Chambers USA released its 2018 guide ranking Baker McKenzie in 33 state and national practices and recognizing 58 Firm lawyers.

New additions this year include Mark Karasik in Illinois: Litigation and Nationwide listings in Leisure & Hospitality and Transportation: Aviation. 

Our practices earned six Band 1 rankings across Employee Benefits & Executive Compensations, International Trade, Tax and Technology & Outsourcing. The guide also listed 10 individuals Band 1 in Tax, Environment, Transportation, Labor & Employment, Technology, Outsourcing and Climate Change.

Chambers and Partners have published leading legal directories for nearly 30 years. Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions. Practices and individuals earning a Band 1 ranking are noted by the guide for achieving the highest “technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.”

In addition, our Intellectually Property and Tax practices have been shortlisted for the Chambers USA Awards, which recognizes firms for notable achievements during the past 12 months. Honorees will be named at the awards event on May 24 in New York.

 

Practice Area Rankings

Practice Area

Jurisdiction

Ranking

Climate Change

Nationwide

2

Corporate/M&A

Texas

Recognised Practitioner

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Illinois

4

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

Nationwide

3

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

New York

Recognised Practitioner

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

California

1

Environment

Illinois

2

FCPA

Nationwide

5

Franchising

Nationwide

2

Immigration

District of Columbia

4

Intellectual Property

Texas

3

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

New York

3

International Arbitration

Nationwide

4

International Trade: Customs

Nationwide

1

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Nationwide

3

Labor & Employment

California

4

Labor & Employment

Illinois

5

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Illinois

2

Leisure & Hospitality

Nationwide

Recognised Practitioner

Litigation: General Commercial

Illinois

4

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Illinois

3

Outsourcing

Nationwide

2

Privacy & Data Security

Nationwide

2

Tax

California

1

Tax

District of Columbia

2

Tax

Florida

1

Tax

Illinois

2

Tax

New York

Recognised Practitioner

Tax

Texas

3

Tax: Controversy

Nationwide

1

Tax: Corporate & Finance

Nationwide

3

Technology & Outsourcing

Illinois

1

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Nationwide

3

 

Individual Rankings

Lawyer

Jurisdiction

Practice Area

Ranking

A Duane Webber

District of Columbia

Tax

3

Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

1

Abrahm Smith

Florida

Tax

Recognised Practitioner

Ann Hurwitz

Nationwide

Franchising

2

Barbara Klementz

California

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

3

Brian Hengesbaugh

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

3

Brian Wydajewski

Illinois

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Recognised Practitioner

Carol A Dunahoo

District of Columbia

Tax

3

Craig A Roeder

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

4

Creighton Meland

Illinois

Banking & Finance

4

David Lashway

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

3

Dieter A Schmitz

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

4

Gary D Sprague

California

Tax

1

Grant Hanessian

Nationwide

International Arbitration

2

Gregg D Lemein

Illinois

Tax: Controversy

Senior Statesmen

James Barrett

Florida

Tax

1

James P Baker

California

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

3

Janet Kim

Nationwide

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

3

Jennifer E Trock

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

2

Jerome Tomas

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

3

John F McKenzie

Nationwide

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

3

John Flaim

Texas

Intellectual Property

4

John M Peterson Jr

California

Tax

1

Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

3

John Rowley

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

5

John W Watson

Illinois

Environment: Mainly Transactional

1

Kenneth P Quinn

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

1

Lawrence D Finder

Texas

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

2

Lisa Rosaya

New York

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

2

Lothar Determann

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

3

Louis Davis

Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

4

Marisa Martin Lewandowski

Nationwide

Climate Change

Associates to watch

Mark A Oates

Illinois

Tax: Controversy

1

Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

1

Mark L Karasik

Illinois

Litigation: General Commercial

Recognised Practitioner

Mary Bennett

District of Columbia

Tax

3

Maura Ann McBreen

Illinois

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

1

Michael E Santa Maria

Nationwide

Franchising

4

Michael S Mensik

Illinois

Technology & Outsourcing

1

Nationwide

Outsourcing

1

Olivia Tyrrell

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

Recognised Practitioner

Pamela Church

New York

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

3

Peter R George

Illinois

Technology & Outsourcing

2

Nationwide

Outsourcing

3

Richard Lipton

Illinois

Tax

2

Richard N Dean

Nationwide

FCPA

3

Richard Saines

Illinois

Environment: Mainly Transactional

2

Nationwide

Climate Change

1

Robert H Albaral

Texas

Tax: Litigation

2

Robert Kent

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

2

Robert W Tarun

Nationwide

FCPA

Recognised Practitioner

Roxane C Busey

Illinois

Antitrust

Senior Statesmen

Samuel Kramer

Illinois

Technology & Outsourcing

2

Nationwide

Outsourcing

4

Scott H Frewing

California

Tax

4

Shannon Donnelly

District of Columbia

Immigration

3

Steven Hadjilogiou

Florida

Tax

3

Stewart R Lipeles

California

Tax

2

Stuart Seidel

Nationwide

International Trade: Customs

Senior Statesmen

Susan F. Eandi

California

Labor & Employment

Recognised Practitioner

Susan Stone

Texas

Tax

3

Ted Murphy

Nationwide

International Trade: Customs

2

Thomas Campbell

Illinois

Antitrust

Senior Statesmen

Valerie H Diamond

California

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

2

Will K Woods

Nationwide

Franchising

3

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