LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Skadden, Arps attorneys Sheila L. Birnbaum and Clifford (Mike) Naeve received Chambers USA Awards for Excellence from Chambers and Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, at the inaugural awards dinner on June 1. Ms. Birnbaum, who heads Skadden’s Complex Mass Torts and Insurance Litigation Group and has been repeatedly recognized as the leading authority in that area and as one of the country’s most influential lawyers, received an award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession and the products liability practice. Mr. Naeve, who leads the firm’s Energy Regulatory practice and advised on four of the five biggest energy deals in 2005, received the award for his work in the energy sector.
In the just-released 2006 edition of Chambers USA, 149 Skadden attorneys are highlighted as leading lawyers – more attorneys than at any other firm. Forty-four of our partners are in the “Star” or “Band One” categories that top the individual charts, and the firm was recognized in 62 of Chambers’ rankings by practice and jurisdiction.