelli Shughart PC Thompson Coburn LLP

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Armstrong Teasdale LLP HeplerBroom LLC Thompson Coburn LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Indiana Chicago-IL Appellate Practice

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Commercial Litigation Smith & DeBonis, LLC

Patent Law

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

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Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Railroad Law

Boyle Brasher LLC Thompson Coburn LLP

Real Estate Law

Armstrong Teasdale LLP Thompson Coburn LLP

Securities / Capital Markets Law Thompson Coburn LLP

Securities Regulation

Thompson Coburn LLP

Tax Law

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Thompson Coburn LLP

Family Law

Levy & Dubovich

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Smith & DeBonis, LLC

Litigation - Municipal Eichhorn & Eichhorn

Evansville DUI/DWI Defense

Dennis L. Brinkmeyer

Employment Law Management

Kightlinger & Gray, LLP

Mediation

Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Diane L. Bender Emison, Doolittle, Kolb & Roellgen

Fort Wayne Arbitration

Bloom Gates & Whiteleather, LLP Haller & Colvin, P.C.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Barrett & McNagny LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Rothberg, Logan & Warsco LLP

Commercial Litigation

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Carson Boxberger LLP Eilbacher Fletcher

Trademark Law

Construction Law

Trusts & Estates Law

Corporate Law

Thompson Coburn LLP Polsinelli Shughart PC Thompson Coburn LLP

Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP Barrett & McNagny LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Venture Capital Law

Elder Law

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thompson Coburn LLP

Glass & Korein, LLC

Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLP Barrett & McNagny LLP

Employment Law Management

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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FORT WAYNE • INDIANAPOLIS

Family Law

Hampshire & Associates Hayes and Hayes

Family Law Mediation

Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP Tourkow, Crell, Rosenblatt & Johnston

Insurance Law

Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP

Labor Law - Management Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Land Use & Zoning Law Beckman Lawson LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Rothberg, Logan & Warsco LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Barnes & Thornburg LLP Carson Boxberger LLP Eilbacher Fletcher

Litigation - Intellectual Property Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Litigation - Patent

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Mediation

Bloom Gates & Whiteleather, LLP Sigler Law L.L.C.

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Sweeney Law Firm Tourkow, Crell, Rosenblatt & Johnston

Patent Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Carson Boxberger LLP Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Haller & Colvin, P.C. Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, LLP

Real Estate Law

Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Tax Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Barrett & McNagny LLP

Trademark Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Bewley & Koday, LLP Gordon & Associates PC

Indianapolis Administrative / Regulatory Law Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC

Antitrust Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Appellate Practice

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC

Arbitration

Bunger & Robertson Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C. Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP Ice Miller LLP Lewis Wagner LLP The Mediation Group LLC Van Winkle - Baten Dispute Resolution

Banking and Finance Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Kroger, Gardis & Regas LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Rubin & Levin, P.C. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Biotechnology Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Commercial Litigation

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP DeLaney & DeLaney LLC Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Ice Miller LLP Lee B. McTurnan Price, Waicukauski & Riley, LLC Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Communications Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Hackman Hulett & Cracraft, LLP Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson LLP

Construction Law

Frost Brown Todd LLC Harrison & Moberly, LLP Ice Miller LLP

Copyright Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry, LLP

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Corporate Governance Law Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Corporate Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Jeffrey A. Lockwood, P.C. Smock & Etling Voyles Zahn & Paul, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Pence Hensel LLC Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Voyles Zahn & Paul, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Krieg DeVault Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Voyles Zahn & Paul, P.A.

Education Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Lewis & Kappes P.C.

Elder Law

Fechtman Law Office Indiana Legal Services Severns & Stinson

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Ice Miller LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP

Employment Law - Individuals Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth & Towe LLP Macey Swanson & Allman

Employment Law Management

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Energy Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Hackman Hulett & Cracraft, LLP

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television Salyers & Eiteljorg, P.C.

Environmental Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Hatchett & Hauck LLP Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP Spalding & Hilmes, PC Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Family Law

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP Cross, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Mallor Grodner LLP Pennamped & Associates

Financial Services Regulation Law Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Krieg DeVault

Gaming Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Ice Miller LLP

Government Relations Practice Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Health Care Law

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. Ice Miller LLP Krieg DeVault

Immigration Law

Ice Miller LLP Lewis & Kappes P.C.

Information Technology Law Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Insurance Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Lewis Wagner LLP

Labor Law - Management

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Ice Miller LLP

Legal Malpractice Law Defendants

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Pence Hensel LLC

Litigation - Antitrust

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP

Litigation - Banking & Finance Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC


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Kroger, Gardis & Regas LLP Price, Waicukauski & Riley, LLC

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Rubin & Levin, P.C. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Litigation - Construction Barnes & Thornburg LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Ice Miller LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP DeLaney & DeLaney LLC Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Ice Miller LLP Lee B. McTurnan Price, Waicukauski & Riley, LLC Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Litigation - ERISA

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Hoover Hull LLP Ice Miller LLP

Litigation - First Amendment

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Ice Miller LLP Littler Mendelson P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Litigation - Municipal

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Ice Miller LLP

Litigation - Patent

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Ice Miller LLP Mitchell Hurst Dick & McNelis LLC

Litigation - Securities

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Litigation - Tax

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Cremer & Cremer Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Krieg DeVault

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Barnes & Thornburg LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC

Media & First Amendment Law Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Mediation

Bunger & Robertson Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C. Cohen, Garelick & Glazier Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP The Mediation Group LLC Van Winkle - Baten Dispute Resolution

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Krieg DeVault Lewis Wagner LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C. Hovde Dassow & Deets LLC

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Municipal Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Ice Miller LLP

Non-Profit/Charities Law Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP

Patent Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP Lewis Wagner LLP Stuart & Branigin LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Ball Eggleston PC Boren Oliver & Coffey Christopher & Taylor Cline Farrell Christie & Lee, P.C. Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin Gray, Robinson, Ryan & Fox Hovde Dassow & Deets LLC McDonald Law Firm, P.C. Mitchell Hurst Dick & McNelis LLC Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson LLP The Cross Law Firm Theodore F. Smith, Jr. Vaughan and Vaughan Williams Law Firm Wilson Kehoe Winingham LLC

Private Equity Law

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Krieg DeVault

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Barnes & Thornburg LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Ice Miller LLP Lewis Wagner LLP

Securitization and Structured Finance Law Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Krieg DeVault

Sports Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Law Offices of Gerald L. Cowan Salyers & Eiteljorg, P.C.

Tax Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Technology Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Trademark Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP Barnes & Thornburg LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Frost Brown Todd LLC Ice Miller LLP Krieg DeVault

Venture Capital Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Water Law

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

Professional Malpractice Law Defendants

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers

Hovde Dassow & Deets LLC Wilson Kehoe Winingham LLC

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Bowman & Bowman

Professional Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Bowman & Bowman Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Project Finance Law Krieg DeVault

Public Finance Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP

Real Estate Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Bose McKinney & Evans LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Ice Miller LLP Wallack Somers & Haas, P.C. Wooden & McLaughlin LLP

Securities Regulation

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Due Doyle Fanning, LLP Macey Swanson & Allman

Due Doyle Fanning, LLP Dugan, Voland & Meagher, LLP Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP

South Bend Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Thorne Grodnik LLP

Commercial Litigation

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans LLP Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

Corporate Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Urda Professional Corporation

Employment Law Management

Barnes & Thornburg LLP LaDue Curran & Kuehn

Family Law

Burke Costanza and Carberry LLP Sachs & Hess, P.C.

Government Relations Practice Zappia Zappia & Stipp

Health Care Law Krieg DeVault

Insurance Law

Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP

Labor Law - Management Barnes & Thornburg LLP LaDue Curran & Kuehn

Litigation - Bankruptcy Thorne Grodnik LLP

Litigation - Construction Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Barnes & Thornburg LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans LLP Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP

Litigation - Environmental

Krieg DeVault Litigation - Labor & Employment Barnes & Thornburg LLP Boveri Murphy Rice, LLP Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Mediation

Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Schafer and Schafer

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans LLP Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Nickle & Piasecki Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Barnes & Thornburg LLP Public Finance Law Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants

George C. Patrick & Associates PC

Iowa Cedar Rapids

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Bradley & Riley PC Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Litigation - Intellectual Property Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Commercial Litigation

Bradley & Riley PC Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Corporate Law

Bradley & Riley PC Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Employment Law Management

Bradley & Riley PC Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Family Law

Bray & Klockau, P.L.C. Hayek, Brown, Moreland & Smith LLP

Financial Services Regulation Law Bradley & Riley PC

Labor Law - Management

Bradley & Riley PC Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Land Use & Zoning Law

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Litigation - Construction

Bradley & Riley PC Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Gonderman Legal Corporation, P.C.

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Commercial Litigation Lane & Waterman LLP

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Gene H. Snapp, Jr.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Lane & Waterman LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Medical Malpractice Law Bradley & Riley PC Defendants

Appellate Practice

Elderkin & Pirnie, P.L.C. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Davenport

Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Municipal Law

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C.

Betty, Neuman & McMahon, P.L.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Betty, Neuman & McMahon, P.L.C.

Real Estate Law

Lane & Waterman LLP

Des Moines Administrative / Regulatory Law Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.

Appellate Practice

Belin McCormick, P.C. Hansen, McClintock & Riley

Patent Law

Arbitration

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Banking and Finance Law

Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Elderkin & Pirnie, P.L.C. Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Elderkin & Pirnie, P.L.C. Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC

Real Estate Law

Bradley & Riley PC Hayek, Brown, Moreland & Smith LLP Holland & Anderson, LLP Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Securities / Capital Markets Law Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Tax Law

Bloethe, Elwood & Buchanan O’Connor & Thomas, P.C. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Trusts & Estates Law

Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Paul McAndrew Law Firm Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C. Wertz & Dake, P.C.

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Belin McCormick, P.C. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Belin McCormick, P.C. Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Whitfield & Eddy P.L.C.

Commercial Litigation

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Belin McCormick, P.C. Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. CritelliLaw Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Dorsey & Whitney LLP Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C. Gunderson, Sharp & Walke, LLP Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Weinhardt & Logan

Communications Law

Belin McCormick, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.

Construction Law

Whitfield & Eddy P.L.C.


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Copyright Law

Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C.

Corporate Law

Belin McCormick, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Parrish Kruidenier Dunn Boles Gribble Parrish Gentry & Fisher, LLP

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Parrish Kruidenier Dunn Boles Gribble Parrish Gentry & Fisher, LLP Weinhardt & Logan

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Grefe & Sidney, P.L.C. Parrish Kruidenier Dunn Boles Gribble Parrish Gentry & Fisher, LLP

Elder Law

Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Law Office of Thomas T. Tarbox Wilson Deege Dollar Despotovich & Riemenschneider

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz & Levis, P.C. Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose & Van Dike LLP Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Family Law

Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz & Levis, P.C. Harrison & Dietz-Kilen PLC James M. Meade Laden & Pearson P.C.

Financial Services Regulation Law Belin McCormick, P.C. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Government Relations Practice

Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Health Care Law

Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Dorsey & Whitney LLP Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Immigration Law

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Insurance Law

Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Labor Law - Management

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Belin McCormick, P.C. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose & Van Dike LLP

Litigation - Antitrust Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C. Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Fairgrave, P.C.

Employment Law - Individuals

Babich, Goldman, Cashatt & Renzo, P.C. Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.

Employment Law Management

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Energy Law

Belin McCormick, P.C. Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C.

Environmental Law

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Belin McCormick, P.C.

Litigation - Banking & Finance Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Belin McCormick, P.C.

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Litigation - Construction

Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. CritelliLaw Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Duncan, Green, Brown & Langeness, P.C. Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C. Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose & Van Dike LLP Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Turner Law Offices Weinhardt & Logan

Litigation - Environmental Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Sullivan & Ward, P.C.

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Tax

Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Litigation - Trusts & Estates Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Wilson Deege Dollar Despotovich & Riemenschneider

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C.

Medical Malpractice Law Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C. Plaintiffs James Law Firm McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC Litigation - Labor & Employment LaMarca & Landry, P.C. Belin McCormick, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.

Litigation - Patent

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC Sturm & Fix LLP

Litigation - Real Estate

Belin McCormick, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose & Van Dike LLP

Mergers & Acquisitions Law Belin McCormick, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Non-Profit/Charities Law

Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Patent Law

Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C. McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC

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Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C. Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

CritelliLaw James Law Firm LaMarca & Landry, P.C. Roxanne Conlin & Associates, P.C.

Product Liability Litigation Defendants Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.

Public Finance Law

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Real Estate Law

Belin McCormick, P.C. Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose & Van Dike LLP Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Tax Law

Trademark Law

Omaha-NE

Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C. Bankruptcy and Creditor Sturm & Fix LLP Debtor Rights / Insolvency and

Trusts & Estates Law

Reorganization Law

Telpner, Peterson, Smith, Ruesch, Belin McCormick, P.C. Thomas & Simpson, LLP Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Litigation - Bankruptcy Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Telpner, Peterson, Smith, Ruesch, Baskerville & Schoenebaum, P.L.C. Thomas & Simpson, LLP Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Sioux City Duncan, Green, Brown & Langeness, P.C. Corporate Law Nyemaster Goode, P.C. Berenstein, Moore, Heffernan, Moeller & Johnson LLP Workers’ Compensation Law -

Claimants

Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. Neifert, Byrne & Ozga, P.C. Schott Mauss & Associates, P.C.

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. Hopkins & Huebner, P.C.

Belin McCormick, P.C. Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C. Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

ARE AS OF PRACTICE Corporate and Commercial Litigation Labor and Employment Infrastructure and Regulation Taxation, Trusts and Estates Intellectual Property Real Estate

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Real Estate Law

Berenstein, Moore, Heffernan, Moeller & Johnson LLP

Tax Law

Reimer, Lohman & Reitz

Trusts & Estates Law

Berenstein, Moore, Heffernan, Moeller & Johnson LLP Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin, L.L.P.

Waterloo Corporate Law

Redfern, Mason, Larsen & Moore, P.L.C. Swisher & Cohrt, P.L.C.

Family Law

Miller, Pearson, Gloe, Burns, Beatty & Cowie, P.L.C.

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman, P.L.C. Fitzgibbons Law Firm

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs Fitzgibbons Law Firm

Real Estate Law

Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C. Heiny, McManigal, Duffy, Stambaugh & Anderson, P.L.C.

Tax Law

Buchanan, Bibler, Gabor & Meis

Trusts & Estates Law

C. Kevin McCrindle Pappajohn, Shriver, Eide & Nielsen P.C. Redfern, Mason, Larsen & Moore, P.L.C.


WATERLOO • KANSAS CITY-KS • TOPEKA | IOWA - KANSAS

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C.

Kansas Kansas City-KS Administrative / Regulatory Law Law Offices of Roger D. Stanton McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.

Antitrust Law

Thomas H. Brill

Appellate Practice

Foulston Siefkin LLP Terry Karnaze

Arbitration

Sanders Warren & Russell LLP

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Grimes & Rebein, LLC Lentz Clark Deines P.A. Payne & Jones Chartered Stevens & Brand, L.L.P.

Civil Rights Law

Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P.

Commercial Litigation

Foulston Siefkin LLP Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace and Bauer, L.L.P. Norris & Keplinger, LLC Polsinelli Shughart PC

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Foth & Orrick, L.L.P.

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP Utz & Miller LLC

Employment Law Management

Colantuono Bjerg Guinn, LLC Foulston Siefkin LLP Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Energy Law

Polsinelli Shughart PC Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered

Family Law

Hubbard, Ruzicka, Kreamer & Kincaid, L.C. Manson Karbank Burke, APC Short, Borth & Thilges, LLC

Health Care Law

Lathrop & Gage LLP Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Labor Law - Management

Foulston Siefkin LLP McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.

Land Use & Zoning Law Lathrop & Gage LLP

Litigation - Antitrust Foulston Siefkin LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy Berman & Rabin, P.A. Lentz Clark Deines P.A.

Litigation - Construction

Copyright Law

Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P. Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Corporate Law

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Erickson Kernell Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC Foulston Siefkin LLP Lathrop & Gage LLP

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Bath & Edmonds, P.A. Cornwell Erickson Travis Breer & Scherff Lake Law Firm

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Bath & Edmonds, P.A.

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Bath & Edmonds, P.A.

DUI/DWI Defense

Erker Law Firm, P.A.

Education Law

Gates, Shields & Ferguson, P.A. McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.

Foth & Orrick, L.L.P. Foulston Siefkin LLP Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace and Bauer, L.L.P. Norris & Keplinger, LLC Polsinelli Shughart PC Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Litigation - Intellectual Property Hovey Williams LLP Lathrop & Gage LLP

Litigation - Patent

Hovey Williams LLP

Litigation - Real Estate Foulston Siefkin LLP Lathrop & Gage LLP

Litigation - Securities

Foulston Siefkin LLP Law Offices of Roger D. Stanton

Litigation - Trusts & Estates Barber Emerson, L.C. Lathrop & Gage LLP

Mediation

McCamish Law Sanders Warren & Russell LLP

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants Polsinelli Shughart PC

Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Goza & Honnold, L.L.C. Vasos Law Offices

Patent Law

Erickson Kernell Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC Hovey Williams LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P. Norris & Keplinger, LLC Polsinelli Shughart PC Sanders Warren & Russell LLP

Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs

Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny Cloon Law Firm Goza & Honnold, L.L.C. Sexton & Shelor Vasos Law Offices

Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs

Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny Vasos Law Offices

Real Estate Law

Barber Emerson, L.C. Lathrop & Gage LLP Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Tax Law Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P. Foulston Siefkin LLP Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Polsinelli Shughart PC

Litigation - Municipal

Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P. McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.

Lathrop & Gage LLP Martin B. Dickinson, Jr. Payne & Jones Chartered

Trademark Law

Erickson Kernell Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC Lathrop & Gage LLP

Trusts & Estates Law

Barber Emerson, L.C. Kirkland Woods & Martinsen, P.C. Lathrop & Gage LLP

Martin B. Dickinson, Jr. Polsinelli Shughart PC Stevens & Brand, L.L.P.

Workers’ Compensation Law Claimants Jordan & Chappell Law Office of Michael R. Wallace Law Offices of James E. Martin, Chartered

Workers’ Compensation Law Employers McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A. Rex W. Henoch The Dorothy Law Firm LLC Tomasic & Rehorn

Topeka Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Cosgrove, Webb & Oman Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P.

Commercial Litigation

Frieden, Unrein & Forbes, LLP Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer LLP

Corporate Law

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer LLP Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd.

Criminal Defense: Non-WhiteCollar Bennett & Hendrix Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations Bennett & Hendrix John J. Ambrosio Chartered

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation Bennett & Hendrix John J. Ambrosio Chartered Pedro Luis Irigonegaray

DUI/DWI Defense

Douglas E. Wells Huser Law Offices, P.A.

Employment Law Management

Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P. Parker & Hay, LLP Weathers, Riley & Sheppeard, LLP

Government Relations Practice Jonathan P. Small Polsinelli Shughart PC

Health Care Law

Foulston Siefkin LLP

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Labor Law - Management

Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer LLP Parker & Hay, LLP

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Cosgrove, Webb & Oman Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P.

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation Frieden, Unrein & Forbes, LLP Hamilton, Laughlin, Barker, Johnson & Watson Henson, Hutton, Mudrick & Gragson, LLP

Litigation - Labor & Employment Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith, L.L.P. Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer LLP

Arbitration

Thomas J. Berscheidt

Banking and Finance Law Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Foulston Siefkin LLP Redmond & Nazar, L.L.P. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Commercial Litigation

Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C. Foulston Siefkin LLP Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P. Rebein Bangerter Rebien, P.A. Sherwood, Harper, Dakan, Unruh & Pratt, LC Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC

Medical Malpractice Law Defendants

Construction Law

Personal Injury Litigation Defendants

Copyright Law