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Leadership Rankings Received for Several Attorneys and Practice Areas

ANCHORAGE, JULY 12, 2011 – In its ninth annual survey of the U.S. legal market, the prestigious legal directory Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011) has recognized three of Davis Wright Tremaine’s practice areas and six attorneys as leaders in the Alaska legal market.

Davis Wright achieved the highest “band one” rankings in Alaska as a top firm in Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate.

Six partners from the firm’s Anchorage office were recognized as top lawyers in their respective practice areas. They are:

  • Jon Dawson (Corporate/M&A and Real Estate)
  • James Juliussen (Labor & Employment)
  • Barbara Simpson Kraft (Corporate/M&A and Real Estate)
  • David Oesting (General Commercial Litigation)
  • Joseph Reece (Corporate/M&A and Real Estate)
  • Robert Stewart (Labor & Employment)

Published by Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA selects law firms and individuals based on research gathered through extensive in-depth interviews with in-house counsel, industry experts and leading private practice attorneys across the nation. For more information on Chambers USA listings, please visit

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