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MAY 7, 2018 – Chambers and Partners, publisher of the world’s most highly regarded guides to the legal profession, has recognized Davis Wright Tremaine for industry-leading excellence in 31 practice areas across all eight of the firm’s U.S. offices.

In its latest guide to the U.S. legal market, Chambers elevated the rankings of multiple Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers and practice groups and newly recognized others. Accolades included the following:

  • Nearly 100 lawyers firmwide were listed as leading practitioners.
  • The firm won Band 1 recognition (Chambers’ highest rating) in seven key practice areas in Washington state—more than any other firm.
  • Chambers confirmed Davis Wright Tremaine’s standing as the national leader in First Amendment Litigation, with more lawyers ranked than any other firm.
  • The firm earned placement in a new, nationwide “Spotlight Table” for Privacy & Security: Healthcare, with Adam Greene noted as a key contact.
  • Jeffrey B. Coopersmith was newly listed, and placed in Band 1, for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Washington.
  • The firm was ranked as a Nationwide leader in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory; Food & Beverages: Alcohol; and Franchising.

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 recognized Davis Wright Tremaine as a leader in the following practice areas:

Corporate/M&A (Band 1)
Labor & Employment (Band 1)
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate (Band 1)

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Band 1)
Media & Entertainment: Litigation (Band 1)

Washington, D.C.
Media & Entertainment (Band 1)
Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

New York
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Labor & Employment
Media & Entertainment: Film, Music, Television & Theater
Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation (Band 1)

Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
Food & Beverages: Alcohol
Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 1)
Corporate/Commercial (Band 1)
Immigration (Band 1)
Intellectual Property (Band 1)
Labor & Employment (Band 1)
Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
Real Estate (Band 1)
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Below is the full list of Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers individually ranked by Chambers, along with the practice area and geographic region in which they were recognized. Those receiving Band 1 ranking, or a Chambers designation outside the band system, are noted.

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

Antitrust - California
Allison A. Davis

Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Washington
Hugh McCullough (Up and Coming)
Ragan Powers (Band 1)

Corporate/Commercial - Washington
Greg F. Adams
Bruce Bjerke (Senior Statesman)
Matthew LeMaster
Jonathan Michaels
Sarah Tune
Joseph D. Weinstein (Band 1)
Joseph P. Whitford
Marcus Williams

Corporate/Commercial: Tax - Washington
Pamela Charles (Band 1)
Brian Todd (Band 1)
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 (Up and Coming)
J. Riley Lagesen (Recognised Practitioner)
Jesse D. Lyon (Recognised Practitioner)
Michael C. Phillips

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation - California
Jeffrey Gray (Eminent Practitioner)
Steven Greenwald (Band 1)
Vidhya Prabhakaran

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

Environment - Washington
Lynn T. Manolopoulos
David J. Ubaldi

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

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 (Senior Statesman)
Richard Rawson (Band 1)
Megan Vogel (Associate to Watch)

Intellectual Property - Oregon
Sheila Fox Morrison

Intellectual Property – New York
Marcia B. Paul

Intellectual Property - Washington
Cindy Caditz
Stuart R. Dunwoody
Warren J. Rheaume (Senior Statesman)
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 (Recognised Practitioner)

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 (Senior Statesman)
Harry Korrell
Lawton Penn
Michael Reiss (Senior Statesman)

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
Robert Maguire
Douglas C. Ross
Stephen M. Rummage (Band 1)

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Washington
Jeffrey B. Coopersmith (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment – District of Columbia
Robert Corn-Revere (Band 1)
Laura R. Handman (Band 1)
Constance Pendleton (Up and Coming)
Nathan E. Siegel

Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation - California
Thomas R. Burke
Kelli L. Sager (“Star Individual”)
Alonzo Wickers IV (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation – New York
Robert Balin
Katherine M. Bolger
Victor A. Kovner (Senior Statesman)
Elizabeth A. McNamara (Band 1)
James Rosenfeld (Recognised Practitioner)
Rachel Strom (Up and Coming)

Media & Entertainment: Litigation – New York
Elizabeth A. McNamara
Marcia B. Paul

Media & Entertainment: Theatre – New York
Graham Coleman

Real Estate - Alaska
Jon S. Dawson
Barbara Simpson Kraft (Band 1)
Joseph Reece

Real Estate - California
Mark L. Nelson

Real Estate - Washington
Marco de Sa e Silva
Thomas A. Goeltz
Jim Greenfield
Warren Koons
Donald E. Percival (Senior Statesman)
Lisa Peterson (Recognised Practitioner)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - Oregon
Phillip E. Grillo

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - Washington
John Keegan (Senior Statesman)

Telecom, Broadcast, & Satellite – District of Columbia
Paul Glist
Peter Karanjia

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