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AUGUST 3, 2017 – In its latest guide to the U.S. legal market, Chambers USA has recognized Davis Wright Tremaine for industry-leading excellence in multiple practice areas across all eight of the firm’s U.S. offices.

Chambers rankings are based on research gathered through extensive in-depth interviews with in-house counsel, industry experts, and distinguished private practice attorneys. Lawyers and practice teams are assessed for “technical ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.”

Chambers awarded Davis Wright Tremaine its top ranking—Band 1—in 14 practice areas/regions:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)
  • Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
  • Corporate/M&A (Alaska)
  • Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (California)
  • Immigration (Washington)
  • Intellectual Property (Washington)
  • Labor & Employment (Alaska & Washington)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)
  • Media & Entertainment (California, New York, Washington, D.C.)
  • Real Estate (Alaska & Washington)

Davis Wright Tremaine was the only firm in the country to be ranked as a Media & Entertainment leader in all three of the country’s top media centers (California, New York, and Washington, D.C.).

Chambers also recognized more than 100 individual Davis Wright Tremaine attorneys as leading practitioners. Below is the full list of lawyers ranked by Chambers, along with the practice area and geographic region in which they were recognized. Those ranked Band 1 are noted.

Special symbols also denote the following Chambers designations: * “recognised practitioner”; † “up and coming”; ‡ “associate to watch”.

Advertising - Nationwide
Robert Driscoll*
Nancy J. Felsten (Band 1)
Marc Roth

Antitrust - California
Allison A. Davis

Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Washington
Hugh McCullough†
Ragan Powers (Band 1)

Corporate/Commercial - Washington
Greg F. Adams
Bruce Bjerke
Pamela Charles (Band 1)
Matthew LeMaster
Jonathan Michaels
Brian Todd (Band 1)
Joseph D. Weinstein (Band 1)
Joseph P. Whitford
Marcus Williams
LaVerne Woods (Band 1)
James Wreggelsworth (Band 1)

Corporate/M&A - Alaska
Jon S. Dawson (Band 1)
Barbara Simpson Kraft
Joseph Reece (Band 1)

Corporate/M&A - Oregon
Clifford A. DeGroot†
Jesse D. Lyon*
Michael C. Phillips

Energy & Natural Resources - California
Jeffrey Gray
Steven Greenwald (Band 1)
Vidhya Prabhakaran†

Energy & Natural Resources – New York
Nicholas A. Giannasca*
Carlos Gutierrez†

Environment - Oregon
Lawrence B. Burke
Richard M. Glick (Band 1)

Environment - Washington
Lynn T. Manolopoulos
David J. Ubaldi

Environment - Washington, D.C.
Richard O. Faulk

First Amendment Litigation - Nationwide
Robert Balin
Katherine M. Bolger
Robert Corn-Revere
Laura R. Handman (Band 1)
Bruce E.H. Johnson
Elizabeth A. McNamara (Band 1)
Kelli L. Sager (named a “Star Individual”)
Nathan E. Siegel
Linda Steinman
Victor A. Kovner

Food & Beverages: Alcohol - Nationwide
Jesse D. Lyon

Franchising - Nationwide
Rochelle Spandorf

Health Care - California
Dennis S. Diaz
Kathleen Drummy
Terri D. Keville
Robert L. Schuchard

Immigration - Washington
Diane Butler (Band 1)
Christopher R. Helm (Band 1)
Richard Rawson (Band 1)
Megan Vogel‡

Intellectual Property - Oregon
Sheila Fox Morrison

Intellectual Property – New York
Marcia B. Paul

Intellectual Property - Washington
Benjamin Byer†
Cindy Caditz*
Stuart R. Dunwoody
Warren J. Rheaume
George Rondeau

Labor & Employment - Alaska
Gregory Fisher
Elizabeth Pifke Hodes
Robert K. Stewart

Labor & Employment – California
Judith Droz Keyes

Labor & Employment – New York
Laura Sack
Lyle S. Zuckerman*

Labor & Employment – Oregon
Leah C. Lively
Chrys Martin
Jenna L. Mooney

Labor & Employment - Washington
Mark W. Berry
Robert A. Blackstone
Henry Farber
Mark A. Hutcheson
Michael Killeen*
Harry Korrell
Lawton Penn
Michael Reiss

Litigation: General Commercial - Alaska
Jon S. Dawson

Litigation: General Commercial - Oregon
David A. Ernst
John F. McGrory
Robert D. Newell

Litigation: General Commercial - Washington
Fred B. Burnside
Rebecca Francis†
Robert Maguire
Lisa Marchese
Douglas C. Ross
Stephen M. Rummage (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment - California
Thomas R. Burke
Jill Cohen
Kelli L. Sager (named a “Star Individual”)
Alonzo Wickers IV (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment – District of Columbia
Robert Corn-Revere (Band 1)
Laura R. Handman (named a “Star Individual”)
Constance Pendleton†
Nathan E. Siegel

Media & Entertainment – New York
Robert Balin
Katherine M. Bolger
Graham Coleman
Victor A. Kovner
Elizabeth A. McNamara (Band 1)
Marcia B. Paul
James Rosenfeld*
Rachel Strom†

Real Estate - Alaska
Jon S. Dawson
Barbara Simpson Kraft
Joseph Reece

Real Estate - California
Mark L. Nelson

Real Estate - Oregon
Phillip E. Grillo

Real Estate - Washington
Marco de Sa e Silva
Thomas A. Goeltz
Jim Greenfield
John E. Keegan
Warren Koons
Donald E. Percival

Telecommunications – District of Columbia
Paul Glist
Peter Karanjia†

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