LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Blank Rome LLP has achieved recogn…

LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Blank Rome LLP has achieved recognition in nine areas of practice by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006. In addition, 17 attorneys from Blank Rome have received the prestigious honor of being ranked as a “Leader in their Field.”

Each year, The Chambers Global Guides cover all the major jurisdictions throughout the world. In each country, the leading international law firms and leading individuals are ranked in the principal areas of law. Chambers is widely viewed among the most highly respected publications in the world that rate lawyers.

The Firm received top tier national rankings in Government Relations, Transportation (Shipping), and Wealth Management. In Pennsylvania, Blank Rome was ranked first among its peers in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, and Real Estate. The Corporate/M&A and Litigation groups were also highly ranked.

Individual Blank Rome attorneys ranked among this year’s best are:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Thomas Biron
Bonnie Glantz Fatell
Joel Charles Shapiro
Raymond Shapiro
Banking & Finance

Lawrence Flick II
Harvey Forman
Mark Rabinowitz
Joan Stern
Corporate/M&A

Fred Blume
Alan L. Zeiger
Employment: Mainly Defendant

Anthony Haller
Michael Hanlon
Litigation: General Commercial

Ann Blair Laupheimer
Litigation: Insurance

Ann Blair Laupheimer
Real Estate

Peter Foster Kelsen
Craig Lord
Julian Rackow
Wealth Management

Peter C. Valente
The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

The Chambers USA guide is designed to reflect market opinion of market leaders within a given practice area based on a consensus drawn from more than 10,000 interviews with clients and lawyers covering the entire United States. The half-hour interviews were carried out by a team of 40 full-time researchers over a 6-month period. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings.

The weight of the client-interviews give the Chambers guides their highly valued reliability. The rankings and editorial comment in Chambers USA about attorneys are independent and objective. Chambers is widely viewed among the most highly respected publications in the world that rate lawyers, in part because inclusion in the directory cannot be purchased.

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