Chambers USA released its 2019 guide ranking Baker McKenzie in 30 state and national practices and recognizing 55 Firm lawyers.

New additions this year include:

  • Nationwide practice listings in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Randall Sunberg, Nationwide: Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial, and in New York: Corporate M&A
  • Teresa Gleason, Nationwide: International Trade: Customs
  • Jeff Maydew in Illinois: Tax
  • Robert Moore in Florida: Tax
  • Lindsay LaCava in New York: Tax: State and Local
  • Maria Eberle in New York: Tax: State and Local
  • William Dugan in Illinois: Labor & Employment
  • Denise Glagau in California: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Our practices earned six Band 1 rankings across Employee Benefits & Executive Compensations, International Trade, Tax and Technology & Outsourcing. The guide also listed 14 individuals Band 1 in Tax, Environment, Franchising, International Trade, 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, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, depth of team, and other qualities most valued by the client."

Practice Area Rankings

Practice Area

Jurisdiction

Ranking

Climate Change

Nationwide

2

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Illinois

4

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

Nationwide

3

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

California

1

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Nationwide Recognised Partner 

Environment

Illinois

2

FCPA

Nationwide

5

Franchising

Nationwide

2

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

Litigation: General Commercial

Illinois

4

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Illinois 4

Outsourcing

Nationwide

2

Privacy & Data Security

Nationwide

2

Tax

California

1

Tax

District of Columbia

2

Tax

Florida

1

Tax

Illinois

3

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

1

Barbara Klementz

California

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

3

Brian Hengesbaugh

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

3

Carol A Dunahoo

District of Columbia

Tax

3

Craig A Roeder

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

4

David Lashway

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

3

Denise M Glagau  California Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Recognised Practitioner

Gary D Sprague

California

Tax

1

Grant Hanessian

Nationwide

International Arbitration

2

James Barrett

Florida

Tax

1

James P Baker

California

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

3

Janet Kim

Nationwide

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

3

Jeff Maydew  Illinois Tax 4

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

4

John Flaim

Texas

Intellectual Property

5

John M Peterson Jr

California

Tax

1

Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

4

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

Lindsay LaCava  New York Tax: State and Local Up and Coming

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

Maria Eberle  New York Tax: State and Local Up and Coming

Marisa Martin Lewandowski

Nationwide

Climate Change

Associates to watch

Mark A Oates

Illinois

Tax: Controversy

1

Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

1

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

Randall B Sunberg New York Corporate M&A 4
Nationwide  Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial 2

Richard Lipton

Illinois

Tax

Senior Statesmen

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

3

Robert Moore Florida Tax  3

Samuel Kramer

Illinois

Technology & Outsourcing

2

Nationwide

Outsourcing

4

Scott H Frewing

California

Tax

4

Stewart R Lipeles

California

Tax

3

Stuart Seidel

Nationwide

International Trade: Customs

Senior Statesmen

Susan F. Eandi

California

Labor & Employment

Recognised Practitioner

Susan Stone

Texas

Tax

4

Ted Murphy

Nationwide

International Trade: Customs

1

Teresa A. Gleason Nationwide International Trade: Customs 3

Will K Woods

Nationwide

Franchising

3

William Dugan  Illinois Labor & Employment Recognised Practitioner

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