CLEVELAND, OH – June 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Chambers…

CLEVELAND, OH – June 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Chambers USA has ranked 31 Baker Hostetler attorneys from three states and the District of Columbia in the latest edition of the prestigious Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. The ratings in this independent and objective directory are based on over 10,000 interviews with in-house and outside counsel across the country conducted by Chambers USA, a division of Chambers and Partners.

For the fourth year in a row, Baker Hostetler’s Employment and Labor Group received a top ranking in Ohio and was rated among the leading practices in Florida and Texas for the second year in a row.

Several other Baker Hostetler groups also received high rankings in the directory, including Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate and M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Environmental Law, Media & Entertainment and Real Estate.

Baker Hostetler attorneys listed as leaders in their practice areas include:

Bankruptcy: Brian A. Bash, Matthew R. Goldman and Joseph F. Hutchinson, Jr. (all Ohio)
Commercial Litigation: Randall L. Solomon and Daniel R. Warren (both Ohio)
Construction: Denis L. Durkin (Florida)
Corporate and M&A: Albert T. Adams, John M. Gherlein, R. Steven Kestner and Robert A. Weible (all Ohio)
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Raymond M. Malone and John J. McGowan, Jr. (both Ohio)
Employment: Joyce Ackerbaum Cox and Kevin W. Shaughnessy (Florida); Elliot S. Azoff, Richard H. Leukart, John B. Lewis, Gregory V. Mersol and Victor Strimbu, Jr. (all Ohio); and Nancy L. Patterson (Texas).
Environmental Law: Maureen A. Brennan, Daniel J. Gunsett and Ben L. Pfefferle (all Ohio)
Intellectual Property: Bruce O. Baumgartner (Ohio)
International Trade—Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (National practice): Elliot J. Feldman (Washington, D.C.)
Media & Entertainment: Robert D. Lystad and Bruce W. Sanford (Washington, D.C.)
Real Estate: Lawrence V. Lindberg, Patricia J. O’Donnell and David J. Strauss (all Ohio)
White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: James R. Wooley (Ohio)

For additional details about Baker Hostetler’s rankings in Chambers USA, please visit

About Baker Hostetler

Founded 90 years ago in 1916, Baker Hostetler is among the nation’s 100 largest law firms with more than 600 attorneys coast to coast. The firm has ten offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Its four primary practice groups are Business, Employment, Litigation and Tax. For more information, visit the firm’s web site at

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