Five Attorneys Chosen By Peers As Best In Practice LOS ANGELES – LA…

Five Attorneys Chosen By Peers As Best In Practice

LOS ANGELES – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that four partners and one of counsel have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007®.

The attorneys named and their primary practices as classified by Best Lawyers are: Lowell C. Brown, health care; Carole E. Handler, intellectual property; Pamela L. Johnston, white-collar criminal defense; Richard F. Seiden, health care; and Carl I. Weissburg, health care.

The 2007 edition is the 13th edition of the Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers is based on peer-review surveys in which attorneys throughout the country cast nearly a half-million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review that has been developed and refined for nearly 25 years. Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Best Lawyers publishes an advertisement-free book each year to honor all those chosen – something that no other survey does. The current edition of Best Lawyers is based on 1.9 million confidential evaluations by only the top attorneys in the country. Best Lawyers also conducts thousands of extensive telephone interviews with leading attorneys throughout its balloting process.

Lowell C. Brown is member of the Health Care Industry Team. Brown advises hospitals, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory, and medico-legal matters, with an emphasis on laws relating to operational issues. In 2005 and 2006, Brown also was named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.

Carole E. Handler is vice-chair of the IP Litigation Practice. She is also a member of the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising and Antitrust Practices and the Entertainment & Media Industry Team. Her primary fields of practice are copyright in new media, antitrust, and the interface of antitrust and intellectual property. Handler was named one of the “Top 50 Women Litigators in California” by Daily Journal Extra from 2002-2006.

Pamela L. Johnston is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance and Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation Practices. She focuses on the areas of government enforcement actions, white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. Johnston, who was a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles for 14 years before joining Foley was selected by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top Women Litigators for 2006.

Richard F. Seiden is a partner in Foley’s Health Care Industry Team, and Transactional & Securities and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices. His practice focuses on all aspects of health care business counseling, including formation of business entities, general business and financing matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Seiden is a former member of the firm’s Management Committee, and previously served as the managing partner of the firm’s California offices.

Carl I. Weissburg is a member of the Health Care Industry Team.. He has been involved extensively in mergers and acquisitions, as well as the formation and operation of independent practice associations, preferred provider organizations and prepaid health plans. His practice focuses on structuring integrated delivery systems and managed care issues. He frequently advises clients in connection with the negotiation of managed care and Medicaid and Medicare contracts on a capitation basis. Weissburg has been listed as a Best Lawyer in health law since the 1991-1992 edition.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries. The firm’s Web site can be found at

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