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FEB. 22, 2021 Sean Atkins, Chris Ford, and Adam Greene, all partners in the Washington, D.C., office of Davis Wright Tremaine, have been included in the 2021 Chambers Global Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world.

Atkins, a partner in Davis Wright's energy group, focuses his practice on the regulatory challenges facing the electric utility industry. He has more than two decades of experience before the FERC, state utility commissions, and federal appellate courts. He joined Davis Wright from Alston & Bird a year ago.

Chambers described him as bringing "a wealth of experience in regulatory matters pertaining to wholesale power markets, including market expansion and rate calculation." Market sources quoted by Chambers said Atkins is a "fantastic writer, an excellent thinker and a great person to brainstorm with. He's great at working through difficult issues." Atkins was ranked in the guide for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) in the U.S.

Ford, a partner in the firm's banking and financial services group, advises clients on large-scale commercial transactions, particularly those involving financial services, payments, fintech, technology, and outsourcing.

Chambers described him as handling "a broad range of IT systems and service agreements, outsourcings and also BPOs. He has a particularly extensive client following in financial services." One of Ford's clients told Chambers: "In addition to his superb legal skills, he is a master at understanding clients' needs and objectives, and adeptly negotiating with the other side to get better deals than the clients had expected." Ford was ranked in the guide for Outsourcing in the U.S.

Greene works with healthcare providers, health plans, cloud services providers, health IT companies, and financial institutions to navigate HIPAA and the patchwork of other federal and state health information laws. His work ranges from applying health information laws to new technologies, such as AI and machine learning, to working with organizations to analyze complex privacy and security incidents involving health data under federal and state breach notification laws.

Chambers researchers reported that Greene "is deeply knowledgeable about the topic and able to discuss nuanced and highly complex situations comfortably." Green was ranked in the guide for Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare in the U.S. The firm as a whole was listed as a leader in this practice area as well.

Energy, financial services, and healthcare are among the areas of focus for Davis Wright Tremaine as the firm continues to execute on its strategic plan by building out national industry teams.

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