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MAY 21, 2021– The leadership of Davis Wright Tremaine's Anchorage team has been honored in the latest Chambers USA guide, which annually recognizes and ranks the country's leading lawyers for business. 

Davis Wright Tremaine was the only firm to receive Chambers' Band 1 ranking in Corporate/M&A in Alaska, as well as the only firm to receive Band 1 ranking in Real Estate. The firm was ranked in Band 1 in Labor & Employment and Band 2 for Litigation: General Commercial.

In Chambers rankings of individual lawyers, DWT's Jon S. Dawson was the only lawyer to be recognized in three different Alaska practice areas: M&A, litigation, and real estate. Vanessa Norman was one of just two lawyers in the state named an Associate to Watch.

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 the following DWT Anchorage lawyers in the following practice areas:

Traeger Machetanz (Band 1)

Jon S. Dawson (Band 1)
Barbara Simpson Kraft
Vanessa Norman (Associates to Watch)
Joseph Reece

Labor & Employment
Elizabeth Pifke Hodes

Litigation: General Commercial
Jon S. Dawson

Natural Resources & Environment
Scott Broadwell

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

Firmwide, 106 DWT lawyers across 43 practice areas and eight offices were recognized by Chambers as leading lawyers for business.

The firm was also recognized as a Nationwide leader in following practice areas: Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory; Cannabis Law; Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation); First Amendment Litigation (Band 1); Food & Beverages: Alcohol; Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation; Franchising; Labor & Employment; Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare.

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