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APRIL 28, 2020 – Davis Wright Tremaine's continued success in building market-leading practices has been recognized in the latest Chambers USA guide, which named Davis Wright Tremaine a nationwide leader in five key practice areas and awarded the firm a regional Band 1 ranking in 16 more.

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."

Highlights of this year's Chambers rankings include the following:

  • Davis Wright Tremaine was newly spotlighted as a national leader in Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare—an area of ongoing strategic focus for the firm.
  • Chambers awarded Band 1 rankings to more than 20 individual DWT lawyers. Half of those honorees are women. One DWT woman lawyer also was given Chambers' "Star" ranking, its highest honor.
  • The firm's preeminence in First Amendment Litigation was again recognized, with more DWT lawyers nationally ranked in this practice area than any firm in the country.
  • Reflecting Davis Wright's substantive and geographic depth, Chambers listed a total of 94 DWT lawyers across 33 practice areas and eight offices as leading lawyers for business.
  • The firm was again recognized for national leadership in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory; Food & Beverages: Alcohol; and Franchising.
  • The firm was newly recognized in Washington state for Healthcare and Tax and in Oregon for Employee Benefits and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use.
  • Twenty-two DWT lawyers were newly added or elevated in the rankings. The firm's results were also strengthened with the addition during the past year of two Chambers-ranked laterals in, respectively, Financial Services Regulation and Energy (Regulatory & Litigation).

Below is the full list of DWT practice group rankings, by region:

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

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

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

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
First Amendment Litigation (Band 1)
Food & Beverages: Alcohol
Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare

New York
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation (Band 1)
Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 1)
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate: Zoning /Land Use (Band 1)

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

Below is the full list of individually ranked DWT lawyers, along with the practice area and geographic region in which they were recognized.

Advertising: Transaction & Regulatory – Nationwide
Robert Driscoll
Nancy J. Felsten (Band 1)

Antitrust – California
Allison A. Davis 

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

Construction – Alaska
Traeger Machetanz (Band 1)

Corporate/Commercial – Washington
Greg F. Adams (Senior Statesperson)
Matthew LeMaster
Sean McCann
Jonathan Michaels
Sarah Tune
Joseph D. Weinstein
Joseph P. Whitford

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

Corporate/M&A – Oregon
J. Riley Lagesen
Jesse D. Lyon
Michael C. Phillips

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Oregon
Stuart C. Harris (Band 1)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Washington
Dipa Sudra

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – USA Nationwide
Sean Atkins 

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation – California
Steven Greenwald (Band 1)
Vidhya Prabhakaran 

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

Environment – Washington
Lynn T. Manolopoulos
David J. Ubaldi

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) - Nationwide
Kevin Petrasic 

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 Statesperson)
Elizabeth A. McNamara (Band 1)
Kelli L. Sager ("Star Individual")
Nathan E. Siegel
Rachel Strom

Food & Beverages: Alcohol – Nationwide
Jesse D. Lyon

Franchising – Nationwide
Rochelle Spandorf

Healthcare – California
Dennis S. Diaz
Kathleen Drummy
Terri D. Keville

Healthcare - Washington
Robert Homchick (Band 1)
Renee Howard
Douglas C. Ross

Immigration – Washington
Diane Butler (Band 1)
Christopher R. Helm (Senior Statesperson)
Richard Rawson (Band 1)
Michelle Salter (Associate to Watch)
Megan Vogel (Associate to Watch)

Intellectual Property – Oregon
Sheila Fox Morrison

Intellectual Property – Washington
Benjamin Byer
Cindy Caditz
Stuart R. Dunwoody
Warren J. Rheaume (Senior Statesperson)
George Rondeau

Labor & Employment – Alaska
Elizabeth Pifke Hodes

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 (Eminent Practitioner)
Henry Farber
Mark A. Hutcheson (Senior Statesperson)
Harry Korrell
Michael Reiss (Senior Statesperson)

Litigation: General Commercial – Alaska
Jon S. Dawson 

Litigation: General Commercial – Oregon
David A. Ernst
Kevin Kono
John F. McGrory

Litigation: General Commercial – Washington
Fred B. Burnside
Robert Maguire
Douglas C. Ross
Stephen M. Rummage (Band 1)

Media & Entertainment – District of Columbia
Robert Corn-Revere (Band 1)
Laura R. Handman (Band 1)
Constance Pendleton
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 (Band 1)
Victor A. Kovner (Senior Statesperson)
Elizabeth A. McNamara (Band 1)
Rachel Strom 

Media & Entertainment: Litigation – New York
Elizabeth A. McNamara
James Rosenfeld

Media & Entertainment: Theatre – New York
Graham Coleman

Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare – Nationwide
Adam H. Greene

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

Real Estate Oregon
Stephen R. Ledoux

Real Estate – Washington
Marco de Sa e Silva
Jim Greenfield
Warren Koons
Lisa Peterson

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Oregon
Elaine Albrich
Phillip E. Grillo

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – Washington
Clayton Graham (Up and Coming)

Tax – Washington
Pamela Charles (Band 1)
Brian Todd (Band 1)
James Wreggelsworth (Band 1)

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