New York, April 16, 2004– Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a ranking guide of lawyers in the United States, included 51 individual attorney rankings for Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP in its 2004 guide.
Chambers and Partners, publishers of the guide, include law firms on merit only. The publisher investigated law firms and lawyers in each U.S. state through an exhaustive interview process in all the main areas of commercial law. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. In addition to the individual rankings, Chambers USA ranked practice areas by geographic region.
Weil Gotshal offices were ranked No. 1 in three practice areas. They are:
· Antitrust (New York)
· Bankruptcy (New York)
· Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (Massachusetts)
Six Weil Gotshal partners ranked No. 1 in six individual practice areas. They are:
· Martin J. Bienenstock- Bankruptcy (New York)
· Marcia L. Goldstein – Bankruptcy (New York)
· Alfredo R. Perez – Bankruptcy (Texas)
· Matthew D. Powers – Intellectual Property (California)
· James Westra – Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital (Massachusetts)
· Barry M. Wolf – Private Equity: Fund Formation (New York)
Weil, Gotshal, & Manges attorneys and their ranking practice areas included in the list are:
Jay N. Fastow, Helene D. Jaffe, Debra J. Pearlstein, Irving Scher and A. Paul Victor
James C. Egan Jr. and Steve A. Newborn
Banking & Finance
Glenn D. West (Dallas)
Daniel S. Dokos and Marsha E. Simms
Alfredo R. Perez* (Houston)
Martin A. Sosland (Dallas)
Martin J. Bienenstock* Marcia L. Goldstein*, Stephen Karotkin and Jeffrey L. Tanenbaum
*Alfredo R. Perez was ranked as No. 1 in Texas; Marcia L. Goldstein and Martin J. Bienenstock were ranked as No. 1 in New York.
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Stephen H. Cooper and Jeremy W. Dickens
Frank P. Nocco
James Westra (Boston)
R. Scott Cohen and Glenn D. West (Dallas)
Thomas A. Roberts
David R. Berz and Annemargaret Connolly
Steven D. Glazer
Matthew D. Powers* (Silicon Valley)
*Matthew D. Powers was ranked as No. 1 in California.
IT & IT Outsourcing
Michael A. Epstein
Litigation: General Commercial
Edward Soto (Miami)
James W. Quinn
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Otto Obermaier and John Wing
Media & Entertainment: Litigation
R. Bruce Rich, Kenneth L. Steinthal and Robert G. Sugarman
Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment
James Westra* (Boston)
Thomas A. Roberts
*James Westra was ranked as No. 1 in Massachusetts.
Private Equity: Fund Formation
Charles W. Robins (Boston)
Jeffrey E. Tabak and Barry M. Wolf*
*Barry M. Wolf was ranked as No. 1 in New York.
Robert C. Feldman (Dallas)
Alan Lascher and J. Philip Rosen
Paul H. Asofsky (Houston)
Martin Amdur, Kimberly S. Blanchard, Stuart Goldring, Kenneth H. Heitner, Martin Pollack and Marc L. Silberberg
A firm profile and complete rankings are available on the Chambers USA website at: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/us/default.asp?action=rf&rf=fprofile_2&fid=3667
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is an international law firm of more than 1,100 attorneys, including approximately 300 partners. Weil Gotshal is headquartered in New York, with offices in Austin, Boston, Brussels, Budapest, Dallas, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Prague, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Warsaw and Washington, D.C.
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